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Curriculum Vitae

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
EDUCATION
Ph.D. -- Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
M.S. Journalism, Columbia University, New York, 1977
B.J.Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, (with honors), 1976

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2004 to present: Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
1998 to 2004: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
1997: Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1995: Journalist-in-Residence, University of Texas at El Paso
OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1999: Training Editor, Freedom Forum Chips Quinn Summer Internship Program, El
Paso, Texas.
1986-1988: Instructor, Institute for Journalism Education, (now known as the Robert
C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education) Summer Program for Minority
Journalists, The University of California, Berkeley. Taught full-time for two
weeks each of three summers.
1981-1982: Primary Instructor, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Urban Journalism
Workshop, Suffolk University, Boston, Mass.
PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
1988 - 1996: Border Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News, El Paso, Texas.
1984 - 1988: Business News Reporter, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas.
1982 - 1984: General Assignment Reporter, WFAA-TV, Dallas.
1979 - 1982: General Assignment Reporter, The Boston Globe, Boston.
1977 - 1978: Copy Editor and Reporter, United Press International, Dallas.

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RESEARCH
A. Books
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and Emilio Zamora, Eds. Beyond the Latino WWII Hero:
Social and Political Legacies of the Latino WWII Generation. (Austin: University
of Texas Press, 2009).
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Juliana Torres, Melissa DiPiero-DSa, Lindsay Fitzpatrick,
Eds, A Legacy More than Words: Stories of U.S. Latinos & Latinas of the WWII
Generation. (Austin: U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, 2006).
Distributed by the University of Texas Press.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ed., Mexican Americans and World War II
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005).
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez. Brown Eyes on the Web: Unique Perspectives of an
Alternative Latino On-Line Publication. (New York: Routledge Press, 2003).
B. Encyclopedia Entries
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Coverage of Immigration, in Journalism Encyclopedia,
Christopher H. Sterling, Ed., (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009).
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Latin American Immigrants, in International
Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. 3, 2nd, ed., William A. Darity, Ed.
(Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2008). pp. 570-572.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Latinas in WWII, in Latinas in the United States
Encyclopedia, Vicki Ruiz and Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, Eds. (Bloomington:
University of Indiana Press, 2006).
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, in The
Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, Deena J. Gonzlez and
Suzanne Oboler, Eds. (Oxford University Press, 2005).
C. Book Chapters
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Embracing the Ether: Radio and the Latino WWII Latino
Generation. In Beyond the Latino WWII Hero: Social and Political Legacies of
WWII. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and Emilio Zamora, Eds. (Austin:
University of Texas Press, 2009). pp. 21-37.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Defend the Honor Will Not Stand Down. In Aztlan,
Chicano Culture and Folklore, 4th Ed. Jose 'Pepe' Villarino and Arturo Ramirez,
Eds. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009).
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, News Coverage of Latinos: Were Not There Yet. In
Women, Men, and News: Divided and Disconnected in the News Media
Landscape. Paula Poindexter, Sharon Meraz, and Amy Schmitz Weiss, Eds.,
(Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007). pp 304-316.

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Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Framing Racism: Newspaper Coverage of the Three


Rivers Incident, in Mexican Americans & WWII, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ed.,
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005). pp. 201-220.
Mary M. Rivas-Rodriguez, Evaluating the IQ (Information Quality) of Web
Publications, in Internet Issues and Applications, 1997-1998, 125-131, Bert J.
Dempsey and Paul Jones (Eds.). (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. December,
1997). pp. 125-131.
D. Refereed Publications
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ignacio Lozano: The Exile Publisher Who Conquered San
Antonio and Los Angeles. American Journalism, 21, no. 1, winter, 2004, pp. 7589.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Federico Velez-Subervi, Sharon Bramlett-Solomon and
Don Heider, Perceptions of Minority Journalists at Unity 99 Regarding
Minority Managers and Job Satisfaction. Howard Journal of Communication,
15, no. 1, Jan.-March 2004. pp. 39-55.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Rubn Salazr: Passionate Observer of Strangers in Their
Own Land in Reflexiones 1999, (Austin: Center for Mexican American Studies,
1999). pp. 7-28.
E. Creative Scholarship
Backstage at Austin City Limits: A Brief Oral History Project, 2007. The print
component of an oral history project that was part of the Oral History as
Journalism class. There was also a multi-media component, which can be viewed
and heard at http://journalism.utexas.edu/gallery/oralhistory/index.htm.
Oral History Step-by-StepWrote script for instructional video which was posted to
the website of the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project.
CMAS 35th The print component of a mini-oral history project that was part of the
Oral History as Journalism class. Fall 2005. There was also a multi-media
component, which may be viewed and heard at
http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/anniversary/index.html.
Narratives: Stories of U.S. Latinos & Latinas and WWII, eight issues -- The
newspaper component of the U.S. Latinos & Latinas and WWII Oral History
Project, produced twice a year from 1999 to 2004. Those stories, and ones that
have been written since then may be viewed at:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/ww2latinos/

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F. Book Reviews
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, review of Jane M. Leders Thanks For the Memories: Love
Sex, and World War II (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2006), for The Oral
History Review Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 2010, pp. 140-142.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, review of Ricardo Griswold del Castillos Mexican
Americans and Civil Rights (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008), for Latino
Studies Journal. Vol. 8, Number 1, 2010, pp. 132134
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, review of Mark K. Roberts Sub: An Oral History of U.S.
Navy Submarines (New York: Berkley Pub Group, 2008), for The Oral History
Review, Vol. 36, Number 2, Fall 2009, pp. 140-142.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, review of Lea Ybarras Vietnam Veteranos: Chicanos
Recall the War (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004), for the journal Military
History of the West, 2005.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, review of Felipe Garcias Forced Sacrifice as Ethnic
Protest: The Hispano Cause in New Mexico & the Racial Attitude Confrontation
of 1933, (New York : P. Lang, 2001), for the journal Western Historical
Quarterly, Summer 2002, pp. 219-220.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, review of Leigh Stephens Aldrichs Covering the
Community: A Diversity Handbook for Media, (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Pine
Forge Press, 1999) for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Fall 1999,
pp. 608-609.
G. Works-in-Progress
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Covering Communities in a Changing Demographic and
Cultural Identity, in Changing the News: The Forces Shaping Journalism, in
Uncertain Times. Wilson Lowrey and Peter Gade, Eds. (London: Routledge), in
process.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez-- Latino Civil Rights and Burns/PBS The War:An
Insiders View, a multi-media story for the Institute for Justice and Journalism, as
part of a grant.
Recovering the Memory in Spain: A Brief Oral History Project, Summer 2008 &
2009. The print component of an oral history project that was part of a UT Study
Abroad program in Cdiz and Santander, Spain.
H. Op Ed Columns
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Demand a full historical account, Austin
American-Statesman, op-ed piece, March 18, 2010, p. A11.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Documentary Sparks Controversy, Column in La Prensa,
San Antonio, September 23, 2007, p. 1.

