Harriett Romo, Ph.D.

Harriett Romo, Ph.D.

Harriett Romo, Ph.D.

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Harriett D. Romo, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Director, Mexico Center, (and)
Director, Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute

After completing a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the Univesity of California, San Diego in 1985, HARRIETT ROMO returned to Texas with her husband, Ricardo Romo, who had taken a tenured job at UT Austin. She worked as a Research Scientist at UT Austin teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Sociology and directing a two-million dollar Hispanic Public Policy Research Project funded by The Ford Foundation.

Prior to coming to UTSA, Dr. Harriett Romo worked for three years as a tenured Associate Professor at UT Austin (leaving to follow her husband to the University of Texas at San Antonio). Prior to that she worked for five years as an Assistant Professor at Texas State University (with early promotion to tenure). Harriett has since been at UTSA for twenty years from September, 1999 to August, 2019. (She became a full-professor at UTSA in 2008).

During her time at UTSA, she published seven books, fifteen chapters in edited academic books, and ten peer-reviewed articles, plus nine conference proceedings/encyclopedia articles. Harriett’s research focuses on young children and youth, particularly immigrant children. She organized two large ethnographic photo and research exhibitions based on grant-funded research projects. One of these projects was based on research from the Rockefeller Foundation grant on Transnational Lives and was featured at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

The other exhibit Dr. Romo organized was based on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded project on Affordable Housing in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas, which was featured for eight months at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures.

Harriett organized a large conference on immigration to the United States from Mexico that included recognized scholars from Mexico and the United States. The conference resulted in the edited book, Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border. She was invited to present this book at three Mexican universities, the Mexican Research Institute CIESAS, and at an academic panel discussion at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. This book is widely used in sociology classes in California and Texas universities. UT Press nominated the book for the American Sociological Association Global and Transnational Sociology Best Scholarly Book Award in 2017. The University of Texas Press published her previous book, Latin High School Graduation [with Toni Falbo], that was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award for sociology research of value to the community. The book was selected to be featured at the American Sociological Association Author Meets Critic session at the national meeting. The University of Notre Dame Press published her book, Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border [with Raquel Marquez], which was featured at the national InterUniversity Program for Latino Research Conference.

Dr. Romo was nominated and selected to participate in a committee at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education in Washington, D.C. from 20l5-2017. This resulted in the publication of Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research. She led the research and writing for the National Academics’ book chapter on changing demographics of English learners and contributed to chapters on policy, special needs students, and young English Learners.

The National Academies invited her to be one of three committee members to launch the book at a Sponsor Briefing and at a national broadcast webinar in Washington D.C. in 2017. Currently she has a 450 page manuscript, Bridging Cultures: Reflections on the Cultural Heritage of the Borderlands, co-edited with William DuPont, who directs the UTSA Institute for Cultural Preservation. The manuscript is under review at the University of Texas A&M Press. This manuscript includes chapters from scholars across disciplines who focus on an in-depth exploration of the heritage values unique to the area nestled between San Antonio, Texas and Monterrey, Nuevo-Leon, Mexico, including territories on both sides of the Rio Grande River.

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Harriett D. Romo, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae
Contact Information
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Downtown, 501 East Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Monterrey Bldg.2.260
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 458-2549 (office)

(210) 458-4620 (department)
Fax: (210) 458-2569
Email: harriett.romo@utsa.edu

Education
Post-Doctorate in Sociology (1989-1990), Stanford University
Ph.D. in Sociology (1985), University of California, San Diego
M.A. in Sociology (1979), University of California, San Diego
M.A. in Education (1971), University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. in Education (1966), University of Texas, Austin

Employment
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), 2008 – present
Director of UTSA Mexico Center, 2006 – present
Director of Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), 2005 – present
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UTSA, 2003 – 2008
Division of Bicultural Bilingual Studies, UTSA, 1999 – 2002
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin (UT) (Courtesy Appointment in Sociology), 1996 – 1999
Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT (On request of Dr. Richard Schott, LBJ School of Public Affairs; Arranged through inter-university exchange from Texas State University), 1994 – 1996
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas State University, 1996
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas State University, 1990 – 1995
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, 1989 – 1990
Research Scientist, Center for Mexican American Studies, UT, 1986 – 1990
Project Coordinator, Inter-University Program for Latino Research/Social Science Research Council Committee on Hispanic Public Policy, UT, 1985 – 1990
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, UT, 1985 – 1989
Social Science Researcher, Undocumented Worker Project, US Department of Labor, UT Population Research Center, 1981 – 1982
Lecturer, School of Professional Studies, San Diego State University, 1976 – 1977
Institute for Cultural Pluralism, San Diego State University, LAU Center, 1973-1980
ESL Title I Math Specialist Teacher, Lennox District, Los Angeles County Schools, CA, 1968 – 1974
Teacher, Los Angeles City School, Inner City, 1967 – 1968
Teacher, American-Nicaraguan School, Managua, Nicaragua, 1966 – 1967

University Teaching Experience
Graduate Level
Immigration and Society
Language and Society
Qualitative Research Methods
Border Studies
Sociology of Childhood
Education and the Reproduction of Inequality
Multicultural Groups
Culture, Literacy and Language
Seminar on Latino Biculturalism
Internship in Sociology
Independent Study
Doctoral Research

Undergraduate Level
Sociology of Education
Senior Seminar
Education in American Society
Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Qualitative Research Methods
The Mexican American Family
Migration Studies
Children and Society
Border-Transnational Relations
Independent Study
Internship in Sociology

Research and Teaching Interests
Children and Youth, Immigration, Education, Race and Ethnic Relations, Qualitative Research.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
2018 Romo, Harriett, Kevin J.A. Thomas, & Eugene E. Garcia, Changing Demographics of Dual Language Learners and English Learners: Implications for School Success, SRCD Social Policy Report, 31:2, pp. 1-35. https://www.srcd.org/sites/ default/files/documents/spr_ 31-2_romo_final.pdf
2014 Special Edition International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, Mexico. Maricela Oliva, Harriett Romo, and Victor Zuniga, co-editors.
2014 González, Jorge C. and Harriett Romo. “Four-Year College Graduation: The Importance of Student Organizations.” Sociological Imagination 50(2):53-79.
2014 Blanco, Mónica, Harriett Romo, and Jesús Cruz Álvarez. “Competencias Globales de los Administradores Trabajando en un Ambiente de Negocios Multicultural.” Revista Innovar (forthcoming).
2014 Blanco, Mónica, Harriett Romo, and Jesús Cruz Álvarez. “Exploring Global Competence of American and Mexican Managers Working in a Multicultural Environment.” Journal of International Management Studies (forthcoming).
2013 Kennedy, Kim and Harriett Romo. “All Colors and Hues: An Auto-Ethnography of Multi-Ethnic Family’s Strategies for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism.” Family Relations 62(1):109-124. (doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012. 00742.x)
2011 Garcia-Sierra, Adrian, Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola, Cherie R. Percaccio, Barbara T. Conboy, Harriett Romo, Lindsay Klarman, Sophia Ortiz, and Patricia K. Kuhl. “Bilingual language learning: An ERP study relating early brain responses to speech, language input and later word production.” Journal of Phonetics 39(4):546-557. (doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2011.02. 002)

2011 Perez, Beatrix and Harriett Romo. “‘Couch surfing’ of Latino foster care alumni: Reliance on peers as social capital.” Journal of Adolescence 34(2):239-248. (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence. 2010.05.007)
2011 Perez, Beatrix and Harriett Romo, “School Mobility, Social Capital, and Educational Experiences of Latino Foster Care Youth.” Sociological Studies of Children and Youth 14:27-49 D. A. Kinney and Loretta E. Bass, eds. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
2010 Ogland, Curtis. “Using Promotoras to Deliver Financial Education in Low-Income Communities.” Journal for Consumer Education 27:30-44. (Paper prepared under United Way Project with H. Romo as PI)
2005 Romo, Harriett and Claire Andres. “Making and Missing Meanings: Lessons in Early Childhood Literacy Development” International Journal of Learning 11, International Literacy Conference Proceedings, Havana, Cuba. Common Ground Publishers, Pp. 529-537.
1986 Romo, Harriett. “Inequality in Bilingual Education: Organizational Factors,” La Raza Law Review, (Volume 1, Fall 1986): Pp. 227-294. University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Law School.
1984 Romo, Harriett. “The Mexican Origin Population’s Differing Perceptions of Their Children’s Schooling.” Social Science Quarterly, Special Edition, June, Pp. 635-650.

