Faculty and Staff

Omara Rivera-Vazquez, PhD

Title:  Assistant Professor of Public Justice

Education:  PhD, Michigan State University

Area(s) of Speciality or Practice:   Juvenile Justice, Child Abuse, Juvenile Gangs

Courses Taught:  PBJ 101, PBJ 300, PBJ 387, PBJ 401

Email: omara.riveravazquez@oswego.edu


•·         In progress, Rivera-Vazquez, O. & Royo-Maxwell, Sheila. Identifying Risk and Protective Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect in Puerto Rico. (2010).

•·         Rivera-Vazquez, O., A. Mabiso, A. Hammad, & Williams, K.P. (2009). A Community-Based Approach to Translating and Testing Cancer Literacy Assessment Tools. Journal of Cancer Education, 24, 4 (p. 319-325).

•·         Williams, K.P., Reckase, M., and Rivera-Vazquez, O. (2008). Toward the Development of Cancer Literacy Assessment Tools. Michigan Journal of Public Health, 2 (p.21-43).

•·         Rosenbaum R.P., Lahousse, S., Babladelis, P., and Rivera-Vazquez, O. (2005). The Oceana Farmworker Health Study. Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 25-P-91468/5-01

•·         Rivera-Vazquez, O.  (2004). Predictors of having ever belonged to a gang among Black, Latino and White youth. Online Journal of Urban Youth Culture.

•·         Villarruel, F.A., Walker, N.E., with Minifee, P., Rivera-Vázquez, O., Peterson, S., and Perry, K.  (2002).  Dónde está la justicia?  A call to action on behalf of Latino and Latina youth in the U.S. justice system.  Building Blocks for Youth Initiative.

•·         Villarruel, F.A., Rodríguez, A. Mangrulkar, L., Paz, R., and Rivera-Vázquez, O.  (2002).  Positive Youth Development in the Context of International Development:  The emerging agenda of the Dominican Republic.  In Lerner and Wertlieb

•·         Rodríguez, Michael, Morrobel, D., Torres Campos, C., Rivera-Vázquez, O.  (2000).  Perspectives on working with Latino Youth.  In D.F. Perkins, L. Borden, J.G Keith, & F.A. Villarruel (Eds.), Community youth development:  Beacons, Challenges and Opportunities.

•·         Rivera-Vázquez, O., Griffin, A., Lumpkin, C., Eppler, C., Keith, J., & Villarruel, F.A.  (April 20-22, 1999.).  Developmental assets and social capital:  A critique of the literature and integration of concepts.  Presented at the Social Capital - Bridging Disciplines, Policies and Communities International Conference, Michigan State University. 

•·         MASTER'S THESIS: (1999).  Examining the Effects of Multiple Conditions to Probation on Recidivism in Michigan, Michigan State University.

•·         Maxwell, S.R. and  Rivera-Vázquez, O.  (1998).  Assessing the Instrumental and Symbolic Elements in Attitudes toward the Death Penalty Using a Sample of Puerto Rican Students. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal JusticeVolume 22, No. 2, Fall 1998, (pp.329).