R. Massey, Ed.D.
Dr. Sara R. massey has degrees in secondary
education/home economics, American history, counseling, and a doctorate
degree in humanistic curriculum from the University of Northern
Dr. Massey has received numerous awards for her curriculum work and
instructional units for the teaching of Texas History. She was the
editor of the book Black Cowboys of
Texas released by Texas A&M University Press, which won the
T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award from the Texas Historical Commission and
also won the Bronze Pinnacle Award from the International Festival
Association for the Autograph party
for Texas Authors at Texas Folklife Festival in 2001.
Ron Tyler, Ph.D.
Dr. Ron Tyler is Director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort
Worth, Texas. He is former Professor of History and Director of the
Texas State Historical Association at the University of Texas at Austin.
He has written or edited more than 20 books, including Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist as Explorer
(1999), Prints of the West
(1994), and Audubon's Great National
Work: The Royal Octavo Edition of the Birds of America (1993).
Honors include the Captitan Alonzo de Leon medal for contributions to
Mexican history from the Sociedad de Historia, Geeograffia y
Estadistica de Nuevo Leon (2002), Best contribution to Knowledge from
the Texas Institute of Letters (1995) for Prints of the West, and a D.H.L
(honorary doctorate of humane letters) from Austin College (1986) ,
where he served as professor from 1967-69.
Andres Tijerina, Ph.D.
Ozona, Texas and a 1963 graduate
of San Angelo Central High, he married Juanita Garcia of San Diego,
now lives in Austin.
He received his
B.A. Degree in Modern Languages from Texas A&M University (1967),
Degree in History from Texas Tech University (1973), and a Ph.D. Degree
History from the University of Texas (1977).
Tijerina has taught U.S. History at Texas A&M
Tech, and the University of Texas at Austin, and at San Antonio.
He has served as a state agency Executive
Director of the Texas Good Neighbor Commission and a group manager for
Inc., where he managed the Employee Communications Group in Austin.
Tijerina's award-winning book, Tejanos
and Texas Under the Mexican Flag
, published by Texas A&M
Press, reviews the Mexican heritage of Texas, and won three state book
including the Presidio La Bahía Award
from the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Kate
Broocks Bates Award
from the Texas State Historical Association,
T.R. Fehrenbach Award from the Texas Historical Commission.
In addition, it was selected for a national
award from the American Association for State And Local History, and it
named by the American Library Association to its CHOICE list of
in America for 1996.
Another book, Tejano Empire: Life on the South Texas
, was published in 1998 also by Texas A&M University
won the Heritage Book Award from the Webb County Heritage Foundation.
Dr. Tijerina pioneered publishing a
full-length e-book written by Mr. Andrés Saenz, entitled "Early
Ranching in Duval County." It is available online through the Institute
Texan Cultures website, and has been published hardbound by Texas
His latest publication
is El Mesquite
, originally written in
1935 by Elena Zamora O'Shea, which he co-edited for publication as a
Dr. Tijerina’s most
widely read work is the publication of his Vietnam War memoirs in the
volume of the Time-Life Books
His memoirs are
included in the volume entitled A War
As a pilot in the Air
Force, Dr. Tijerina flew over 100 combat missions in Vietnam, receiving
Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He retired as a Major of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as
Liaison Officer for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado
has published other books as well as chapters, articles, and book
publications such as the Southwestern
and the American
He has received
Teaching Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and
Organizational Development (NISOD) in 2000, and from the Phi Alpha
Society in 1999 and 2002.
is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, the American Historical
Association, and a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.
He is co-founder of the committee to erect the
Tejano Monument on the state capitol grounds, and founding chairman of
Texas State Hispanic Genealogy Conference, meeting annually since 1979.
Dr. Tijerina has been appointed as General
Editor for the Spencer Book Series for Texas A&M University Press.
He was recently appointed by Governor Rick
Perry to the Historical Representation Advisory Committee and is a
the Review Board for the Texas Historical Commission.
He is frequently called on as a speaker and
as a consultant for historical events and organizations.