Refereed Books
2018 Romo, Harriett and William A. Dupont (Eds.). Bridging Cultures: Reflections on the Cultural Heritage of the Borderlands, 450 pp. manuscript submitted to Texas A & M Press, October 2018.
2017 National Academies of Sciences.Engineering.Medicine. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research., Ruby Takanishi and Suzanne LeMenestrel (Eds.), Alfredo Artiles, Diane August, Xavier Botana, Dylan Conger, Richard Duron, Linda Espinosa, Eugene Garcia, Fred Genesee, Kenji Hakuta, Arturo Hernandez, Bobbi Houtchens, Jeff MacSwan, Harriett Romo, Maria Sera, Cathering Tamis-Lemonda, Kevin Thomas, Lily Wong-Fillmore. National Academies of Science. This is a consensus peer-reviewed publication.
2016 Romo, Harriett and Olivia Mogollon-Lopez, eds. Mexico-U.S. Migration: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Nominated by UT Press for the ASA Global and Transnational Sociology Best Scholarly Book Award 2017.
2012 Romo, Harriett, Olivia Lopez, and Carlos Garrido, eds. A Bilateral Perspective on Mexico U.S. Migration, Veracruz, Mexico: University of Veracruz Press.
2008 Marquez, Raquel and Harriett Romo, eds. Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
2005 McLemore, S. Dale and Harriett Romo. Racial and Ethnic Relations in America. 7th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
2001 McLemore, S. Dale, Harriett Romo, and Susan Gonzalez Baker. Racial and Ethnic Relations in America, 6th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. [Reviewed in Teaching Sociology, v. 29, 2001 (July) p.369.]
2001 Romo, Harriett. Instructor’s Guide for Racial and Ethnic Relations in America. 6th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
1999 Romo, Harriett. Reaching Out: Best Practices for Educating Mexican-Origin Children and Youth. ERIC Clearinghouse of Rural Education & Small Schools. Charleston, WV.
1998 McLemore, S. Dale and Harriett Romo. Racial and Ethnic Relations in America. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
1998 Romo, Harriett. Instructor’s Guide for Racial and Ethnic Relations in America. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
1996 Romo, Harriett and Toni Falbo. Latino High School Graduation: Defying the Odds. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. (FINALIST FOR C. WRIGHT MILLS PRIZE) [Featured in ASA Author Meets Critics]
1990 Romo, Harriett (Ed.). Latinos & Blacks in the Cities: Policies for the 1990s. Austin TX: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Chapters in Edited Books
2018 Romo, Harriett and Sophia Ortiz. “Supportive Housing Contexts and Educational Opportunities for Foster Youth Transitioning Out of Care,” pp. 258-280 in Handbook of Foster Youth,, Trejos, E., Trevino-Schafer, N., eds. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
2017 Romo, Harriett and Raquel Marquez. “Embracing the ‘Other’: Dreamers Navigating Higher Education.” Pp. 68—98 in Mobilizing Public Sociology: Scholars, Activists, and Latin@ Migrants Converse on Common Ground, edited by Victoria Carty and Rafael Luévano, The Netherlands, Leiden/Boston: Brill.ISBN: 978-90-04-22109-3
2017 Aguilar, Carlos, Raquel Marquez, and Harriett Romo, “From Dreamers to Dacademics: A la escuela sin pasaporte” in Seen But Not Heard: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Child Migrants and Refugees, Lexington Books, Rowman & LittleField.
2016 Romo, Harriett and Olivia Mogollon-Lopez, “The Role of Elite Mexican Women Immigrants in Maintaining Language and Mexican Identity.” Pp. 184-211 in Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border, edited by Harriett D. Romo and Olivia Mogollon-Lopez, University of Texas Press.
2016 Romo, Harriett, “Conclusion: Is Mexican Migration to the United States Different from Other Migrations?” Pp. 275-293 in Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border, edited by Harriett D. Romo and Olivia Mogollon-Lopez, University of Texas Press.
2016 Romo Harriett, Janeth Martínez, and Christina López-Mobilia, “Children of Immigrants in the United States.” Pp. 45-64 in Continuidades y cambios en las migraciones de México a Estados Unidos: Tendencias en la circulación, experiencias y resignificaciones de la migración y el retorno en el Estado de México, Coords. Jorge Olvera García y Norma Baca Tavira, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México.
2013 Romo, Harriett. “Formal and Informal Institutions in the Construction of Transnational Lives: A Study of Mexican and Mexican American Experiences in San Antonio, Texas—A Mexican Majority U.S. City.” Pp. 45-85 in Immigration and Border: Politics in the New Latino Century, edited by D. Leal and J. Limon. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

2012 Romo, Harriett and Ricardo Romo. “Four Decades of Collecting.” Pp. 13-22 in Estampas de La Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection, Lyle W. Williams, ed, The McNay Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Press.
2010 Romo, Harriett and Raquel Marquez. “Identity Construction in Transnational Lives: Characteristics and Complexities.” Pp. 217-234 in Boundaries in Depth and in Motion, edited by I. W. Zartman. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.
2009 Romo, Harriett and Carlos Romo. “Legal Barriers in the Educational Experiences of Mexican Origin Students in the United States.” Pp. 273-301 in Japanese Family Law in Comparative Perspective, Studies in Comparative Legal History, edited by H. N. Scheiber and L. Mayali. Berkeley, California: Robbins Collection Publications, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California at Berkeley.
2008 Romo, Harriett D. and Raquel Marquez. “Introduction.” Pp. 1-27 in Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border, edited by R. R. Marquez and H. D. Romo. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
2008 Romo, Harriett. “The Extended Border: A Case Study of San Antonio as a Transnational City,” Pp. 77-104 in Transformations of La Familia on the U.S. Mexico Border, University of Notre Dame Press.
2006 Romo, Harriett and Maria Rodriguez. “Dual Nationalities: Mexican Americans and Mexican Immigrants Explore Issues of Citizenship.” Pp. 151-188 in Migración A Los Estados Unidos: Más Allá de los Números, edited by M. M. Adalid. Mexico City: UNAM, UTSA, FUNSALUD January.
2003 De La Piedra, Maria and Harriett Romo. “Collaborative Literacy in a Mexican Immigrant Household: The Role of Sibling Mediators in the Socialization of Pre-School Learners.” Pp. 44-61 in Language Socialization in Bi- and Multilingual Societies, edited by R. Bayley and S. R. Schecter. Multilingual Matters.
2003 Sanchez, Joanne and Harriett Romo. “Successful Transitions of Latino Students from High School to College: Addressing the Needs of Latino Students.” Pp. 107-130 in Latinos in Higher Education, edited by D. J. Leon. Elsevier Science Ltd.
1996 Romo, Harriett. “The Newest ‘Outsiders’: Educating Mexican Immigrant and Migrant Youth.” Pp. 61-91 in Children de la Frontera, edited by J. L. Flores. Charleston, WV: ERIC/CRESS.
1987 Romo, Harriett and Ricardo Romo. “The Training of Mexican Americans in Mental Health Areas,” Mental Health Issues of the Mexican Origin Population in Texas. R.L. Sutherland Seminar in Mental Health. The University of Texas at Austin: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Pp. 197-230.
1985 Romo, Harriett. “The Mexican Origin Population’s Differing Perceptions of Their Children’s Schooling,” Pp. 377-392 in The Mexican American Experience: An Interdisciplinary Anthology, edited by R. de la Garza et al. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
1985 Romo, Harriett and Ricardo Romo. “The Social and Cultural Context of the Mexican American Experience in the United States: An Introductory Overview.” Pp. 317-332 in The Mexican American Experience: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. R. de la Garza et al., eds. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
1984 Romo, Harriett. “Senora Mercedes: A Mexican Immigrant,” Working Papers in Sociolinguistics, Numbers 81-87, edited by R. Bauman and J. Sherzer. Austin, TX: Southwest Regional Lab.

Peer Reviewed Conference
Proceedings/Encyclopedia Articles/Reports
2014 Romo, Harriett and Sabina Augustsson. Early Childhood. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 2nd ed. G. Ritzer, ed., Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
2011 The National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project – Charting: A New Course: Understanding the Sociocultural, Political, Economic, and Historical Context of Latino/a Education in the United States, edited by S. Nieto, M. Rivera, and S. Quiños (with Julio Camarota, Chiara Canella, Emmanuel Garcia, Maria Gonzalez, Jason Irizarry, Luis Moll, Sonia Nieto, Beatrix Perez, Harriett Romo, and Angela Valenzuela). City University of New York: Centro for Puerto Rican Studies.
2009 United Way Report Publication and Presentation with students: Financial Capacity Builders Initiative Evaluation (with Student Editors Mary L. Hansen and Beatrix Perez, Executive Editors and Peggy Buford Chavez, Juan Livas, Shelia McElroy, Curtis Ogland, Joel Tabar, Carlos Valenzuela, and Jennifer Wickham, assistant student editors), Pp. 1-51. Submitted to United Way Issues Council, June 2009.
2009 “I would have been all caught up, but they put me in those classes”: Structural Barriers to Latino Achievement. In Charting a New Course: Understanding the Sociocultural, Political, Economic and Historical Context of Latino/a Education in the United States, edited by S. Nieto and M. Rivera. National Latino Education Research Agenda project.
2005 “Latino Immigrant Children and the New Second Generation” Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, edited by D. Gonzalez and S. Oboler. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
2005 Romo, Harriett. Early Childhood. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
2004 “Teacher Motivations: Meeting Quality Improvement Requirements for Head Start.” Pp. 748-749 in Conference Proceedings, Promoting Positive Development In Young Children: Designing Strategies That Work. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start Bureau in collaboration with Columbia University (with Martha Crawford).
2000 “Improving Ethnic and Racial Relations in the Schools,” The ERIC Review, 7(1), Spring, Pp. 25-26
1999 “Maintaining Spanish: A Challenge for Mexican Origin and Mexican American Youth.” Pp. 201-212 in Simposio Internacional de La Lengua Española: Pasado, Presente y Futuro Actas, edited by J. H. Matluck and C. A. Solé. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
1998 “Latina High School Leaving: Some Practical Solutions,” ERIC Brief, Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.” EDO-RC-97-98.
1995 “Improving Ethnic and Racial Relations in the Schools,” ERIC Brief, Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. EDO-RC-97-95.
1993 “Mexican Immigrants in High Schools: Meeting Their Needs.” ERIC Brief. March, EDO-RC-92-98.
1980 Living in Two Cultures: The Everyday World of Migrant Workers, (with Aaron Cicourel), UNESCO, Paris.
1978 “Language Assessment and Diagnostic Practice,” National Origin Desegregation: Issues in Language Proficiency Assessment, Institute for Cultural Pluralism School of Education San Diego State University.

Creative Exhibitions
2017 Museum Exhibition of “The Other Side of Eagle Ford Shale: Affordable Housing,” Photo Ethnography and Interview Comments from HUD funded research project, Institute of Texan Cultures, May-December, 2017.
2017 Brochure Publication based on exhibit, “The Other Side of Eagle Ford Shale: Affordable Housing,” Institute for Texan Cultures. October 30, 2017
2017 Co-Organizer and Co-host of InterUniversity Program for Latino Research , 6th Biennial Siglo XXI Conference: Mapping Latino Research, May 18-19, University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA Mexico Mexico Center (attended by over 250 Latino researchers from universities across the U.S.)
2017 Co-Organizer and Co-host of San Antonio Fulbright Association Conference, September, University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA Mexico Center (attended by 200 scholars and students representing all universities in San Antonio & UT Austin, U. of Kansas)

Book Reviews
2014 Invited review in Social Forces of Kids in the Middle: How Children of Immigrants Negotiate Community Interactions for Their Families, 2014
2010 Invited review in Teaching Sociology of At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness by Jason Adam Wasserman and Jeffrey Michael Clair, 2010, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
2010 Invited review in Social Forces of Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children, 2010, by Joanna Dreby, University of California Press.
2009 Invited review essay, “Immigrants, Guest Workers, and Policy Issues: Perspectives on Mexican Transnationalism,” Latin American Politics and Society, v.51, no. 1, Spring 2009, pp 149-163.
2002 Review of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process by Susanne Jonas, Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 31(1) Pp. 73-74, American Sociological Association.
1999 Review of Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School: A Cultural Analysis by Patrick James McQuillan, Contemporary Sociology, January. American Sociological Association.
1997 Review of Colors on Desert Walls: The Murals of El Paso, by Miguel Juárez, Winter, Texas Books.
1992 Review of The Mexican American Family:Tradition and Change. By Norma Williams. Southwestern Historical Quarterly, January.
1991 Review of Central American Refugees and US High Schools: A Psychosocial Study of Motivation and Achievement by Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco. International Migration Review, Vol. 25: Spring.
1991 Review of Forked Tongue: The Politics of Bilingual Education by Rosalie Pedalino Porter. Social Science Quarterly. 72(3) September.

Funded Research/Projects
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center, 2017, $16,000 (funded)
Mellon Foundation. Humanities Research Training Program. Latinos in a Changing World. 2016-2019, $500,000 (funded)
Institute of Education Science, UTSA Educational Research Training Program: P-20 Pipeline Issues. US Department of Education, September 2016-2021, $961,866 (funded)
San Antonio Mexico Foundation for Education (SAMFE), $25,000 for UTSA undergraduate and graduate student scholarships for students from Mexico 2016-2017 (funded)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Research grant to study affordable housing in Eagle Ford Shale area, $350,000, 2015-2017 (funded)
InterUniversity Program for Latino Research, Transnational Families Working Group Research Initiative, 2014-2017, $5,000 (funded)
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center 2017, $16,000
Alvarez Research Fellowhsips, UTSA Mexico Center 2016 $16,000 (funded)
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center 2015, $16,000 (funded)
UTSA Office of Research, Transnational Working Group Research Initiative, 2015, $10,000 (funded).
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center 2014, $16,000 (funded)
Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS), Subcontract grant from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, $90,759, 2014-2015 (funded)
City of San Antonio, Second year, Access to College for Early Childhood Educators, $77,514, 2013-2014 (funded)
Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS), Subcontract grant from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, $82,371, 2013-2014 (funded)
Optima Scholarship, UTSA Mexico Center, $5,000 (funded)
San Antonio Mexico Foundation for Educators (SAMFE), $10,000 two year grant to fund student from Mexico, 2013 (funded)
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center, $10,000, 2013 (funded)
San Antonio Mexico Foundation for Education (SAMFE) $10,000 two year grant to UTSA Mexico Center to fund student from Mexico, 2012 (funded)
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center, $10,000, 2012 (funded)
Texas Humanities, Border Culture Conference, $5,000, 2012 (funded)
San Antonio Conservation Society for Publication on Border Culture Conference, $5,000, 2012 (funded)
City of San Antonio, Access to College for Early Childhood Educators, $81, 595, 2012 (funded)
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Assisting Foster Care Youth in College Access, $600,000, Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities, 2010 – 2013 (funded)
US Small Business Association Congressional Earmark Program, $98,257, 2010 – 2012 (funded)
Ewing Halsell Foundation, Support for the UTSA Mexico Center, $137,000 [$44,000 a year for 3 years], Principle Investigator, 2011 (funded)
Scanlan Family Foundation, Support for the UTSA Mexico Center, $137,000 [$44,000 a year for 3 years], Principle Investigator, 2011 (funded)
Charity Ball Association of San Antonio, The Child Outcomes of University Mentoring in Preschool Classrooms – Inman Center preschool teachers, $80,163, Principle Investigator, 2011-2013 (funded)
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center, $10,000, 2011 (funded)
San Antonio Children’s Shelter, $7,500. Grant was declined by Co-PIs Harriett Romo & Mike Tapia because it was impossible to modify proposal for this amount, 2011(funded & declined)
UT Health Science Center National Child Study, Developing Language Assessment Instruments, $990,551, Co-principle Investigator with Dr. Suzanne Winter, 2010 (funded, later agency withdrew funds)
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center, $10,000, 2010, (funded)
US Small Business Association Congressional Earmark Program, $282,200, 2009 (funded)
Alvarez Research Fellowships, UTSA Mexico Center, $10,000, 2009 (funded)
United Way Family Financial Security Initiative, $23,250, 2009 (funded)
United Way Parental Involvement in a Collaboration with Five Schools, $20,000, 2008 (funded)
KLRN Early Literacy Curriculum Evaluation, with Iliana Alanis, $15,000, 2008 (funded)
City of San Antonio, The School Readiness Research, $250,000, Co-principle Investigator with Dr. Suzanne Winter, 2006 – 2008 (funded)
Conference on Remittances, $5,000, City Bank, 2007 (funded)
HUD, Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities, Edgewood School District, $599,898, 2006 – 2009 (funded)
National Science Foundation, Collaboration subcontract with University of Washington, Seattle, Bilingual Baby Project, $120,000 [$60,000 per year for two years], 2006 – 2008 (funded)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start Higher Education Partnership Grant, $750,000 [$130,000 a year for five years], 2005 – 2010 (funded)
Gift from Bank of America to fund Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute and continue work initiated with HUD grant at Navarro Child Development Center, $1,000,000 [$250,000 a year endowment], 2005 – 2008 (funded)
Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Bilingual Baby Project, $138,094, Subcontract from University of Washington, Seattle National Science Foundation project, 2005 – 2006 (funded)
US Department of Education, Early Reading First, $70,000, Evaluation Subcontract with Community Action, Inc., 2005 – 2006 (funded)
Early College-Study of Community Resources as Seen by High School Students in Low Income Communities, $4,000, 2004 – 2006 (funded)
US Department of Education, Early Reading First, $150,000, Evaluation Subcontract with Community Action, Inc., 2003 – 2006 (funded)
Community Action, Inc. Early Reading First, $150,000, U.S. Department of Education, Project Evaluator, 2003 – 2006 (funded)
HUD Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities, UTSA to partner with San Antonio School District to build a child development center/research laboratory and a community resource center, student stipends for community research, small business development seminars, and student internships in the community, $584,972, 2003 – 2005 (funded)
Rockefeller Foundation, San Antonio as a Transnational Community: Language, Literacy and Culture in a Transnational Context, $100,000, 2003 – 2004 (funded)
Rockefeller Foundation, San Antonio as a Transnational Community: Language, Literacy and Culture in a Transnational Context, $150,000, 2002 – 2003 (funded)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children Youth and Families, Head Start Higher Education Partnership Grant, $520,000, 2001 – 2005 (funded)
Community Action, Inc., Evaluation of Kindergarten Transition project, $5,000, 1999 (funded)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Fellowship award to sponsor Joy Phillips for doctoral research on collaboration in Head Start projects, $30,000, 1997 – 1999 (funded)
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Fathers and Families: A Study of Working-Class Mexican Origin Fathers’ Parenting Strategies, $6,990, Year of the Child Initiative, 1997 (funded)
Faculty Research Enhancement Grant to conduct interviews with students and parents in multi-ethnic schools, $6,000, Southwest Texas State University, 1995 (funded)
Social Science Research Council, Undergraduate Research Assistantship Grant to fund five students to work on the project “Literacy: Relationships to Employability and Self-Sufficiency among Hispanic Head Start Families,” $20,000, 1993 – 1994 (funded)
Community Action, Inc., Workforce Instructional Network (WIN), Literacy and Employability Training for the Parents of Head Start Children: Implementation of a Family Service Center, Co-Principal Investigator and Project Evaluator, $125,000, Department of Health and Human Services, 1992 – 1996 (funded)
Continuation Grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Successful Family Strategies for Coping with High Risk of School Failure among Hispanics, $6,000, 1990 – 1991 (funded)
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The Antecedents of Hispanic School Retention: Successful Family Strategies for Coping with High Risk of School Failure, $75,000, 1988 – 1991 (funded)
IUP/SSRC Ford Foundation Grant to the Center for Mexican American Studies, $1,200,000, 1985 – 1990 (funded)
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Toward A Competent Mexican Origin Community: Using Discourse Analysis to Explore Language and Power Relationships in Parent -School Interactions. Research included ethnographic work with recent Mexican immigrant and Chicano families, $12,000, 1981 – 1982 (funded)
Policy and Official Reports
2018 End of Year Report Mellon Foundation grant, August, 2018
2018 End of Year Report, U.S. Department of Education grant, June 2018
2018 End of Grant Report, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 2018.
2017 End of Year Report Mellon Foundation grant, August, 2017
2017 End of Year Report, U.S. Department of Education, June 2017
2017 Quarterly Reports to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, February, May, August, Final Report November, 2017
2016 Quarterly Reports to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, February, May, August, November
2015 End of Grant Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Planning Grants to Develop a Model Intervention for Youth/Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness, September 2016 HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CA-0636
2014 End of Grant Report, City of San Antonio (COSA), Summer Institute for Early Educators.
2013 End of Grant Report, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Transition of Foster Youth to College.
2013 End of Grant Report, Charity Ball Association San Antonio, Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Program at Inman Christian Center.
2013 End of Year Report, City of San Antonio (COSA), Summer Institute for Early Educators.
2010 End of Year Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start Higher Education Partnership grant, Head Start Summer Institute.
2010 End of Year Report, U.S. Small Business Administration.
2010 End of Grant Report, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Hispanic Institutions Assisting Communities grant.
2009 End of Year Report, HUD Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities grant, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
2009 End of Year Report, Head Start Higher Education Partnership grant, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
2009 U.S. Small Business Administration earmark grant, End of Year Report, UTSA Mexico Center.
2007 End of Year Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Summer Institute.
2007 Mid-Year Report, HUD.
2006 End of Grant Report, Early Reading First, U.S. Department of Education.
2006 End of Grant Report, HUD.
2006 End of Year Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2005 End of Year Report, Early Reading First Grant, U.S. Department of Education.
2005 End of Grant Report, HUD.
2005 End of Grant Report, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2005 End of Year Report, Rockefeller Foundation.
2005 End of Year Report, Early Reading First Grant, U.S. Department of Education.
2004 End of Year Report, Head Start Summer Institute, U.S. Department of health & Human Services.
2003 End of Year Report, Head Start Summer Institute, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
2002 End of Year Report, Head Start Summer Institute, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
1999 Second Year Evaluation Report, Even Start Family Literacy Program, Community Action, Inc. Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco counties, Submitted to Texas Education Agency.
1998 First year Evaluation Report, Even Start Program, Community Action, Inc. of Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco counties. Submitted to Texas Education Agency.
1997 Final Evaluation Report. State Funded Even Start Program. Submitted to the Texas Education Agency.
1997 Yo Primero: A Curriculum for “At Risk” Hispanic Teens (San Antonio, TX: Mexican American Unity Council). With Ann Marie Ellis and Mary Lou Bell.
1993 Escuela Prevention Program, Project Evaluation, with Ann Marie Ellis and Mary Lou Bell.
1993 Language Development and Assessment, Escuelita Prevention Program Process Evaluation
1989 Improving Minority Student Achievement, Washington, DC: Mid-Atlantic Center for Race Equity, School of Education, American University.
1987 “Developing a Plan for Compliance with the Civil Rights Act Title VI LAU,” (with Alberto Ochoa), Institute for Cultural Pluralism, School of Education, San Diego, State University.
1987 Latinos and Blacks in the Profession of Public Service: A Report to the Ford Foundation, (with Ernest Wilson and Lenneal Henderson).
1986 “Overview of the LAU Center Technical Assistance Process and the Office for Civil Rights Task Forde Remedies,” (with M. Reyes Mazon and Alberto Ochoa), Institute for Cultural Pluralism, School of Education, San Diego State University.
1983 “Spanish Speaking Parent Participation in the Schools: Abstract of Research Project 960.13” External Research in AISD: Knowledge for Building, Office of Research and Evaluation Austin Independent School District.

