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A. A. Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA, 1979
B.A. International Relations, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (Mexico)
M.A. Political Science/Public Administration, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA Graduate Certificate, Administration of Non-Profit Agencies, Sonoma State University
Ph.D. Political Science, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
American National Government: Constitutional Issues and Institutions
2011-Date Chair, Department of Social Sciences, Western New Mexico University
2008-Date Professor of Political Science & Chicano Studies, Department of Social Sciences & Chicana/o and Hemispheric Studies, Western New Mexico University
2007-May 2011 Assistant to the VP of Academic Affairs for Educational Initiatives, Western New Mexico University
2002-2008 Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, Western New Mexico University
1997-2002 Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, Western New Mexico University
1989-1996 Instructor, Chicano History and Culture, Santa Rosa Junior College/Migrant Education, summer sessions), Santa Rosa, CA
1986-1991 Graduate Assistant, Political Science, Northern Arizona University
1984-1986 Volunteer Radio Producer and Instructor, KBBF-FM, Santa Rosa, CA
Fall 1985 Project Director (interim), En Camino public affairs program, KRCB-TV, Rohnert Part, CA
1981-1982 Project Director, Radio Training (Instructor), KBBF-FM
Fall 1980 Teacher, English as a Second Language, Servicio Lingüistico Empresarial, Puebla, Mexico
1979-1980 Teacher, English as a Second Language, Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades, Zacatenco, Mexico
Summer 2005 Neoliberal Policies in Rural Mexico: A Decade after NAFTA (design, coordination of field interviews, and data analysis)
2000-2001 NAFTA’s Impact on Rural Mexican Communities Project (design, coordination of field interviews, and data analysis)
1995/1996 Consultant (field interviews, focus groups, and data analysis),
1995 Consultant (data analysis), Intili International, Oakland, CA
1992 Consultant (observing, interviewing and evaluation of documentation for a workplace literacy evaluation project), Intili International
1985 Audience Research (survey design, coordination, and data analysis) KRCB-TV
1984 Needs Assessment Survey (data analysis), City of Sonoma, CA
1981 Mexican Nationalism Project (field interviews), Universidad de las Américas, Cholula, Mexico
March, 2012 Reviewer for Oxford University Press, “American Democracy in the 21st Century” (American National Government text)
March, 2012 Chicana/Chicano& Hemispheric Studies and the Language Institute. Presentation at the Ninth Annual WNMU Assessment Convocation.
April 2009 Freedom of Speech and Press: At Risk in an Age of Increasing Media Options, Lecture at One Day University Series, Western Institute for Lifelong Learning, Silver City, NM
January 2008 Peer-reviewed article “Mexico's Poor: Contextualizing Poverty and Inequality in the Post-NAFTA Years” for the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies.
Spring 2000 Reviewer for Congressional Quarterly Press
9/93-1994 News Producer and Contributor, Noticiero Latino National News Service, Radio Bilingüe, Fresno, CA
1991-1992 Volunteer Broadcaster, KBBF-FM, Santa Rosa, CA
1990-1991 Co-Producer, Hispanic Public Affairs Program, KVNA-AM, Flagstaff, AZ
1984-1986 Youth Outreach Worker, Operation Getting It Together, Sebastopol, CA
1982-1984 News Director, KBBF-FM
1979-1981 Editor, Alumni Publication, Universidad de las Américas, Mexico
1978-1979 Operations Manager, KBBF-FM
1977-1978 Volunteer Board Operator and Translator, KBBF-FM
Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today. (In progress). Co-editor, ABC/CLIO, Greenwood Press, forthcoming 2014.
U.S.-Mexico Relations: Immigration, Drug Trafficking, and Security. Delivered at the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Las Vegas, NV, February 2012.
The Contradictions of Good Neighborhood: Free Trade and Border Fence. Delivered at the Fences, Walls and Borders: State of Insecurity? Conference. University of Quebec, Montreal, May 2011.
“Literature and Public Policy”. Panel Presentation. Department of Chicana/o & Hemispheric Studies, Silver City, NM, March 2009.
“Chicano Literature and the Political Consciousness of Chicanos”. Panel presentation at the Chicano Literature Symposium. Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM, October 23, 2008.
“Psychocultural Assessment of Security Personnel along Shared International Borders—Mexico/United States”. Poster presentation at the XXXI Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología, Mexico City, July 2007.
“Mexico’s Challenge in Securing Its Southern and Northern Borders”. Delivered at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2007.
“The Chicana/Chicano Faculty Caucus: Organizing for Self-Preservation in a Hispanic-Serving
“The First Chicano Public Radio Station in the U.S.: The Antithesis to Private Media Conglomerates”. Delivered at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 2006.
“Dilemma: Foreigners on Death Row in the United States”. Delivered at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2006
“Hate & Violence along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Presentation at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2005.
Co-Author. (2004). NAFTA and Neocolonialism: Comparative Criminal, Human, and Social Justice. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.
“U.S. Sponsored Anti-Democratization of Latin American Police.” Co-presentation at the XIII World Congress of Criminology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2003.
“Land Privatization in the Context of NAFTA and Its Impact on Migration” (Fall 2003). In The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal, pp. 51-61.
“In-group Altruism versus Out-group Hostilities among the Native Americans and Mestizos of Mexico: Challenges to the World Trade Organization and NAFTA.” Presented at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2003.
“Perspectives on Globalization and Neocolonialism: The North American Experience.” Co-presentation at the meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 2002.
