Dr. Delgado received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1990 and M.A. degrees in sociology and education from the University of Michigan and Rutgers University, respectively. He is the author of New Immigrants, Old Unions: Organizing Undocumented Workers in Los Angeles (Temple University Press 1993) and several articles on unionization, immigrants, and race and ethnicity. Currently he is writing a chapter on unionization and Latinas/os for an edited volume on Latinas/os in the United States. He teaches courses on race and ethnicity, Latinos in the United States, social problems, social class and inequality, and social movements and organizations.
Dr. Delgado is an active member of the American Sociological Association (ASA), having served as chair of the Latino/a Sociology section of the association and on several committees, including the C. Wright Mills Book Award Committee twice and the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award Committee. He is currently on the Latina/o Sociology Section Council, serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Sociology, the ASA's leading review journal, and served on the editorial boards of Qualitative Research and the Rose Book Series.
Dr. Delgado is also an active member of the university community. He is the chairperson of the Admissions Committee, a former member of the Faculty Senate, chairperson of the Coalition for Diversity, and a member of the President's Steering and Research Committee of the Institute for Multicultural Research and Campus Diversity. Prior to his arrival at the University of La Verne, he held joint appointments in Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies programs at the Universities of California (Irvine) and Arizona. From 1971 to 1983, he worked in student services as an admissions officer, residence counselor, and associate director of an educational opportunity program at Rutgers and as a Dean of Students at Princeton.