Books by TAMIU Profs Head to Classrooms
Recently, two Texas A&M International University professors learned
their published works are being considered or already in use in classrooms
across the nation, proving the research of Texas A&M International
University is not locked in libraries or confined to the Laredo campus.
Dr. Carlos Cuéllar, assistant professor of history, learned from
his publisher that his text, Stories from the Barrio: A History of Mexican
Fort Worth, was widely used in college classrooms, prompting TCU Press
to reprint the book in paperback, making it more affordable for college
Dr. Cuéllar's work is based on his interviews with 70 individuals
and documents such as Census data, newspapers, church records and the
Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration. The text
tells the story of Mexican and Mexican-Americans in Fort Worth since the
1870s, a largely overlooked population.
Dr. Gilberto Soto, associate professor of music and chair of the Department
of Fine and Performing Arts, recently attended the Music Educators National
Conference, where he was introduced as the co-author of Spotlight on Music,
an eight-volume music education method series and sole author of Fiesta
de Canciones, a two-volume music education Hispanic Song Book for students
kindergarten through second grade and third through sixth grade.
Dr. Soto explained the Song Books are being considered for adoption
in school districts nationwide, and will be considered in Texas as well
Dr. Nasser Momayezi, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said
he was delighted to see the work of TAMIU professors reaching a wider
"Our faculty's research is of the highest caliber, so I am not
surprised at its adoption in classrooms. I'm very happy our faculty can,
through the publication of their research, help educate students beyond
our campus," said Momayezi.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences at 326.2460 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe
Killam Library, room 429.
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