Hector L. Delgado
Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Delgado received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1990 and M.A. degrees in sociology and education from the University of Michigan and Rutgers University, respectively. He is the author of New Immigrants, Old Unions: Organizing Undocumented Workers in Los Angeles (Temple University Press, 1993) and several articles on unionization, immigrants, and race and ethnicity. His current research is on multi-union campaigns. In addition to introductory sociology courses, he teaches courses on race and ethnicity, Latinos in the United States, social issues, social class and inequality, and social movements and organizations.
Dr. Delgado is an active member of the American Sociological Association, having served as chair of the Latino/a Sociology section of the association and on several committees, including the C. Wright Mills Book Award Committee and the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award Committee. He is currently on the Latino Sociology Sections Council and serves on the editorial boards of the journal Qualitative Research and the Rose Book Series.
Dr. Delgado is also an active member of the university community. He is the chairperson of the Admissions Committee; a member of the Faculty Senate, the Coalition for Diversity, the President's Steering and Research committees of the Institute for Multicultural Research and Campus Diversity, the committee working on the creation of a Women's Studies program at the University of La Verne; and the faculty advisor for the Latino Student Forum. Prior to his arrival at the University of La Verne, he held joint appointments in Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies programs at the Universities of California (Irvine) and Arizona. From 1971 to 1983, he worked in student services as an admissions officer, residence counselor, and associate director of an educational opportunity program at Rutgers University and as a Dean of Students at Princeton University.