Carlos OrtegaCarlos F. Ortega was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his university training at California State University, Northridge, Harvard University, and the University of Southern California. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of Chicano Studies and Educational Policy Analysis.

He previously taught in the Department of Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge and at Sonoma State University. Currently, he serves as lecturer for the Chicano Studies Pro­gram at the University of Texas-El Paso and teaches courses in cultural diversity, Chicano music and film.  From 1995-1997 he was also coordinator of the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program at the same campus. With colleagues Dennis Bixler-Marquez and Rosalia Solorzano Torres, he is co-editor of Chicano Studies: Survey and Analysis, 3rd Edition (Kendall-Hunt, 2007). He is also editor of The Struggle for Inclusion: The Chicano Educational Experience (Cognella, 2011). Professor Ortega recently published sixteen articles in Celebrating Latino Folklore, Maria Herrera Sobeck, editor (ABC-Clio, 2012). He is completing work on two books: Teaching in the Wine Country and Other Writings and Selling Fantasy Heritage: Juan de Oñate. Tourism, and Ethnic Identity in the Southwest (with Frank G. Perez).

Graham Hall
Room 302
Phone: 747-5946
Fax: 915-747-6501
Office Hours    

M & W 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
T 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
R 11:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.& 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Or By Appointment– Contact Mr. Ortega by e-mail