Faculty Profile for Dr. Erica Nason

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Dr. Erica Nason
Assistant Professor — School of Social Work
ENC 150A
phone: (512) 245-2592

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Erica Nason joined the faculty in the School of Social Work in the Fall of 2017. Prior to arriving at Texas State University, Dr. Nason received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2015 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Teaching Interests

Research methods, clinical science, interpersonal relationships, psychopathology

Research Interests

Dr. Nason's research focuses on (1) identifying behavioral mechanisms that increase prevalence rates of sexual trauma on college campuses, (2) developing effective interventions to decrease the occurrence and impact of sexual assaults, and (3) examining factors that contribute to resiliency following a trauma and that are associated with better outcomes following treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (e.g. social support, premorbid functioning).

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Moring, J. C., Nason, E. E., Hale, W. J., Wachen, J. S., Dondanville, K. A., Straud, C., … Resick, P. A. (2019). Conceptualizing comorbid PTSD and depression among treatment-seeking, active duty military service members. Journal of Affective Disorders, 256, 541–549. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.06.039
  • Nason, E. E., & Yeater, E. A. (n.d.). Type of Judge Influences Judgments of College Women’s Response Effectiveness to Coercive Sexual and Nonsexual Social Situations. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
  • Nason, E. E., Rinehart, J. K., Yeater, E. A., Newlands, R. T., & Crawford, J. N. (2018). Prior Sexual Relationship, Gender and Sexual Attitudes Affect the Believability of a Hypothetical Sexual Assault Vignette. Gender Issues, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12147-018-9227-z
  • Owens, M. D., Nason, E. E., & Yeater, E. (2018). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Multiple Treatment Targets: A Case Study of a Male with Comorbid Personality and Substance Use Disorders. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16(2), 436–450. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-017-9798-z
  • Rinehart, J. K., Nason, E. E., Yeater, E. A., & Miller, G. F. (2017). Do Some Students Need Special Protection From Research on Sex and Trauma? New Evidence for Young Adult Resilience in “Sensitive Topics” Research. Journal of Sex Research, 54(3), 273–283. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2016.1156047

Selected Grants

  • Nason, Erica Elizabeth (Principal), Blankenship, Abby (Co-Principal). Addressing the Farmer Suicide Crisis: Mental Health Education for Agriculture Students, Federal, $475424. (Submitted: June 28, 2018, Funded: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2023). Grant.
  • Nason, Erica Elizabeth. Research Enhancement Program, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: December 15, 2017 - May 31, 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Social Justice Work Group
September 2018-Present
CSWE Reaccreditation Committee
May 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethic
March 2018-Present
Web Editor
American Psychological Association- Division 56
March 2018-Present
MSW Advisory Committee
August 2017-Present