Leaders in Administration

Antonio Cepeda-Benito

Antonio Cepeda-Benito obtained a doctorate in Psychology from Purdue University and joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1994 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and to professor in 2005. He was appointed Associate Dean of Faculties in February of 2006. He has published extensively in the areas of drug addiction and eating disorders and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Texas Department of Health, and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. He has been recognized for his contributions by receiving the Psychology Teacher of the Year Award, the Academic Inspiration Award and two Diversity Awards from Texas A&M University. He has held and holds several offices in local, national and international organizations, including the 2005 President of the Professional Hispanic Network at Texas A&M, 2003 – 2006 chair of the International Research Collaboration Committee of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, and has served as a liaison for Spanish and Mexican governmental agencies and the National Institute of Drug Abuse since 2003.

Victor Arizpe

Victor Arizpe is a Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Hispanic Studies, at Texas A&M University. He served as interim Head for the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and was Director of the Undergraduate Program in International Studies. He is a Ford Foundation fellow having received both the pre-and post doctoral fellowships. He has published several books and articles on Spanish Golden Age literature and drama. His books include, Edición crítica: El Rey Gallo y discursos de la Hormiga; The Spanish Drama Collection in the Ohio State University Library: A Descriptive Catalogue; the Teatro antiguo español in the Smith College Library: A Descriptive Catalogue. He is currently co-editing an annotated edition of León prodigioso. He is a recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching and the International Excellence Award. He is one of the founders of the Mexican American Latino Faculty Association (MALFA).

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