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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

ANTONIO NOÉ ZAVALETA

 

 

 

PERSONAL DATA

 

Birth:                           April 30, 1947, Santa Monica, California

                                     Raised in Brownsville, Texas

 

Ethnicity:                     Latino (American of Mexican Descent)

 

Foreign Language

Proficiency:                  Non-Native-high level fluency in Spanish (Speaking, Reading,

                                     Writing)

 

Professional

Address:                      Vice President for External Affairs

                                     The University of Texas at Brownsville & Texas Southmost College

                                     80 Fort Brown

                                     Brownsville, Texas 78520

                                     Office: (956) 983-7313

                                     Fax: (956) 983-7312

                                     E-mail address: zavaleta@utb.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

Graduate:                    1976, Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology,

                                    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

 

                                    Major and Emphasis: Physical/Medical Anthropology, Kinesiology

                                    and Health, Mexican American and Mexican populations.

 

Dissertation Title:      "Densitometric Estimates of Body Composition in Mexican American Boys."

 

                                    1973, Master of Arts in Anthropology,

                                    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

 

                                    Major: Physical Anthropology, Human Growth and Development

                                    of Mexican American Children.

 

                                    Minor: Kinesiology and Biology.

 

                                    Thesis Title: "Human Growth and Physical Development of

                                                         Mexican American Children in Brownsville, Texas"

 

Undergraduate:          1971, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with Honors,

                                    The University of Texas at Austin,  Austin, Texas.

 

                                    1969, Associate of Arts, Texas Southmost College, Brownsville,

                                     Texas.

 

Secondary:                   1964, Diploma, St. Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

 

2004-1999                    Vice President for External Affairs, The University of Texas at Brownsville 

                                    and Texas Southmost College.

  

2000-1999                    Assigned supervision for the Division of Institutional Advancement, The

                                    University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.

 

1999-1998                    Acting Vice President for Administration and Partnership Affairs, The

                                    University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.

 

1998-1992                    Dean, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at

                                    Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas and Texas Southmost College.

 

1996-1995                    Interim Dean, College of Science, Mathematics and Technology,

                                    The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost

                                    College.

  

1994-1993                     Interim Dean, College of Science, Mathematics and Technology,

                                    The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost

                                    College.

 

1993-1988                    Executive Director, COPRIMA, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

 

1992-1977                           Director, The South Texas Institute of Latin and Mexican American 

                                     Research, "Border Research." Founding editor of The Borderlands Journal, 

                                    Texas  Southmost College/The University of Texas at Brownsville

                                    Brownsville, Texas.

 

1987-1986                    Executive Director, The COPRIMA Program, UTMB Department

                                   of Pediatrics, Administered in Brownsville, Texas.

 

TEACHING AND FACULTY POSITIONS

 

2004-1992                    Professor of Anthropology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, The

                                    University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College,

                                    Brownsville, Texas.

 

2004-1994                    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of

                                    Education, The University of Texas at Austin.              

 

2004-1987                    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The

                                    University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas.

 

1985                            Visiting Associate Professor, in Latin American Studies, The

                                    University of Texas at Austin. Mellon Fellow for the study

                                    "Maquiladoras and Cultural Change," Austin, Texas.

 

1981                             Visiting Associate Professor, in Anthropology and Physical

                                    Education, Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas

                                    at Austin, Austin, Texas.

 

1979-1977                     Adjunct Assistant Professor, in Anthropology and Sociology, Pan

                                    American University, Brownsville, Texas.

 

1976-1973                     Teaching Assistant, in Anthropology, Department of              

                                            Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

 

1973-1972                     Instructor, in Anthropology, Extension Division, The University of

                                    Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

 

1972                             Teaching Assistant, in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology,

                                     The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2004-2002                  Major writing project:  “Practical Curanderismo: A Guide to Understanding 

                                  Latino  Health, Illness and Spirituality.”

 

2004-2003                  Cross-Border Mental Health Needs and Services Assessment Project, 

                                  UTB/CBIRD, Project Co-coordinator.

