PhD, Sociology, Yale University
Positions, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2016-present, Professor Emeritus
1989-1997, Associate Professor
1981-1989, Assistant Professor
Areas of Specialization
Sociology of Education; Social Stratification; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sociology of Latinos
Goldsmith, P. R., Britton, M. L., Reese, B., & Velez, W. (2017). Will Moving to a Better Neighborhood Help? Teenage Residential Mobility, Change of Context and Young-Adult Educational Attainment. Urban Affairs Review, 53(2), 305–337.
Britton, M. L., & Velez, W. (2015, May). Boricuas, Barrios and Birth Outcomes: Residential Segregation and Preterm Birth among Puerto Ricans in the United States. CENTRO Journal, 26(1).
De Jesus, A., Burgos, G., Almenas, M., & (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). “Bifurcated Boricuas: A Multilevel Analysis of Cultural and Economic Factors Influencing Marriage Patterns of U.S. Puerto Ricans.”. Velez, W. (Ed.). The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24, 156-178.
Antrop-Gonzalez, R. F., Garrett, T., & Velez, W. (2012, December). “What have we learned from our research?: Making sense of the impact of protestant religiosity on the academic achievement of urban Latina/o youth.
Jeynes, W., & Robinson, D. (Eds.). International Handbook of Protestant Education
, 417-430. New York, NY: Springer.