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Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators

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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
Dec. at 53 (1938-1991) from El Paso, Texas
Arturo Islas, Jr. (May 25, 1938 – February 15, 1991) was an English professor and novelist from El Paso, Texas, whose writing focused on the experience of Chicano cultural duality. He received ...more
Juan Gómez-Qui&nt... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 79 from Parral, Hidalgo del Parral Municipality, Mexico
Juan Gómez-Quiñones (born January 28, 1940) 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 ...more
Elsa Salazar Cade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Elsa Salazar Cade (born 1952) is an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist. Elsa received her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Texas at ...more
Miguel Angel Corzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 77 from Mexico
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-P... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 64 from Mexico City, Mexico
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
Age 49 from Chicago, Illinois
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
Dec. at 80 (1922-2002) from Durango, Mexico
Arnulfo Duenes Trejo (August 15, 1922 – July 5, 2002) was a writer and Professor of Library Science at the University of Arizona. He was a leader in the movement to increase library collections ...more
Robert R. Davila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 87 from California
Dr. Robert Davila (born July 19, 1932) served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to ...more
Felipe de Ortego y Gasca... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 93 from Blue Island, Illinois
Alicia Gaspar de Alba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 60 from El Paso, Texas
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
Age 92 from Kingsville, Texas, United States of America
Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (born January 4, 1927) is an American educator and politician. He served as the US Secretary of Education, and was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States
José Ángel... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
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
Age 61 from Laredo, Texas
Francisco Gonzalez Cigarroa (born December 12, 1957) is an American transplant surgeon who served as chancellor of the University of Texas System. As a Mexican-American, Cigarroa is also the ...more
Rodolfo Acuña is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 86 from Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Rodolfo Francisco Acuña, Ph.D., (born May 18, 1932) is an American historian, professor emeritus, and one of various scholars of Chicano studies, which he teaches at California State ...more
Laura E. Gómez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Age 55 from Roswell, New Mexico
Laura E. Gómez (born 1964 in Roswell, New Mexico) is the president of the Law and Society Association and a Professor of Law and American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her ...more
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
Ervin Wilson (June 11, 1928 – December 8, 2016) was a Mexican/American (dual citizen) music theorist.
Mariano Velazquez de la ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hispanic Scholars, Teachers, and Educators
Mariano Velazquez de la Cadena
Mariano Velázquez (June 28, 1778 – February 19, 1860), (full name Mariano Velázquez de la Cadena) was an accomplished Mexican grammarian, scholar, and author in the 19th century. ...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
José B. Cuéllar 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 ...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