One thing that many MSIs can boast about is their diverse faculty. Having a racially and ethnically diverse faculty is empowering for students, particularly those who share racial and ethnic identities with said faculty. This post highlight 10 tenured Latina/o faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
Dr. Alamillo’s research focuses on the ways Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have used culture, leisure, and sports to build community and social networks to advance politically and economically in the United States. His family’s experiences in the lemon industry inspired his first book, “Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960.” He recently co-authored the first textbook on Latinos in Sport titled “Latinos in U.S Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance.” His current research project includes a transnational history of Mexican Americans in sports and the commercialization of Cinco de Mayo during the 20th century.
Dr. Orozco is Professor of Educational Leadership and former Director of the Professional Administration Credential Program at California State University, Fullerton. Her experience includes 31 years in educational leadership, including both public and private educational settings, district and county offices of education, and higher education administration. She has taught in higher education since 1991. She also founded Leadership Innovation, a consulting organization, focused on ‘leadership in technology’ and ‘global leadership’ for practicing school administrators.
Professor & Chair of Department of Natural Sciences
Dr. Barcenas has over 20 years of research and teaching experience. Her main research interest is the application of genetics to the development of environmentally sound pest control tactics. Her current interest is the use of DNA technology for identification of pests of quarantine importance and DNA barcoding of Washington native plants.
Professor, Chicano Studies
University of Texas, El Paso
Dr. Dennis Bixler-Márquez is Professor of Multi-Cultural Education and Director of the Chicano Studies Program at UTEP. He received his B.A. in Political Science and M.Ed. in Sociocultural Education from The University of Texas at El Paso and an M.A. in Spanish and a Ph.D. in Bilingual/Multi-Cultural Education from Stanford University. His primary areas of research are border security issues, educational sociolinguistics, language policy, multicultural education, immigration, and Vietnam War Latino issues.
Her postdoctoral training addressed the molecular mechanisms associated with disease states. During Contreras-Shannon’s first fellowship, she examined how the regeneration of damaged muscle was influenced by inflammatory cells following injury. During her second fellowship, she studied the functional role of proteins encoded by genes that were found to be amplified in prostate cancer. She is trained in the Pathobiology of Occlusive Vascular Disease, Immunology, Muscle Regeneration, Genetics and Cancer Biology.
Dr. Domingo Marqués is a Professor of Psychology Psy.D. Program Carlos Albizu University. He is currently Director of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Research Program at the Ponce School of Medicine. It is also part of the editorial board of the Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology . He is currently principal investigator on research studies on psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder, non-suicidal self injury and stigma in people living with HIV.
Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
John Jay College
Professor Montero is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at John Jay College . She has been a full time member of the Department for seventeen years. She has published three books, various articles and is currently researching a fourth book: “Women, Crime and Justice in 19th Century Spain” (this book, as all of my books, is written in Spanish).
Dr. Lopez has published numerous articles in professional journals. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Education. Her research and areas of interest are Mexican Americans and segregated schools, Latina suicide, Tlingit in Segregated Schools.
David V. Jauregui
Department of Civil Engineering
New Mexico State University
Dr. Jauregui teaches engineering mechanics, structural analysis, and bridge design. Research includes experimental (static and dynamic field-testing, close-range photogrammetry) and analytical (finite element analysis, virtual reality) evaluation of bridge condition and behavior.
Florida International University
Rethinking the Cuban experience is the crucial intellectual direction of Dr. Perez-Stable’s research. She draws liberally from history, politics, and sociology. Her long-term research project is Cuba’s Long Twentieth Century, 1868-2002, from the start of the first independence war to the republic’s centennial. Instead of focusing primarily on the United States and sugar monoculture, she seeks an understanding of how Cuban political agency at critical junctures was also determinative of the island’s trajectory. She is also a member of the Cuban Research Institute’s advisory board.