Thomas   Delacruz

Lecturer I  

Office: ELABS 266
Phone: (956) 665-8781

Thomas Delacruz

Mr. De La Cruz is a graduate of the UTPA MFA program and is currently working for the Writing and Language Studies department.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Writing studies, and Code-Switching
  • Education

    • MFA, Creative Writing, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2013
    • BA, English, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Thomas De La Cruz. Elsa., July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017.

  • Thomas Delacruz and Marissa Marmolejo. ""Little Steps by Giants: A Story of Two Minority Groups Working Together for Racial Equality in Edinburg, Texas," Extra Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. The UTRGV Regional History Series , 14, 2016.

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Gallos," Lamar University Press. Ed. Julie Chappell (2014).

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Tacos o Lonches," (2014).

  • Thomas Delacruz. "The Heat," A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction. Ed. Robert Moreira (2013).

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Stepping Over Leaves ," UTPA Journal of Student Art and Literature (2008).

  • Thomas Delacruz. "We all Struggle to Give Fruit," UTPA Journal of Student Art and Literature. Ed. Alethea Barrera and Shoney Flores (2006).

Selected Presentations

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Road to Success," Family Orientation, Learning Framework Program, UTRGV (May 2017)

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Writing is your best Friend," RHETx, Writing and Language Studies, (November 2016)

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Real Research for Real Audiences," Conference on College Composition and Communication , Houston, TX (April 2016)

  • Thomas Delacruz. Research Seminar for BMED students, (December 2015)

  • Thomas Delacruz. ""Puro Pedo: (Re)Writing Your Identity"," RHETx, Writing and Language Studies, Student Union (November 2015)

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to help First Year Composition Students," Gravity Meeting, (September 2015)

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction," Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Seattle, WA (February 2014)

  • Thomas Delacruz. Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference , Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX (September 2013)

  • Thomas Delacruz. Fiction Along the Rio Grande FESTIBA, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX. (March 2013)

  • Thomas Delacruz. "Creative Writing on Ethincity and Identity in Rio Grande," NACCS Tejas Conference, Edinburg, Texas (February 2013)

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