Specialization: Labor, Work, Professions and Organizations|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration
Research Interests: Education, Work, Poverty and Inequality; Social Welfare Organizations and Infrastructure; Migration Processes and Organizations; The Caribbean Region
Dr. Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán is a Professor at the Austin Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is also a Professor in the Ph.D. Programs in Sociology and in Urban Education at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. For the last three years he was the co-director and co-Principal Investigator of the Federally funded project (US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation [OPRE]) on “Human Services Research Partnerships in Puerto Rico.” Dr. Cordero-Guzman has published academic research and taught graduate courses on issues related to youth development and outcomes; education outcomes, processes and institutions; labor markets and employment; poverty and inequality; economic and community development; non-profit organizations and philanthropy; micro-finance and small business development; international migration; race and ethnic relations; and aspects related to education, health, labor, employment, welfare and social policy. His most recent book is Poverty in Puerto Rico: A Socio-Economic and Demographic Analysis with Raul Figueroa and Alberto Velazquez (309 pages). San Juan, PR: Inter-American University Press (2016). Over his career, Dr. Cordero-Guzman has collaborated and worked as a consultant to many government, research, and community-based organizations and worked as a Program Officer in the Economic Development and the Quality Employment Units of the Asset Building and Community Development Program at The Ford Foundation. Dr. Cordero-Guzman has also served on the board of directors of several organizations including The Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance, The Economic Policy Institute, The Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), El Museo Del Barrio, and New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and was recently elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Cordero-Guzman received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology and Demography from The University of Chicago.