Presentations
Eagle Ford Consortium, “The Other Side of the Eagle Ford Shale-A New Look at Housing, Presentation summarizing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development project.San Antonio, Texas, June 7, 2017.
Council of Chief State School Officers, English Learners State Collaboration on Assessment and Student Standards, “National Research Council Report: Applications, Conclusions, and Recommendations to State Plans and Outreach,” with Kenji Hakuta, Austin, Texas June 26-27, 2017.
IUPLR Sixth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference Mapping Latino Research, “Latino Families and Youth: The State of Research”, San Antonio, Texas, May 19, 2017.
IUPLR Sixth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference Mapping Latino Research, “Why Mexican Migration to the United States Is Different”, San Antonio, Texas, May 19, 2017.
American Educational Research Association, “Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures—An Academies Report”, April 30, 2017, San Antonio, Texas.
American Educational Research Association, UTSA Mexico Center featured as a Presidential Session, Off-Site Visit, April 28, 2017, San Antonio, Texas.
American Educational Research Association, “Extended Borderlands and Urban Diversity in a Changing World: Education in San Antonio, A Multicultural City.” April 28, 2017, San Antonio, Texas.
American Educational Research Association, Strengths and Challenges for Families and Communities, Roundtable, “Supportive Housing Contexts and Educational Opportunities for Foster Youth Transitioning Out of Care,” Harriett Romo, Sophia Ortiz, Marissa Mendoza, April 27, 2017, San Antonio, Texas.
Society for Research in Child Development, “Fostering School Success for Dual Language Learners”, Conversation Roundtable, April 6, 2017 Austin, Texas.
Society for Research in Child Development, Keynote Presentation, “Supporting Young Children and their Parents: A Preconference on Two Recent NAS Reports,” April 5, 2017, Austin Texas.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine. Board on Children, Youth and Families. Sponsor Briefing and Release of publication of Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures, Keck Center, Washington, DC, February 27, 2017.
CIESAS, Guadalajara, Mexico. Invited Book Presentation, “Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border,” [with Dan Gelo, Jill Fleuriet, Pablo Mateo, Olivia Mogollon], June 16, 2016.
Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City. Invited Book Presentation, “Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border,” [with Silvia Elena Giorguli Saucedo, Jorge Durand, Francisco Alba, Liliana Meza]June 20, 2016.
University of Las Americas, Puebla, Mexico. Invited Book Panel Presentation, “Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border,” [with Victor Zuniga, U. of Monterrey], Puebla, Mexico October 18, 2016.
Institute for Texan Cultures, Book Panel Presentation “Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border,” [with Agustin Escobar, CIESAS; Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Jill Fleuriet, UTSA], San Antonio, Texas, September 23, 2016.
American Sociological Association, “The Inequitable Effects of Oil and Gas Exploration on Affordable Housing in Rural Impacted Communities,” (with Marissa Mendoza, Christina Lopez-Mobilia, Gregorio Ortiz, Matthew Martinez). Seattle, Washington, August 22, 2016.
Latino Art Now! IUPLR Fifth Biennial Latino Art Now Conference: Re-Imaging Global Intersections, “The Art of Collecting” (with Ricardo Romo), Chicago, Ill. April 8, 2016.
Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA). 47th annual meeting, “Eagle Ford Shale: Impacts on Accessible and Affordable Housing for Vulnerable Populations in Small Rural Communities, (with Christina Lopez- Mobilia, and Shanice Mzava, February 7, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Webinar on Eagle Ford Affordable Housing. Washington, D.C. March 16, 2016.
Texas Rural Challenge Conference: Small Town, Big Ideas. “Housing Best Practices,” June 9-10, Waco, Texas
Southwestern Social Science Association. “Effects of Oil and Gas Exploration on Affordable Housing in Rural Communities,” (with Alexandra Romero, Christina Lopez-Mobilia) Las Vegas, March 24, 2016.
Southwestern Social Science Association. Addressing the Gaps in Service Delivery to Foster Youth in the Texas

Foster Care System, (with Jorge Gonzalez, Edith Estrada, Sophia Ortiz) Las Vegas, March 25, 2016
Center for Public Leadership, Dubin and Johnson Fellows Harvard Kennedy School, Research Presentation at UTSA for 2014-2015 Fellows March 19, 2015.
UTSA Mexico Center Symposia on Central American Young Migrants and the Border Crisis: Causes and Responses. “Undocumented Young Migrants Are Not New”. San Antonio, TX. August 26, 2014
University of Coahuila School of Law. “Los Dreamers”: Participación Cívica y
El Programa de Protección contra la Deportación de Jóvenes Inmigrantes (DACA), Saltillo, Mexico, May, 2014.
American Sociological Association, “Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Education for Low Income Latino Children,” August, San Francisco, CA, 2014.
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology. “Globalizing the Classroom: Innovative Approach to National and International Learning.” (with Patricia Bell, Rodney Coates, Enzo Colombo, Corey Dolgon, Matias E. Margulis, Sarah Hernandez, Adey Nyamathi, Carol Pavlish, Harriett Romo. Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014.
Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), Book talk, “Formal and Informal Institutions in the Construction of Transnational Lives: A Study of Mexican and Mexican American Experiences in San Antonio, Texas – A Mexican-Majority U.S. City,” The University of Texas at Austin, December 4, 2013.

World Education Research Association (WERA), “Quality Assurance and Publication: Unpacking Peer Review across Cultures,” (with Maricela Olivia, Victor Zuñiga, and Olivia López), Guanajuato, Mexico, November 21, 2013.

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research, Latino Art Now! Expanding Perspectives in American Art, “The Impact of a Passion and a Gift: Estampas de la Raza,” (with Ricardo Romo), Washington, D.C., November 8, 2013.

Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, “Gala Latina, Latino Heritage Month,” invited speaker, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, October 4, 2013.
XVIII CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE CONTRADURÍA, ADMINISTRACIÓN E INFORMÁTICA, “Explorarando Las Competencias Globales De Los Administradores Estadounidenses Y Mexicanos Trabajando En Un Ambiente Multicultural,” (with Mónica Blanco Jiménez and Jesús Cruz Alváres), Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico, October 2-4, 2013.

Association for the Sociology of Religion, “Religion as a Coping Resource among Resilient Foster Care Alumni,” (with Sarah Shah and Christopher Ellison), New York, NY, August 11, 2013.
American Sociological Association, International Migration Section, “Dreamers Navigating Higher Education Without Legal Documentation,” (with Raquel Marquez), New York, NY, August 10, 2013.
American Sociological Association, “Housing and Access to Higher Education for Former Foster Care Youth,” (with Courtney Barrie and Carlos Casanova), New York, NY, August 10, 2013.

American Sociological Association, Children and Youth Section, “Foster Care Alumni with Children: Exiting Care, Entering College,” (with Sarah Shah), New York, NY, August 11, 2013.
Southern Sociological Society, “Exploring the Parenting Skills of Foster Care Alumni,” (with Sarah Shah), Atlanta, GA, April 27, 2013.

Texas Early Learning Innovation Summit: Creating a Scalable Citywide Approach to Early Childhood Development, “The Importance of Early Childhood Education,” University of Texas at San Antonio, April 5, 2013.
Texas Association of Bilingual Education, “Language Acquisition in Bilingual Homes,” San Antonio, TX, October 24, 2012.
Organized International Early Childhood Education Forum, “Chinese, Mexican, and U.S. Perspectives and Initiatives,” UTSA Mexico Center, University of Texas at San Antonio, October 23, 2012.

