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Migdalia  Reyes

Reyes, Migdalia

Professor,  School of Social Work
Chair, Social Work Practice Sequence
Chair, Scholarship Committee
Chair, Spanish Counseling Certificate

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Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5868


  • Doctor of Education. Univ Of Massachusetts At Amher, 1992
  • Master of Social Work, Commuity Social Work and Clinical Social Work
    School of Social Work, 1980
  • Bachelor of Art - Philosophy
    Univ Of Puerto Rico Rio Piedra, 1977


Dr. Reyes has taught graduate level social work for 31 years. Prior to coming to SJSU, she was a professor and the director of the Puerto Rican Studies Program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.Dr. Reyes currently teaches in the Practices Sequence. She also teaches a Spanish for social workers practice course, that she helped develop. Her contributions to the university/college include serving as Associate Dean from 2000 to 2005 for SJSU´s College of Social Work. She is chair the Practice Sequence Committee, the School of Social Work Scholarship Committee, and chair of the Spanish Counseling Certification Committee. Among Dr. Reyes´ professional and community activities are a small practice at Gardner Family Care Center (Centro de Bienestar), where she delivered mental health services, primarily to Latinos/as, and sexual minorities. She also completed research and consultation on a number of projects including an HIV/AIDS community assessment project for Santa Clara County; a program evaluation for the Center for Disease Control (the Mexican American Community Services Agency); and training for Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services, the Department of Mental Health, and Social Service Agency. Her research focus is alcohol and other drugs among lesbian women, and Latinos/as.