 

2002                            Coordinated a major TV documentary field shoot for A&E City 

                                  Confidential, Aired nationally, August 25, 2003.

     

2001                             Coordinated a major TV documentary field shoot on Mexican Witchcraft 

                                    for The National Geographic Society, at the Mercado Sonora, in Mexico City. 

 

2004-2001                   The Practice of Mexican Witchcraft  “Brujeria” in a Northern Mexican 

                                     Village, field research.

 

2004-1998                  The Niño Fidencio Research Project Webpage,” The transference and 

                                     preservation of U.S.-Mexico border folk-culture in the virtual sphere of

                                     the World Wide Web.

                                    http://ntmain.utb.edu/vpea/elnino/fidencio.html

 

2004-1986                  "The COPRIMA Project," an indigent health care project designed to provide

                                    low-income persons living in colonias with primary health care, to provide

                                    comprehensive health education, develop a Lay Health Advisor Model, 

                                   and to collect research data in an on- going project. First funded by the 

                                   Texas Department of Health to the University of Texas Medical Branch

                                   (UTMB), and  subsequently to COPRIMA,  Inc., a non-profit agency with 

                                  a local governing board of directors, in Brownsville, Texas.

 

1998                             Zinc Deficiency in Mexican American Children,” 1998, Harold 

                                    Sandstead, J. Penland, A. Prasad, N. Egger, N. Alcock, R. Carroll,

                                    H. Dayal, A. Zavaleta, C. Rocco, R. Plotkin, A. Milan and M. 

                                   Arambula, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tx.

                                    The USDA-ARS Human Nutrition Research Center,  Grand Forks, ND,

                                    the Wayne State SOM, Detroit, MI; The University of Texas at

                                      Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas & the Brownsville Independent School

                                    District, Brownsville, Texas.

     

2002-1995                          “Historic Folk Sainthood along the Texas-Mexico Border,” an  

                                     on-going study of the importance of Folk-Catholicism in South

                                     Texas and Northern Mexico.   In association with Dr. Joseph

                                      Spielberg of MSU.

 

1993-1991                    "The U.S.-Mexico Border Worksite Health Promotion Initiative,"  

                                    research grant funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating

                                    Board, to Dr.  A.N. Zavaleta of  the Department of Behavioral Science 

                                    at the University of Texas at Brownsville, and  to Dr. Nell Gottlieb of

                                    the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at

                                    The University of Texas at Austin.

 

1993-1988                     "El Doctor Divino," an ethnographic study of Folk-Catholicism and 

                                    a healing  movement in Northern Mexico and the United States; 

                                   the followers of El Niño  Fidencio. The study includes an ethnographic 

                                   film  examining health care delivery from an anthropological and

                                   mental health perspective. 

 

1993-1981                     A study of the Practical and Folk Use of Medicinal Plants along the 

                                     U.S.-Mexico Border,” including the development of a "Border herbal"   

                                     and a "Medicinal Plant Database."

 

1986-1980                           "The Border Industrialization Program and Cultural Change,"  funded

                                      in part by the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of

                                     Texas at Austin, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

 

1985-1983                           "Health Needs Assessment Survey: U.S.-Mexico Border Community

                                    Case Study,"  funded in part by the USDHHS Grant No. 

                                    06H-000572-06, conducted in Brownsville, Texas.

 

 1983                            "The Physical Growth Status and Health of Mexican American Children in

                                     Brownsville, Texas: Ten Year follow-up study." See publication list.

 

1983-1981                    "A Study of the Genetic Epidemiology of Diabetes in Mexican Americans,"

                                     conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 

                                    Texas and  the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, Texas,

                                    Body  Measurement Component,  conducted in Rio Grande City, Texas.

 

1983-1980                           "A Study of the Ethnography of Work: the Maquiladora Experience, 

                                    Cooperation and Evaluation in the Work environment," Conducted

                                     in three maquiladoras in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

 

1980-1979                    "A Study of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Problems Among

                                     Mexican American Women of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of

                                     Texas."

 

1979                            "A Study of Maternal and Child Health Status and Health Care

                                    Delivery Systems in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas."

