About the authors: Cecilia G. Manrique is Professor in the Political Science/Public Administration department at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She teaches classes on Women and Politics for the Women's Studies department as well. She earned her doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in 1983. She has degrees in Economics, Computer Science and International Affairs. Her work has been focused on immigration and the infusion of technology in the classroom and has done a number of regional, national and international presentations on those topics. Dr. Manrique has published two editions of The Houghton Mifflin Guide to the Internet. She has served as President of the Computers and Multimedia Section of the American Political Science Association and now serves as its Treasurer. She is also concurrently Secretary and Treasurer of the Wisconsin Political Science Association. She has been an advisor to the Golden Key National Honor Society since its chartering at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1992, has earned awards as Advisor of the Year on campus over the past four years and for the Central Region in 1997. She was also named Outstanding Woman of Color in the University of Wisconsin System in 1996 and Coulee Region YWCA Outstanding Woman of the Year in 1997.
Gabriel G. Manrique is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics and Finance at Winona State University where he also teaches Global Studies courses. He received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 specializing in the fields of Economic Development and International Economics. Dr. Manrique has served as a fellow with the Overseas Development Council and as a US Congressional Fellow in the office of former Representative Tim Penny. In addition to immigration, he has also published in the areas of Third World trade and development. He is also the faculty advisor for Golden Key National Honor Society, WSU chapter. He is currently conducting further immigration research using data on foreign-born graduates in the United States contained in the National Science Foundation data sets.
1999 0-7734-8027-7 Sheds light on the background issues, challenges and concerns of immigrant faculty of color in the United States. It chronicles faculty decisions to immigrate, their reasons for coming to America, their reasons for staying. It examines their current situation in academia, including the struggles associated with relating to their students, peers and administrators.