Dr. Alfaro is an Asst. Professor of Psychology, UTPA. He is developmental psychologist studying Latino students’ academic success and is part of the CHAPS-affiliated faculty and researcher team.
Mr. Rolando Garza, MA, Archeologist/Chief of Resource Management at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. Mr. Garza manages the natural and cultural resources at the park, including conducting numerous archeological investigations at the battlefields at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and the Mexican War era Fort Brown.
Juan Gonzalez, Ph.D.—Asst. Professor of Geology, UTPA. Dr. Gonzalez is a geomorphologist studying the depositional history of the Rio Grande Delta. He is part of the CHAPS-affiliated faculty and researcher team.
Sonia Hernandez, Ph.D.—Asso. Professor of History, UTPA. Dr. Hernandez is the Co- Director of the CHAPS Program. She studies changing land-use patterns in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
Daniel Nicholson, MA—Lecturer, UTPA. Mr. Nicholson has worked on two CHAPS research projects in Edinburg. His research interests lie in prehistoric Peru.
Karen Weaver, National Park Service Ranger at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. Ranger Weaver serves as the park’s Education Coordinator and has developed numerous elementary to secondary curricula for teaching the U.S.-Mexican War in the classroom.
Russell Skowronek, Ph.D. –Professor of Anthropology & History. Dr. Russell is Director of the CHAPS Program, North American Prehistoric, and Spanish colonial historic archaeology and ethnohistory.