VITA

 

Dr. Zelma D. Mata

  zelma.mata@utb.edu

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

 

University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Ed.D., (1993)

          Course of Study:  Higher Education Administration

Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas, M.S., (1978)

          Course of Study:  Education

Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas, B.S., (1977)

          Course of Study:  Physical Education/Health

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

The University of Texas At Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas, 1992 - present

Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas, 1978 - 1992

Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas, 1977-1978

 

ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE:

 

The University of Texas At Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas, 1992 - present

          Position:  Chairperson

Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas, 1990 - 1992

          Position: Chairperson

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

 

Activities

          KINE 1101 - Aerobic Dance and Exercise

          KINE 1108 - Body Mechanics

          KINE 1111 - Folk & Square Dance

          KINE 1112 - Folklórico Dance

          KINE 1115 - Jazz & Modern Dance

          KINE 1116 - Jogging

          KINE 1121 - Self-Defense

          KINE 1134 – Physical Conditioning

          KINE 1164 -  Lifetime Fitness

 

Lecture

          KINE 1301 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science

          KINE 3314 – Dance for Children and Adolescence

          KINE 4313 - Seminar in Sports, Dance, and Exercise Science

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

 

A.    Institutional Service

 

       Club Sponsorship

      

       Intensity Hip Hop Dance Club, 2004

       Sports Karate Club, 2004

       Kinesiology Club, 1994 – 1995, 2001 (co-sponsor)

       Grupo Folklórico Tizatlán, 1993 - present       

       T.S.C. Folklórico Dance Company, 1987 - 1992

       Kinesiology Club, 1982, 1987, 1994

       Jazz Dance Club, 1985 - 1986

       Gymnastic Club, 1985 - 1986

       Spirit of Fun Club, 1982

       Weight Lifting Club, 1982

       Baseball Booster Club, 1980 - 1983

 

       Committee Work

      

       Kinesiology Complex Planning Committee, 2004

       Student Wellness and Recreation Planning Committee, 2004

       State Advisory Council for the UT System Assessment of Teacher Preparation Programs, 2003

       Futures Commission, Student Life Committee, member, 2003

       Student Rec Crew, Student Affairs, member, 2003

       Chancellor’s Award Selection Committee, 2003

       CASE Award Selection Committee,  member, 2003

       School of Education Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, member,
2002 to present

       School of Education Groundbreaking Committee, Chair, 2002

       Kinesiology Asst. Professor Search, Chair, 2002

       Volleyball Coach Search, Chair, 2002

       Baseball Coach Search, member, 2002

       Athletic Director Search, member, 2002

       Wellness Committee, member, 2002

       Sport History Celebration Committee, member, 2002

       Student Union Opening Committee, member, 2002

       Anniversary Week Celebration, member, 2002

       Science and Engineering Fair Committee, member, 2002 to present

       Search for Dean for the School of Education, Chairperson, 2001 to present

       Anniversary Celebration Task Force, member, 2001 to 2002

       Search for Vice President for Student Affairs, member, 2001 to 2002

       The Legacy Task Force (Disney), member 2000 to present
Recognition Committee, member, 2000 to present
Search for Provost/VPAA Committee, Chairperson, 2000
Search for the Dean for Student Affairs, member, 2000