 

1978                            "A Demographic and Social Analysis of the Lower Texas-Mexico Border

                                     Region."

 

1977                            "A Demographic Study of the Regional Economy and Health Status

                                    of the Northern Mexican Populations."

 

1975-1974                   "A Study of the Body Composition of Mexican American Boys, 

                                    with special reference to their nutritional and health status."  

                                    Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University 

                                    of Texas at Austin.

 

1972                            "A Study of the Physical Growth and Development of Mexican

                                    American Children in Brownsville, Texas.” Data Collected in the

                                    BISD, Brownsville, Texas.

 

  

PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., October 2003, “Los Olvidados-The Forgotten Ones,” In: The Ghosts of Fort Brown: An Informal Study of Brownsville Folklore and Parapsychology, Edited by, John Hawthorne, Javier Garcia and Justin Lawrence, Arnulfo L. Oliveira Society Press, University of Texas at Brownsville, pp. 23-29.  

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., July 2003, “Hispanic/Latino Alternative, Complementary, Integrative, and Unconventional Health Practices and their Importance in the Allopathic Medical Model,” Presented at a seminar at the University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio, Regional Area Health Center, Harlingen, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., April 2002,  “Hispanic/Latino Alternative, Complementary, Integrative, and Unconventional Health Practices and their Importance in the Allopathic Medical Model,” Presented at a seminar at the University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio.

 

“Cameron County/Matamoros At The Crossroads: Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Regional and Binational Development,” a report by The Cross Border Institute for Regional Development, UTB/TSC.  (Document editor and author of Section Four, pages 62-83, UTB/TSC.) 

http://ntmain.utb.edu/cbird/UTB-TSCFpageFormat/HomeReports.htm

 

Acevedo, Baltazar and Antonio Zavaleta (facilitator-editors), 2002, “The Falfurrias Dialogue,” Closing the Gaps: The Regional Challenge, UTB-CBIRD.

http://ntmain.utb.edu/cbird/ClosingTheGaps/ClosingGapsCover.htm

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2001, “Rear Dust Jacket Editorial Comment,” In The Final Fury: Palmito Ranch The Last Battle of the Civil War, by Phillip Thomas Tucker, Stackpole Books: Mechanicsburg, PA.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2000, “Do Cultural Factors Affect Hispanic Health Status,” prepared for the UT-Health Science School of Public Health-Brownsville.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2000,  “Addressing Hispanic Health Problems in the 21st Century,” a

 presentation and panel discussion presented at the University of Texas System Texas-Mexico Border Health Coordination Office Conference, South Padre Island, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., April 2000, "The UTB/TSC model for Workplace Biliteracy," White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Spring Policy Seminar Series, K-16 Strategies for a Biliterate Workforce, Washington, D.C.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., April 2000, "The UTB/TSC model for Workplace Biliteracy," Roundtable on Strategies for a Biliterate Workforce Outline of Key Issues,  Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C.

 

Sandstead, H., Penland, J., Prasad, A., Egger, N., Alcock, N., Carroll, R., Dayal, H., Zavaleta, A., Rocco, C., Plotkin, R., Milan, A. & Arambula, M., 2000, “Zinc Deficiency in Mexican-American Children,” presented as a poster at the 2nd Meeting of the Association for Patient Oriented Research, Crystal City, Va.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1999, “Curanderos y Personas de Tercer Edad: A Multicultural Model for the Effective Support of a Healthy Latino Elderly,” a paper and panel discussion presented at the University of Texas System Texas-Mexico Border Health Coordination Office Conference, South Padre Island, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1999, “Punto Final: Towards Cross-Border Partnerships”, Hispanic

Outlook, Vol. 9.

 

Penland, J., Sandstead, H., Egger, N., Dayal, H., Alcock, N., Plotkin, R., Rocco, C. and Zavaleta, A., 1999,  “Zinc, Iron and Micronutrient Supplemention Effects On Cognitive and Psychomotor Function of Mexican-American School Children,” FASEB J; 13:A921, Abstract 683.4. Presented as a poster at the Experimental Biology Conference 1999.

