Receiving his PhD in Education from the University of Arizona.
Receiving his MA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University.
Andrew L. Huerta
Andrew lives in Tucson, Arizona and has spent the last 22 years working in Higher Education. As the instructor and advisor of undergraduate students who are the first in their families to go to college, Andrew has gained a great deal of strength and courage from his students. Presently, Andrew works as the Director of the Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program at the University of Arizona (UA) and an Assistant Professor in charge of the Graduate School Preparation courses of UA’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC). With his MA in Creative Writing and PhD in Education, he just published a collection of short stories entitled A Different Man, and is now looking to complete his first novel, Raggedy Anthony. As the youngest in a Mexican-American family of six children, much of Andrew’s inspiration comes from his “Huerta-Lopez family history.” The remainder of his stories, both fiction and non-fiction, come from his travels, his time in Education, and his varied life experience in and around southern Arizona.