About the Author
Margarita Benítez is a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico and a former Chancellor of Cayey University College (1985-1994). She currently resides in Washington, D.C. Among her publications are Higher Education in the New World Islands (with C. Nepaulsingh) and numerous articles on cultural and educational issues.
José E. Cruz is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Albany, SUNY. He is the author of Identity and Power: Puerto Rican Politics and the Challenge of Ethnicity.
Yvonne González-Rodríguez is a Professor of Education at Rowan University. She has published numerous articles on multicultural education and teacher training in journals such as New Directions in Higher Education and Journal of Teacher Education.
Clara E. Rodríguez is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University. Among her publications are Puerto Ricans Born in the USA, Historical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Survival in the U.S. (with V. Sanchez Korrol), and Latin Looks: Images of Latinos and Latinas in the Media.
Carlos E. Santiago is a Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Interim Provost at the University at Albany, SUNY. His publications include: Labor in the Puerto Rican Economy, Recovery of Relapse in the Global Economy (with J. Sanjak and A. Magid), Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Changing Reality (with F. Rivera-Batiz), and Island Paradox: Puerto Rico in the 1900s (with F. Rivera-Batiz).
Azara Santiago-Rivera is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY. She has published numerous articles about mental health among U.S. minority populations, identity formation among Latinos, and the counseling of bilingual clients in journals such as Professional Psychology, Research and Practice, and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Barbara R. Sjostrom is a Professor of Education at Rowan University. Among her publications are The Hispanic Experience in the United States (with E. Acosta-Belen) and numerous articles on multicultural education and teacher training. She is also a specialist on the evaluation of educational programs.