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Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ken Burns War With 49 Million Hispanics, Column in


Hispanic Link Weekly Report, September 3, 2007, p. 4.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez , Memorial to Uncle Who Went to War and Didnt Come
Back, Column in Hispanic Link Weekly Report, May 22, 2006, p. 4.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, A dark day, but British public stands strong, Austin
American-Statesman, op-ed piece, July 8, 2005, p. A15.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, 60 years ago, veterans got a life-changing gift, Austin
American-Statesman, op-ed piece, May 23, 2005, p. A13.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Latinos war memories preserved, Column in Hispanic
Link Weekly Report, 5, March 26, 2003.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Latino World War II Vets Fill in a Missing Chapter in
U.S. History, Hispanic Link Weekly Report, 5, April 24, 2000.
I. Other Publications
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Reinventing Houston: Mexican Americans of the World
War II Generation, article in The Houston Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, spring 2005.
pp. 11-13.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Stories link veterans to past, Vet Center Voice, 8-9, Vol.
23, No. 2, May 2002. The Voice is a publication of the Department of Veterans
Affairs Readjustment Counseling Service.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Connecting WWII to Journalism to Oral History, item in
Association of Oral History Educators Newsletter, 4-5, Vol. 2, No. 3, Spring
2002.
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Hope Floats in Texas, People & Product, a publication of
the Newspaper Association of America, May 1999. Article was about U.S. Ethnic
newspapers on the World Wide Web.
J. Juried Conference Papers
International Oral History Associationbiannual conference, Journalistic Treatment
of Oral History Interviews: Three Benefits, Sydney, Australia. July 15, 2006.
Oral History Society (British)-- annual conference, Remembering the U.S. Latino
WWII Experience: Recovering Stories Untold, London, July 1, 2005.
National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies national conference, panel
presentation, Journalism by WWII Latino Veterans: Unique Approaches to
News Coverage, Los Angeles, April 4, 2003.

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Baylor University-- Oral History as Journalism: Comparisons and Contrast, paper


presented at Storytelling in the Millennium: Finding Meaning Through Narrative
After Postmodernism symposium, Waco, Feb. 10, 2001.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Southeast
Colloquium-- Post-Verdict Gag Orders on Jurors: Prior Restraint or Restrictions
on Access? Nashville, March 14-17, 1997.
K. Panels/Research Presentations
American Journalism Historians Associationconference, panelist, Strangers in
Their Own LandDepictions of People in the Borderlands in the 19th and 20th
Centuries, Tucson, Oct. 7, 2010.
Oral History Association conference, organizer and panelist, Latino Oral History
Projects: Addressing Both Academic and Community Needs, Pittsburgh, Oct.
16, 2008.
University of Texas at Austin Border Bandits, Hidden History organized and
served on panel, Austin, Sept. 13, 2007.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Surviving the First Five Years, Fort
Lauderdale, FL., June 16, 2006.
Arizona State University-- Voices of Valor Symposium, Journalisms Contribution
to the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, Tempe, AZ,
March 11, 2006.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism-- graduate student brownbag
presentation, Tempered by Fire: Pete Moragas Conscientous Journey from
Wartime Segregation to Inclusive Journalism, Austin, Oct. 21, 2005.
American Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication-- annual
convention, Tejanas in Journalism, panel discussion, From Cows to Capitals:
Texas Women Journalists, San Antonio, Aug. 11, 2005.
American Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication-- annual
convention, panel discussion, The New Minority: Visual Portrayal of Hispanics
in the Media, San Antonio, Aug. 12, 2005.
University of Texas at Austin Center for Mexican American StudiesVeterans Day
symposium, Themes from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project,
Austin, Nov. 15, 2004.
Oral History Association conference, organizer and panelist, War Stories as
Teaching Tools, Portland, OR, Oct. 1, 2004.

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University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center and Austin Community


College-- Zoot Suit Symposium, Legal and Historical Framework, Sept. 18,
2004.
University of Texas at Austin, Austin Performing Arts Center and Austin Community
College-- Zoot Suit Symposium, Los Latinos: the American Latino Experience,
1940-2004, Austin, Sept. 18, 2004.
National World War II Reunion, in conjunction with the dedication of the WWII
Memorial-- Hispanic Experience in WWII, Washington, D.C., May 30, 2004.
National World War II Reunion, in conjunction with the dedication of the WWII
Memorial Washington, DCpanel, Interviewing Techniques, May 29, 2004.
American Journalism Historians Association --annual conference, panel, Oral
Traditions & New Technologies: Modernizing Oral History, Billings, MT, Oct.
2, 2003.
Department of Veterans Affairs national one-day workshop for mental healthcare
workers, panel presentation, WWII Latino & Latina Oral History Project,
Austin, May 29, 2003.
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies brownbag research
presentation, The U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project:
Opportunities for Multi-Disciplinary Research, Feb. 27, 2003.
American Journalism Historians Association-- annual conference, panel From
Paperwork to Publishing: Doing Oral History Projects, Nashville, Oct. 5, 2002.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication -- convention
panel, Teaching From a Global Perspective, Miami, Aug. 9, 2002.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communicationconvention,
panelist, Incorporating Oral Histories in the Teaching of Media History, Miami,
Aug. 8, 2002.
University of Texas at Austin, U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project-WWII and the media, panelist, Researcher Training Workshop, Aug. 2, 2002.
University of Texas at Austin, U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project -Models for Student/Faculty Collaboration, panelist, Researcher Training
Workshop, Austin, July 31, 2002.
University of Texas at Austin, U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project -The Interviewing Method: Justifications, Opportunities, Techniques,
Responsibilities, Uses, Challenges, panelist, Researcher Training Workshop,
July 29, 2002.

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National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies conference, panel


presentation, Latinas and Latinos in the WWII Era, Los Angeles, March 30,
2002.
Oral History Association-- annual meeting, panel presentation, Does Anybody Here
Speak Spanish? Efforts by Latino Soldiers in WWII to Use Their Mother
Tongue, St. Louis, Oct. 18, 2001.
American Journalism Historians Association-- annual meeting, panel presentation,
Radio XER: A Cultural Lifeline for Latino Soldiers Overseas in World WarII,
presenter of Works in Progress, at the, San Diego, Oct. 5, 2001.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communicationconvention,
panelist on panel Minorities and Media Ownership in the 21st Century,
Phoenix, Aug. 10, 2000.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communicationconvention, panel
presentation, Mainstream or New Margins: The Minority Press in Cyberspace,
New Orleans, Aug. 4, 1999.
Freedom Forum Foundation-- Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Minority Journalists
Reunion, panel presentation, Lessons of the Past to Shape the Future, Seattle,
July 7, 1999.
National Hispanic Reporter-- Womens Leadership Training Summit, panel
presentation, Women in the Media and Communications, Austin, March 31,
1999.
University of Texas at Austin Center for Mexican American Studies-- part of UT
Interactive, a one-day open house and exposition Latinas in Mexican American
Studies, March 6, 1999.
University of Houston-- research presentation, Brown Eyes on the Web: A Case
Study of a U.S. Latino Newspaper on the Internet, March 2, 1998.
University of New Mexico-- research presentation, Brown Eyes on the Web: A Case
Study of a U.S. Latino Newspaper on the Internet, Albuquerque, Feb. 26,
1998.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism-- research presentation Brown
Eyes on the Web: Exploring Latino News Sources on the World Wide Web, Feb.
16 1998.
University of Southern California-- brown bag research presentation, Hispanics in
Advertising: From the Frito Bandito to La Familia, Los Angeles, Oct. 6, 1997.
National Association for Chicano Studies-- annual conference, panelist on Coverage
of Hispanics in the U.S. Media, El Paso, April 11, 1986.

