Two at university named top Hispanic professors in Texas
Texas State University professors Jesús Francisco de la Teja and Yasmine Beale-Rosano-Rivaya have been named two of the Top 14 Hispanic Professors in Texas by Online Schools Texas.
De la Teja is a Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor of history, and his research focuses on the northeastern frontier of Spanish colonial Mexico and Texas through the Republic era. He was also appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve the first-ever two-year term as the State Historian of Texas in 2009.
“It is always a gratifying surprise to receive an unexpected honor,” de la Teja said. “I have been blessed over the years to receive the confidence of colleagues, students and the various professional and community groups that I deal with, and this latest recognition serves as an acknowledgment of those efforts and a stimulus to continue my efforts.”