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Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán

Professor, School of Public and International Affairs Baruch College, City University of New York

Cordero-Guzmán is also a Professor in the Ph.D. Programs in Sociology and in Urban Education at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. During the last three years he was the co-director of the federally funded project (US Department of Health and Human Services) on Human Services Research partnerships in Puerto Rico. Cordero- Guzmán has published academic research and taught graduate courses on issues related to education, labor markets and employment, non-profit organizations, micro-finance, international migration, poverty and inequality, economic and community development, race and ethnic relations, and social policy. Cordero-Guzmán is a member of the Board of Directors of The Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance, Economic Policy Institute, El Museo Del Barrio, The Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Prior to joining The School of Public Affairs at CUNY, Cordero-Guzmán worked as a Program Officer in the Economic Development and the Quality Employment Units of the Asset Building and Community Development Program at The Ford Foundation. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago.