Dr. Carlos Calderón is the school psychologist at Corona del Sol High School and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Arizona. He specializes in psychoeducational assessment and intervention with children, adolescents, and young adults of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Born in Mexico City and raised in Baja California, Dr. Calderón received his BA in psychology, with a minor in music (piano) and a minor in Spanish (literature), from La Sierra University in Riverside, California. He obtained his master's degree in social psychology and his doctoral degree (PhD) in school psychology from Arizona State University (ASU). His research has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presented at state and national conferences.



Calderón-Tena, C. O., Knight, G. P., & Carlo, G. (2011). The socialization of prosocial behavioral tendencies among Mexican American adolescents: The role of familism values. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(1), 98-106.

Knight, G. P., Roosa, M. W., Calderón-Tena, C. O., & Gonzales, N. A. (2009). Methodological issues in research on Latino populations. In F. Villaruel, G. Carlo, J. Grau, M. Azmitia, N. Cabrera, & J. Chahin (Eds.), Handbook of U.S. Latino psychology: Developmental and community-based perspectives (pp. 45-62). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F. F., Ayers, S. L., Calderón-Tena, C. O., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B. L. (2011). Gender differences in drug resistance skills of youth in Guanajuato, Mexico. Journal of Primary Prevention, 32, 113-127.