 

Egger, N., Sandstead, H., Penland, J., Alcock, N., Plotkin, R., Rocco, C. Dayal, H., and Zavaleta, A., 1999, “Zinc Supplementation Improves Growth in Mexican-American Children”, FASEB J; 13: A246, Abstract 217.17. Presented as a poster at the Experimental Biology Conference 1999.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1998, “ ‘El Niño Fidencio:’ Un Santo Popular Para El Nuevo Milenio”, SOCIOTAM: Revista International de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, México, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Jul-Dic, pp.149-178.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1998, “El Mercado Sonora: A Witches’ Market,” documentary film by Antonio Zavaleta, Michael Van Wagenen, and Monica Delgado, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1998, “El Niño Fidencio and the Fidencistas.” In OTHERS: Sociological Analysis of Non-normative Religious Groups, Edited by: William Zellner, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport Connecticut.

 

Spielberg, Joseph and Zavaleta, Antonio, 1997, “Historic Folk Sainthood along the Texas-Mexico Border.” In Studies in Matamoros and Cameron County History, edited by Kearney, M., Knopp, A. and Zavaleta, A. The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College: Brownsville, Texas, pp. 347-75.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1996, “Doctores Espirituales,” documentary film and discussion presented at the XII Festival Internacional de la Raza, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, Van Wagenen, Michael, and Delgado, Monica, 1996,“Spirit Doctors,” documentary film, co-produced by Brigham Young University, Department of Anthropology and The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, College of Liberal Arts.

 

Gottlieb, Nell H., Keogh, Erin F., Zavaleta, Tony, Herrera, Sylvia, and Rodriguez,

Gregoria, 1996, “Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women Working at the

U.S.-Mexican Border: Predictors of Compliance,” presented at Connecting the Efforts

along the Border: The University of Texas System Fourth Biennial Symposium, South

Padre Island, Texas, October 25, 1996.

 

Kearney, Milo, Knopp, Anthony and Zavaleta, Antonio, 1995, Editors, Studies in

Brownsville & Matamoros History, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville,

Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 1995, “Filomeno Garcia vs. Josiah Turner: The Case of Soliseñito

Banco and the Elimination of Bancos on the Rio Grande River,” In Studies in Brownsville

and Matamoros History, Kearney, M., Knopp, A., and Zavaleta, A. The University of

Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas, pp. 313-27.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1994, “El Niño Fidencio Film Project,” a student documentary film co-produced by The University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication Graduate Film Office and The University of Texas at Brownsville, College of Liberal Arts.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1994, “Introduction to the Proceedings of the First Annual Palo Alto

Conference, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site,” Southwest Region, National

Park Service, Brownsville, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1994, “Opening comments,” In Transcripts of the First Annual Palo Alto Conference, Edited by Aaron P. Mahr Yanez, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, Southwest Region, National Parks Service, Brownsville, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1992, "El Doctor Divino: Spiritist Healing in the Mexican American Community,” a paper presented at the VI International Conference on Traditional and Folk Medicine, Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1992, “An Archeological Assessment of the Potential Impact on

Cultural Resources in the Area of the New International Border Crossing at

Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico,” Traffic Engineers, Inc., Houston, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., Finkelstein, Jordan W., and Rocco, Carmen D., 1992, “A Modified Community Oriented Primary Care Model for the Delivery of Migrant Health Care,” Texas Journal of Rural Health, First Quarter.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1991, “Mr. A. E. Anderson, ‘The Father of Valley Archaeology’

and his ‘Indian Relic Collection’,” In Still More Studies in Brownsville History, Edited by

Milo Kearney, The University of Texas Pan American at Brownsville: Brownsville,

Texas, pp. 131-51.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1989, “Resacas and Bancos in Brownsville History,” In More

Studies in Brownsville History, Edited by Milo Kearney, Pan American University at

Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas. pp. 3-30.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1989, “Introduction,” In Across the Border: The True Story of the Satanic Killings in Matamoros, Mexico, by, Gary Provost, pp. 15-18.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., Finkelstein, Jordan, Rubinstein, Carlos, and Rocco, Carmen, 1989,

“Mexican American Health Status in a South Texas Colonia: Results from the

COPRIMA IPA-HMO Model 1986-1989,” COPRIMA, Brownsville, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1989, “Curanderismo in a Changing World: Border Folk Healing Traditions for the 1990's,” a paper presented at Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas.

