Faculty/Staff Affiliates

Faculty/Staff Listing

The steering committee for the Minor is comprised of faculty, staff, and students with an interest in serving the local and national Latino/a communities. The steering committee creates and implements a vision for the Minor based on local needs and national trends in Latina/o Studies. The curriculum committee is a subset of the steering committee. These members are responsible for soliciting and approving course proposals for the Minor. Once courses are approved by the curriculum committee, they continue through the university’s undergraduate course proposal review committee (UCPRC) approval process.

*Denotes membership in the curriculum committee.

Dr. Kimberly Mahaffy*, Director of the Latina/o Studies Minor
Professor of Sociology

Dr. Jessica Kelly*, Curriculum Committee Chairperson
Associate Professor of Geography

Dr. Marco Antolín*
Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Ximena Catepillán
Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Leonora Foels
Associate Professor of Social Work

Dr. José García
Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Justin García
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Pérsida Himmele*
Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Amelia López
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. L. Lynn Márquez
Professor of Earth Sciences

Mr. Hiram Martínez
Director of Center for Student Leadership and Involvement

Professor Nancy Mata
Associate Professor of Art

Dr. A. René Muñoz
Director of Foundation and Government Support

Dr. John Kaiser Ortiz
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ms. Christina Pantoja-Williams
Director, Pre-Collegiate Programs

Dr. Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez
Assistant Professor of Spanish