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Hector Cordero-Guzman
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: (646) 660-6716
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Research Interests: Sociology, Demography
Dr. Cordero-Guzman is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Black and Hispanic Studies Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Dr. Cordero-Guzman is also a research associate at the Community Development Research Center, a senior consultant to the Fundacion Chana Goldstein and Samuel Levis, a faculty fellow in the Non-Profit Management Program at Sacred Hearth University in Puerto Rico, and collaborates with FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales) in the Dominican Republic. Throughout his career, Dr. Cordero-Guzmán has taught graduate courses in statistics and social science research methods; urban demographic, economic, and fiscal change; non-profit management; race and ethnicity; and migration policy. Some of his articles have been published in Racial and Ethnic Studies, International Migration, Social Forces, Diaspora, The Review of Black Political Economy, and Migration World. Dr. Cordero-Guzman has recently completed a book entitled, "Migration, Transnationalization and Race in a Changing New York" (with Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel and Dr. Robert Smith) published by Temple University Press in 2001 and a report for The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans on community based services and programs that focus on Latino youth entitled "What Works for Latino Youth." Currently, Dr. Cordero-Guzman is writing a book manuscript entitled "Building Networks and Social Capital" analyzing the role of community based organizations (CBOs) in the socio-politico-economic adaptation and incorporation of immigrants and is directing a project that examines the impacts of changes in immigration and welfare laws on immigrant families and children and on community based social service providers. He is also working on a project examining immigrant youth programs in New York City and a long-term research project that examines the role of individual, family, school, labor market, and community level factors on differences in educational attainment, labor force participation, and the wages of young adults. Dr. Cordero-Guzman is on the Board of Directors of ACCION-New York, The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction (SACHR), and El Barrio Popular Education Program. He has also been a consultant to many government, research, and community based organizations including: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ASPE and OCS), U.S. Department of Labor (ETA), The U.S. Department of Education, The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, The College Board's National Task Force on Minority High Achievement, The New York State Attorney General's Office, New York City's Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The Ford Foundation, The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, The Economic Development Assistance Consortium (EDAC), The Urban Institute, The Hispanic Federation, The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SOBRO), Sunnyside Community Services, The Coalition for Asian-American Children and Families, The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families. Dr. Cordero-Guzmán grew up in Puerto Rico and is a graduate of El Colegio San Ignacio. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology and Demography from The University of Chicago. He has also worked as the Research Director for Political Economy at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York and as an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Prior to joining Baruch, Dr. Cordero-Guzman spent six years as an Assistant Professor at the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School University. Dr. Cordero-Guzman lives in East Harlem, New York City with his wife Catherina and their two young children