CUNY Thomas Tam
Visiting Professor

Welcoming Reception for Dr. Paul Ong

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Time: 6PM to 8PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Free Admission
RSVP Required Via Phone or Email

Join AAARI as we welcome our first Thomas Tam Visiting Professor to the City University of New York, Dr. Paul Ong, from University of California, Los Angeles. The Tam Visiting Professor was created in honor of the late Dr. Thomas Tam, CUNY's first Asian American member of the Board of Trustees, and AAARI's co-founder and first Executive Director. Dr. Ong will spend the Fall 2010 semester at the CUNY Graduate Center instructing a new Sociology course, Critical Asian American Issues and Actionable Solutions.

Dr. Paul Ong is Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Asian American Studies at the University of California School of Public Affairs. He has done research on the labor market status of minorities and immigrants, displaced high-tech workers, work and welfare and transportation access. He is currently engaged in several projects, including studies on the effects of neighborhood economies on welfare and work, community economic development in minority communities, and the labor market for healthcare workers.

Previous research projects have included studies of the impact of defense cuts on California's once-dominant aerospace industry, the impact of immigration on the employment status of young African Americans, and the influence of car ownership and subsidized housing on welfare usage. He was co-author of a widely reported 1994 study on Asian Pacific Americans, which challenged the popular stereotype of Asians as the country's "model minority" by showing they are just as likely as other groups to be impoverished.

Dr. Ong has served as an advisor to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and to the California Department of Social Services and the state Department of Employment Development, as well as the Wellness Foundation and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.





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