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  • Writer's pictureR.F. Gonzalez


Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Ricardo Gonzalez, Ph.D.

l PhD offering a strong college/university level teaching background in writing, research, humanities, and psychology.

l Experience working with diverse populations, including underserved communities.

l Implements various pedagogies in classroom and effectively utilizes technology.

l Fluent in Spanish and English; proficient in bi-lingual teaching.

l Consistently recognized for organization and troubleshooting skills.

l Equally successful in both team and self-directed settings.

l Certified to teach online.


California Southern University

3330 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

lPsyD in Clinical Psychology in Progress 2016-Present

Graduation Estimate: All But Dissertation (ABD)

50 Graduate Hours Completed

The University of Texas at Dallas

800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080

lPhD in Humanities – Aesthetic Studies 2006-10

Graduated: August 2010

lMA in Humanities - Aesthetic Studies 2004-06

Graduated: August 2006

lBA in Art and Performance 2002-03

Graduated: December 2003

Current Employment English/Composition Instructor 08/2013-Present Dallas College

Visiting Scholar: English Composition 08/2013-06/2015 Brookhaven College Other Qualifications & Skills

Languages: English, Spanish, Basic Mandarin Musical Instruments: Percussion/Drum set (20 Years)

Martial Artist of 30 Years: 4th Degree Black-Belt in Kung Fu; Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Gonzalez, R.F. Love is a Cheerleader Running. Wings ePress, Inc., 2019. (Fiction: Contemporary Literature)

Gonzalez, R.F. Chinese Gong Fu: Toward a Body-Centered Understanding. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2019. (Peer-Reviewed Non-Fiction: Cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy of martial arts)

Gonzalez, R.F. “Meaty Machismo.” The Piker Press, Sept. 2019. (Fiction: Short Story)

Gonzalez, R.F. “Flip-Flop.” The Acentos Review, May 2020. (Fiction: Short Story)

Gonzalez, R.F. “Kung Fu: Mind Over Body.” V’Well18, Autumn 2020, p. 24. (Article)

Gonzalez, R.F. “The Quarantine Action Calendar.” The Blotter Magazine, Feb 2021. (Fiction: Short Story)

Gonzalez, R.F. “The Quarantine Checklist.” Fleas on the Dog Literary Magazine, March 2021. (Fiction: Short Story)

Gonzalez, R.F. “F.I.M.P.” Pandemic Magazine, March 2021. (Fiction: Short Story)

Gonzalez, R.F. “The Three Treasures of Kung Fu.” V’Well18, Winter 2020-2021, p. 29. (Article)

Gonzalez, R.F. “Love in the Time of Novel.” Chiron Review, Winter 2021, Issue 124. (Fiction: Short Story)

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