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Ramon Torrecilha, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Sociology

Department: Sociology

Office: SBS G-319
Phone Extension: x2106
Email Username: rtorrecilha

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  • 1995 - Judith Treas and Ramon S. Torrecilha. "The Older Population: Demographic, Social, and Economic Trends." Reynolds Farley (ed.), The State of the Union 2. Russel Sage Foundation: 265-273.

  • 1994 - Dennis J. Downey and Ramon S. Torrecilha. "Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and the Challenges of Comparative Multicultural Courses." Teaching Sociology 22:231-47.
  • 1992 - Ramon S. Torrecilha. "Rural Poverty, Problem Definition and the New Antipoverty Debate." Sociological Practice Review 3: 140-147.
  • 1992 - John F. Longres and Ramon S. Torrecilha. "Race and the Diagnosis, Placement, and Exit Status of Children and Youth in a Mental Health and Disability System." Journal of Social Service Research 15:43-63.
  • 1990 - Ramon S. Torrecilha and Gary D. Sandefur. "State Characteristics and the Migration of the Disadvantaged." CDE Working Paper Series, 90-19. Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
  • 1989 - Douglas T. Gurak, Luis Falcon, Gary D. Sandefur, and Ramon S. Torrecilha. "A Comparative Examination of the Link Between Premarital Cohabitation and Subsequent Martial Stability." Population and Development Program, Working Paper Series, 1.15. Department of Rural Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  • 1987 - Ramon S. Torrecilha and William Gates. "Optimal Organization of Census Migration Files: A Case Study." CDE Working Paper Series, 87-44. Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wicsonsin-Madison, Madison, WI.




Other Publications

  • 1994 - Ramon S. Torrecilha. "Bridging the Diversity Gap." Footnotes (April), American Sociological Association.
  • 1993 - Ramon S. Torrecilha. "MOSTII Receives Grant to Transform Departments, Curriculum." Footnotes (November), American Sociological Association.


Referee for Journals

  • Teaching Sociology
  • Demography
  • International Migration Review
  • Rural Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
  • Journal of Latino Studies
  • Harper Collins College Publishers


Fellowships and Honors

  • 2002 - Salzburg Seminar, Universities Project, Salzburg, Austria
  • 1992, 1991 - Rural Sociological Society, Travel Scholarship Award
  • 1991 - Woodrow Wilson National Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1991 - Gamma Sigma Delta
  • 1991 - John H. Kolb Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1987-1990 - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Training Grant
  • 1988 - Evelyn T. Crowe Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1986 - The University of Wisconsin Alumni Club of Portland Award
  • 1986 - Chris Bernett Award, Department of Sociology, Portland State University


Professional Service

  • Commissioner, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 2010
  • Board of Delegates, Alta Bates Summit Foundation, 2010-Present
  • New York State Education Department, Site Visit, Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, NY, 2005
  • Editorial Board, Teaching Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2002-Present
  • Executive Committee, Eastern Sociological Society, 1998-2001
  • Member, Dissertation Award Committee, American Sociological Association, 1997-1999
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Studies in International Education, 1996-1999
  • Editorial Board, Latino Review of Books, 1995-1999
  • Council Member, Latina/o Section, American Sociological Association, 1995-1999
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Diversity, Rural Sociology Society, 1994-Present
  • Member, Planning Group on Minority Women in Science, Engineering, and Health Care Professionals, National Research Center, 1994
  • Member, Committee on Quality of Information Available on Graduate and Professional Education, U.S. Department of Education, 1994
  • Chair, Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Sociology, Pacific Sociological Association, 1993-1995
  • Member, Civil Rights Committee, Pacific Sociological Association, 1993-1995
  • Chair, Research Unit, Chicano/Latino Studies Program, University of California, Irvine, 1991-1992
  • Chair, Membership Committee, Latina/o Section, American Sociological Association, 1991-1992
  • Member, Population Interest Group, Rural Sociological Society, 1988-1992


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