Professor Zavaleta Vazquez specializes in the field of math for finance, statistics for finance, financial econometrics, appraisal of derived instruments and investment management.
He has published academic research articles on several financial topics in well-known, prestigious national and international journals, as well as informative articles and interviews for the mass media. He has also participated as a speaker in several academic congresses and research. He is a member of the SNI (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores), Level I, Conacyt.
Throughout his career at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in addition to his academic activities, Professor Zavaleta has performed a range of managerial duties. Currently, he is the Director of EGADE Business School, Monterrey Campus. He was the Director of the Specialty in Energetic Management and National Director of the Management Department, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing also at EGADE Business School. He was Director of the Division of Management and Finance of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, amongst other academic and managerial positions. He has also participated as visiting professor in several universities in Latin America, such as the American University in Managua (Nicaragua), the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Peru), and the Military School of Engineers in la Paz (Bolivia).
He was the National Director of Postgraduate Degrees of the National Association of Accounting and Administration Faculties and Schools and a member of the Board of A.B. Freeman School of Business of the University of Tulane (USA).