Organized international conference on U.S. – Mexico Border. “Bridging Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference Reflecting on the Border Culture of South Texas,” November 8-9, 2012 (with Bill Dupont).
Border Ethics Panel, UTSA Institute of Texas Cultures, San Antonio, TX. October 2012.
InterUniversity Program for Latino Research. “Dream Act Students’ Civic Engagement,” Organized Panel, IUPLR Research Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, February, 2012.
Invited Speaker at UNAM Seminario Internacional, Historia Comparada de las Mujeres en las Américas, “Las nuevas migrantes mexícanas de clase alta en San Antonio,” September 26-28, 2011, Mexico City, Mexico.
Keynote Speaker, 3rd Annual Teen Parent Summit Conference Program, San Antonio, TX, May 13, 2011.
Discussions on education led by Dr. Duron, San Antonio Independent School District Superintendent and Dr. Harriett Romo, UTSA, International Hispanic Network, San Antonio, TX, April 11, 2011.
Organized conference on “Bilateral Perspectives on U.S.-Mexico Migration,” Including prominent scholars from U.S. and Mexican institutions held at UTSA March 3 & 4, 2011.
Speaker for Great Conversation! at University of Texas at San Antonio, “Should Student Test Scores Be Used to Evaluate Teachers?” Benefits the UTSA Honors College, February 22, 2011.
Student Learning Outcomes Institute: Connecting Institutional Effectiveness and Student Learning at Minority Serving Institutions, San Antonio, TX, January 21, 2011.
Institute of Texas Cultures, University of Texas San Antonio, Lecture Series, “Racial and Ethnic Identities of Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans,” San Antonio, TX, April 8, 2010.
University of Texas San Antonio, Trans-Atlantic-Perspectives Conference, “Maintaining Family Cultural Traditions and Values across Borders: Implications for the Mexican American Community,” San Antonio, TX, March 4, 2010.
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, Plenary Session, “Migration in the Texas/Mexico Borderlands: The Contexts of Family Strategies,” San Antonio, TX, October 10, 2009.
Invited paper at Simposio Río Bravo/Río Grande, Los Retos Del Desarrollo Socioeconómico de la Región Ante la Crisis, “Historia y Desarrollo en la Frontera Norte: ‘Elites’ Mexicanas en San Antonio, Texas: del Pasado al Presente,” Monterrey, N.L., México, October 8, 2009.
Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology, “The Value of Learning Qualitative Methods Doing Field-based Work: A Professor Perspective,” San Antonio, TX, October 2009.
Siglo XXI: The State of Latino Studies, Third Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), “The Extended Border: A Case Study of San Antonio as a Transnational City,” University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, September 25, 2009.
American Educational Research Association Meeting, “Couch Surfing and Residential Mobility of Foster Care Alumni: Reliance on Peer Networks and Relations,” (with Beatrix Perez), San Francisco, CA, August 7-11, 2009.
American Educational Research Association Meeting, “A Resource Parental Involvement and the Partnership Creates: ‘I Love You Being There,’” (with Mary Hansen, Ann Hurley, and Ashley Loving), San Diego, CA, April 16, 2009.
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, “A Critical Examination of the Sociocultural, Political, Economic, and Historical Context of Latino/a Education in the United States: Institutional Barriers to Educational Achievement,” (with Beatrix Perez), San Diego, CA, April 14, 2009.
Southern Sociological Association Annual Meeting, “The Impact of Mobility on Foster Care Youth: It’s Time to Get Up and Move Because that’s What the System Teaches You,” (with Beatrix Perez) New Orleans, LA, April 2-4, 2009.
Southern Sociological Association Annual Meeting, “Transitions of Foster Care: Trajectories of Social Capital,” (with Beatrix Perez), New Orleans, LA, April 2-4, 2009.
Southwest Sociological Association, “Where am I going to go: The Impact of Housing on Foster Care Alumni,” (with Beatrix Perez). Denver, CO, April 2009.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start Bureau. Annual Grantee Conference, Overcoming the Math Barrier for Head Start Teachers, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2009.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities 10th Anniversary Conference, featured presentation, “Community Partnerships that Motivate Students,” San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 5, 2008.
National Association for Early Childhood Education, “Online Professional Development for Providers: 15 Latinas share experiences and reflections,” (with Iliana Alanis) Annual meeting, November 7, 2008.
Science of Learning Centers Annual Meeting, “Socio-cultural support for early bilingual language learning: A collaboration combining ethnography and neuroscience,” with Barbara Conboy, Adrian Garcia-Sierra, and Patricia Kuhl (LIFE). National Science Foundation, Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Washington, D.C., October 16-17, 2008.
Invited presentation, National Council of La Raza/Texas Migrant Council Latino Infant and Toddler Roundtable, “Issues Facing Latino Children Today,” Austin City Council Chambers, Austin, TX, October 8, 2008.
Invited presentation, “Who Speaks Two Languages?” University of Limpopo, Republic of South Africa, August 6, 2008.
Invited paper presentation “Legal Barriers in the Educational Experiences of Mexican Origin Students in the United States,” Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law, Institute for Legal Research, University of California, Berkeley, March 6-8, 2008.
Invited presentation, “Diversity in Bilingual Homes,” National Science Foundation, LIFE Center Workshop, Diversity as a Construct in Research: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges and Opportunities, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, January 11-13, 2008.
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, “Raising a Multicultural Bilingual Child,” (with Kim Cuero), New York, NY, August 11-14, 2007.
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, “Mentoring as a Means of Implementing Change in Early Childhood Programs,” (with Allison Elmer and Tamara Casso) New York, New York, August 11-14, 2007.
Siglo XXI Economies of Class, Economies of Culture, “Stereotypes from Both Sides of the Border,” Austin, TX, April 12-14, 2007.
National Science Foundation Science of Learning Centers Satellite Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, “Infant Head-Start Learners: Brain and Behavioral Measures and Family Assessments,” LIFE, October 13, 2006.
LIFE Center, University of Washington, “Home and Community Contexts of Bilingualism and their Influence in Spanish Language Maintenance,” Seattle, WA, July 2006.
National Head Start Research Conference, “Mentoring as a Strategy for Implementing Change in Early Literacy Instruction,” June 26-28, 2006.
National Head Start Research Conference, “Enhancing the Quality of Teaching in Head Start: Collaborations to Help Teachers Earn Degrees,” June 26-28, 2006.
University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Invited Paper, “Elite Transnationals: Mexicanos de clase media alta y Mexico-Americanos en San Antonio, Texas” La Universidad de Guadalajara y el Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas, April 27, 2006.
American Educational Research Association (AERA), “A Discourse Analysis of Interactions Between School Staff and Latino Parents, part of a panel on Latino Parental Involvement and Engagement in the Education of their Children,” San Francisco, CA, April 7-11, 2006.
Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, “Dual Nationalities: Mexican Americans and Mexican Immigrants Explore Issues of Citizenship,” (with Maria Rodriguez, BBL graduate student) San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 12-15, 2006.
American Psychological Association Immigration Summit, “Bilingual Babies: Maintaining the Native Language,” San Antonio, TX, February 2, 2006.
UNAM Conference “Dual Nationality: What Does It Mean To Be An American?” Mexican Migration to the United States, San Antonio, TX, October 28, 2005.
HACU Conference “Engaging Students in Community-Based Research and Service Learning,” Co-Presenter with HUD grant specialist Madlyn Wohlman Rodriguez, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17, 2005.
Siglo XXI Latino Research into the 21st Century, “San Antonio: An Extended Border,” Austin, TX, January 27-28, 2005.
University of Monterrey, Seminar on Migration and Education, “Identity Construction among First and Second Generation Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American High School Students,” Monterrey, Mexico, December 4-6, 2004.
Discussant on Graduate Student Panel at American Studies Association conference, “Transnational Lives,” University of Texas at San Antonio, Papers were from graduate student work on the Rockefeller Research Grant Project, San Antonio as a Transnational City, San Antonio, TX, November 29, 2004.
Association of Latin American Studies Annual Conference, Invited Paper, “First Class: Transnational Lives of the Elite,” Las Vegas, NV, October 8, 2004.
UNAM Seminar on Migration in the U.S., Invited Participant, “Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Regular Americans, Mexicanos, and Hispanics: Identity Construction in a Transnational City,” University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, September 30, 2004.
11th International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, “Making and Missing Meanings: Lessons in Early Childhood Literacy,” Havana, Cuba, June 27-30, 2004.
National Head Start Research Conference, “Teacher Motivations: Meeting Quality Improvement Requirements for Head Start,” Washington, D.C., June 28, 2004.
American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Paper Presented, “Perceptions of Transnational Students among Teachers,” (with Ellen Clark and Belinda Flores) New Orleans, LA, April 2004.
HUD Conference for Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities, Invited Participant, “Incorporating Field-based Learning in Sociology Classes,” Universal City, CA, November 14-15, 2003.
Conference on Latino Dropouts in the U.S. “Successful Schools for Latino Students.” Southwest, Arizona State University, November 3-4, 2003.
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, “San Antonio: A Transnational Community,” Atlanta, GA, August, 16-19, 2003.
Rockefeller Conference Center, Invited Participant and Paper Presentation, “Diversity in Higher Education: A Global Perspective,” Bellagio, Italy, March 2003.
AERA 2002 Annual Meeting, Symposium Presentation, “Working across legislation, policy, intervention and research to reduce Hispanic dropout rates,” New Orleans, LA, April 2002.
Organizer and Commentator, Symposium on “Preparing Teachers to Meet the Needs of the Emerging Latino Majority: The Role of Colleges and Universities,” American Educational Research Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2002.
Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Poster Session. “Enhancing Life Chances of Low Income Families: The Role of Early Head Start in Extending Social Capital.” Washington, D.C. June 28-July 1, 2001. (Accepted for presentation, not able to attend conference)
Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Poster Session. “Outcome Measures for Early Head Start: Issues in Development al Assessment,” with Maria Teresa de la Piedra. Washington, D.C. June 28-July 1, 2000.
Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Poster Session. “Exploring Social and Cultural Continuities and Discontinuities in Early Head Start Centers and Households,” with Maria Teresa de la Piedra. Washington, D.C. June 28-July 1, 2000.
Society for Research on Adolescents Semi-Annual Meeting, Paper Presentation, “Factors that Make Latino Adolescent Youth Successful in High School,” Chicago, IL, March 10, 2000.
ERIC On-line discussion with authors. Discussion of Reaching Out: Best Practices for Educating Mexican-Origin Children and Youth. November 15-19, 1999.
Invited Participant to a conference “Multidisciplinary Research on Stereotypes, Prejudice, Tolerance, and Rights: Educating Children for Living in Diverse Cultures,” http://www/ael/org/eric/chat/ htm. National Science Foundation. Washington, D.C., November 4-6, 1999.
American Educational Education Association Annual Meeting, Roundtable Presentation, “Teaching about Racial and Ethnic Relations: The Use of Interactive Activities,” Montreal, Canada, April 19-23, 1999.
Author Meets Critic, ASA Invited Session. A Review of Latino High School Graduation, UT Press. American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 20-24, 1998.
Fourth National Head Start Research Conference, “Fathers and Families: A Study of Working Class Mexican Origin Fathers,” Washington, D.C., July 8-12, 1998.
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Roundtable Presentation, “Latino High School Graduation,” San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998.
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, “Mexican American Educators: A History of Voices,” Organized & Chaired Symposium, San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998.
The Spencer Foundation, Conference on Immigration and Education: Issues and Research, Invited Panel Presentation, “New Trends in Research on Schooling and Educational Practice,” October 1997.
Annual meeting of American Sociological Association, Paper Presentation & Leader of Roundtable Discussion, “Moving Low Income Hispanic Mothers into the Workforce: Does Literacy and Job Training Work?” New York, NY, August 16-20, 1996.
Poster, Head Start 3rd National Research Conference, “National Evaluation: Missing the Mark on Head Start Successes,” Washington, D.C., June 19-23, 1996.
Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, “Escuelita: A Successful Family Centered Pre-School Intervention Program for At-Risk Children,” (with Ann Marie Ellis) Houston, TX, March 1996.
103rd Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, “Multicultural Barriers to Achievement in Public Education,” Regular Session, New York, NY, August 11-15, 1995.
103rd Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Poster Session, “School Failure and Teen Motherhood,” (with Toni Falbo), New York, NY, August 11-15, 1995.
Annual Meeting American Sociological Association, Roundtable, “Using Ethnography to Evaluate a Preschool Intervention Program for High Risk Children,” Los Angeles, CA, August 1994.
Annual meeting of Southwestern Social Science Association, 1) Roundtable: Evaluation Research; 2) Sociological Practice II: The Sociologist as Evaluation Consultant; 3) Organizer: Regular Session, Education and Minorities, Houston, TX, March 1994.
La Raza Law Journal and the Chicano/Latino Policy Project, Invited Paper, “Demography and Distrust: The Latino Challenge to Civil Rights and Immigration Policy in the 1990’s and Beyond,” University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, CA, March 18-19, 1994.
Annual meeting of American Sociological Association, Roundtable Paper Presentation, “‘Why Me?’ Caught in the Web of School Policies,” Miami, FL, August 13-17, 1993.
Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Panel Presentation, “Determinants of Student Persistence Leading to High School Graduation,” Atlanta, GA, April 1993.
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Paper Presentation, “Gang Involvement and Educational Attainment among Mexican Origin Youth,” (with Toni Falbo) Pittsburgh, PA, August 1992.
American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Poster Session, “Gang Involvement and Educational Attainment among Mexican Origin Youth,” (with Toni Falbo) Washington, D.C., August 1992.
Department of Health and Human Services. Conference Discussant, “New Directions in Child and Family Research,” Sponsored by Administration for Children and Families, Washington, D.C., June 1991.
Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Poster Session, “Effective Coping Strategies among ‘At Risk’ Hispanic Youth,” Boston, MA, August 1990.
American Psychological Association, Poster Session, “A Scheme for Conceptualizing School Retention among Hispanic Adolescents,” Boston, MA, August 1990.
Paper presented at Town Meeting on Latin America/Children of Latin America. “Children and the Immigration Process.” Case Studies of Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Families. Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, December 1988.
Paper presented at a symposium. “Diversity in Texas: Changes in Family Structure.” Images of Texas, Mexican Culture Center, San Antonio, TX, September 1988.
Paper presented at lecture series on Women’s Roles: A Cross-Cultural Approach. “Issues Facing Mexican American Women; Job, Marriage, and Children.” Women’s Studies and School of Social Work, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, April 1988.
Paper presented at Southwestern Sociological Meetings. “The Social Construction of Ethnic Identity,” Houston, TX, March 1987.
Paper presented at Conference on Comparative Perspective in Labor Migration. “The Relationship of the Mexican Community at Austin, Texas with the Community of Origin in Mexico,” University of California, Berkeley, CA, May 1986.
Invited Discussant at symposium on Education and Cultural Identity: Hispanic American and Canada, Canadian Studies Program, Berkeley, CA, March 1985.
Paper presented at a symposium, “Bilingual Education: Public Policy and Legal Considerations.” Sponsored by La Raza Law Journal, U.C. Berkeley, CA, Boalt Law School, March 1983.
Paper presented at the National Association for Chicano Studies Conference. “The Texas Undocumented Worker Project,” with Nestor Rodriquez and Rogelio Nunez. University of Houston, TX, February 1983.
Paper presented at Immigration Conference sponsored by UT Population Research Center and Mexican American Studies. “Research Concerning Chicano and Recent Immigrant Families: Methodological Issues,” University of Texas, Austin, TX, October 1982.
Participant in a Panel Discussion with Dr. James Deslonde, Stanford Research Institute; Mr. Edward Fletcher, Assistant Superintendent, San Diego City Schools; and Dr. Thomas Pettigrew, Harvard University, California Task Force for Integrated Education, League of Women Voters, NCAACP. “School Integration and Bilingual Education,” San Diego Urban League, San Diego, Ca, October 1982.
Reporter Conference on Demographic Research in Latin America: Linking Individual, Household and Societal Variables. Social Research Council. Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico, August 1982.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association. “Undocumented Mexican Immigrant and Chicano Families’ Perceptions of the Schooling of Their Children,” Houston, TX, March 1982
Paper presented at Immigration and the Southwest Conference. “Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Families: Their Transition to the US,” Our Lady of the Lake University and US Council of Mayors, San Antonio, TX, March 1982.
Paper presented at Bilingual Multicultural Education Conference. “Bilingual Education and the Mexican Immigrant Child,” Sponsored by UT Austin and the Bilingual Resource Center, Austin, TX, February 1982.
Colorado State Department of Education and Center for Cross Cultural Education Workshop. “Issues in Language Proficiency Assessment,” Denver, CO, June 1979.
Joint Annual Conference. “Programmatic Implementation of Lau, AB 1329 an AB 65 of the District Lau Master Plan.” Association of California School Administrators and California School Boards Association, Los Angeles, CA, December 1978.
Office of Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Bilingual Bicultural Education Workshop, “The Integration of Lau Supreme Court decision and the California Bilingual Legislation,” October 1978.
Mexican American School Boards Association. “Progress Since the Lau v. Nichols Supreme Court Decision.” Panel participant with Dr. Guillermo Lopez, Administrator of Bilingual Bicultural Education, California State Department of Education; and Phil Montez, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, October 1977.