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L. Other Research Activities


University of Texas at Austin Gender Equity Task Force-- Focus Group Organizer
and Interviewer. as the head of the workplace climate subcommittee, conducted
five of six focus groups and wove responses into the task forces report. 20072008.
U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Projectwork has been ongoing, since
organizing the May 26 and 27, 2000 conference in Austin, one in Washington,
DC Sept. 12, 2004, another in Austin on March 25, 2006. Activities have entailed
raising funds, finding scholars to participate, organize workshops and symposia,
selecting manuscripts, editing, revising and working with the publishers. Have
also developed a new model to quickly index tapes and make interviews more
accessible to participating scholars.
Holt, Rhinehart & Winston publishersconsultant/reviewer for educational material,
Reading Like a Historian, 2006.
Voices of Valordramaturg for original play written by James E. Garcia and
produced jointly by Arizona State University Public Events and the University of
Texas at Austins Performing Arts Center. Play is based, in part, on interviews
from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project. 2005-2006.

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ADDRESSES
A. Keynote Addresses
American GI Forum, National Mid-Year ConferenceWomens Luncheon, San
Antonio, Texas, March 19, 2010.
Minnesota State University at MoorheadThe U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral
History Project: Filling in the Gaps, Moorhead, MN, April 16, 2009.
Minnesota State University at MoorheadMedia Coverage of Latinos: Were Not
There Yet, Moorhead, MN, April 16, 2009.
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority (University of Texas at Austin)Taking
up the Torch, April 9, 2009.
San Antonio Cesr Chavez Scholarship Breakfast Cesar Chavez: How World War
II Transformed him, and Other Latinos, San Antonio, TX, April 4, 2009.
Glendale (AZ) Chamber of Commerce Cesar Chavez Scholarship Breakfast Cesar
Chavez: How World War II Transformed him, and Other Latinos, March 31,
2009.
City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal JusticeU.S. Latinos
and the Media: Opportunities and Challenges, for the Latinos/as and the Media,
New York, February 6, 2009.
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and the Veterans
Upward Bound Program Brownsville WWII Stories, Brownsville, Texas,
Nov. 9, 2007.
Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas A Legacy Greater than
Words, San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 9, 2007.
San Diego State UniversityLatinos in Mass Media, sponsored by the SDSU
Intercultural Relations/Cross-Cultural Center, San Diego, Calif., Sept. 19, 2007.
Mexican American School Board Association of TexasThe Latino WWII
Generation: Ojos Abiertos, Puertas Para Abrir, Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 12,
2007.
Ford Motor Co.scholarship award ceremony, The Importance of Education, San
Antonio, May 24, 2005
DFW Network of Hispanic Communicators -- scholarship award ceremony,
Journalists as the First-Line Chroniclers, Dallas, May 3, 2004.
University of Texas at Austin Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association-- annual leadership
symposium keynote speaker, May 24, 2004.

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Hispanic Womens Network of Texas, Austin Chapter awards luncheon, Austin,


May 8, 2004.
Dr. Xico P. Garcia Scholarship Foundationaward ceremony, An Invitation to Pick
up the Torch, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 26, 2002.
Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, Travis County Bar Association and the Greater
Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce annual heritage luncheon, Comments
on Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, Austin, Sept. 13, 2001.
Hispanic Mother Daughter Program-- induction ceremony, How My Mother Helped
My Journalism Career, Austin, Nov. 18, 2000.
University of Texas at Austin College of Communication--Parents' Day, Oct. 28,
2000.
American Society of Newspaper Editors-- board of directors meeting, Choosing
Sides? What Minority Journalists Think about Minority Newsroom Executives,"
Austin, Sept. 25, 2000.
University of Texas at Austin Cabinet of College Councils and Student Government-faculty and staff appreciation dinner, My UT, Feb. 10, 2000.
Associacin de Periodistas de Nuevo Leon [Mexico] -- The Relationship between
the Government and the Press, Monterrey, Mexico, June 4, 1999.
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority (University of Texas at Austin)banquet, Latinas
Together, May 8, 1999.
University of Texas at Austin, Student Equity and Diversity Executive Board, the
Womens Resource Center and the University Health Services womens forum,
Balancing Your Career and Your Personal Life, Austin, Sept. 26, 1998.
Louisiana State University, Manship School of Journalism-- Career Awareness
Seminar, Baton Rouge, Oct. 2, 1987.
B. Invited Lectures/Testimony/Panels
University of Texas at Austinspeaking to Prof. Bill Asprays INF 397 (Oral
Narrative as History) classMethodology of the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII
Oral History Project, March 2, 2010.
Austin Independent School DistrictPresenter on Latino Oral History Projecct,
Reaching All Students in Social Studies Rules of Engagement: Motivating
Students by Teaching What Matters teacher workshop, Feb. 12, 2010.
University of Texas Latino Leadership Council Annual student conference, speaker,
Using Journalism and Media to Claim our Place in this Country,Oct. 24, 2009.

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University of Texas at Austinspeaking to Prof. Richard Valencias MAS 390


(Introduction to Mexican American Studies) classLatinos and the Media,
Sept. 25, 2009.
Latino Leadership Council (University of Texas at Austin)-- 6th Annual Latino/a
Leadership Summit, Documenting our Stories, So That We Become Visible,
Austin, Nov. 15, 2008.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass
Communicationspeaking to Professor Frank Fees journalism history class, via
telephone, about oral history, October 31, 2008.
UT SAGE Program, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)Oral History: Uses
and Ethical Considerations, Austin, Sept. 20, 2008.
Las Comadres-- Womens Leadership Texas Public Policy and Candidate Training
Program, Journalism and Latino Politicians: Commonalities and Divergences,
Austin, Sept. 2008.
Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education-- annual conference, Lessons
from Defend the Honor: How a Grassroots Effort Fought PBS and Ken Burns and
Revealed Areas for Academic/Community Collaboration, Austin, Feb. 14, 2008.
Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher EducationAnnual Conference, panelist,
Creating Change through the Word, Austin, Feb. 13, 2008.
Las Comadres Womens Leadership Texas Public Policy and Candidate Training
Program Media and Educational Policy Platica, Austin, Dec. 1, 2007.
Our Lady of the Lake University- What the Ken Burns Affair Meant to Latinos, San
Antonio, Sept. 28, 2007.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists-- annual conference, super session,
Missing in Action: The Pattern of Erasing Latinos from History and Coverage,
June 16, 2007.
National Hispanic Cultural CenterA Legacy Greater than Words, Albuquerque,
N.M., Nov. 30, 2006.
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Womens & Gender StudiesExploring
Womens Leadership in Times of War, Nov. 28, 2006.
Dell-- Veterans Day ceremony, panel, Round Rock, Texas, Nov. 13, 2006.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center-- film festival, Latinos & Latinas and WWII, Oct.
29, 2006.
American Association of University Women, Austin BranchLatina Women in
WWII, Sept. 9, 2006.

