In this video, Luis Zayas, dean of the School of Social Work, discusses the importance of Hispanic voters in current and future elections.
Luis Zayas is the Centennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional, and Corporate Excellence and dean of the School of Social Work. Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico, Zayas attended college and graduate school in New York City. In a social work career spanning 35 years, Zayas has cross-walked clinical practice, supervision, administration and research. His current focus is the plight of citizen-children whose parents are being deported. Through funding by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, he is examining the effects of deportation on the psychosocial functioning of U.S.-born citizen-children of undocumented Mexican immigrants.
James Henson is a lecturer in the Department of Government and directs the Texas Politics Project, which seeks to educate students and Texans about state government, politics and history through a dynamic website and speaker series. It also conducts regular statewide issues and political polls. The Texas Politics Project is the home of the UT/Texas Tribune Poll, a statewide survey of public opinion on issues and elections in Texas.