Edwin Meléndez is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. He was appointed as the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies in 2008. An economist by training, he has conducted considerable research in the areas of Puerto Rican and 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. Professor Melendez has an extensive record of community and public service, including numerous appointments to government and community boards, and has worked as a consultant to numerous government, community, and philanthropic foundations. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education, 2011, from the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, the 2010 Educational Leadership Honoree award from the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, New York, and El Diario El Awards 2009, New York.
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning
695 Park Avenue, Room E-1409
New York, NY 10065
More About Edwin Melendez
List of Edwin Melendez’s selected publications by type, includes dates and publishers. Please contact Professor Melendez at Edwin.Melendez@hunter.cuny.edu for copies of publications.
Summary of Selected Publications
Annotated bibliography of a selection of Edwin Melendez’s publications and professional reports.
Summary of Selected Teaching Experience
Throughout his academic career Dr. Meléndez has promoted a broad range of educational activities germane to the mission of public higher education, including the mentoring and advising of doctoral, master, and undergraduate students; the design of on-line courses; the use of client-based teaching for professional training; and the implementation of professional development programming. Find out more about doctoral, masters and undergraduate courses taught and Supervised Ph.D. Dissertations. Please contact Professor Melendez at Edwin.Melendez@hunter.cuny.edu for copies of syllabi.