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University of Texas at Austins Hispanic Journalists Association -- Journalism


Professors Panel, Austin, April 17, 2006.
Saginaw Community Health Center -- Stories from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII
Oral History Project, Saginaw, MI., April 29, 2006.
Michigan State University Stories from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral
History Project, East Lansing, MI., April 28, 2006.
Humanities Texas Stories from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History
Project, sponsored by Humanities Texas, the El Paso Museum of Art and We the
People, El Paso, TX., April 21, 2006.
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Mexican American Studies 35 years of
Mujeres in Mexican American Studies, organized by the Chican(a)o Graduate
Student Association, April 1, 2006.
Museum of Mexican Culture and History and Librera Mexchicana, Chicago, Ill.
What We Can Learn From Latinos and Latinas of the WWII Generation,
part of the Fourth Annual Mexican/Chicana/Chicano Educational Summit, March
4, 2006.
Freedom Newspapers -- Spanish editors conference, presenter, McAllen, Texas, Oct.
10, 2005.

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University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism Hispanic Issues in the News


Media, to Professor Nick Lasorsas Issues in Journalism class, (J395), April 7,
2005.
Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
Testified on GI Educational Benefits: Effects on WWII Veterans,
Fredericksberg, Texas, Aug. 19, 2004.
National Archives and Records Administration -- Unsung Heroes: Mexican
American WWII Veterans Who Championed Latino Civil Rights,
Washington, DC, May 28, 2004.
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio-Television-Film
Intergenerational Themes in Oral History, to Professor Joe Straubhaars
Mapping Cultural History in East Austin class, (RTF 365), April 29, 2004.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism Using Numbers and Stats in
Stories, to Professor Dustin Harps News Media Writing and Editing (J315)
class, April 20, 2004.
Syracuse University, Latino-Latin American Studies Program-- Oral History to
Uncover Hidden Stories, to Professor Silvio Torres-Saillants Living in a
Diverse Society (LAS/MLLC 300) class, Syracuse, NY, Oct. 7, 2003.
Syracuse University Latino-Latin American Studies ProgramThe U.S. Latino &
Latina WWII Oral History Project, to Tere Paniaguas Hispanic Journalistic
Practices (SPA 400) class, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Oct. 7, 2003.
University of Texas at Austin/ASNE Texas High School Journalism Institute
Journalism as Experiential Learning, Summers 2004, 2003 and 2002.
St. Peters College (NJ)-- How undergraduates can conduct interviews for the the
U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project and Why Its Important, to
Professor Patricia Santoros Advanced Spanish class, Jersey City, N.J., April 28,
2003.
University of Texas at Austin, Information Sciences Challenges and
Opportunities: The U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History
Project, in UT
Professor Emilio Zamoras LIS 382L, Information
Resources about/for Hispanic
Americans, Nov. 4, 2002.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism Women/Minorities in the
News Media, in Professor Charles Whitneys J364E Mass Media and Society
class, Oct. 29, 2002.

University of Texas at Austin, Connexus Project Rubn Salazr: Passionate


Observer of Strangers in their Own Land, part of the New Texas Forum on The
New Texas: Cultural and Economic Dynamics Shaping the Future of Texas, Sept.

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30, 2002.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism The Unity Survey Minority
Managers Are Perceived to Make a Difference, lecture to Professor George
Sylvies J340, Minorities & Mass Media class, Nov. 30, 2001.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communicationconvention,
panelist on From Journalist to Professor: The 5 Ws and H of Making the
Transition from Industry to the Academy," Washington, DC, Aug. 6, 2001.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists national convention -- Moving from
the Newsroom to the Classroom, panelist, Phoenix, June 22, 2001.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Readjustment Counseling Service, Hispanic
Working Group-- History of WWII Hispanic Veterans, Taos, N.M. April 20,
2001.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism -- What to Expect from aPh.D,
panelist, addressed issue of balancing teaching with research, brown bag seminar
for doctoral students, April 18, 2001.
University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication, Advisory Council
U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project: Combining Teaching,
Research and Service, April 6, 2001.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism--Diversity and why it counts,
lecture to Professor D. Charles Whitneys J364, Mass Media & Society,
Oct. 25, 2001.
University of Texas at Austin, New Texas Forum Rubn Salazr: Interpreting the
Mexican American Experience for the Los Angeles Times, Austin, Oct. 1, 2001.
University of Texas at Austin. New Texas Forum How U.S. Border Newspapers
Decide What to Cover, seminar, an interdisciplinary seminary for undergraduate
students, Jan. 29, 2001.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism Media Coverage of Race,
Dr. D. Charles Whitneys J329K, Mass Media & Society class, Oct. 26, 2000.
Mesa College (San Diego, CA) How to Participate in the U.S. Latino & Latina
WWII Oral History Project, combined English literature, Chicano studies
classes, San Diego, Sept. 15, 2000.
San Diego State University The U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project,
in Professor R. Jacobos Chicano History Class, Sept. 14, 2000.
American G.I. Forum National Convention Youth Workshop -- What U.S. Latinos
& Latinas of the WWII Generation Gave Us, Denver, Aug. 9, 2000.

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National Council of La Raza annual conference -- A Future Force, Latinos in the


Military, San Diego, July 4, 2000.
Texas Maritime Museum -- The U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project,
Rockport TX , June 24, 2000.
Ascarate (El Paso) Elementary School-- Presenter, Young Writers Conference, El
Paso, Tx., April 16, 1994.
UNITY: Journalists of Color, conference -- From the Newsroom to the
Classroom, panelist, Seattle, July 9, 1999.
Freedom Forum-- Chips Quinn Scholarship Orientation, panelist, How Do We Get
Started? Rosslyn, VA, May 21, 1999
National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual convention-- panelist on
Fellowships and Other Mid-Career Boosters, Houston, June 23, 2000.
University of Texas at Austin, Hispanic Journalists Association weekly meeting -Dr. Maggies Tips to a Fun and Fabulous Career in Journalism, Feb. 29, 2000.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual convention -- Journalism as
Oral History, panelist, Houston, June 23, 2000.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass
Communication-- Executive Training Session, panelist on Issues Challenges
and Opportunities in Covering Latinos, Chapel Hill, NC, March 4, 2000.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass
Communication Executive Training Session -- Covering Latino Political
Affairs, panelist, Chapel Hill, N.C., March 4, 2000.
Texas A & M University annual student conference on Latino Affairs World War
II: Remembering Our Heroes, speaker, College Station, TX, Feb. 5, 2000.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism-- The History of Media
Coverage of Race, Dr. D. Charles Whitneys J329K, Mass Media & Society
class, Nov. 1999.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism-- Oral History as Journalism
and other Thoughts, Dr. Dominic Lasorsas Mass Communication Theory class,
Sept. 15, 1999.
University Interscholastic League annual conference, Maggies Tips for Using the
Web for Your Newspaper, Workshop Presenter, Austin, April 17, 1999.

