Gabriel C. Alvarez, Ph.D. is a member of the part-time faculty of the Education and Social Science Department of Robert Morris College, and also a member of the sociology faculty at Duquesne University. He teaches undergraduate courses in Sociology and Criminal Justice. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology, with a specialization in demography and socio-economic development from the University of Chicago. He was awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to do his graduate work at the University of Chicago. Dr. Alvarez was awarded a grant by the National Institute on Aging and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Population, Florida State University. He is originally from the Philippines. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in the Behavioral Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He served as consultant/senior researcher for the Center for Competitive Workforce Development, Institute for Economic Transformation at Duquesne University in a project on the Manufacturing Workforce in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in sociology, demography, research methodology, human behvior in organizations, computer applications in social and demographic research. His previous teaching appointments were at the University of North Carolina, Pennsylvania State University and in Asian universities, more specifically, National University of Singapore and the University of the Philippines. He has done demographic and economic development research adopting a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach as exchange scientist, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, as research investigator, National Institute for Research Advancement, Japan; and as an ASEAN research fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. He served as sociology adviser and consultant to projects sponsored by international organizations like the World Bank Group, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. .