Awards, Honors, and Public Recognition
American Educational Research Association, National Conference Off-Site Visitation to recognize Outstanding Educational Research at UTSA Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute, May 2017
Association of Women in Communications-San Antonio, Education Award, June, 2017
InterUniversity Program for Latino Research, Recognition Award for Outstanding Leadership, May 2017
Appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Board on Children, Youth and Families, Committee on Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research, 2015-2017.
Nominated for a Carnegie Research Fellowship by UTSA Provost’s Office, November 2016
Recognition as McNair Scholars Faculty Mentor, 2016
Recognized as Pivot Faculty Mentor, First Generation College Students, 2016
Faculty Service to Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Award 2015
Hispanic Chamber, Innovator Award, November 2014
Women’s Chamber, North Star Award, November 2014
Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; May 2013
Chairman’s Award, AVANCE Mother of the Year; 2011
Recognized as one of Top 15 Women in San Antonio by Empresarios, publication No. 2; February-April, 2011
Invited Participant in Global Forum on Migration and Development Civil Society Days, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; November 2010
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development featured the previous two HUD projects under my HUD grants at the National Conference, San Antonio, Texas April 19-22, 2010. Participants from all over the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico visited the project sites; 2010
Recognized as Top 15 Distinguished Women in San Antonio, Asociacion Empresarios Mexicanos; 2010
Nominated for UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Awards; February 2010
La Prensa honoree in 14th Annual Salute to Outstanding Women in Action; May 2010
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Planning Exceptional Leveraged Development HUD Funding Award; 2009
Avenida Guadalupe Association Annual 16 de Septiembre Community Award; 2009
Ethel T. Drought Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts, San Antonio Art League; 2009
West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Doctoral Achievement Award; September 30, 2008
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Ind., San Antonio, Education Award; August 2007
Chair of SA Mayor Hardberger’s Advisory Committee on Education and the Workforce; 2007
Recognized in San Antonio Business Journal as “Woman of Influence;” November 2006
Leadership in Learning Award, Washington, D.C. Nominated by U. S. Representative Charlie Gonzalez, one of 12 winners in nationwide competition, received award in Washington, D.C.; June 2006
City Year, Lifetime Idealism Award; March 2006
Who’s Who Among U.S. Teachers; 2005
Who’s Who Among U.S. Teachers; 2003
Athena Award, San Antonio North Chamber of Commerce; October 2005
San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame; March 2005
Grand Marshall in San Antonio Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade (with Ricardo Romo); April 2003
Nominated for Athena Award, San Antonio Northwest Chamber of Commerce; 2001
Featured in American Sociological Association Author Meets Critic Symposia; 1998
Distinguished Speaker, University of the Incarnate Word; 1998
Latino High School Graduation (with Toni Falbo) Finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems; 1997
Merrick Instructional Improvement Award to develop classroom materials from a minority perspective, Southwest Texas State University; 1990
Chancellor’s Council Grant, The University of Texas System, Award for research of value to the community; 1989
Public Service
San Antonio Fulbright Association, Advisory Committee 2017
Supervised McNair Undergraduate Scholar, Summer, 2017
Supervisor CAPRI Center. Supervised fourteen students working on grants at CAPRI/Mexico Center 2017
National Advisory Committee for Child Trends, Washington, D.C. 2015-2017
McNay Contemporary Art Museum, Board Member, Committee Member 2010 –Present
World Affairs Council, San Antonio, Board Member, Committee Member, 2010-Present
Associacion Empresarios Mexicanos, Honorary Board Member 2008-2017
Supervisor CAPRI Center. Supervised fourteen students working on grants at CAPRI/Mexico Center, 2011
Supervisor, CAPRI Center. Supervised two students paid on Charity Ball grant to work in classrooms at Inman Christian Center –low-income child development center, 2011-2012
Mayor’s Brain Power Committee Member, 2011, Mayor Castro’s appointment
San Antonio Public Library Strategic Plan Leadership Advisory Committee Member, 2011, Mayor Castro’s appointment
City of San Antonio Education Taskforce Committee Member, 2011, City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s appointment
Interviewed for San Antonio Express News’ Conexión article “Parents get bilingual help for kids” by Melissa Rentería regarding UTSA’s Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute’s Bilingual Baby Project, September 2011
Present
Board Member, Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex, 2006 – 2010
San Antonio Cultural Arts Task Force Committee Member, 2006 – 2010, Mayor Harberger’s appointment
Board Member, San Antonio Youth Literacy, San Antonio, Texas, 1999 – 2012
Judge for 85th Battle of Flowers Association Oratorical Contest, February 26, 2010
Co-Chair of Bexar County P-16 Plus Council, Early Childhood Committee, 2008 – 2010
Patient Navigator Research Program Community Advisory Board, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Donald Dudley, M.D. Principal Investigator, 2006 – 2010
Member of American Educational Research Association, 2009 – Present
Chair of Education Sub-Committee, County Cultural Performing Arts Committee, 2007
Member Mayor Harberger’s K-16 Council Formation Committee, 2007
Chair, San Antonio Task Force on Education and Employment, 2006, Mayor Harberger’s appointment
San Antonio Library Board, 2005 – 2006, Mayor Harberger’s appointment
San Antonio Cultural Arts Task Force, 2006 – 2009, Mayor Harberger’s appointment
Board Member, Executive Board; Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, San Antonio, 2000 – 2006
Board Member, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, 2000 – 2006
Board Member, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, San Antonio, TX, 2000 – 2005, Appointed by Mayor Ed Garza
Chair, American Heart Association Gala, 2004 – 2005
Academic Advisory Committee-State Center for Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Resource Panel, University of Texas-Houston, Health Science Center, 2003 – 2004
Chair, Early Childhood Subcommittee, Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, San Antonio Independent School District; Co-Chair Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, 2001 – 2004
Board Member, Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX, 1999 – 2004

