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English educator

Alberto Alvaro Rios, American English educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1988-1989; recipient Western States Book award for Fiction, Walt Whitman award Academy American Poets, Pushcart Prize, 1986, 88, 89, 93, Community Appreciation award Chicanos Por La Causa, 1988, Governor's Arts award State of Arizona, 1991; named Author of Year Mountain Plains Library. Association, 1991; National Education Association fellow; Arizona State University grantee.


Rios, Alberto Alvaro was born on September 18, 1952 in Nogales, Arizona, United States. Son of Alberto Alvaro and Agnes (Fogg) Rios.


Bachelor in Literature & Creative Writing with honor, University Arizona, 1974. Bachelor in Psychology with honors, University Arizona, 1975. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University Arizona, 1979.


Assistant Professor of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1982-1985;associate professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1985-1989;professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1989-1994;regent's professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1995;director creative writing program, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1986-1989, 92-. Member editorial board New Chicano Writing, since 1990. Correspondent editor Manoa, since 1989.

Board directors Library. of Congress/Arizona Center for the Book, since 1988, vicechair, since 1989.



Married Maria Guadalupe Barron, September 8, 1979. 1 child, Joaquin.

Alberto Alvaro Rios

Agnes (Fogg) Rios

Maria Guadalupe Barron

Joaquin Rios