Department of Sociology, University of Seville, Spain

Dr. Teresa Rojo


Teresa Rojo | Jazmine Leon | Luis Andrés Zambrana |
Vicente Manzano

Teresa Rojo has a PhD in sociology from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) and a masters degree in urban planning from ILEAL of Madrid, as well as in technology management and foresight methods from the University of Seville. From 1988 to 1991, she was a researcher and professor in the Sociology Department of the University Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid. Between 1991 and 1995, she acted as a researcher for the European Commission in a study entitled “Forecasting Assessment in Science and Technology—FAST Programme—and Institute for Prospective Technology Studies—IPTS—of the Joint Research Centre—JRC.” She has also been a researcher for Pax Mediterranea from 1995 to 1998. Since 1998, Dr. Rojo has been a tenured, full-time faculty member in the Sociology Department of the University of Seville, for which she offers a number a classes, including “Deviance, Society and Social Change,” for graduate students, and “Sociology of Cooperation and Development.” Titles of recent books published (in spanish) include: Innovating with Social Participation (1999); Forecasting Techniques Applied to Sociology: the case of the Castilla-León region (2000); and Sevilla 2010, A Sustainable Metropolis:An application of EASW methodology (2001).

Jazmine Leon is currently a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Seville (Spain) where she is funded by a grant targeted at the professional training of social science researchers. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Arts from Yale University (New Haven, CT), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction in the Major of Sociology. She has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Yale University community, including a 2002 Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship, through the Office of Yale and New Haven State Affairs, which places fellows within the framework of numerous non-profit and government sector agencies, including charter schools, as Ms. Leon was placed, urban development corporations, youth sports programs and community health centers. She also has been incorporated into a number of other internship programs through community non-profit organizations. Her undergraduate thesis is titled, “Latino” and “Hispanic” Identity within the Context of the Political System of the United States (2003).

Left to Right, Luis Andrés Zambrana and Phil Nyden, Loyola University Chicago visit to Sevilla, Feb. 2005

Luis Andrés Zambrana (PhD) is currently a tenured professor at the University of Seville (Spain), a position with he has held since 1995. He works in the Department of Applied Economics II, through which he offers the class “Statistics and Econometrics.” He has also worked with foreign students through the Council of International Exchange Program, offering various classes related to his field of work. His specialty lies in the area of Economics and Ecology, and he has designed and offered a class on this topic for the last five years, open to all students from different academic areas currently enrolled at the University of Seville. He confronts contemporary issues in the class, such as the ecological disaster of the Prestige oil spill. He also is a co-coordinator of the class “University and Social Commitment,” through which he attempts to foster an atmosphere of academic innovation through interdisciplinary thought, within both the faculty and student bodies, on how to bridge the gap between the university and the metropolis of Seville. Published works include (in spanish): The Agro-Alimentary Industry in Andalusia (2001); Socioeconomic Study of the Rinconada (1991); and Socioeconomic Study of the Province of Seville (1989).

Vicente Manzano holds a PhD from the Psychology Center of the University of Seville. He has been a tenured professor since 1999, working in the Department of Methodology of Behavioral Sciences. Through this department, Dr. Manzano offers a number of classes, including: “Statistics for Psychologists”; “Experimental Psychology”; and “Fundamental Methodology of the Personality.” He also offers various classes open to the entire University of Seville student body, including: “Research through Surveys”; “Liberty and Control through Consumer Behavior”; and “University and Social Commitment,” for which he acts as co-coordinator, alongside of Luis Andrés Zambrano. Titles of a few of his recent published works include: Descriptive Analysis with SPSS; Manual for Surveyors; and Analysis of Psychology Data.