       Field Day Planning Committee, 1999 to present

       Teach for Texas Student Scholarship Committee, 1999

       School of Education Elementary Education Committee, 1999

       Student Activities Director Selection Committee, 1999

       Access and Equity Evaluation Committee, 1998 to present

       Student Union Building Planning Committee, 1998 to 1999

       ExCET Task Force, Chair, 1998

       Operations Manager for Athletic Department Search, 1998

       Academic Advisor for the School of Education Search Committee, 1998

       Secondary Education Search Committee, 1998

       Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, 1998

       Americo Paredes Celebration Day Committee, 1998

       Hispanic Heritage Month, 1997, 1998, to present

       St. Mary’s Catholic School, Vice President, 1997

       Undergraduate Self Study Committee, 1997

       School of Education Dean Search Committee, 1997

       UTB/TSC 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee, 1996

       Baseball Coach Search Committee, 1996

       Teacher Education Committee, 1995 to present

       Student Services "Dream Team" Committee, 1995

       Advancement of Women Committee, 1995 - 1996

       Access and Equity Committee, 1995 to present

       Mr. Amigo Reception Committee, 1995 to present

       Posada/Pastorela Committee, 1995 to present

       T.A.H.P.E.R.D. Region I Public Relations Steering Committee, chair, 1995 to 2000      

       Director of Student Activities Search Committee, 1995

       School of Ed. Dean Search Committee, 1995

       Take Your Daughters To Work Committee, 1995

       Kinesiology Curriculum Committee, 1993 to present

       T.A.H.P.E.R.D. Region I Steering Committee, 1994

       Texas Access and Equity 2000 Committee, 1994

       Chair, Kinesiology Department Master's Degree, 1993

       Co-Chair, Kinesiology Department Health Degree, 1993

       Teacher Education Committee, 1992 - present

       Field-Based Education Committee, 1993

       Athletic Task Force, 1993

       Werner P. Steinbach Scholarship Committee, 1993 - present

       Co-Chair, Personnel Committee, 1992

       T.S.C. Academic Council, 1990

       Director, Field Day, 1987 - present

       Director, T.S.C. Wellness Program, 1987 - 1988

       Co-Founder and Aerobics Instructor, T.S.C. Wellness Program,
 1983 - 1988

       T.S.C. Faculty Association Social Committee, 1982 - 1984

    

       Special Event/Projects:

      

       Texas State University, presented folklórico recital, 2004

       Beeville County Community College, presented folklórico recital, 2004

       “4th Encuentro Cultural,” co-ordinated event, dance presentation, 2004

       BISD Youth Connection Program, Homeless Children Project, dance presentation, 2004

       Folklórico and Baton Twirling Summer Workshops, UTB/TSC Civic Engagement, Buena Vida Project, 2004

       Salsa and Merengue Dance Workshop, Maestro Miguel Angel Ruiz, director of the Ballet Folklorico de Veracruz, organized event, 2004.

       Southwest Texas State University, “La Feria de San Marcos National Folklorico Competition, served as judge, 2003

       Ballet Folklórico Conjunto de Danzas de Xalapa, Grupo Musical de Danzas de Xalapa, and Ballet                Folklórico de Jose Azueta, co-ordinated and hosted Brownsville & Los Fresnos tour, 2002

       Televisa de México, recorded dance presentation for T.V. program, presenter, 2002

       Photo session for Brownsville Convention Bureau Center, co-coordinated/supervision, 2002

       BISD Youth Connection Project, dance recital, presenter, 2002

       Bailes Escolares Workshop, area schools, presenter, 2002

       Grupo Folklórico de Porter High School, founder, instructor, 2001 to present

       Southwest Texas State University, “La Feria de San Marcos,” Folklórico competition, panel discussion organizer, 2001

       Flamenco Workshops, organizer, 2001

       Channel 4 Special Coverage:  Charro Days, participant, 2001

       Springbreak Folklórico Jalisco Workshops, organizer, 2001

       Bailes Ecolares Workshop for B.I.S.D., presenter, 2001

       Folklórico Extravaganza Workshop for Hanna High School, presenter, 2000

       Fun Fitness Activities, Catholic Diocese of South Texas, presenter, 2000

       Southwest Texas State University, “La Feria de San Marcos Folklórico,” Folklórico competition, judge, 1999

       UTB/TSC Wellness Program, folklórico instructor, 1998, 1999

       Grupo Folklórico de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León, mistress of ceremonies, 1998

