Rolando   Avila

Lecturer I  

Office: ELABS 344A
Phone: (956) 665-8783
Email: rolando.avila@utrgv.edu

Dr. Rolando Avila

Rolando Avila is a lecturer in the History department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He holds a Master's degree in History and a Doctorate in Education.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • American History
    • South Texas History
    • Oral History
    • Education
  • Education

    • EdD, Educational Leadership, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2013
    • MA, History, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1999
    • BA, History, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1994




Selected Publications


  • Rolando Avila and Anita Pankake. "Development and Uses of Theory for Educational Leaders," Texas Public School Organization and Administration. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, no. Sixteenth 2018: 123-147.

  • Rolando Avila. Lincoln and the Bolts of War. R & L Books, 2018.

  • Rolando Avila. Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail: 56 Lesson Plans. Edinburg, Texas: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on behalf of the Community Archeology Project with Schools Program, 2018.

  • Rolando Avila. The Civil War Era and the Lower Rio Grande Valley: A Brief History. Edinburg, Texas: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on behalf of the Community Archeology Project with Schools Program, 2018.

  • Rolando Avila and Christopher Miller. "Introduction," The Civil War Era and the Lower Rio Grande Valley: A Brief History. Edinburg, TX: Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools, February 2018: 1-4.

  • Rolando Avila. Interviews with Lino Garcia, Jr: A Life Story. United States: R & L Books, 2017.

  • Rolando Avila. "President Miguel A. Nevarez and the Transformation of South Texas," Supplementary Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. United States: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2017: 239-259.

  • Rolando Avila. Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail: 40 Lesson Plans. Edinburg, Texas: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2017.

  • Rolando Avila. Bloom's Taxonomy. The Sage Encyclopedia of Online Education. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2016.

  • Rolando Avila. Educational Technology. The Sage Encyclopedia of Online Education. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2016: 385-393.



Selected Presentations


  • Rolando Avila. "RGV Civil War Trail: Place-Based Learning in K-12 Education," FESTIBA, CHAPS, UTRGV (Edinburg Campus) (February 2017)

  • Rolando Avila. "Curriculum and Lesson Plan Overview," RGV Civil War Trail Workshop, CHAPS, McAllen, Texas (February 2017)

  • Rolando Avila. "The Study of Local History and the RGV Civil War Trail," RGV Civil War Trail Workshop, CHAPS, McAllen, Texas (February 2016)

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