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Mario Longoria received his Doctor of Philosophy in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio in August 2014. He recently retired from the USDA- U.S. Forest Service where he served as an Equal Employment/Civil Rights Officer on the Modoc National Forest in Northern California for five years (2007-2012). He is married to Noemi Reyes Longoria for 49 years, and proud parents and grandparents of four children and 7 grandchildren.

Prior employment includes the Salvation Army in 2006, a 24-year career as a Training Specialist with United Services Automobile Association (USAA), History Teacher at Edgewood and Harlandale Independent School Districts; and is a proud United States Navy (1967-1970) 5-point veteran with Honorable Service including a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968.

His educational career spans many years. He attended and graduated from Santa Monica City College – A.A. (1972), California State University, Northridge - B.A. (1974), University of Texas at San Antonio - M.A. (1980), and very recently, his Doctorate of Philosophy in English (Ph.D.) from the University of Texas at San Antonio (2014). The degree majors also include Education, Chicano Studies, Bi-Cultural Studies, Southwest History, Mexican/Mexican- American Literature, and Literary Theory.

Dr. Longoria is dedicated to the research and authorship of numerous literary papers, essays and histories of the U.S. Southwestern states. In particular, the Sports, Military, Literary and Socio-Political experience of the Mexican American in the U.S. since the early 19th century.

To date the author has published (2) Sports histories entitled: Athletes Remembered: Mexicano/Latino Professional Football Players 1929- 1970… (Bilingual Review Press 1997) and co-authored with Dr. Jorge Iber, Latinos in American Football: Path Breakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the present… (The McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers: 2020).

Please see attached Bibliography of publications, Journal articles, Research Papers, Informational Briefs, Cultural Briefs, Newspaper articles, Military Resume, and Family Genealogy.

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