Thomas E. Chávez
Thomas E. Chávez is a historian with a Ph. D. from the University of New Mexico. In 2004, he retired as the Executive Director of the National Hispanic Culture Center in Albuquerque. Before that, he was Director of the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico for twenty-one years. He has published numerous book reviews, articles, nine books, and wrote a monthly Sunday article for The Santa Fe New Mexican. He recently helped the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art begin an endowment and consulted for the University of New Mexico Press and the New Mexico Women's Forum.