Co-author. (2002). Mexico’s Education System. In Rebecca Marlow-Ferguson (Ed.), World Education Encyclopedia. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group.
“Cross-Cultural Implications of Juvenile Justice and Clinical Issues: Mexico versus U.S. Hispanics.” Presentation at the Meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 12, 2002
“Globalization and the Tribulations of a Mexican Ejido.” Delivered at the V Congreso de las Americas, Cholula, Mexico, October 2001.
“Post-NAFTA: Mexican/US Migration Trends.” Delivered at the Meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2, 2001. [Submitted for publication].
“The Role of Spanish Language Media in the United States.” Presentation at the Primer Congreso de Comunicación, Acapulco, México, November 29, 2000.
“NAFTA and Police Aggression: US-Mexico Comparison.” Co-author. Panel Presentation at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2000.
“NAFTA’s Impact on Rural Mexican Communities.” Delivered at the NAFTA Institute Conference, Silver City, New Mexico, September 26, 2000.
“The Death Penalty among NAFTA Nations and Its International Implications.” Co-author. Delivered at the Fifth Biennial Conference on Crime, Justice, and Public Order, Bologna, Italy, June 2000.
“Cinderella, the Lion King, and Antz: Critical Implication for Multicultural and Bilingual Educators.” Co-author. Delivered at the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 2000.
“KBBF, the First Chicano, Bilingual Public Radio: An Alternative Voice in the Era of Media Mega-Mergers.” Delivered at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2000.
“Political Climate in Mexico.” Delivered at the NAFTA Institute Conference, Silver City, New Mexico, 1999.
“Newspaper Coverage of the Cuarto Centenario and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo: Implications for Bilingual and Multicultural Education Teachers.” Joint presentation at the 1999 New Mexico State Bilingual Education Conference, Las Cruces, NM, 1999.
“Media Coverage of the Cuarto Centenario and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Chicano or Hispano Preference?” Joint presentation and the Eighth University of New Mexico Conference on Ibero-American Culture and Society, Albuquerque, NM, 1999.
“Bilingual Public Radio: A Viable Medium to Maintain and Foster Latino Cultural Traditions.” Delivered at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 1999.
“Political-Electoral Liberalization in Northern Mexico.” Delivered at the NAFTA Institute Conference, Silver City, New Mexico, 1998.
“The Effects of Economic and Political Liberalization on Drug Trade and Law Enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Co-Author. Delivered at the Fourth Biennial Conference on Crime, Justice, and Public Order, Budapest, Hungary, 1998. [Paper published in Security Journal, Spring, 1999].
“Electoral Reforms, Elections, and Democratization in Mexico.” Delivered at the 40th Annual Western Social Science Association Conference, Denver, CO, 1998.
“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Discussant. Panel on Mexican Elections and Politics at the Western Social Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 1994.
"Recent Elections in Mexico: Democratization or Regime Reconsolidation?" Delivered at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, Flagstaff, AZ; 1991.
"Contemporary Political Changes in Mexico: Democracy or not?" Joint presentation at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, Tucson, AZ; 1990.
"Continuity and Stability in Mexican Politics: The Dilemmas of Political Reform." Presented at the Western Social Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM; 1989.
"Mexico: Dictatorship or Democracy?" Joint presentation at Northern Arizona University's Honors Week, Flagstaff, AZ; April, 1987.
Buffington, Robert M. (2002). Criminal and Citizen in Modern Mexico. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Reviewed for The International Criminal Justice Review.
Cozic, Charles P. (Ed.) (1997). Illegal Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints: Greenview Press. Reviewed for The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Sciences, 1998.
Ferré, Rosario (1997). The House on the Lagoon: Plume/Penguin. Reviewed for The Albuquerque Journal, 1998.
Urrea, Luis Alberto (1998). Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life: University of Arizona Press. Reviewed for the Albuquerque Journal, 1998.
Assisted in the translation of Samuel Schmidt's The Deterioration of the Mexican Presidency: The Years of Luis Echeverría (Spanish to English), 1990.
2005-Date American Democracy Project, Coordinator
Excellence in Professional Service, Western New Mexico University, 2012
Aldo Leopold High School, Governing Board (Budget and Finance Committees), 2009-Date
National Center for Frontier Communities, Board Member, 2011-Date
Democratic Party of Grant County, Vice-Chair, 2011-Date
Gila/Mimbres Community Radio, Advisory Board, 2011
Society for Education in Politics (SEP), Faculty Advisor, Western New Mexico University, 2002-Date
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA), Faculty Advisor, Western New Mexico
Native American Club, Western New Mexico University, 2009-Date
Chicano/Mexicano Chamber of Commerce (Silver City), 1998-2000
Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education, 1990-1991
International Association of Northern Arizona University, (Vice President, Fall 1986), 1986-1991
League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC, NAU Chapter, Co-founder; Vice President 1990-1991
Amnesty International, NAU Chapter, Co-founder (treasurer); Spring 1988
Program Advisory Board, KRCB-TV; 1984-1985
International Relations Club, Universidad de las Américas; 1979-1981
MEChA, Santa Rosa Junior College; 1978-1979
International Club (Vice President), Santa Rosa Junior College; 1978-1979
Latin American Studies Association
Association for Borderland Studies
American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
National Association of Chicana/o Studies
Hidalgo Medical Services (supra)
Aldo Leopold High School (supra)
National Center for Frontier Community (supra)
Quantitative Skills: Experience working with SPSS (various research projects and courses)