       Grupo Folklórico Tizatlán Summer Workshop, director/presenter, 1998

       Independent Youth Sport League, co-sponsor, 1996 to present

       UTB/TSC's 75th Celebration, Chair, Dance Committee,  1996

       People Stories, Grupo Folklórico Tizatlán, participant, 1996, to present

       Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition, 1996

       Take Your Daughter To Work,  presenter,  1996

       Sombrero Festival Entertainment Committee, participant/organizer, 1995 to present

       Boys' and Girls' Club Summer Dance Program, instructor, 1995

       Ballet Folklórico Tizatlán Dance Workshop, director/presenter, 1995

       Kevin Locke Native American Dancer/Musician-Story Teller Presentation, co-host, 1995

       Werner P. Steinbach Memorial Pington Singles Tournament, participant/organizer, 1995

       Werner P. Steinbach Memorial Pington Doubles Tournament, participant/organizer, 1995

       Phelps & Hollander Photo Session for Charro Days Exhibit, participant, 1995

       Sweat the Stress ACP Workshop, presenter, 1994

       Werner P. Steinbach Memorial Pington Tournament, participant/organizer, 1994

       7 TV XHAB Siguiendo El Ritmo Program, commercial footage, participant, 1994

       Field Day 1987 - present, Director

       Werner P. Steinbach Memorial Pington Tournament, participant/organizer, 1993

       Werner P. Steinbach Bodybuilding Contest, organizer, 1993

       Outdoor Education Workshop, organizer, 1993

       T.S.C. Student Government Field Day, organizer, 1992

       T.S.C. Scholarship Endowment Fund Drive, volunteer/donor, 1989

       T.S.C. Staff Association Volleyball Tournament, coach, 1988

       T.S.C. Wellness Aerobic Instructor, 1987 – 1984

 

         Boards:

 

       Brownsville Sports Foundation, member, 2003

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Aesthetic Dance, Member, appointed 2002 to present

         Boys and Girls Club of American, Board Member, Secretary, 2000 to present

       American Heart Association, Board Member, 1999 to 2001

       Asociacion Naciónal de Grupos Folklóricos, Vice President, 1997 to 2000

       Asociacion Naciónal de Grupos Folklóricos, Texas Representative, 1995 to present

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Region I Public Affairs, member, 1995 to 2000

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Board of Directors,1995 to 2000

       St. Mary’s Catholic School, Vice President, 1997

       St. Mary's Catholic School, member, 1994 to 1998

      

B.         Professional Related Community Service

 

Derry Elementary Project Puente, Mexican Folklorico Program, teacher mentor, 2004

Porter High School Grupo Folklórico, consultant, 2004

Charro and China Competition, served as judge, 2004

Noche Mexicana, Dance Performance, 2004

“Little Bit of Mexico,” Dance Performance,2004

Mr. Amigo Reception, Dance Performance, 2004

“Bailes de Mi Tierra,” Dance Performance, 2004

Salsa, Merengue and Danzon Workshops for Hispanic Heritage Month, presenter, 2004

Desfile de Trajes,” for Hispanic Heritage Month, coordinator and presenter, 2004

Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Dance Performance, 2003

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas FOCO, Dance Performance, 2003

Charro and China Competition, served as judge, 2003

Mr. Amigo Reception, Dance Performance, 2003

2nd Encuentro Cultural at Porter High School, Dance Performance, 2003

BISD Youth Connection Homeless Children, Dance Performance, 2003

Noche Mexicana, Dance Performance, 2003

Little Bit of Mexico, Dance Performance, 2003

Hispanic Heritage Month, Modeled Costumes, 2003

American Heart Walk, in charge of sound system, 2002, 2003

Texas Association for County Sheriffs, Dance Performance, 2002

Sombrero Festival, Dance Performance, 2002

Mr. Amigo Reception, Dance Performance, 2002

Morningside Elementary School, Dance Performance, 2002

Pan American Round Table, Dance Performance, 2002

Little Bit of México, Dance Performance, 2002

Porter High School, Dance Performance, 2002

Brownsville, Association for the Education of Young Children, “Mas Bailes de México,” presenter, 2002

Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Dance Performance, 2002

82 AAA Batallion, Korean War Veterans Reunion, Dance Performance, 2001

American Heart Walk, Committee member, 2001

Brownsville Association for the Education of Young Children, “Folk Dances from Around the World”, presenter, 2001

Brownsville Association for the Education of Young Children, “Bailes Escolares de México”, presenter, 2001

Mano a Mano Program, Dance Performance, 2001

Jump Rope For Heart, Committee member, 2001

Brownsville Housing Community Clinic, 2001

Porter High School, Dance Performance, 2001

UTB/TSC Noche Mexicana, Dance Performance, 2001

Winter Texans Resident’s Club, Dance Performance, 2001

Mr. Amigo Reception, Dance Performance, 2001

Del Castillo Elementary School, Dance Performance, 2001

Pan American Round Table, Dance Performance, 2001

Lucio Middle School, Dance Performance, 2001

Pan American Mobile Home Park, Dance Performance, 2001

Sombrero Festival, Dance Performance, 2001

Episcopal Church Regional Conference, 2000

United States Department of Agriculture Southwest Region Conference, Dance Performance, 2000

International Environmental Society Annual Conference, Dance Performance, 2000

Jump Rope For Heart Event for B.I.S.D., Committee member, 2000

Teach for American, Dance Performance, 2000

“Little Bit of Mexico”, Dance Performance, 2000

Hudson Elementary School, Dance Performance, 2000

Stell Middle School, Dance Performance, 2000

Pan American Round Table, Dance Performance, 2000

Mr. Amigo Reception, Dance Performance, 2000

Lucio Middle School, Dance Performance, 2000

La Plaza Day Care, Dance Performance, 2000

Brownsville Housing Community Clinic, 2000

Sombrero Festival, Dance Performance, 2000

       Whispering Palms Nursing Home, Dance Performance, 2000

10th Annual Para-Educator Conference, Delivered Opening Remarks, 1999

UTB Binational Conference, Dance Performance, 1999

       UT Meeting for the Deans for Business, Dance Performance, 1999

       Hispanic Heritage Month, Dance Performance, 1999

       United Methodist Women State Conference, Dance Performance, 1999

       United States Department of Agriculture, Dance Performance, 1999

       “Technology Integration in Higher Education, Dance Performance, 1999

       “Cancer Survivors Walk For Life”, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1999

       Southmost Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1999

       “Taste of La Frontera”, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1999

       Sombrero Festival, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1999

       Hudson Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1999

       Mr. Amigo Reception, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1999

       “Fiesta Diabetes”, Valley Baptist Hospital, Harlingen, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998    

       T.A.H.P.E.R.D., “Making a Difference in Physical Education”, Region I Workshop, co-host, 1998

       “Dance Extravaganza Clinics”, Co-host, 1998

       Diocese of Brownsville Catholic Schools, In-service Training, “Fun Activities for Physical Education”, Co-presenter, 1998

       Diocese of Brownsville Catholic Schools, In-service Training, “Fitness & Wellness Games & Activities”, Co-presenter, 1998

       Brownsville Elk’s Lodge, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Southmost Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Skinner Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Castańeda Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Stell Middle School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       St. Luke’s Catholic School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Del Castillo Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Egly Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Winter Resident’s Club, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Mr. Amigo Reception, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       Ebony Convalescent Home, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       El Sol Adult Day Care Center, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       El Jardin Adult Day Care Center, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1998

       La Feria de Valle Hermoso, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Friends Association, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Southmost Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Pan American Round Table, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Clearwater Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Brownsville Winter Resident’s Club, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Victoria Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Vermillion Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Victoria Elementary Teacher Appreciation Night, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Mr. Amigo Reception, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Sombrero Festival, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       Ebony Lake Convalescent Home, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       El Sol Convalescent Home, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       El Jardin Convalescent Home, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1997

       16 de Septiembre Celebration, KIWW 99.5, Folklórico Dance Performance,  1996

       Brownsville Housing Authority Pinata Carnival, Folklórico Dance Performance,  1996

       Mexican World, Amigoland Mall, Folklórico Dance Performance,  1996

       Festival Dia de la Raza, Matamoros, Mexico,  Folklórico Dance Performance,  1996

       Porter High School Annual Dance Concert,  Folklórico Dance Performance,  1996

       La Feria de Valle Hermoso, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Girls Scouts of Brownsville Lock-In, Self-defense Workshop, Presenter, 1996

       Gonzalez Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Southmost Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Brownsville Winter Resident's Club, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Clearwater Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Pan American Round Table, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Mr. Amigo Reception, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Sombrero Festival, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Ebony Lake Convelescent Home, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       Amigos del Valle, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1996

       T.A.H.P.E.R.D. Region I Workshop, Director of Event, 1995

       UTB/TEEX General Services Administration Conference, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       State of Texas Foreign Language State Conference, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Port of Brownsville's 59th Anniversary Celebration, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       AT&T Regional Conference, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       T.A.H.P.E.R.D. Administrator's Summer Conference, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Canales Elementary School, Fitness Lecture for Saturday Academy, Presenter, 1995

       Vermillion Elementary School, Career Day, Presenter, 1995

       Brownsville Jaycees, Self-Defense Seminar, Co-presenter, 1995

       Student Services Secretaries Round Table, Self-Defense Seminar, Co-presenter, 1995

       Texas Department of Human Services, Self-Defense Seminar, Co-presenter, 1995

       Vogue Beauty College, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Vela Intermediate School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Lincoln Park School P.T.A., Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Longoria Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Southmost Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Central Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Ebony Lake Convalescent Home, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Russell Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       St. Joseph Academy Dinner Banquet, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Mr. Amigo Reception, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Casa del Sol Adult Center, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Clearwater Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Porter High School lst Annual Fine Arts Dance Presentation, 1995

       Cameron County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Besteiro Elementary School, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1995

       Miss U.S.A. Pageant Contestants, Videotaped Folklórico Dance, 1995

       Casa de Cultura de Matamoros Desfile de Porristas, Judge, 1994 & 1995

       Pan American Round Table, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1994

       T.A.H.P.E.R.D. Region I Workshop, Director of Event, 1994

       UTB/TSC Crime Prevention Week Workshop, Self-Defense Seminar, Co-presenter, 1994

       Sweat the Stress Workshop, Aerobic Session, Presenter, 1994

       Peter Piper Pizza Grand Opening Fiesta, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1994

       B.I.S.D. 40th Class Reunion Folklórico Dance Performance, 1994

       Besteiro Junior High Career Day Presentation, 1994

       Ebony Lake Convalescent Home Folklórico Dance Presentation, 1994

       Southmost Elementary School Folklórico Dance Presentation, 1994

       Women's Self Defense Workshop for Safe Campus Week, Co-presenter, 1994

       Sombrero Festival, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1994 - 1990

       Morningside Elementary Dyslexia Lab, assisted in making creative instructional materials, 1993

       Border Plant Wives, Self-Defense Seminar, Presenter, 1992

       Mr. Amigo Reception, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1992 - 1988

       American Red Cross CPR Clinic, volunteer, 1991

       Mr. Amigo Association, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1991

       Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1991

       Longoria Elementary, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1991

       Texas Association School Nursing State Convention, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1991

       Up With People, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1990 & 1989

       University of Pan American, Office of Student Development, Self-Defense Workshop, Co-presenter, 1990, 1989, 1988 & 1987

       Sunrise Mall Merchant's Association, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1990

