Armando Ibarra

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Professor


Phone: 608-262-2111

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BA in Sociology and Spanish, Master’s in Public Administration, and PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. Armando joined the School for Workers faculty in January 2011. Dr. Ibarra has extensive and diverse teaching, research and organizing experience. His research and fields of specialization are Chicano/a Latino/a working communities, adult education on issues of diversity in the workplace, international labor migration, leadership development, organizing workplaces, and applied research.

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What students are saying…

“Armando is a very skilled speaker. I appreciate the passion he expresses.”

“I enjoy Armando’s enthusiasm. He is very motivating.”

“Armando did a good job at making me realize I need to get more involved.”


Applied research

Latino Wisconsin: Needs Assessment and Family Integration Study. University of Wisconsin-Extension. 2015-2018.

Economic, Programming, and Facilities Needs Assessment Study of South Madison. Madison College, Madison, WI. 2013-2014.

Low Wage Workers in Milwaukee: Life Narratives. Open Places Milwaukee, WI. 2013.

The Rubber Stamp Process: Broken Governance in the Planning and Development, and How Communities Can Regain a Voice. Garden Grove, CA. 2011

Selected Publications