 

Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Little, B.B., 1987, “Body Size, Fatness and Leanness of Mexican American Children in Brownsville, Texas:  Changes between 1972 and 1983.” American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 77, pp. 573-577.

 

Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Little, B. B. , 1987, “Secular Changes in the Stature

and Weight of Mexican American School Children in Brownsville, Texas, between 1928

and 1983.” Human Biology, Vol. 59, pp. 509-522.

 

Malina, R.M., Brown, K. H., and Zavaleta, A.N., 1987, “Relative Lower Extremity

Length in Mexican American and American Black and White Youth,” American Journal

of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 72, pp. 89-94.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1986, "The Twin Cities: An Historical Synthesis of the Socio-

Economic Interdependence of the Brownsville-Matamoros Border Community,” In

Studies the Brownsville History, Edited by Milo Kearney, Pan American University at

Brownsville, Texas. 

 

Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Little, B. B., 1986, “Estimated Overweight and

Obesity in Mexican American School Children,” International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 10,

pp. 483-491.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1986, “Texas-Mexican Border Folk Medicine in the Midst of

Change,” The Borderlands Journal: Special Texas Sesquicentennial Issue, Vol. 10, pp. 161-172.

 

Zavaleta, A.N., Coray, G., and Rubinstein, C., 1985, “Health Needs Assessment Survey:

A U.S. Mexico Border Community Case Study 1984-1985,” published by The City of

Brownsville, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, A.N., 1984, “The Role of Community Colleges in the Development of

Community Health Care Programs,” In The Proceedings of an Invitational Workshop on tile

Role of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education in Community Health Care, National Academy

of Science, Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

 

Muller, W. H., Joos, S. K., Ferrel, R. E., Zavaleta, A.N., Eichner, J. and Schull, W. J., 1984, “Upper Body Fat Patterning Associated with Type II Diabetes in Mexican Americans,” Diabetes Abstracts, Vol. 32, p. 108.

 

Muller, W. H., Joos, S. K., Hanis, C. L., Zavaleta, A.N., Eichner, J., and Schull, W. J., 1984, “The Diabetes Alert Study: Growth, Fatness, and Fat Patterning, Adolescence through Adulthood in Mexican Americans,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 64, pp. 389-399.

 

Paull, G. J. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1983, “Archaeology and Ethno history of the Boscaje de

Palmas,” The Borderlands Journal, Vol. 6, pp. 111-150.

 

Zavaleta, A.N., 1982, “Mexican American Anthropology,” In Source Book of Hispanic

Culture in the United States, Edited by, David William Foster, American Library

Association, Chicago, pp. 34-56.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1982, “Medieval Antecedents of Border Pseudo Religious Folk

Beliefs,” In The Borderlands Journal:  The Medieval Roots of the Mexican American

Borderlands,” Vol. 5, pp. 185-200.

 

Hughes, D., Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Johnston, F. E., 1982, “Prediction of Body

Composition in Mexican American Boys 12-14 Years of Age,” Abstract, American Journal

of Physical Anthropology.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1982, “Variations in Hispanic Health Status,” In Proceedings of the

International Symposium on Hispanic American Diversity, Michigan State Board of

Education, Special Education Services pp. 36-66.