UT: University/College Service
University of Texas, Austin Libraries Advisory Board Member, 2010 – Present [Invited to serve as a member of the state-wide advisory board] 2016-Present
Co-chaired Master’s Thesis, UT Austin, Long Latin American Studies Institute, 2013
University of Texas at Austin, Member of Institutional Review Board, Protection of Human Subjects, 1997 – 1999. [Met monthly, reviewed all proposals involving children, subjects protected, serious risks]
University of Texas at Austin, Faculty Senate (elected), Representative of the College of Education, 1998-99. [Elected by peers, represented College of Education at Faculty Senate meetings, disseminated information and materials to faculty members]
University of Texas at Austin, Chair, Graduate Council, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 1997 – 1999 [Chaired meetings, organized review and revision of PhD processes and student evaluations]

UTSA: University/College Service
Selection Committee for the 2018 UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Advancing Globalization, March 2017(attended meetings, reviewed proposals, and wrote summary notes)
Selection Committee for the 2017 UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Advancing Globalization, March 2017(attended meetings, reviewed proposals, and wrote summary)
Served as a faculty mentor for the PIVOT First Generation grant, 2016, 2017
Co-Chair Great Conversation Scholarship Event for Honors College 2000-2017, event raised $171,000 for student scholarships in 2014, $277,000 in 2015, $196,000 in 2016, 2017.
Faculty Advisor of Hispanic Student Association (Students won award for best all-around student organization 2016), 2017-2018)
UTSA Latin American Studies Committee, 2015-2017
Worked with McNair Scholars writing letters of recommendation and reviewing research proposals, 2016
Supervised two McNair Undergraduate Research Scholars, Summer 2015
Moderator for Research Paper Session, COLFA Research Conference, May 2013
Chair, Departmental 10 Year Review Committee, 2012. Wrote report to reviewers, response to reviewers.
Director of UTSA Mexico Center and Member of Advisory Committee, 2006 – Present
Director of Child and Adolescent Development Policy Research Institute, 2005 – Present
Provost’s Task Force on Grants Administration Member, January 2011 [Made recommendations on allocation of grant indirect costs, institute memberships, other grant related issues]
Organizer and Co-Chair of Great Conversation, Fund Raiser for UTSA Honors College, 2000 – Present [Organize and implement the Great Conversation fund raising event for scholarships in the UTSA Honors College, Raised $124,500 for scholarships in 2006, $100,000 in 2007; $130,000 in 2008; $230,000 in 2009, $148,000 in 2010; $168,000 in 2012]
Provost’s Task Force on Grants Administration Committee Member, January 2011 [Made recommendations on allocation of grant indirect costs, institute memberships, other grant related issues]
College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College Faculty Review Committee CFRAC, 2002 – 2010 [Reviewed files for assistant professor promotions to tenure, wrote letters to Dean for candidates]
Council Sub-Committee on Early Childhood Education, 2009 [Chaired monthly meetings, organized presentations, reported to P-16 Council]
Member of UTSA College Faculty Review Advisory Committee CFRAC, 2009 [Reviewed 18 files for tenure and promotion to full professor; wrote letter to COLFA Dean summarizing discussion of a candidate]
Chair of Women’s Walk for Athletics, Scholarship Event for UTSA Women’s Athletics, 1999 – 2006
University Standing Committee on Human Research–Institutional Review Board (IRB) appointed by UTSA Provost. Active Member 2003 – 2006, Alternate 2006 – 2007 [Committee meets monthly to review Protection of Human Subjects policies and procedures and reviews faculty and student proposals; reviewed proposals not requiring total committee review]
Interdepartmental Committee to Develop Ph.D. Proposal in Child and Adolescent Development. Major responsibility for meeting with administration & faculty, drafting proposal, 2004 – 2007
University Policy & Curriculum Committee, 2004 – 2006 [Drafted and reviewed core curriculum changes, reviewed catalogue changes across disciplines and departments for 2006 – 2008 in draft and proof stages]
Committee to Review External Funding Optimization. Fall 2005. Advised Vice President for Research on Grants process and procedures. Met to compile recommendations for improving grants process
Educational Leadership, Faculty Search Committee, Affirmative Action Advocate, 2003 – 2004 [Reviewed files, attended candidate presentations, participated in candidate reviews, hosted candidates]
Division of Bilingual Bicultural Studies, Member Graduate Studies Committee for PhD, 2002 – 2004. [Helped develop policy for graduate program, reviewed student applications for PhD program, selected candidates, reviewed student progress]
University Teacher Education/Certification Committee, 2002 – 2003 [Met regularly to review course requirements for secondary teaching credential and make recommendations for changes]

UTSA: Departmental Service
UTSA Sociology Department Graduate Admissions Committee 2017-Present
UTSA Sociology Department Student Research Competition, Read and Reviewed 9 student papers, March 2018.
UTSA Sociology Departmental Periodic Performance Appraisal Committee, Reviewed files, wrote summary reviews, participated in committee meetings, 2015, 2016, 2017
Ph.D. Proposal Committee 2013-2017 [prepared the faculty bio section for Ph.D. proposal]
Merit Guidelines Committee, 2016-2017 [summarized and presented suggestions for review of guidelines, met with committee]

UTSA Sociology Department Periodic Performance Appraisal committee. Reviewed files, participated in committee meetings, and wrote draft letters for committee, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Chair, External Review Committee, 2012-2013
Faculty Advisory Committee, 2012
PPE Committee, 2012-2015
CFRAC Committee College of Public Policy. Reviewed promotion files and contributed to letter to Dean. UTSA, Sociology Department, Periodic Performance Evaluation Committee Member, 2011
Sociology Chair of Departmental 10 Year Review Committee, 2011 [Chaired the committee to prepare for and implement the Dept. of Sociology 10 Year Review by outside review committee. Determined potential reviewers, organized colleagues to prepare documents, coordinated with Department Chair]
Sociology Department DFRAC Committee Member, 2010 – present [Reviewed tenure and promotion files and wrote letters for candidates for the Department Faculty Advisory Committee]
Sociology Department Chair of AdHoc Committee, 2010
Sociology Department, Committee for Departmental Review, Chair, 2007 – 2008, 2010
Faculty Search Committee 2007 – 2009 [Reviewed files, hosted candidates, attended talks, ASA]
Sociology Committee Member, 2009 [Committee assigned to review and revise merit and annual review criteria]
Sociology Chair of Department Faculty Review Advisory Committee, 2008 – 2009 [Reviewed files, wrote letter for promotion to full professor candidate]
Sociology Department Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee, 2007-2008 [Reviewed and edited course descriptions for catalogue]
Sociology Member of Research Committee, 2006 – 2007 [Assisted in drafting announcement, reviewed files, hosted candidates]
Sociology Departmental Faculty Review Committee (DFRAC), member, 2001-2002, Chair, 2004 – 2007 [Reviewed files of two associate professor tenure promotions, reviewed third year review files, wrote letters to chair regarding committee decisions]
Sociology, Chair of AdHoc Committee to develop Sociology PhD Program, 2002 – 2007 [Met with UTSA Health Science Center for collaboration, wrote draft of proposal, collected faculty vitae and revised format, gathered job descriptions, worked with committee to develop PhD proposal]
Sociology, AdHoc Committee to develop Sociology PhD Program, 2002 – 2007 [Met with UTSA Health Science Center for collaboration, wrote draft of proposal, collected faculty vitae and revised format, gathered job descriptions, worked with committee to develop PhD proposal]
Sociology Department Special Committee to Review Student Grievance, 2006
Sociology Department Ad. Hoc Committee to Revise Curriculum, Fall 2006
Sociology, Faculty Search Committee, 2007 – 2008 [Helped draft announcement, interviewed candidates at ASA; reviewed files] 2006 – 2007 [Assisted in drafting announcement, reviewed files, hosted candidates; 2004 – 2005.[ Wrote announcement, interviewed 13 candidates at ASA meeting, reviewed files, hosted candidates, participated in committee reviews, selected candidates]
Department of Sociology, Acting Chair, May 2004 – August 2004 [Organized summer and fall teaching schedule, prepared junior faculty materials for review, submitted evaluation report for department student outcomes, worked with graduate advisor to review advising assignments, worked on departmental PhD proposal]
Sociology, Faculty Search Committee, 2003 – 2004 [Reviewed files, hosted candidates, participated in committee review and decisions]
Sociology Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee Chair, 2001 – 2004 [Revised undergraduate catalogue for 2002-2004, reviewed catalogue changes at draft and copy proof stages]
Sociology Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee Chair, 2001 – 2003
Division of Bicultural Bilingual Studies, Faculty Search Committee, 2000-2001 [Reviewed files of candidates, attended presentations, hosted candidates, selected faculty]

