Department of Social Work
September 30, 2016

Dr. Héctor Luis Díaz

Title: MSSW Program Director and Department Chair  
Address: College of Health Sciences & Human Services HSHE 2.128  
Phone: (956) 665-2413  
E-mail: hdiaz@utpa.edu       Vitae  


Dr. Héctor Luis Díaz Picture A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Héctor Luis Díaz moved to the United States mainland in 1979. He lived for several years in Cleveland, Ohio where he earned a masters degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University. He also earned a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago after having been a social work practitioner, supervisor and administrator for 15 years. He entered academia in 1992 and was part of the graduate faculties of Andrews University, Loma Linda University, and the University of Texas at Arlington prior to joining the University of Texas – Pan American.

You may want to contact him if you are interested in a social work degree that will prepare you to become an effective practitioner within a multicultural context.

Research Interest

His research interests include: social development, poverty, social policy, and diversity. One of the most recent projects conducted by Dr. Díaz is entitled “Community Capacity, Micro-economic Development and Democratization: The Cases of Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Perú.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Díaz currently teaches graduate courses in the areas of social welfare policy, research and international social work.

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