 

Zavaleta, A.N. and Malina, R.M., 1982, “Growth and Body Composition of Mexican

American Boys 9 through 14 Years of Age,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology,

Vol. 57, pp. 261-271.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, “A Study of the Unique Factors Affecting ‘Quality of Work life’ in a Bicultural Environment,” RIMIR, S.A. de C.V., Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, “A Study of the Housing Conditions in San Benito, Texas,” City of San Benito, Community Development Block Grant Program, U.S.D.H.U.D.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, “Blaming the Victim or Life after Federal Funding,” In

Advances in the Field: Farm worker Policy Impact Project, Vol. 1, pp. 2-5.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, “Variations in Hispanic Health Status,” Research Bulletin, Hispanic Research Center, Fordham University, Vol. 4, pp. 1-5.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, “Federal Assistance and Mexican American Health Status in

Texas,” Agenda: A Journal of Hispanic Issues, Vol. 11, pp. 19-25.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Malina, R.M., 1981, “Secular Trend in the Stature and Weight of Mexican American Children in Texas Between 1930 and 1970,” Offprint Series, No. 219, Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., and Malina, R.M., 1981, “Growth, Fatness, and Leanness in Mexican American Children,” Offprint Series, No. 227, Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., and Paull, G. J., 1980, “Economic Development and Cultural

Change: Northeastern Mexico's Impact on Southern Texas, Part 1,” South Texas Business

Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 31-32, and Part 2, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 17-18.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1980, “An Anthropological Synthesis of Language, Culture, and

Education: Applications for Adult Bilingual/Bicultural Education,” The Borderlands

Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 187-191.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1980, “Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting Mexican American Health

Status and Health Care Delivery Systems in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas,”

Abstract, In Hispanic Health Services Research, Research Proceedings Series, DHHS

Publication No. (PHS) 80 3288, p.38.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1980, “Mexican American Health Status: Selected Topics from the

Borderlands,” The Borderlands Journal, Vol. 4.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Malina, R.M., 1980, “Growth, Fatness, and Leanness in Mexican American Children,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 33, pp. 2008-2020.

 

Malina, R.M. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1980, “Secular Trend in the Heights and Weights of

Mexican American Children in Texas Between 1930 and 1970,” American Journal of

Physical Anthropology, Vol. 52, pp. 453-461.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1979, “Substance Abuse in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas,”

Agenda: A Journal of Hispanic Issues, Vol. 9, pp. 4-7.

 

Maril, R. L. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1979, “Drinking Patterns of Low Income Mexican

American Women,” Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Vol. 40, pp. 480-484.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1979, “Teaching Sociology to Border Mexican American

Students,” South Texas Journal of Research and the Humanities, Vol. 3, pp. 53-67.

 

Mallouf, R. J. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1979, “The Unland Site: A Prehistoric Group Burial from Laguna Atascosa National Wildfire Refuge Cameron, County, Texas,” Texas Historical Commission, Office of the State Archaeologist, Special Report, No. 25.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1977, “Growth of School Age Mexican American Children of

Brownsville, Texas,” South Texas Journal of Research and the Humanities, Vol. 1, pp. 97-114.

 

Malina, R.M. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1976, “Androgyny of Physique in Female Track and

Field Athletes,” Annals of Human Biology, Vol. 3, pp. 441-446.

 

Zavaleta, A.N., 1976, “Densitometric Estimates of Body Composition in Mexican

American Boys,” Abstract, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 44, p. 216.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1976, “Densitometric Estimates of Body Composition in Mexican American Boys,” Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1975, “Relative Weight of Parents and Growth of Offspring,

Abstract,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 42. pp. 341-342.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1973, “Growth of Mexican American School Children in

Brownsville, Texas,” Abstract, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 40, p. 157.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

2004-2002                    Board Member, COPRIMA, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

 

2002-2001                                        Board Member and Officer, Unidos Podemos, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

 

2004-2001                                Board Member, Su Clinica Familiar, Inc., Harlingen, Texas.                           

                    

2002-2001                                       Member, New Faculty Search Committee, The University of Texas

                                   Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health,

                                   Brownsville Satellite campus.

 

2001                            Member, City of Brownsville’s Winning, “All America City “

                                   application, Atlanta, Georgia.                   

 

2002-1999                    Member, Texas Border Infrastructure Coalition.

 

2000-1999                    Chairman, City of Brownsville, Complete Count Committee.

 

2004-2000                    Ex-officio Board Member, Brownsville Downtown Development 

                                    Corporation.

 

2000                             Member, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 

                                     School of Public Health, Health Needs Assessment Advisory Committee.

