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Commit to your future, trust in yourself, and believe.

Yvonne M. Lozano, PhD, LMFT



Dr. Yvonne M. Lozano is an Assistant Professor and Chair of both the Gerontology and Applied Behavioral Science programs in the School of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. She holds a doctorate in Gerontology from the University of North Texas, a Master’s degree in Gerontology from Baylor University, and a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Dr. Lozano has nearly two decade’s experience in the field of Gerontology. She has worked as a program therapist at a geropsychiatric facility, a program manager at an outpatient geriatric clinic, as a private practice clinician specializing in geriatric clients, and as a program administrator for a 102-bed psychiatric facility. She has taught in higher education for over a dozen years, most of which have been through online instruction. Her advice to students is to, “Commit to your future, trust in yourself, and believe.” Dr. Lozano resides in San Antonio, TX where she is a member of the Task Force against Elder Domestic Violence, Area Agency on Aging and Chairperson for the South Texas Alzheimer’s Association. She also belongs to the Gerontological Association of America, Texas Association of Services and Homes for the Aged, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and American Society on Aging. Dr. Lozano enjoys salt-water fishing, biking, photography and an occasional game of Texas Holdem Poker. Her favorite quote is one by Victor E. Franki: “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”


Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Gerontology
University of North Texas
Master of Science in Gerontology
Baylor University
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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