Dr. Anthony Sisneros is Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Washington State University. Dr. Sisneros has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy and the Review of Public Personnel Administration, and has published articles in the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Labor Law Journal, and Public Administration Review. His research centers on human resource management and affirmative action.
2007 0-7734-5451-9 This work analyzes the development of Latino empowerment in Illinois. Recent events give due cause to be impressed with Latino Americanos: first, the fact that in 2003, Latinos became the United States’ largest minority; second, three Latino U.S. Senators, first-time Latino Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce, and female Mexican-born defeats incumbent native-born Hispanic and MPA graduate for a House seat in the Illinois State General Assembly are all historic events for the Latino community in America. This book is timely, considering significant population shifts in the United States which are redefining the minority, plurality, and majority status of Latinos, by utilizing data collected from voter behavior research, narrative inquiry, participant-observation, interviews, content analysis, case study analysis, case law analysis, and examinations of national and state labor force statistical data.