 

2004-1999                     Member, The University of Texas System K-16 Taskforce.

 

2004-1999                     Member, The University of Texas System Governmental Relations

                                     Advisory Committee (GRAC).

 

1999                              Member, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 

                                      Regional Area Health Center Dean Search Committee.

 

2004-1998                     Member, Dean Porter Park Restoration Project Mural Committee.

 

2001-1997                     Commissioner, City of Brownsville, Civil Service Commission.

 

1996                              Charter Member, Cameron Works Inc. (Cameron County

                                      Workforce Board).

 

1993-1989                      Member of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health,

                                      U.S.D.H.H.S.

 

1993-1978                       Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Su Clinica Familiar, 

                                      A federally funded migrant and community health center in Cameron and

                                      Willacy Counties, Texas.

 

1992                               Member of the University of Texas System Valley Health

                                       Commission.

 

1991                              Appointed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to 

                                      serve as a member of the "Community Health Task Force."

   

1991-1983                      Member of the City of Brownsville, Texas, City Commission, and

                                      Mayor Pro-Tempore.

 

1991-1985                      Member of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Health

                                      Planning Advisory Committee.

 

1991-1985                      Member of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Indigent

                                      Health Care Task Force.

 

1992-1990                      Member of the Project Hope, Community Health Aide, Advisory

                                     Committee.

 

1990                              Member, Assessment of Health Care for Hispanic Individuals,

                                     HRSA  240-89-0045, Health and Sciences International

                                     Incorporated, Lewin/ICF, Advisory Committee.

 

1990                              Member, Bi-National Health Study Committee, Cameron County

                                     Health Department, University of Texas Health Science Center,

                                     Houston.

 

1990-1989                      Participant, MSIP, Minority Science grant, UT-Pan American

                                     Edinburg and Texas Southmost College.

 

1990-1984                      Member and past board chairman for the Cameron Willacy

                                     Counties Community Projects, Inc., (CWCCP), The Community

                                     Action Project (CAP) for Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas.

 

1988-1986                      Member and Vice-Chairman of the Lower Rio Grande Valley

                                     Development Council. The Council of Governments (COG) for the

                                     Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

 

1988                              Member, The Valley Primary Health Care Review, Review

                                     Committee, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.

 

1987-1985                      Founding Member of the Board of Directors of RGV Educational 

                                      Broadcasting, Inc., KMBH, Channel 60, Public Television, 

                                      Harlingen, Texas.

 

1985-1984                     Member of the board of directors of Amigos del Valle, Inc., services

                                    for the elderly in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

 

1985-1984                     Member of the board of directors of the Brownsville Health Facilities

                                      Development Corporation.

 

1984-1983                     Member, Brownsville Independent School District, Curriculum

                                    Committee.

 

1983-1982                     Consultant for the Quality Control of the Body Measurement Section 

                                     of the Hispanic Health Survey, HANES III, (Hispanic HANES) U.S. 

                                    Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

 

1980                             Chairman, Advisory board of directors of the Rio Grande State Center for

                                    Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

 

1980                             Member, Research Taskforce, National Association of Community

                                    Health Centers.

 

1980                             Co-Chairman, Session on Borderlands Research Projects, Annual

                                    meetings of SCOLAS, Austin, Texas.

 

1979                             Co-Host, Annual meetings of the Cibola Anthropological Association

                                    meetings held in Brownsville, Texas.

 

1979-1977                    Vice-Chairman, Brownsville Citizens Advisory Committee,

                                    Community Development Block Grant process, U.S.D.H.U.D.

 

1978-1977                    Member, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Regional

                                   Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Advisory Committee.

 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS

 

1997                 Gold Apple (Highest Honors), at the National Educational Media Network

                         Film Festival, Oakland, CA., for the documentary film series: 

                         El Alma Del Pueblo: The Mexican-Americans.   

 

1996                  Best National Documentary Film, at the Utah Short Film and Video Festival,

                         Salt Lake City, UT, for the documentary film series: El Alma Del Pueblo:

                         The Mexican-Americans.   

