Juan   L.  Gonzalez

Associate Professor  

Office: EPOB12 1.107C
Phone: (956) 665-3523
Email: juan.l.gonzalez@utrgv.edu

Dr. Juan L. Gonzalez





Selected Publications


  • Randolph De La Garza, Juan Gonzalez, and Zjixiong Shen. "Luminescence chronology of a Mass Grave of Giant Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus hexagonatus), Willacy County, TX," San Antonio: Bulletin of the South Texas Geological Society 59, no. 1 (September 2018): 20-33.

  • Marguerite Toscano, Juan Gonzalez, and Kevin Whelan. "Calibrated density profiles of Caribbean mangrove peat sequences from computed tomography for assessment of peat preservation, compaction, and impacts on sea-level reconstructions," Quaternary Research 89, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018): 201-222.

  • Juan Gonzalez and James Hinthorne. "The Morrosquillo Assemblage Revealed: Provenance and Context of a Refined Group of Ground-edge Stone Tools from the Caribbean Lowlands of Colombia," Lithic technology 42, no. 01 (2017): 1–to.

  • Thomas Ewing and Juan Gonzalez. Geology of the Rio Grande Delta and "El Valle": The Lower Rio Grande Valley/ Valle Bajo del Rio Bravo. TX: Corpus Christi Geological Society, no. Guidebook 2017-1 February 2017: 70.

  • Thomas Ewing and Juan Gonzalez. "The Late Quaternary Rio Grande Delta - A Distinctive, Underappreciated Geologic System," Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions 66, (September 2016): 169–180.

  • Russell Skowronek, Margaret Dorsey, Juan Gonzalez, Sonia Hernandez, Bobbie Lovett, Kenneth Summy, J. Garcia, J. Alaniz, R. Garza, S. Lopez, D. Neal, A. Casiano, A. Aparicio, J. Hernandez, B. Martinez, J. Meave, M. Allen, N. Perez, R. Pena, R. Fink, and C. Newton. Atwood Acres: A Porción of Edinburg. A Report (#3) Prepared for the Atwood Family and for the University of Texas-Pan American, Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools Program. Edinburg, TX: University of Texas-Pan American, 2014.

  • Juan Gonzalez, James Hinthorne, Russell Skowronek, Thomas Eubanks, and Don Kumpe. "Characteristics and genesis of El Sauz chert, an important prehistoric lithic resource in south Texas," Lithic Technology 39, no. 3 (2014): 1-10.

  • Juan Gonzalez, Russell Skowronek, and Bobbie Lovett. "Deflation Troughs, Water and Prehistoric Occupation on the Margins of the South Texas Sand Sheet, Evidence from Hidalgo County, Texas," Journal of Texas Archaeology and History 1, no. 1 (2014): 70-93.

  • Russell Skowronek, Margaret Dorsey, Juan Gonzalez, Sonia Hernandez, Bobbie Lovett, Kenneth Summy, Jenarae Alaniz, Roland Silva, Robin Galloso, and Daniel Nicholson. The Cantú Family: A Porción of Edinburg. A Report (#2) Prepared for the Cantú Family and for the University of Texas-Pan American, Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools Program. Edinburg, TX: University of Texas-Pan American, 2014.

  • Bobbie Lovett, Juan Gonzalez, Roseann Bacha-Garza, and Russell Skowronek. The Native American Peoples of South Texas. Edinburg, TX: Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools Program, The University of Texas-Pan American, 2014.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Chu-Lin Cheng. GEOPATHS: Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO), National Science Foundation (NSF), $464,958.00 (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019)

  • Juan Gonzalez. , Halliburton Foundation, $20,000.00 (November 2011 - November 2012)

  • Juan Gonzalez. Faculty Research Council grant, University of Texas Pan American, ( 2009)

  • Juan Gonzalez. AMQUA student travel grant, ( 2008)

  • Juan Gonzalez. INQUA travel grant, ( 2007)

  • Juan Gonzalez. CREST Scholar Program, Tulane University, ( 2006)

  • Juan Gonzalez. Louisiana Board of Regents incentive grant, ( 2006)

  • Juan Gonzalez. New Orleans Geological Society graduate student award, ( 2006)

  • Juan Gonzalez. Provost’s award for graduate research, University of Illinois at Chicago, ( 2004)

  • Juan Gonzalez. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies student grant, ( 2003)



Selected Presentations


  • Chu-Lin Cheng, Juan Gonzalez, Jihoon Kang, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Jude Benavides, Elizabeth Heise, James Hinthorne, and Engil Pereira. "Increasing Workforce Diversity through “Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences” (SHIP-GEO) Program at Rio Grande Valley/South Texas," The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN (November 2018)

  • Brandi Reger, Juan Gonzalez, James Hinthorne, and Russell Skowronek. "pXRF identification of prehistoric lithic artifact material, resource clusters along the lower Rio Grande," 83rd Annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Society for American Archaeology, Washington (April 2018)

  • Eli Gonzalez, Chu-Lin Cheng, Juan Gonzalez, Jihoon Kang, and Jungseok Ho. "Assessing Shallow Groundwater Vulnerability in the South Texas Sand Sheet Using a GIS-Based DRASTIC Model," The Geological Society of America, South-Central Section Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), South-Central Section, Little Rock, AR (March 2018)

  • Karen Cantu and Juan Gonzalez. "Morphometric analysis of of meander belts in the Rio Grande Delta, a test of human intervention," The Geological Society of America, South-Central Section Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), South-Central Section, Little Rock, AR (March 2018)

  • Juan Gonzalez, Chu-Lin Cheng, Jihoon Kang, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Jude Benavides, Elizabeth Heise, James Hinthorne, and Frank Dirrigl. "Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) at Rio Grande Valley in South Texas: Findings from Year One," The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), Seattle, WA (October 2017)

  • Marguerite Toscano, Juan Gonzalez, and Kevin Wheelan. "Holocene sea level reconstructions from thick mangrove peat deposits: peat properties, GIA models, and implications for future survivability," Society of Wetland Scientists annual meeting, Puerto Rico (June 2017)

  • Randolph Delagarza and Juan Gonzalez. " REFINING THE CHRONOLOGY OF A UNIQUE MASS GRAVE OF GIANT TORTOISES WITHIN THE LATE PLEISTOCENE RAYMONDVILLE FLUVIAL SYSTEM, WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS," 51 Annual meeting of the Geologic Society of America, South-Central Section , GSA, San Antonio (March 2017)

  • Russell Skowronek, James Hinthorne, Juan Gonzalez, and Ronald Bishop. "CHARACTERIZATION OF MASSIVE GRAY CHERT OCCURRANCES ALONG STRIKE OF THE LATE OLIGOCENE CATAHOULA VOLCANIC ASH FROM STARR COUNTY TO DUVAL COUNTY, SOUTH TEXAS," Geological Society of America , San Antonio, Texas (March 2017)

  • Brandi Reger, James Hinthorne, and Juan Gonzalez. "GEOCHEMICAL AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF PROJECTILE POINTS IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, SOUTH TEXAS," South Central Section, Geological Society of America, Baton Rouge, LA (March 2017)

  • Juan Gonzalez. "Advances in constructing a compaction-free sea-level chronology for the Caribbean coast of Colombia, a far-field site in South America," International Global Correlation Project 639, Sea-Level Change from Minutes to Millennia, UNESCO, University of Rhode Island, Muskat, Oman (November 2016)

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