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University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism -- U.S. Latino Newspapers


Background and Issues, to Dr. Don Heiders J310 Critical Thinking for
Journalists, March 5, 1999.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Regional Conference -- How to Get
Your First Job, panelist, San Antonio, TX., Aug. 29, 1998.
University of New Mexico-- News Sources: How to Get and Keep Them, in
Writing for the Mass Media class, Albuquerque, Feb. 26, 1998.
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Journalism Current Issues in
Journalism, to Prof. Don Heiders J312 class, Writing for the Mass Media,
Austin, Feb. 16, 1998.
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Journalism -- Maggies Tips for a Fun
and Successful Journalism Career, to Prof. Bob Jensens J312 class, Writing for
the Mass Media, Oct. 20, 1997.
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Journalism -- Diversity: An Easy Fit in
Journalism, to Prof. Dave Garlocks J 327 class, Feature Writing, Austin, Oct.
20, 1997.
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Journalism -- From the Star Chamber
to O.J.: Juror Interviews, to Prof. Mike Quinns J360 class, Communications
Law and Ethics class, Austin, Oct. 20, 1997.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Census Figures for Fact-Checking and
Story Development, two sections of JOMC 54, Advanced Reporting, for
Professor Harry Amana, Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 13, 1997.
California Chicano News Media Association-- job opportunities conference,
Beyond the Newsroom, panelist, Los Angeles, Oct. 11, 1997.
University of Southern California -- Diversity in the Newsroom, in Prof. Ed Crays
Jour 201 class, History of News in Modern America, Los Angeles, Oct. 6, 1997.
University of Southern California -- Using your Background as a Tool for
Understanding, in Prof. Jack Langguths Jour 400 class, Interpretive Writing
class, Los Angeles, Oct. 7, 1997.
University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
American Society of Newspaper Editors-- job fair, New Media: Fad or Future?
panelist, Chapel Hill, N.C. Oct. 3, 1997.
University of Texas at Austin -- Journalism Ethics: Changes in our Lifetimes, to
Prof. Mike Quinns J360 class, Communications Law and Ethics class, Austin,
Nov. 10, 1995.

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Freedom Forum -- Covering Immigration: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,


discussion leader, Oakland, CA Jan. 31, 1995.
New Mexico State University Interviewing Techniques that Work, in Professor
Jean Olsons classes, Las Cruces, N.M., fall and spring semesters, 1992-1994.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists-- annual convention, Journalism
Education: From the Newsroom to the Classroom, panelist, Washington, DC,
June 25, 1993.
Freedom Forum-- board of trustees meeting, panelist, Population 2000: Latinos and
the Future of the USA, panelist, Santa Fe, N.M., Aug. 19, 1992.
Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, Investigating in Canada,
Mexico and the Pacific Rim, panelist, Portland, OR., June 11, 1992.
Mid-Dell (Oklahoma, OK) High School Newspaper -- What I do as a Newspaper
Reporter, Nov. 8, 1991.
Natalia [Texas] Junior High School -- What Do Newspaper Reporters Do? 6th, 7th
and 8th grade classes, Nov. 16, 1991.
El Paso Association of Journalists conference, Different Perspectives: Differences
in NAFTA Coverage by U.S. and Mexican Journalists, El Paso, Aug. 19, 1991.
American Society of Newspaper Editors-- job fair/regional conference, How to
Land the First Job with The Interview, panelist, Arlington, Texas, Jan. 8, 1988.
Athens [San Antonio, Texas] Elementary School -- Careers at Newspapers, 5th
grade class, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 5, 1986.
American Society of Newspaper Editors/American Newspaper Publishers
Association-- minority job conference -- How to Succeed on a Mostly White,
Mostly Male Newspaper, panelist, Boston, Oct. 17, 1986.
Moderating
University of Texas at Austin, Humanities Institute Perspectives on Immigration
and the Undocumented Economy, Austin, April 4, 2006.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism-- International Symposium on
Online Journalism, International Perspectives on Online Journalism, Austin,
April 8, 2006.
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Mexican American Studies -- From Oral
History to Performance, panel organizer and moderator discussion with the
principals of the play Voices of Valor, March 22, 2006.

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Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communicationannual


convention, organizer and moderator, The Latino Media, San Antonio, Aug. 10,
2005.
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism-- Storytelling: Are We Really
Creating a New Style or Language for the New Medium? Symposium on
Online Journalism, April 16, 1999.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists-- annual convention, Journalists as the
Front-Line Chroniclers of the Latino Experience, panel organizer and moderator,
Washington, D.C., June 25, 1993.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists-- annual convention, Bureau
Reporting, panel organizer and moderator, Washington, DC, June 23, 1993.
El Paso Association of Hispanic Journalists -- Whitewash?: The El Paso News
Medias Coverage of the Local Hispanic Community, panel organizer and
moderator, Town Hall Meeting, El Paso, TX., Oct. 10, 1992.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists-- annual convention, Business
Reporting, panel organizer and moderator, Miami, April 24, 1986.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual convention -- How to
Organize a High School Writing Contest, panel organizer and moderator, Miami,
April 24, 1986.

GRANTS/MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Institute for Museum and Library Services $428,000 for work on U.S. Latino & Latina
WWII Oral History Project, expanding to Korean and Vietnam War eras, fall 2009.
Institute for Justice in Journalism-- $5,000 for research assistance in preparing a multimedia analysis of the Ken Burns/PBS documentary, Oct. 1, 2008.
Sol & Corinne Trujillo -- $6,000 for work related to public outreach for the WWII
Project.
Ford Motor Co.-- $5,000 for 67 copies of Legacy Greater than Words. Fall 2006.
Carnegie Corporation of New York part of the team that won a $250,000 grant for a 3year Journalism Curriculum Enrichment program, for the development of the two
classes, including one entitled Covering the U.S. Latino community. Spring 2006.
The University of Texas at Austin, Utopia program -- $8,600 grant to develop a video,
Oral History Step by Step, for the WWII Project website that will give instructions
on conducting interviews and submitting them to oral history archives. Spring 2006.
Humanities Texas -- $8,358 grant for traveling photo exhibit attached to the Voices of
Valor performance, March 24-25, 2006, Austin.

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State of Texas Biennial special item appropriation, for work related to the U.S. Latino
& Latina WWII Oral History Project, 2003-to present.
Block Distributing Co. -- $5,000 for production of publication of book attached to WWII
book.
KVUE-TV, Austin $2,500 for work related to educational component of the U.S.
Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project.
Pew Hispanic Center, Washington, DC -- $15,000 grant, for work related to the Targeted
Interviews of the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, Fall 2002.
Cain Foundation, Austin-- $10,000 grant, for work related to the U.S. Latino & Latina
WWII Oral History Project, Fall 2002.
Goya Foods, Seacaucus, N.J. -- $10,000 donation, for work related to the U.S. Latino &
Latina WWII Oral History Project, 2001.
Southwestern Bell Corporation Foundation, San Antonio -- $10,000 grant, for work
related to the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, Fall 2001.
University of Texas at Austin, Office of Research $5,784 Research Grant, for costs
related to research on Radio XER and its significance for Spanish-speaking U.S.
Latinos serving abroad inWWII, winter, 2000.
Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles $600 HSSC/Haynes Research
Stipend, for costs related to developing interviews in Southern California for the U.S.
Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project. May 2000.
University of Texas at Austin, Office of Research $650 Special Research Grant, for
data analysis related to a survey of minority journalists at Unity 99 convention,
Spring 2000.
Freedom Forum-- $3,000 Professors Publishing Program Grant, for costs related to the
U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project. Winter 2000.
A.H. Belo Corp. Foundation -- $36,500 Development Grant from pay for costs associated
with the conference entitled U.S. Latinos and Latinas & World War II: Changes
Seen, Changes Wrought, held May 26 and 27, 2000.
University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication -- $1,692 Faculty
Development Grant from the Academic Excellence Subcommittee of the UT College
of Communications Faculty Development Committee, to pay for expenses related to
the gathering of survey responses on upper level newsroom minority appointments,
February 1999.
Freedom Forum-- $1,500 Professors Publishing Program Grant, for the data entry and
costs related to the survey of minority journalists at Unity 99 convention.

