College of Ed Names Argus-Calvo as New EPSS Chair
By UTEP Communications
The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Education recently announced that Beverley Argus-Calvo, Ph.D., is the new chair of its Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services (EPSS).
Argus-Calvo, an associate professor with the department’s special education and educational diagnostician programs, most recently served as the college’s associate dean for graduate studies and research.
She replaces Rick Myer, Ph.D., professor of educational psychology and special services. He had been chair since the University hired him in 2012. He said his plans are to focus on community service and finish a book project that addresses ethics and crisis intervention.
Argus-Calvo joined UTEP in 2000, the year after she earned her doctoral degree in bilingual special education from New Mexico State University. She has taught graduate courses related to assessment and multicultural special education and undergraduate courses in special education.
“My goal as department chair is to ensure that the EPSS programs become recognized as a leading training center of excellence because of their innovative interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches,” Argus-Calvo said.
The new chair was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from Mercer University in Georgia, her master’s degree in early childhood special education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and her doctorate in bilingual special education from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. She started her career as a special education teacher in 1983.