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A List of Famous Hispanic Scholars, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community. These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.

Arturo Islas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Arturo Islas Died at 53 (1938-1991) - Arturo Islas, Jr., a native of El Paso, Texas, was a professor of English and a novelist, writing about the experience of Chicano cultural duality. He received three degrees from Stanford: a ...more

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Juan Gómez-Quiñones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Juan Gómez-Quiñones age 77 - Juan Gómez-Quiñones is an American historian, professor of history, poet, and activist. He is best known for his work in the field of Chicana/o history. As a co-editor of the Plan ...more

Elsa Salazar Cade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Elsa Salazar Cade age 63 - Elsa Salazar Cade is an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist. Elsa received her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Texas at Austin and ...more

Miguel Angel Corzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Miguel Angel Corzo age 75 - Miguel Angel Corzo is an American arts administrator and Founder and President of the Global Alliance for Conservation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the world's ...more

Guillermo Gómez-Peña is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Guillermo Gómez-Peña age 62 - Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator. Gómez-Peña has created work in multiple media, including performance art, ...more

Francisco Gil-White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Francisco Gil-White age 47 - Francisco Gil-White is an evolutionary and sociocultural anthropologist who teaches Organizational Behavior, Knowledge Management, and The Political History of the West and Antisemitism at ITAM, ...more

Arnulfo Trejo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Arnulfo Trejo Died at 80 (1922-2002) - Arnulfo Duenes Trejo was a writer and Professor of Library Science at the University of Arizona. He was a leader in the movement to increase library collections of Latino literature and ...more

Robert R. Davila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Robert R. Davila age 85 - Dr. Robert Davila served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of ...more

Felipe de Ortego y Gasca is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators

Alicia Gaspar de Alba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Alicia Gaspar de Alba age 57 - Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, cultural critic, novelist, and poet whose works include historical novels and scholarly studies on Chicana/o art, culture and sexuality.

Lauro Cavazos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Lauro Cavazos age 88 - Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. is a U.S. educator and politician. He served as Secretary of Education, and was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States Cabinet. A sixth-generation Texan, he was ...more

José Ángel Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
José Ángel Gutiérrez age 71 - José Angel Gutiérrez, is an attorney and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in the United States. He was a founding member of the Mexican American Youth Organization ...more

Francisco G. Cigarroa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Francisco G. Cigarroa age 58 - Francisco Gonzalez Cigarroa is an American medical doctor and the departing chancellor of the University of Texas System. As a Mexican-American, Cigarroa is also the first Hispanic to serve as ...more

Rodolfo Acuña is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Rodolfo Acuña age 83 - Rodolfo Francisco Acuña, Ph.D., is an American historian, professor emeritus, and one of various scholars of Chicano studies, which he teaches at California State University, Northridge. ...more

Laura E. Gómez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Laura E. Gómez age 51 - Laura E. Gómez is the president of the Law and Society Association and a Professor of Law and American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her educational background includes an A.B. ...more

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Roberta Fernández is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Roberta Fernández Roberta Fernández is a Tejana novelist, scholar, critic and arts advocate. She is known for her novel Intaglio and for her work editing several award-winning women writers. She was a ...more

J. Michael Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
J. Michael Ortiz J. Michael Ortiz is an American educator and the 5th president of Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to this appointment on August 1, 2003 Ortiz was professor of education at Appalachian State University ...more

Erv Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Erv Wilson age 88 - Ervin Wilson is a Mexican/American music theorist.

Mariano Velazquez de la Cadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Mariano Velazquez de la Cadena Died at 82 (1778-1860) - Mariano Velázquez, was an accomplished Mexican grammarian, scholar, and author in the 19th century. He was appointed Professor of the Spanish Language and Literature at Columbia College ...more

Gilberto Cardenas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Gilberto Cardenas

Jose Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Jose Cuellar Jose Cuellar is a professor of Chicano Studies at San Francisco State University. As a saxophone player, he is "Dr. Loco", a nickname given to him by one of his research subjects; in ...more

Francisco Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Francisco Vázquez

Dr. Julian Samora is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Dr. Julian Samora