Hispanic Faculty


Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe became head of the Civil Engineering Department in 1993. He came to Texas A&M after serving as visiting professor and senior civil engineering lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He had previously been in Caracas, Venezuela, where he had been a professor at the Instituto Internacional de Estudios Avanzados and at Universidad Simon Bolivar. At A&M, he held the R. P. Gregory Chair in Civil Engineering. In 1994, he received the México Prize in Science and Technology for his research and fundamental contributions to mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes. In 1997, he was named as a Distinguished Professor at A&M.

Benito E. Florés

Tenneco Professor in Business Class of 1960

Benito E. Florés earned a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1969. He is a faculty member of the Department of Information and Operations Management at the Lowry Mays College & Graduate School of Business. He joined the faculty in 1984 as a specialist in operations management after a long career in both industry and academics. In addition to Texas A&M University, he has taught at Indiana University’s Graduate School of Business, The University of Monterrey’s Graduate School of Business, Monterrey, N.L. México, Monterrey Institute of Technology’s Industrial Engineering Department and Graduate School of Business in Monterrey, N.L. México, Stanford University’s Industrial Engineering Department and The University of Houston’s Industrial Engineering Department. He is an international consultant and a Fellow of the Decisions Science Institute.



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