Personal profile


  • Research, Scholarly, Creative Interests
    • My research relates to ethnicity initially focusing on ethnic communities beginningbegining with a study of interethnic dynamics in a transitional neighborhood. I next did historical research on ethnic communities in the southwest, and a study of a contemporary ethnic community for my doctorate.I am now interested in the critical concept of ethnic identity in terms of cooperation and competition.Environmental sociology is an interest also, which began with a linked course with Chemistry Professor Steve Bachofer. I'm also looking at environmental racism in historical and contemporary situations.

Ethnic Religious Festival:
  • St Joseph's Table/Festa di San Giuseppe
  • (March 19, 1995)
  • I founded, with the help of many others especially Father Sal Ragusa the annual Festa di San Giuseppe or St. Joseph's Table. This Italian American observance honors St. Joseph as the earthly father of Jesus, the patron saint of workers and Brothers. The goal is to continue this cultural tradition and to raise funds to assist organizations assisting families today.

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. Sociology, Arizona State University

… → 1984

M.A. Sociology, San Francisco State University

… → 1971

B.A., Sociology, San Jose State University

… → 1964


  • Sociology