       Brownsville Winter Residents Club, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1990

       Camille Lightner Playhouse, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1989

       Hidalgo County Health Department, Self-Defense Workshop, co-presenter, 1989

       U.S.S. Lawrence Naval Vessel, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1989

       Sharp Elementary Faculty, Self-Defense Workshop, Co-presenter, 1989

       Cameron County Legal Secretaries Association, Folklórico Dance Performance, 1988

       St. Mary's Elementary School, Personal Safety Skills for Children Seminar,  Co-presenter, 1987

       Los Fresnos First Baptist Church, Self-Defense Workshop, Presenter, 1986

       Brownsville Newcomers Club, Self-Defense Workshop, Co-presenter, 1985

       Brownsville Independent School District Inservice, Aerobic Dance & Exercise Workshop, Presenter, 1984

       Professional Women Speak, Self-Defense Workshop, co-presenter, 1982

       Pan American University at Edinburg, Self-Defense Seminar, 1982

 

Scholarly Activity

 

A.    Publications

      

       "Anglo and Hispanic Women Administrators' Perceptions of the Conflict Among Their Multiple Roles As Professional, Spouse, Parent and Self In Selected Higher Education Institutions In Texas," Dissertation Study, 1993

       Health Education Program Proposal, Joint Author, 1993

       Master of Science Program Proposal, Joint Author, 1993

       "Self-Perception of Women Faculty and Administrators Towards Their Roles As Mother, Wife, and Career," Candidacy Paper, 1992

       Texas Southmost College Gymnasium Policy Manual, 1991

 

 

B.          Presentations

 

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas FOCO, Presenter: Strategies for

       Teaching Mexican Folklorico Dance,” Annual Conference, UTB/TSC, 2003

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas FOCO, Presenter, “Trajes

       Regionales de Mexico,” Annual Conference, UTB/TSC, 2003

Brownsville Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Presenter:  Mas Bailes de México”, 2002

Texas Association for Health, Physcial Education, Recreation and Dance, presenter, “Teaching

       Méxican Folklórico Dance in the Public Schools,” Annual Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2001

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Co-presenter:  “ExCET Strategies”, Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, 2000

       American Educational Research Association, Co-presenter:  “Dilemmas in Educator Preparation:  The State Mandated Test for Certification and Accreditaton”, Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 1999 

       Brownsville Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Presentation:  “Teaching Folklórico Dance in the Elementary Schools”, 1999

       Texas Association of Elementary Physical Education Administrators, Co-Presenter:  “ExCET Strategies for Student Success”, Annual Conference, 1998

       5a. Encuentro Binacional de Educación, “Una Cultura Una Frontera”, Presentation:  “El Deporte en la Educación Básica”, Annual Conference, 1998

       "Anglo and Hispanic Women Administrators' Perceptions of the Conflict Among Their Multiple Roles as Professional, Spouse, Parent and Self In Selected Higher Education Institutions In Texas,"  (1993).   Dissertation Defense, University of Houston, October 29th, Houston, Texas

       "University of Houston - The University of Texas at Brownsville Cooperative Doctoral Program In Educational Leadership:  Empowering Hispanic Women," (1993).  Speech delivered at The 9th Annual Minority Recruitment and Retention Conference, April 23rd, Austin, Texas  

      

 

C.    Professional Development

 

       Conferences/Conventions

 

       Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 2003

       Jalisco and Yucatan Dance Workshop, Corpus Christi, Texas 2003

       Texas Western State Certification Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2002

       Jalisco and Yucatan Dance Workshop, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2002

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Dallas, Texas, 2002

       Tamaulipas Norte and Huasteca Dance Workshop, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2002

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Summer Leadership Conference, Edinburg, Texas, 2002

       National Intramural, Recreation and Sport Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2002

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2001

       American Council on Education, “Chairing the Academic Department Workshop,”  San Antonio, Texas, 2001

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklórico, Board Meeting, Riverside, California, 2001

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, Annual Conference, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico, 2001

       American Association for Higher Education 9th Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2000

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, 2000

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2000

       1999 Fall Texas Teacher Education Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 1999

       University of Houston Downtown, Department of Urban Education, ExCET Visit, Houston, Texas 1999

       American Education Research Association, Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 1999

       State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), Oversight Team Update, Austin, Texas, 1999

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, Annual Conference, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 1999

       Educator Preparation Improvement Initiative (EPII) Training, Austin, Texas, 1998

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Houston Texas, 1998

       American Education Research Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 1998

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, Annual Conference, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, México, 1998

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, Annual Conference, Kansas City Missouri, 1997

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Forth Worth, Texas, 1997

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Austin, 1995

       Training the Trainers:  Best Practices in Middle School Wellness, Austin, Texas, 1995

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, Annual Conference, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 1996

       Ballet Folklorico de Estrellas State Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas 1995

       Expanding Horizons Technology in Physical Education Conference, San Antonio, 1995

       Texas A & M Folkloric Dance Conference, Kingsville, Texas, 1994

       Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 1994

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Austin, 1994

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Elem.& Sec. Adm. Conference, South Padre Island, 1994

       American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance,

              Denver, Colorado, 1994

       Integration of Technology Across the Curriculum, San Antonio, Texas, 1994    

       The Second Annual Texas Education Agency Curriculum Conference for Physical Education Teachers, Austin, 1993

       Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, Dallas, 1993

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Corpus Christi, 1991

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Lubbock, 1990

       National Seminars, Inc., "Assertiveness Skills for Women Managers and Supervisors," McAllen, 1989

       Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Dallas, 1987

 

 

D.    Educational Advancement

      

       Earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration under the Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies Department at the University of  Houston, Houston, 1993 (Worked on doctorate from 1988 to 1993.)

       Earned 24 hours in the field of kinesiology above the Master's Degree level and 6 hours outside field, 1980 - 1987

 

 

E.    Creative Endeavor

 

       Director, “Raices Méxicanas,” Dance Recital 2002

       Director, “Historia de un México Lindo,” Dance Recital 2002

       Director, “Celebrando Lo Nuestro,” Dance Recital 2000

       Director, "Estampas Méxicanas," Dance Recital, 1992

       Director, "Nuestro México," Dance Recital, 1991

       Director, "Nuestro México," Dance Recital, 1990

       Director, "Viva México," Dance Recital, 1989

 

 

F.      Grants

     

         Brownville Jaycees, Buena Vida Civic Engagement Project, $250, 2004

         President’s Fund, Grupo Folklórico Tizatlán, $1,200, 2002

         Wal-Mart Fund, Grupo Folklórico Tizatlán, $500,  2002        

         President's Fund, Ballet Folklórico Tizatlán, $3,760, 1996 

         Texas Southmost College Grant, Ballet Folklórico Tizatlán, $1220, 1995

         Texas Southmost College Grant, Folklórico Dance Curriculum Guide, $1500, 1995

 

Awards

 

Advocate Award for the Education of Young Children, Recipient, 2002

University System Chancellor’s Teaching Award, Recipient, 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

Disney Customer Service Training Seminar, Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida, 2000

EPII Training, Austin, Texas, 1998

National Seminars, Team Building, 1998

Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Annual Conventions, 1978 -1998, (Missed five conventions)

Second Annual Texas Education Agency Curriculum Conference for Physical Educators, 1993

Various Faculty Development Workshops, Texas Southmost College, 1978 - 1992

National Seminars, Assertiveness Skills for Women Managers and Supervisors, 1989

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

 

Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1995 to present

Kappa Delta PI, 1995 - 1996

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folklorico, 1994 to present

American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1994

The University of Texas at Brownsville Faculty Academic Senate, 1992 - present

Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1978 - 1994

National Network of Hispanic Women, 1993