Zelma   D.  Mata

Associate Dean  

Office: BSETB 1.550 & EHPE 1.110I
Phone: (956) 882-8291
Email: zelma.mata@utrgv.edu

Dr. Zelma D. Mata

Dr. Zelma D. Mata's interest is in cultural dance, dance fitness and leadership and administration in higher education. She seeks community engagement opportunities in the field of fitness and exercise.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Mexican Folklorico Dance
    • Dance fitness
    • Leadership and Administration in higher education
  • Education

    • EdD, Administration & Supervision - Higher Education, The University of Houston, 1993
    • MEd, Health and Physical Education, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1978
    • BS, Physical Education, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1977
  • Currently Teaching

    KINE 3314 01 - Teaching Movmement Arts:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Zelma Mata, Phillip Conatser, Mexican Folklorico Dance: Bailamos?. 2008.

  • Zelma Mata. "La Doctora Dice ," 2005.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Zelma Mata. Wal-Mart Community Grant, $500.00 (2007)

  • Zelma Mata. Wal-Mart Community Grant, $200.00 (2006)

  • Zelma Mata. Wal-Mart Community Grant, $1,000.00 (2006)

  • Zelma Mata. Wal-Mart Community Grant, $500.00 (2006)

  • Zelma Mata. Brownsville Jaycees, $200.00 (2005)

  • Zelma Mata. Wal-Mart Community Grant, $200.00 (2005)

  • Zelma Mata. Brownsville Jaycee Buena Vida Project, $250.00 (2004)

  • Zelma Mata. UTB/TSC President's Fund, $1,200.00 (2002)

  • Zelma Mata. Wal-Mart Community Grant, $500.00 (2002)

  • Zelma Mata. UTB/TSC President's Fund, $3,760.00 (1996)



Selected Presentations


  • Zelma Mata, Carlos Cervantes, Duane Knudson, and Darla Smith. "Defining the Future of Physical Education Teacher Preparation," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Galveston, Texas (December 2016)

  • Zelma Mata. "Calling Future Leaders: Lesson Learned as a Department Chair," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, Texas (December 2015)

  • Zelma Mata and Santa Estrella. "Zumbamania Party III!," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, Texas (December 2015)

  • Zelma Mata and Santa Estrella. "Bailes de Jalisco!," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, Texas (December 2015)

  • Zelma Mata and Santa Estrella. "Bailes de Yucatan," Texas Association for Health, Physical Recreation, and Dance, Galveston, Texas (December 2014)

  • Christopher Ledingham and Z Mata. "Creating a Culture of Assessment through the Accreditation Process," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Galveston, Tx (December 2014)

  • Christopher Ledingham and Z Mata. "Healthy Partnership: Classroom to Community in Health and Human Performance," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Dallas, TX (December 2014)

  • Zelma Mata and Santa Estrella. "Zumbamania Party II!," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Galveston, Texas (December 2014)

  • Zelma Mata. "Folkloric Dance for All," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Galveston, Texas (December 2012)

  • Zelma Mata and Santa Estrella. "Zumbathon Nonstop Latin Dance!," Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Galveston, Texas (December 2012)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • and Jesus Lopez. "Nuestras Raices Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2016)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Al Son Que Me Pongan Bailo Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2015)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Tradiciones Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2014)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Por Amor al Folklor Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2013)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Mexico de Ayer y Hoy Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2012)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Noche Mexicana Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2012)

  • "Estampas Mexicanas con Corazon Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2011)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Noche Mexicana Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2010)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Asi Es Nuestro Mexico Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2006)

  • and Jesus Lopez. "Raices Mexicanas Dance Recital," Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC. Brownsville, Texas (2002)

Current Courses

KINE 3314 01 - Teaching Movmement Arts:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses