Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5354 USA
Dr. Héctor Luis Díaz began his service as director of the WMU School of Social Work in August of 2013. He came to WMU from the University of Texas - Pan American College of Health Science and Human Services, where he had served as professor and chair of the Department of Social Work since 2006.
Dr. Díaz entered academia in 1992, after having been a social work practitioner, supervisor and administrator for 15 years. Prior to taking the leadership of the the University of Texas - Pan American social work program, he was part of the graduate faculties of Andrews University, Loma Linda University and the University of Texas at Arlington
In addition to his administrative duties at UTPA, he served as president and secretary of the Texas Association of Social Work Deans and Directors, chair of the UTPA Council of Department Chairs, and treasurer of the Association of Latina and Latino Social Work Educators. He has published and presented widely in the areas of socio-economic development, social welfare policy, cultural issues, and international social work education. His publications include two books: Strengthening Democracy through Community Capacity Building: A Study of Four Latin American Countries and Alcohol Abuse and Acculturation among Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Sociological Study.