The Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University-San Marcos engages faculty and students in the richness and diversity of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico and gives focus to intercultural studies through examining the region's people, institutions, history, and physical and cultural ecology. The center is a partner of the Southwest Regional Humanities Center, which is one of nine regional centers designated by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This fall, Mark Busby, who has been director of the Centers since 2002, returned to teaching full time in the English department.
Jesús F. de la Teja, Jerome H. and Catherine E. Supple Professor of Southwestern Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos, has become director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest and the Southwest Regional Humanities Center. De la Teja, a Humanities Texas board member, will also edit the journals Southwestern American Literature and Texas Books in Review.