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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Oral History as Public History: A Workshop on Multi-Media Presentations:
Oral History Association annual meeting in Durham, N.C., October 2000.
Columbia University Summer Oral History Institute:
Participated in a two-week seminar to learn more about methodology and theory of
oral history, New York, July 2000.
Investigative Reporters and Editors Boot Camp, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.,
March 21-23, 2001.
Technology Seminar for Journalism Educators:
Participated in four-day seminar on how new technology is impacting
journalism. Sponsored by the Freedom Forum, San Francisco, March 1999.
Oral History Training Session:
Austin History Center Association, April 1999.
Dissertation Writing Workshop:
Sponsored by the UT Office of Graduate Studies, February 1999.
Student Success Conference:
Participated in sessions designed to promote retention of minority students, as well as
improving teaching techniques. Sponsored by the UT Office of the President, the
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Office of the Dean of
Students, Austin, August 1998.
Investigative Reporters and Editors Advanced Bootcamp:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 1997.
Investigative Reporters and Editors CAR Training Sessions:
Took classes in Excel, Internet use, finding information on the World Wide Web,
Cleveland, September 1995.
Investigative Reporters and Editors/NAHJ Computer-Assisted Reporting Workshop:
Learned basic logic of computer-assisted reporting, Albuquerque, April 1992.
Department of Economics, UT-Arlington: Night classes in micro and macro economics,
1987.
Seminar on Immigration Reform: Weeklong seminar, Hosted by Washington Journalism
Center, Washington, D.C., October 1993.

HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS


Austin History Center, City of Austin-- Mexican American Media Trailblazer Award,
Aug. 20, 2010.

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Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, UT-AustinSpirit of Culture Award,


March 27, 2010.
National Association of Hispanic JournalistsHall of Fame Inductee, Chicago, July 25,
2008.
National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS)Community Award, to
Defend the Honor, and Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, March 21, 2008.
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Lifetime Achievement
Award, Laguna Cliffs, CA., March 9, 2008.
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) -- Outstanding
Support of Hispanic Issues in Higher Education, Miami, FLl., March 8, 2008.
Hispanic Business Magazine 100 Most Influential Hispanics for 2007, December 2007.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists National Leadership Award, Washington,
DC, October 5, 2007.
Image de San AntonioOutstanding Woman Role Model AwardSan Antonio, Texas,
Aug. 18, 2007.
National Council of La RazaRubn Salazr Award for Communications, Miami, July
21, 2007.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Lets Do It Better! Workshops on
Journalism, Race & EthnicityLeadership Award, New York, May 3, 2007.
DFW (Texas) Network of Hispanic Communicators-- Hall of Fame Inductee, April 22,
2006.
Texas Exes Board of Directors 2006 to present.
Association for Oral History Educators-- Betty Key Oral History Educator Award, 2003.
University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication-- Deans Fellowship, semester
leave, Fall 2002.
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Mexican American Studies -- $9,000 Faculty
Summer Research Grant, for work related to general academic publications, Summer
2002.
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Mexican American Studies $3,000 Service
Grant, for research costs for year 1999-2000.
Freedom Forum Fellowship, $50,000 annual stipend, plus tuition, fees and research
funding for 26-month enrollment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, 1996-1998.

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University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Communication -- Recognition Award,


for forging a partnership between communication professionals and
communication educators, December 1995.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists -- Presidents Award, for years of
dedicated service, 1990.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists-- Appreciation Award, for dedication to
helping young journalists, from the Staff of the first Latino Reporter conference
newspaper, Dallas, April 1988.
Hispanic News Media Association (Washington, D.C.)-- Leadership recognition, for
inspirational leadership in motivating Hispanic students to pursue journalism
careers, Washington, D.C., April 1989.
Fellowship, Inter American Press Association, based in Lima, Peru.
Enterprised at least one long story per month, took classes at the Universidad
Pontifica del Peru, and traveled extensively throughout the southern cone of
South America, 1978 to 1979.
MEMBERSHIPS
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,
1996 to present.
American Journalism Historians Association, 1999 to present.
Oral History Association, 1999 to present.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1984 to present.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, 1992 to present.
American Association of University Professors, 1999 to present.

TEACHING
University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Classes:
J315- News Media Writing and Editing
J366E Journalism History
J349T-Covering the U.S. Latino Community
J 320D-Intermediate Reporting
J 349T-Oral History as Journalism

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COM 370-Journalism Issues on the U.S.-Mexico Border, a Senior Fellows


Honors Class

Graduate Classes:
PA388K/J395/J349T Latino Policy Issues
J395-Writing for Professional Journalists
J321L-Intensive Writing/Editing
J395-Covering the U.S.-Mexico Border
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JOMC 54Public Affairs Reporting (First Summer session, 1997)
The University of Texas at El Paso
COMM4350-- Transborder Communication
COMM 3311 Public Affairs Reporting.
Editorial Advisor -- Served as the editorial advisor to the twice-weekly
campus newspaper, The Prospector, and the Spanish-language campus
newspaper, El Minero, in Fall 1995. Worked on a major campaign to
modernize and professionalize the operation. Wrote grant proposals for
equipment. Revised and updated bylaws for Student Publications.

ADVISING
A. UT School of Journalism Masters Theses and Reports
Karie Meltzer
1st Reader
Jenny Achilles
2nd Reader
Julio Trujillo
1st Reader
Melissa Martinez
1st Reader
Tracy Everbach
2nd Reader
Melissa Sattley
1st Reader
Jontel Serrano
1st Reader
Jordan Smith
2nd Reader
Lauren Yates
2nd Reader
Matt Joyce
1st Reader
Mike Kane
2nd Reader

Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated

B. Doctoral
Michelle Henderson (Journ.)
Cristbal Rodriguez (Ed.)
Mark Ramirez (Music)
Mia Moody-Hall (Journ.)
Julio Noboa (Ed.)