Ad Hoc Professional Journal Review
Urban Education, 2018
American Journal of Sociology, 2018
Social Science Journal 2017
Social Problems 2017
AERA Conference Keynote Publication 2017
Sociological Inquiry 2016
Social Problems 2016
Urban Education 2016
Urban Affairs Review, 2015
Social Problems, 2015
Sociological Inquiry, 2015
Sociological Quarterly, 2015
Children’s Geographies 2013
Michigan Sociological Review, June 2013
Urban Education, February 2013
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, May 2013
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, May 2011
Urban Education, March 2011
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, March 2011
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, December 2010
Urban Education, December 2010
Urban Education, April, 2010
Youth and Society, May, 2010
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, September 2009
Sociology of Education, May, 2006
Sociology of Education, August, 2005
Journal of Latin American Anthropology, March 2004
Sociology of Education, August 2003
ERIC Rural and Small Schools Press, August 2003
Journal of Latin American Anthropology, March, 2002

Publisher Review
Oxford University Press, Reviewed manuscript for anthology on immigration, 2016

University of Arizona Press, Reviewed book for publication, April 2011
Suny Press, State University of New York Press, Reviewed book manuscript for publication, July 2006
Thompson Wadsworth, Reviewed Race and Ethnic Relations Reader Race and Ethnicity in Society for publication, 2005
McGraw-Hill Publishers, Reviewed Race & Ethnic Relations Reader Rethinking the Color Line for publication, October 2004
Corwin Press, Reviewed Race & Ethnic Relations Reader for publication, October, 2004
University of Texas Press, Reviewed book manuscript for publication, October 2002
Corwin Press, Reviewed book manuscript for publication, 2000
Oxford University Press, Reviewed book manuscript for publication, 2000
University of Texas Press, Reviewed Book Manuscripts, Served as Member of Faculty Advisory Board, 1998-1999

Ad Hoc Proposal Review
Office of University Partnerships – U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Review doctoral dissertation grant applications for the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) Peer Review, 2012
Office of University Partnerships – U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Review doctoral dissertation grant applications for the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) Peer Review, 2011
National Science Foundation, Reviewed a research grant proposal, 2011
University of Utah of Reviewer of Faculty Member, 2011
National Research Award Committee Member of the American Educational Research Association, Served as one of four committee members of the Research Award Committee of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to review research publications for 2010 for the AERA national research award, March 2011
American Sociological Association Member of Migration Section, Sociology of Childhood Section, Race and Ethnic Relations Section, 2011
Southwestern Sociological Association Member, 2011
Reviewer of Dissertation Proposals for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Reviewed dissertation grant proposals for HUD national grant competition, 2010
Reviewed Doctoral Fellowship Proposals for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development August 2009
Reviewer of Dissertation Fellowship Proposals for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 2003, July 2007, August 2010
Southwestern Sociological Association annual meeting, Chair and Organizer of three Sociology of Education Sessions, December 2005
National Head Start Research, reviewed conference proposals, September 2005
Consultant to Head Start Bureau regarding national evaluation of professional development initiatives of Head Start Bureau, February 2005
Chair of American Heart Association Gala, 2004-2005
International Learning Conference, reviewed papers for international conference, January, February 2004
American Educational Research Association, reviewed conference proposals, August 2004
National Head Start Research Conference, reviewed conference proposals, September 2003
Member of Committee on Sociological Practice, American Sociological Association, 1993-1995
Consultant for UNIVISION, Advisory Board for Educational Outreach Program, 1998-2000
Member of National Board of Latino Educational Research Agenda Project, The purpose of this project is to gather knowledge from Latino researchers around the U.S. to formulate goals, principles, and an agenda for Latino research in Early Childhood- Secondary education
Member of Editorial Board of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools
American Sociological Association, Chair and Organizer of Sessions
Southwestern Sociological Association, Chair and Organizer of Sessions
Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chair and Organizer of Sessions
American Educational Research Association, Chair and Organizer of Sessions

External Promotions Review
University of California, Davis, 2018
Pennsylvania State University, 2018
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 2016
Oakland University School of Medicine 2015
Oregon State University, 2013
Utah State University, 2011
University of New Mexico, 2006

Membership in Professional Association
American Educational Research Association, 2009-Present
Research Review Committee for the American Educational Research Association [I am a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) committee for review of research awards. This committee reviews research proposals and presentations for AERA annual research awards (2010-2013)]
American Sociological Association [Member of Migration Section, Sociology of Childhood Section, Race and Ethnic Relations Section] 1990-Present
Southwestern Sociological Association
Director of the UTSA Mexico Center, 2009-Present [Member Inter-University Program for Latino Research]

Professional Consultation
Project Evaluator, United Way Parent Collaboration, 2008
Project Evaluator, KLRN Early Literacy Training Curriculum, 2006-2007

Project Evaluator, Early Reading First, Community Action, Inc. U.S. of Education, grant, 2003-2006
Project Evaluator, Early Reading First, Community Action, Inc., San Marcos, TX, 2003-2006
Consultant to Family Services, Inc. San Antonio, TX, 2001-2002
Consultant to UNIVISION Educational Outreach Initiative, 1999-2001
Project Evaluator, Early Head Start Program, Community Action, Inc., San Marcos, TX, 1995-2001
Project Evaluator for the Mexican American Unity Council, San Antonio TX, 1992-1996
Project Evaluator for Even Start Program, Community Action Inc. San Marcos, TX, 1992-1995
Editor for The Ford Foundation at the Inter-University Program for Latino Public Policy, Center for Mexican American Studies, UT Austin, 1987-1990
Contract Consultant, California State Department of Education, 1977-1979
Educational Research Project Consultant, Institute for Cultural Pluralism, San Diego State University, 1975-1979

Director of MS Internship UTSA

Michelle Escalante 2018

Majed Alharbi 2014

Jonathan Rivera 2014
Eugene Tebuteb 2013
Richard Rodriguez 2013
Francisco Lesso 2013
Amani Abuzahera 2012
Sarah Shan 2012
Shelia McElroy 2011
Cristina Cigarroa 2011
Kathleen Clark 2010
Anabel Guerra 2009-2010
Joel Tabar 2010

Art Mendoza 2007
Julie Lindborg 2007
Yvette Sanchez 2007
Ricardo de la Cruz 2006
Christy Granada 2005-2006
Susan Espinoza 2006
Diamonte Maya 2006
Evilise Meza 2006
Sophia Ortiz 2006
Cynthia Price 2006

Raymond Robinson 2006
Jessica Stevens 2006
Christopher Stock 2006
Aimee Gessel 2005
Sandra Doughton 2004
Martha Stiles 2003
Carina Hurtado 2003
Shelly Blagg 2003
Amy Norlander 2000
Mitch Uthe 2007
Director (Co-director)/ Committee Member of UTSA MS/Honors Thesis
Steven Munoz-Chair 2017-2018
Saeni Castillo Chair2017-2018
Carlos Aguilar 2016-2017
Amador Salazar, 2016-2017
Keila Taylor, 2016-2017 Chair
Monica Pepping 2017 Honors Thesis
Itzel Corona, 2016 Honors Thesis
Tamara Leyva 2015
JoseLuis Morales 2015 Chair
Kameron Cavazos 2015
Jorge Gonzalez, 2014
Janeth Martinez 2015 Chair
Sabina Augustsson 2014 Chair
Haetham Abdul-Razaq 2013 Chair
Tanya Spano 2013 Chair
Robert Zubate 2013 Honors Thesis Chair
Carolina Carazalez 2013 Honors Thesis
Cristina Cigarroa 2013UT-LLAS CoChair
Christine Moore 2012
Gregory Mendez 2010

Mary Hansen 2010
Carlos Valenzuela 2010
Juan Livas 2010
Beatriz Perez 2010 Chair
Mario Vela 2009
Cheryl Blalock 2008 Chair
Ricardo de la Cruz 2006 Chair
Laura Munoz 2005 UTHSC-SA

Sandra Doughton 2006 Chair
Vicki Longoria
George Burwick 2006
Tamara Casso 2004
Miguel Millet-Ocasio
Sandy Montalvo
Casey Hail

Southwest Texas State MA Theses and Senior Honors Theses 1990-1995
Jessica R. Matthews
Cynthia Flores-Martinez

Toniya Parker
Lynette Judd

Mary Mays-Delamater
Elaine Claussen

Southwest Texas State Internship
Nathan Pino

Patricia Prado

Director (Co-director) of Ph.D. Dissertation
Deb DeLeon 2006
Elizabeth Anzek 2005
Karen Hutchinson 2005

Archie Wortham Director 2005
Min-Hsun Liao Director 2000
Jo Ann Salas 2000

Merieta Johnson Director 1999
Cinthia Salinas Director 1999
Delores Pena Director 1998
Member of Doctoral Committees, UT Austin
Pricilla Hoke
Cynthia Duda
Mark Allen Cristal
Nancy Eleni Pappamihiel
Joy Coursey Phillips

Sylvia Celedon
Illiana Alanis
Haydee Marie Bidot
Donna LaGanga
Hsiu-Ling Chen

Matthew Donald Davis
Linda Munoz
Futoshi Kobayashi
Seo-Mee Kim

Member of Doctoral Committees, UTSA
Janeth Martinez, Bilingual- Bicultural Studies 2018
Mauricio Rodriguez Abreu. UTSA Demography 2016
Elizabeth Curnow, University of Houston Health Center, 2016
Anna Cohen Miller, UTSA Interdisciplinary Studies 2014

Media

The Other Side of Eagle Ford Shale: A New Look at Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development project , featured on KLRN Public Television ARTS program Thursday June 22, 2017 8 pm.

The Other Side of Eagle Ford Shale: A New Look at Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development project, featured as exhibit at UTSA Institute for Texan Cultures, May 10- September 12, 2017.

San Antonio Power Couples: Harriett and Ricardo Romo, San Antonio Business Journal, February 9, 2017.

http://www.kens5.com/life/ utsa-to-hold-great- conversation-event/395289084
http://www.utsa.edu/today/ 2016/10/mellongrant.html

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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