Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Melissa Diaz-Hinojosa

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology and Sociology

M.A., Psychology & Sociology, M.A., Texas A&M University Kingsville

Lecturer, Psychology and Sociology

Dual Enrollment Coordinator

PSI CHI Advisor


2012-2014 Texas A&M University Kingsville Masters of Arts Sociology

2011-2012 Texas A&M University Kingsville Masters of Science Psychology

2010- 2011 Texas A&M University Kingsville Bachelors of Arts Psychology


2015 -Present Adjunct/Lecturer, Texas A&M University Kingsville Introduction to Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Pluralistic Society, Human Sexuality, Advanced Human Sexuality, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Child Psychology, Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Substance Abuse, Lifespan Development, Psychology of Adolescence

2015- Present- Dual Enrollment Introductory to Psychology and Principles of Sociology San Benito, Rio Hondo, Raymondville, San Diego, Taft

2010-2016 Unarmed Self Defense Instructor, United States Army


2015 – Present Adjunct/Lecturer, Texas A&M University Kingsville

2013-2014 Case Manager II Coastal Plains MHMR Certified Mental Health Specialist

2012-2013 Talent Search Counselor Coastal Bend College

 2011- 2013 Substance Abuse Counselor Alice Counseling Center

State Certified- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)

2003-2016 United States Army Combat Veteran


Intro to Psychology

Principles of Sociology

Substance Abuse

Psychology of Criminal Behavior

Human Sexuality

Advanced Human Sexuality

Child Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Psychology of Personality


Psychology of Adolescence


2019- Non Tenure-track Teaching Award

presented by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE)

2018- Present- Assist in Gen Ed Course Rotation Matrix Department SLO Report

2017- Present- Sociology Search Committee

2016- Present Dual Enrollment Coordinator – 20 Schools in South Texas 2 Disciplines Psychology & Sociology Oversee/Manage 8 Dual Enrollment Instructors

2016- Present PSI CHI Advisor- 40+ active members Participate in over 5 events per semester on Campus and Community Service

2016- Present- College Night Out (Best decorated table 2 consecutive years)

2016- Present- Bigger Events

2016- Present- Breast Cancer Awareness

2016- Present- Toys for Tots

2016- Present- Can food drive

2015- Present- Transfer Tuesday

2015- Present- Preview Days – Best Decorated Table Award Most Interactive Game Award (2 Consecutive Preview Days) Most Visitors at a Table Award (4 Consecutive Preview Days)

2015-Present- Hoggies Days

2014 AKD Sociology Honors Society (member) 2013 PSI CHI International Honors Society of Psychology (member)

 2003 Miss TAMUK


Melissa Diaz-Hinojosa