Regents' Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Velez-Ibanez is presently Regents' Professor and Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization of the School of Transborder Studies and Professor of Human Evolution and Social Change, Founding Director Emeritus of the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, and Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of the University of California, Riverside.
He was appointed to Arizona State University in 2005. Before this period he was Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside from 1994-1999 and Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, 1994-2005. Previously he had been appointed Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1984-1994 and Director of the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1982-1994. Prior to this appointment, he was a tenured associate professor at UCLA.
Dr. Velez-Ibanez’ academic fields include applied anthropology, complex social organizations, culture and education, ethno-class relations in complex social systems, migration and adaptation of human populations, political ecology, qualitative methodology and urban anthropology.