In Process
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated
Graduated

Committee Member
Committee Member
Committee Member
Committee Member
Committee Member

C. Undergraduate Plan II Theses


Karl Y. Jun
2nd reader
Katherine Sauser
1st reader

Graduated
Graduated

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D. Off-campus Academic Advising


Yazmin Lazcano
(Masters in Rhetoric and English, Texas State University) Graduated
E. Other Advising
Employer/Supervisor, U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, 1999
to present. Have hired dozens of student workers, and recent graduates to help
carry out the many tasks and duties of the project, from organizing Veterans Day
celebrations, creating agendas for workshop, learning FileMaker Pro for the
project database, writing business letters, soliciting interview subjects, etc.
Students get career advice, and a daily dose of journalism discussion.
Investigative Reporters and Editors Boot Camp, raised money for
transportation to this 1-day workshop, University of Missouri, at Columbia, for 12
students, self and one other journalism professor. March 23-25, 2001.
Freedom Forum Doctoral Fellowship Finalists Meeting-- One of two former Freedom
Forum fellows who successfully finished the program within 26 months allotted,
selected to address 1999 finalists, Chapel Hill, N.C., Feb. 7, 1999.
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Journalism -- The No Frills Rsum
Critique, organized a one-day session during which professionals and journalism
professors helped journalism students at all levels revamp their resums in
preparation for internship and job applications, Oct. 8, 1998.
SERVICE
A. Scholarly
Issue Editor, Latino Studies, dedicated to Latinos/as and Media, forthcoming 2011.
Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation 500 Oral History Project, Austin --Advisory Board member, 2009 to present.
National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA Presidential Counselor, an
advisory counsel to this Congressionally-funded organization, August 2006 to
present.
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Japanese American National
Museum, Los Angeles, CA, -- Exhibition Committee, May 2004 to present.
American Journalism Historians Association
Member, Oral History Committee, 2002 through 2004.
Paper judge, summer 2004.
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications,
Member, accrediting site team, University of Washington, Seattle. Feb.
23-26, 2003.

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Center for the Study of Race and Media, Howard University School of
Communications. Board Member Appointed Spring 1999 to May 2000.
Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and
Mass Communications, member, served on the committee that makes
recommendations to the Accrediting Council on the accreditation of journalism
and mass communications units. Served on Committee for six years, from 19891995. Served on six accreditation site visit teams since 1990.
B. Editorial
American Studies Journalreviewer of manuscript, spring 2009.
Story Corps, Histrias seriesmember, Advisory Committee, 2009 to present.
The War Within-- member, Advisory Committee, (this is a two-hour documentary
about Latinos in Americas Wars, by Hector Galn), 2008 to present.
Texas A & M Press--manuscript reviewer, Summer 2008
Miller McCune Web site and national print magazine-- focusing on public policy
research and researchers, editorial advisory board, Dec. 2007 to present.
Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, manuscript reviewer, Fall 2005.
Latino Studies journal-- manuscript reviewer, August 2005.
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studiesmember, editorial board, Fall 2005 to present.
University of Texas Press-- manuscript reviewer, Spring 2005 and Summer 2004.
American Journalism-- manuscript reviewer, Summer 2003. American Journalism is
publication of the American Journalism Historians Association.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications,
Minorities and Communication Division-- paper judge for graduate students, Spring
2005. paper judge for both graduate students and faculty papers, Spring 2003.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications-- reviewed
Spanish-language abstracts for International Colloquium, Mexico City, Fall 2000.
International Communication Associations Political Communication division
paper judge, November/December 1999.
Western Historical Quarterly-- referee for paper submitted for publication, Spring
1999.
C. University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism

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The Kerner Commission Report: 40 Years Laterorganized visit by Fred Harris,


member of the Kerner Commission Report, as a Carnegie Distinguished Lecturer,
November 2008.
Print Sequence head coordinated print area of the departments curriculum, 2005 to
2007.
Chicanos in Journalism: 30 Years Laterorganized panel featuring Tu Ciudad/Los
Angeles magazine editor Oscar Garza and Washington Post Southwest Bureau
Chief Sylvia Moreno, September 16, 2005.
Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Committee-- member, Spring 2005.
The Booming Spanish Language Media in Texas: Opportunities and Challenges, a
Roundtable Discussion,co-organized session on UT-Austin Campus, Feb. 24,
2005.
Professional Masters Programchaired committee to evaluate and make
recommendations on the professional masters program, Summer 2004 through
May 2005.
Coordinator visit by Ernest Sotomayor, president, UNITY: Journalists of Color,
an alliance of more than 7,000 members of the four minority journalists
organizations. Invited and enlisted support of the College of Communications
Honors Program.
Texas Journalist-- assigned and edited J320D student stories for use in the Texas
Journalist, a departmental publication about various themes. Spring 2003, Fall
2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Fall 2008.
Graduate Studies Committee--Member, 1998 through present. Selections
subcommittee, Spring 2001.
Search Committee for new director-- appointed by dean, served for two years, 20002002.
Budget Council-- Assistant Professors representative, 2001-2002.
Kappa Tau Alpha honor society, Olin Hinkle Chapter-- Charge to the Initiates, April
5, 1999.
D. University of Texas at Austin
Cultural Diversity and Global Culture Course Flag Requirements Committee invited
September 2010.

Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets--appointed by UT President William Powers,


Jr., fall 2008 to present.
Presidential Citation nominating committeeappointed by UT President William

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Powers, Jr., spring 2008.


Gender Equity Task Force-- appointed by the provost, Jan. 22, 2007 to present. Chair,
workplace climate subcommittee, conducted five focus groups and coordinated
other focus groups for report.
Task Force on Undergraduate Curriculum Reform, appointed by the President, 2004
2005. outcomes subcommittee, writing committee for report.
LBJ School of Public Affairs-- dean search committee, appointed by Provost, 2004
2005.
Academy of Distinguished Teachers--member, advisory committee for selection,
2003-2004.
Center for Mexican American Studies
Associate Director, 2004 to 2007.
Executive Committee, elected August 2002.
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Undergraduate Essay Contest, Member, selection
committee, May 1999.
Lectures Committee, fall 1998.
E. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass
Communication
Dean Administrative Review Committeemember, named by the Graduate
Senate to represent graduate students, January-February 1998.
Board of Visitors-- one of three Freedom Forum Fellows asked to share their
experiences about the program, Sept. 21, 1996.
F. Journalism Profession/Journalism Education
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications
Member, AEJMC 100-Year History Committee, appointed by AEJMC President,
2008-2011, to oversee publication of 100th anniversary history publication.
Commission on the Status of Women, spring 2008.
Newspaper Division-- Chair, 2004-2005. As the division head, initiated and
institutionalized two programs, a convention newspaper, and an award for
newspapers created by journalism units.
Newspaper Division-- Organizer/Co-Publisher, AEJMC Reporter, at annual
convention, San Antonio, Aug. 10-13, 2005.
Newspaper Division-- Program Chair and Division Vice Chair, 2003-2004.
Nominations Committee-- Member, appointed three terms, 2003-2005.
Newspaper Division-- Member, Executive Committee, , 2002-2003.
Ad hoc funding committee-- Member, 1999-2000.
Ad Hoc Committee on Organizational Issues of AEJMC -- Member,
Constitutional Review Sub-committee Member, on Organizational Issues
of AEJMC, July 2000-2001.