 

1996                  Gold Apple (Highest Honors), at the National Educational Media Network

                          Film Festival, Oakland, CA, for the documentary film series: El Alma Del

                          Pueblo:  The Mexican-Americans.   

 

1995                  Mort Rosenfeld Award, at the Utah Short Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake

                         City, UT, for the documentary film series: El Alma Del Pueblo:  The

                         Mexican-Americans.   

 

1993-1986           The COPRIMA project grant for primary health care for indigents living in South

                           Texas Colonias. Texas Department of Health, approximately $3 million dollars 

                           over 11 years.

 

1993-1991           Maquiladora Women Worksite Health Promotion Grant, Texas

                           Coordinating Board Advanced Research Grants.

 

1985                  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Fellowship in Latin American

                         Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

1985                  Award of Merit from the American GI Forum.

 

1983                   Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the study 

                          of the Health Needs of Brownsville, Texas.

 

1979                   Outstanding Young Men of America Award.

 

 THESIS DIRECTION

 

Delgado Van Wagenen, Monica, 2000, “The Sacred and the Mundane: Appearances of Deity in Ordinary Objects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas,” MAIS Thesis, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

 

Van Wagenen, Michael, 1998, “The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God: The Attempt to Establish a Theocratic Nation in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands in 1844,” MAIS Thesis, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

 

Escamilla, Laura Ann, 1996, “The Fidencista Project: A Study of Collaborative Ethnographic Videography Across Cultures,” MA Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin. 

 

ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

Associate Producer and Academic Advisor

 

Dr. Zavaleta has served as Associate Producer and Academic Advisor on the six-part documentary film series: El Alma Del Pueblo: The Mexican-Americans. Dr. Zavaleta has also served as series advisor for the film Grandma Vera's Tortillas. Films from the first series have received the following honors and awards:

 

Featured Screening             Cinesol Latino Film Festival, South Padre Island, TX, 2000.

 

Featured Screening             Rio Bravo Conference, Texas A&M University Kingsville,

                                                   Kingsville, TX, 2000.

 

Featured Screening             Margaret Mead Film Festival, American Museum of Natural History, 

                                                   New York City, NY, 1999.

Featured Screening             Cinesol Latino Film Festival, South Padre Island, TX, 1999.

 

Featured Screening             Freiburg Film Forum, Freiburg, Germany, 1999.

 

Featured Screening             University of Texas System Texas-Mexico Border Health

                                                   Symposium, South Padre Island, TX, 1998.

 

Featured Screening             San Antonio CineFestival, San Antonio, TX, 1997.

 

Gold Apple                           (Highest Honors), National Educational Media Network

                                                  Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 1997.

 

Featured Screening             Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Austin, TX,

                                                   1997.

 

Best National

Documentary Film              Utah Short Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, 1996.

 

Featured Screening             Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Oaxaca,

                                                   Mexico, 1996.

 

Featured Screening             Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History,

                                                  Washington D.C., 1996.

 

Gold Apple                           (Highest Honors), National Educational Media Network

                                                  Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 1996.

 

Featured Screening             Chicago Latino Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 1996.

 

Featured Screening             Harvard University’s Peabody Museum, Boston, MA, 1996.

 

Featured Screening             “Go See” Film Exhibit and Screening Invitational,

                                                    Greenville, SC, 1996.

 

Featured Screening             American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C.,

                                                   1995.

 

Featured Screening             Margaret Mead Film Festival, American Museum of Natural

                                                   History, New York City, NY, 1995.

 

Mort Rosenfeld Award      Utah Short Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, 1995.

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Dr. Juliet V. Garcia

President

The University of Texas at Brownsville and

Texas Southmost College

80 Fort Brown

Brownsville, Texas 78520

 

Dr. Philip Kendall

Former Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor of History

The University of Texas at Brownsville

80 Fort Brown

Brownsville, Texas 78520

 

Dr. Jordan W. Finkelstein

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

College of Health and Human Development

The Pennsylvania State University

E. 210 Henderson

University Park, PA 16802

 

Dr. Carmen Rocco

Medical Director

COPRIMA, Inc.

302 Kings Highway, Suite

Brownsville, Texas 78521

 

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