Alberto G. Mata




Physical Science Building 721 (Campus Map)

(405) 325-2339



Courses Taught


  • Current Problems in Human Relations

  • Grant Writing

  • Gangs, Drugs, and Violence

  • Strategies of Social Change Chemical Dependency


  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

  • Introduction to Chemical Dependency

  • Grant Writing  


“Dangerous Relationships:  Effects of Early Violence in Women’s Lives on the Border”, in Asi Es La Vida, Martha Loustaunau, Editor, August 1999, Bergen and Garvey Inc., Westport, CT. pp. 61-76

“Politicians Stereotyping:  Nativist and Political Movements”.  1997 in M. Zatz Editor Images of Color, Images of Crime, Roxbury Publishing Co., Los Angeles, CA.

“Public Health and Drug Abuse Problems in U.S.-Mexico Border Gateway Cities: a case study of Laredo, Texas” with A. Valdez, Journal of Border Health, Fall 1997.

“Dangerous Relationships:  Effects of Early Exposure to Violence in Women’s Lives”.  with R. Ramos and J. Pinto, 1997.  Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, May 25-1 pp. 109-116.

“Substance Abuse, Violence and Crime” in A Systems Change Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention, Editor, Gordon, Jacob U. 1997 Edwin Mellen Press

“Readiness for Treatment:  Predictors of Drug Abuse Help-Seeking in Mexican American, African American and White San Antonio Arrestees”, 1996.  Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, May, 24-1 pp. 17-24. with C. Kaplan, E. Codina & A. Valdez

“Developing a Field-Intensive Methodology for Generating a Randomized Sample for Gang Research” in Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, December 1996. with C. Kaplan, E. Codina & A. Valdez

“Inhalant Use, Social Support and Helpseeking Behaviors among Rural South Texas Youth” with R. Magana.  FICS Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, November 1995.

“Latino Male Attitudes and Behaviors on Their Spouses’ and Partners’ Cancer-Screening Behavior:  Focus Group Findings” with E. T. Flores in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 1995.

“An Overview of Social Epidemiological Factors Associated with Mexican-Americans and Inhalants Abuse”, with Sylvia Andrew-Rodriguez and Beatrice Rouse in Hispanics and Substance Abuse, Barbara Kail, Raymond Sanchez Myers and Thomas Watts (eds.), 1993, Springfield, Illinois:  Charles C. Thomas.

“Una Pedagogia de Concientizacion, Para la Prevencion Del HIV/SIDA”,  with R. Magana Revista Latino Americana de Psicologia, Vol. 24, No. 1-2, 1992, pp. 95-108.

  “Inhalant Abuse in a Small Rural South Texas Community:  A Social Epidemiological Overview,” Research Monograph Series (85), National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1988, Washington, D.C., pp. 49-76.

“Hispanic IV Drug Users Needle Sharing Practices:  Implications”, Research Monograph Series (80), National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1988, Washington, D.C., pp. 40-58. with J. Jorquez.

     Reprinted in:  Primary Prevention of AIDS:  Psychosocial Approaches, 1989, V. M. Mays, G. W. Albee &
     S. F. Schneider (eds.), Vol. 13, pp. 329-344.

“Rural Female Adolescent Dissatisfaction, Support and Help-Seeking”, FICS Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology.  14-2, November 1986, pp. 135-138. with V. Castillo

“Observations Concerning Drugs in Two Small Rural South Texas Communities,” Texas Rural Health Journal, 1985, pp. 48-69