Rogelio Saenz is professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M
University. He recently completed service as head of his department (1997 – 2005).
He received a bachelor’s in Social Work from Pan American University
in 1981, and a master’s and doctorate in Sociology from Iowa State University
in 1984 and 1986, respectively. He is the author of numerous journal articles,
book chapters, and technical reports on many topics including the demography
of Latinos, immigration, social inequality, and race and ethnicity. He is
the author of a census report titled Latinos and the Changing Face of America
(2004), published as part of the Russell Sage Foundation/Population Reference
Bureau American People Census 2000 Publication Series. Saenz is currently
on the editorial boards of Journal of Latino/a-Latin American Studies and
Social Science Quarterly, and is an associate editor of Southern Rural Sociology.
He has co-edited (with Linda Loboa) a special issue on “Spatial Inequality
and Diversity” for Rural Sociology (2002), co-edited (with Cruz Torrés)
a special issue on “Latinos in the South” for Southern Rural Sociology
(2004), and co-edited (with Edward Murguia) a special issue on “The
Latino Experience in the United States” for Sociological Focus (2004).
He is a past president of the Southwestern Sociological Association and a
past vice president of the Rural Sociological Society. He was the recipient
of the American Association of Higher Education Hispanic Caucus Outstanding
Latino/a Faculty Award in Research and Teaching in Higher Education in 2003
and the American Sociological Association Latino/a Sociology Section’s
Distinguished Contributions to Research and Scholarship in 2005.