Staff & Advisors

Meet our Leadership


  • Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D.
    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Veronica Rodriguez
    Head of Web/UX, Interim Head Curator
  • Liz López
    Curator of Education
  • Cristina Winston
    Exhibit Coordinator
  • Kandice Fambro
    Manager, Volunteer Services
  • Kirstin Cutts
    Museum Education and Outreach Specialist
  • Adriana Christian
    Museum Collections Manager
  • Giselle Diaz
    Senior Administrative Associate
  • Jenny Gonzalez
    Web Developer
  • Robert Gonzales
    Multimedia Designer II
  • Dean Hendrix
    Dean of Libraries
  • Carolyn Ellis
    Senior Associate Dean of Administration
  • Cheri Bratton
    Administrative Services Officer III
  • Vincent Genco
    Operations Specialist
  • Joaquin Herrera
    Director of Communications
  • James Benavides
    Senior Communications Specialist
  • Marcela Summerville
    ASO II Dean’s Office Operations
  • Kristin Aguero
    Administrative Associate II
  • Amanda Davis
    Department Fiscal Specialist
  • Amy Rushing
    Assistant Dean for Special Collections
  • Tom Shelton
    Photo Curator, UTSA Libraries Special Collections
  • Carlos Cortez
    Library Assistant III
  • Arturo Almeida
    Art Specialist
  • Felipe Barerra
    Director of Development
  • Angelica Hernandez
    Development Assistant
  • Community Advisory Council

    The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures engages with community and academic leaders to assure that its exhibits and programs represent the public interest and adhere to the institute’s mission of preserving heritage and championing diversity. Members represent a broad spectrum of business fields and academic disciplines. The Community Advisory Council has a role in the Institute’s community involvement and often seek out partnership and philanthropic opportunities for the Institute.
  • Sabrina Avila
    Vice-Chair CEO/President of Brand Panacea Business Development, Marketing & Print
  • Rebeca “Becky” Barrera
    Latino Cultural Program Design
  • Helen Bryan
    Corporate Services Consulting Executive at Bryan Group
  • Mary Alice Cisneros
    Founder/former President of American Sunrise
  • David Cohen
    Chair San Antonio Medical Reserve Corps
  • Guy Douglas
    Media Brokers Group CEO/President
  • Anita Fernandez
    Office of Honorable State Rep. Diego Bernal
  • Frank Herrera
    Law Office of Frank Herrera
  • Jeff Pruett
    Vice President, Principal Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo
  • Ginger Purdy
    Community Organizer
  • Epitacio Resendez
    Rancher in Mexico; Real Estate Investor
  • Corky Rubio
    Owner at Siderco International
  • GP Singh
    Chair Community Leader for Sikh DharamSal
  • Lionel Sosa
    CEO of and Founder, Sosa & Sosa Consultation & Design
  • Alicia Treviño
    DHR Architects
  • Leticia Van de Putte
    President, Andrade-VandePutte & Associates & Former Member of the Texas Senate & Texas House of Representatives
  • Faculty Advisory Board

    The ITC Faculty Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished academic professionals that represent diverse disciplines. These individuals lend their expertise to assure that the Institute’s exhibits and programs are academically sound, guaranteeing that what is presented to the public is accurate.
  • Tim Draves
    Department of History, University of the Incarnate Word
  • C Alejandra Elenes
    Department Chair and Professor, Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Rhonda Gonzales
    UTSA Professor History, Department of History
  • Sarah Gould
    Historian and researcher
  • Dean Hendrix
    UTSA Dean of Libraries
  • Laura Levi
    UTSA Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Shawn Marceaux
    Director, UTSA Center for Archaeological Research
  • Betty Merchant
    UTSA Professor, College of Education and Human Development
  • Margit Nagy
    Professor/Program Head of History, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Lopita Nath
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History; and Coordinator, Asian Studies Program, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Sandy Norman
    Associate Professor, Assistant Department Chair, UTSA Department of Mathematics
  • Gerry Poyo
    Chair, Department of History, St. Mary’s University
  • John Reynolds
    UTSA Professor Emeritus, Department of History
  • Amy Rushing
    UTSA Library Head of Special Collections
  • Rogelio Saenz
    UTSA Professor, Demography
  • John Phillip Santos
    UTSA University Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies
  • Scott Sherer
    UTSA Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director
  • Simran Jeet Singh
    Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Trinity University
  • Lauren Turk
    Assistant Professor, Department of History, Trinity University
  • Wan Xiang Yao
    UTSA Professor of Kinesiology, Health, & Nutrition