Dr. Jesús F. de la Teja:

            Jesús F. de la Teja received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Seton Hall University and his Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. While serving as Archivist and later Director of Archives and Records at the Texas General Land Office, Dr. de la Teja also taught at Austin Community College in the latter 1980s. Since 1991 he has held an appointment as Professor of History at Texas State University in San Marcos.

            Dr. de la Teja is a prolific author. Publications such as San Antonio de Béxar: A Community on New Spain's Northern Frontier and A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence of Juan N. Seguín have earned commendations such as the Summerfield G. Roberts Award and the Presidio La Bahía Award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas. He is co-author of a collegiate reader entitled The Human Tradition in Texas and a brand new text with Ron Tyler and Paula Mitchell Marks entitled Texas: Crossroads of North America. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals, including the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, American Historical Review, and the Journal of American History.

            A Fellow of both the Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Catholic Historical Society, he has served as Book Review Editor of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly for the last seven years. He is also an active presenter at historical conferences throughout Texas and the Republic of Mexico.