Cruz Coronado Torrés
Cruz Coronado Torrés earned her doctorate in Philosophy of Sociology
at Texas A&M University, College Station in 1987. She earned both her
master’s (in Interdisciplinary Studies) in 1981 and her bachelor’s
(summa cum laude) from Laredo State University in 1980. Her previous positions
include: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Texas-Pan
American (1993 – 1998), Assistant Professor, Department
of Sociology, University of Colorado-Denver (1990 – 1993)
and Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University
(1988 – 1990). Her areas of specialization are psychology,
sociology, history, organizations, minorities and race relations. Her honors
and awards include: Phi Kappa Phi (1988), Junior Faculty Award (1991), National
Institute on Aging Summer Fellow (1993), Outstanding Faculty Award (1998)
and the ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Program Fellow.
César O. Malavé is the Assistant Dean for Recruitment and
International Programs at Texas A&M University. He earned a bachelor’s
in Chemical Engineering and a master’s in Operations Research from the
Georgia Institute of Technology. He then obtained a doctorate in Industrial
Engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has taught in
the Department of Industrial Engineering since 1987. His current research
interests are on process and production planning for electronic assembly.
He teaches graduate courses and conducts research in the area of manufacturing
systems modeling and control. At the undergraduate level, he has taught the
freshman introductory course in fundamentals of engineering, engineering economy,
manufacturing operations analysis and robotics. He was the Texas A&M principal
investigator on an NSF Coalition Foundation grant, the objective of which
was the redesign of engineering curriculum for undergraduates. The main thrusts
of the Foundation Coalition are integration of subject matter, active/collaborative
learning, teaming and continuous improvement through assessment and evaluation.
He is a member of the ASEE and IIE. In his capacity as Assistant Dean for
Recruitment and International Programs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering,
he leads engineering efforts in Study Abroad Programs, international agreements
and the Qatar campus.