Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Yale University
Areas of Specialization:
Sociology of Education; Social Stratification; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sociology of Latinos
Sociol 323-201: Sociological Perspectives on Latino Communities in the United States
Sociol 610-001: Reproduction of Minority Communities
Sociol 150-001: Multicultural America
Sociol 910-001: The Sociology of Inequality
Sociol 150-211: Multicultural America
Sociol 248-291: Sociology of Education
Sociol 323-201: Sociological Perspectives on Latino Communities in the United States (pdf)
Sociol 423-001: Latino Immigration and Incorporation: Puerto Rican Diaspora and Settlement (pdf)
Sociol 150-001: Multicultural America (pdf)
Sociol 910-001: The Sociology of Inequality (pdf)
Representative Syllabi from Past Semesters
Sociol 150-271: Multicultural America Summer 2012 (pdf)
Sociol 248-291: Sociology of Education Summer 2012 (pdf)
Sociol 610-001: Reproduction of Minority Communities Spring 2012 (pdf)
Vélez, William, Martin, Michael, and Edgar Mendez. (2009). “Segregation Patterns in Metro Areas: Latinos and African Americans in 2000.” Centro Journal (CUNY Center for Puerto Rican Studies), Vol. 21, No 1, 118-137.
Vélez, William & Antrop-González, René (2007). “The experiences of Latina/o students in large schools in drag: A critical analysis of an urban alternative high school.” Multicultural Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2 (2), 29-44.
Antrop-González, René, Vélez, William, & Garrett, Tomas. (2007) “Religion and High Academic Achievement in Puerto Rican High School Students.” Religion and Education, Vol. 34, No. 1, 63-75.
Antrop-González, R., Vélez, W., and Garrett, T. (2005) “¿Dónde están los estudiantes puertorriqueños exitosos [Where are the successful Puerto Rican students]? - Success factors of high achieving Puerto Rican high school students.” Journal of Latinos and Education, Vol. 4, No. 2, 77-94
Vélez, William. (2002) "The Impact of Ethnic Consciousness and Neighborhood Characteristics on College Retention Amongst Latino Students." Practicing Anthropology, Vol 24, No. 3, 24-28
Vélez, William, and Rogelio Saenz. (2001) "Towards A Comprehensive Model of the School Leaving Process Among Latinos." School Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4, 445-467.