Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning and Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College

Edwin Meléndez is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. He has conducted considerable research in the areas of Latino studies, economic development, labor markets, and poverty. In addition to numerous scientific papers and other publications, he is the author or editor of ten books including Latinos in a Changing Society (Praeger, 2007) and Communities and Workforce Development (Upjohn Institute: 2004). In addition, he has served as invited Editor for “Pathways to Economic Opportunity,” Centro XXIII (2), 2011, and other Special Issues on Radical America (1989), Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (1992), Latino Studies Journal (1993), and the New England Journal of Public Policy (1997).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning and Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College