UTEP’s College of Education Names New Associate Dean

Beverley Argus-Calvo, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for graduate studies and research for the UTEP College of Education.

“Dr. Argus-Calvo has demonstrated her commitment to preparing future teachers, educational diagnosticians, and graduate students throughout her 17 years of service to UTEP, the College of Education, and our binational border community,” said College of Education Interim Dean William H. Robertson, Ph.D.

“Her research areas reflect a strong commitment to cultural diversity and inclusivity, while working to advance and enhance the depth and breadth of our graduate programs and community initiatives,” he added.

Argus-Calvo is an associate professor in the college’s Educational Diagnostician program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services. She joined UTEP in 2000.

Argus-Calvo began her education career as a teacher for learning disabled students in 1983. Since then, she has worked with children with special needs in elementary and secondary schools in the United States and Mexico. She worked as an educational diagnostician in New Mexico from 1993-96.

Argus-Calvo’s research and professional interests include binational education, extended learning, early college high school programs, music- and arts-based programs for elementary children in underserved communities, and working with families of children with special needs along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Her work has been published in respected journals such as the College Student Journal, Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, and the Rural Special Education Quarterly, as well as books and international scholarly publications.

Argus-Calvo is currently collaborating with colleagues from UTEP and the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, the Centro Chihuahuense de Estudios de Psogrado, and the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social in Mexcio City on binational research projects addressing education and children in vulnerable settings.