Daniel J. Gelo is dean and professor of anthropology emeritus and former Stumberg Distinguished University Chair at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Gelo holds PhD, MPhil, MA, and BA degrees in anthropology from Rutgers University. As a professor, he taught thirteen courses, including folklore, ethnographic film, and the history of anthropological theory. As dean of UTSA’s largest college for seventeen years, Gelo led eleven departments in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. He established new degree programs or independent departments in English, medical humanities, global affairs, museum studies, and philosophy and classics, among others. Gelo is an active researcher in the field of American Indian studies, specializing in the Indians of Texas and the Southern Plains. His publications include the public television documentary People of the Sun: The Tiguas of El Paso (1992) and the books Comanche Vocabulary (University of Texas Press, 1995), Comanches in the New West, 1896–1908 (with Stanley Noyes, University of Texas Press, 1999), Texas Indian Trails (with Wayne L. Pate, Republic of Texas Press, 2003), Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus (with Christopher J. Wickham, Texas A&M University Press, 2018), and Indians of the Great Plains (Second Edition, Routledge, 2019). He has won the UTSA President's Distinguished Achievement Award, the University of Texas System Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Presidio La Bahia Award for best book on early Texas history.