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AEJMC Task Force on Teaching and Learning in the New Millennium,


Subcommittee on Inclusivity -- August 1998 to 1999.
American Association of Newspaper Editors-- High School Journalism Institute,
Presenter, Sources and Story Ideas, Austin, July 20, 2004.
Dow Jones High School Journalism Workshoppresenter, News Writing Basics,
University of Texas at El Paso, July 14, 2004.
Southern Newspaper Association Foundationseminar, The Numbers,
Facilitator/Discussion Leader, Making Sense of the Census, Austin, June 11,
2000.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1984 to present.
Organizing committeemember of group tha traveled throughout the country to
promote the proposed organization, decide on bylaws and other
organizational issues. The NAHJ was incorporated in 1984.
The Latino Reporter-- founder, NAHJ's conference newspaper at the
Dallas conference in 1988. Wrote manual on producing a studentprofessional conference newspaper. Model has been adopted and adapted
by the National Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American
Journalists Association, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
The Latino Reporter -- managing editor, El Paso, June 7-10, 1995.
Staff Editor, San Francisco, April 1991.
Asst. Managing Editor, New York, April 1990.
Asst. Managing Editor, San Juan, April 1989.
NAHJ 20-Year History-- coordinator/editor, NAHJ history pamphlet, 1992.
Student campusmember, organizing committee, helped organize the first
4-day college student campus at the NAHJs 1995 convention in El
Paso.
NAHJ Nationwide High School Writing Contest-- headed effort to hold the
contest 1986, and three years afterward. Wrote manual on organizing
writing contests.
Plenary SessionCo-coordinator of Super Session on news coverage of
Hispanics, 1992.
Board of Directors-- At-large director, elected for two one-year terms, 1984 and
1985.
National Hispanic Media Conference--member, planning committee for San Diego, 1982
conference; work included organizing Latino journalists in New England. This
conference led to the formation of the National Association of Hispanic
Journalists, 1981-1982.
Hearst Corp.-- member, internship selection committee, San Francisco, Jan. 27 and 28,
2000.
University Interscholastic League-- judge, high school journalism competition, El Paso
Independent School District, March 4, 1995.

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Network of Hispanic Communicators of Dallas-Fort Worth, 1982-1989.


President, two terms, 1984 and 1985. Organized fund-raising activities,
including regional adult soccer tournaments, for scholarships.
Writing contest for local high school students1983 and several after.
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas-- board of directors, 1986-1988.
University of Texas at Brownsville-- speaker, for prospective staff members of
the campus newspapers about journalism as a career. Sept. 2, 1994.
El Paso Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1989-1996.
Treasurer, 1994-1995.
High School Writing Contest organizer, 1993-1994.
University of Texas at El Paso, Student Publications, Keynote speaker for awards
banquet of The Prospector and El Minero. Dec. 14, 1996.
American Society of Newspaper Editors College Short Course-- Member, planning
committee, held University of Texas at El Paso, Nov. 12-13, 1993.
Chicanos Interesados en Communicacines, 1975-1976.
Member, organizing committee, helped found an organization of Mexican
American communications students at the University of Texas at
Austin. Organized and held a conference addressing accuracy and
fairness in coverage of Hispanics. Participants included journalists
and university professors from the Southwest. Conference was
funded, in part, by the University of Texas at Austin College of
Communication. Fall and Spring 1975-76.
G. Professional Outreach
Juan Gonzalez visit, as a Carnegie distinguished lecturer. Gonzalez is an
investigative reporter and columnist with the New York Daily News and co-host
of Democracy Now! He made two classroom presentations. April 18, 2008.
Hector Cant visit, as a Carnegie Distinguished lecturer. Cant is a syndicated
cartoonist, creator of Baldo. His spoke to one class and made a public
presentation entitled Comic Strip as Social Commentary. Sept. 11, 2007.
Ernest Sotomayor visit. Initiated and enlisted support of College of
Communications Honors Program to bring in Long Island Editor of
Newsday.com who was also the volunteer president of UNITY: Journalists of
Color. March 22-23, 2004.
Wayne Slater visit. Initiated and worked with School of Journalism to bring to
campus for a lecture and luncheon Wayne Slater, author of Bushs Brain and
Austin Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News, Spring 2003.

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Karen DeWitt, producer for Nightline, presentation of the John Henry Faulk
Lecture at the Center for American History. She spoke to several journalism
classes, Sept. 7-8, 1999.
Texas Publishers Association-- judge for 1999 Best Newspaper Awards.
Category: Best News Story, Spring, 1999.
H. Community
Austin History CenterThe Basics of Conducting an Oral History
Interview, workshop, Austin, April 18, 2009.
Tejanos en Action Filling in the Gaps: What You Can Do to Save History,
San Antonio, Tx., April 5, 2009.
Glendale, City of , Leadership-- Latino Arizonans and World War II, Glendale,
AZ, March 30, 2009.
Glendale Community CollegeLatino Arizonans and World War II, Glendale,
AZ, March 30, 2009.
University of California, Los Angeles, Chicano Studies Research Center-Advisory Council Member for Mexican American Civic Participation in PostWorld War II Los Angeles, 2008 to present.
Austin Public Library, speaker at opening reception for Images of Valor, the
photo exhibit sponsored by Humanities Texas, produced by the U.S. Latino &
Latina WWII Oral History Project. Austin, Nov. 1, 2008.
Austin Independent School District, Hispanic Futures Conference, Leadership
in the World of Work, Anderson H.S., Featured Speaker, April 5, 2008.
San Antonio Independent School District, High School Social Studies Super
Saturday Winter Conference, Mexican Americans and World War II, San
Antonio, Jan. 7, 2006.
U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project organizer, presenter of awards
and closing speaker, in luncheon recognition of San Antonio area interview
subjects and the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, July 30, 2004
National Council of La Raza annual convention Featured Speaker, Summarized
the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project and introduced the play,
Voices of Valor, based on the project. Phoenix, AZ., June 29, 2004.
Baranoff Elementary Presenter at Baranoff Young Authors Conference, Austin,
Jan. 13, 2004.
Texas State Capitol Rotunda -- Guest Speaker, Diez y Seis de Septiembre
Celebration, Austin, Sept. 16, 2003.

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U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project -- Emcee, a Veterans Day
celebration honoring the Austin area interview subjects, Nov. 7, 2002.
American G.I. Forum National Convention Speaker, Progress Report on the
WWII Project, Albuquerque, Aug. 3, 2002.
Rio Arriba County (N.M.) Board of Commissioners Speaker, WWII Project in
Northern New Mexico, Espaola, NM, Sept. 27, 2001.
U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History ProjectOrganizer and emcee, A
Salute to Legacies of Honor, a Veterans Day celebration, Austin,
Nov. 12, 2001.
Oral History Interview Trainer As part of the, have conducted training sessions
for volunteer interviewers in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Phoenix,
Albuquerque, El Paso, October 1999 through 2003. Developed training materials,
a video and a manual, for volunteer interviewers. That material has been
distributed widely and is available on the Web.
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate-- Panelist, sponsored by The Dallas
Morning News, KERA-TV, WFAA-TV and Texas Monthly, March 2, 1990.
Meadow Village (San Antonio) Elementary School -- Presenter, Career Read
Out-Loud, spoke about reporting careers, read from book, San Antonio, TX,
April 9, 1982.