Board of Directors
Gabriel Acevedo '05 GSAS PHD
Gabe received his PhD in Sociology from Yale GSAS in 2005. From 2005 to 2018, he held a research/teaching position in the Department of Sociology and Public Health at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). In January 2000, he shifted to higher education administration/strategic planning and is currently a Research Analyst & Statistician in Yale’s Office of Institutional Research & Strategic Analysis. In his current position, he regularly conducts statistical research, leads several of yale’s major university survey projects and provides strategic analysis to support decision making that is relevant to the Universities policies and operations.
After receiving his PhD in Sociology from Yale in 2005, Gabe accepted a tenure-track position at UTSA, a large, public, Hispanic Serving Institution in South Texas. While at UTSA he not only conducted quantitative research using nationally representative survey data, but also worked with qualitative data and was Principal Investigator on federally funded projects that involved original data collection and qualitative methodologies for in-depth interviews and ethnographic observation. At UTSA he received tenure to Associate Professor and also held two key administrative positions as Director of the Sociology Graduate Program and Director of the Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Program. At UTSA Gabe primarily conducted research exploring linkages between religion and health, mental health disparities, and the social context of mental and physical health outcomes. His research appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Social Forces, Sociological Theory, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Religion and Health, Review of Religious Research among others.
Along with his academic research, Gabe has worked extensively as a consultant leading projects that involve evidence-based approaches to tackling social policy issues in the health, criminal justice and family law domains. Consulting clients have included The Missouri Behavioral Health Network, The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, The Arnall Family Foundation of Oklahoma and Community Behavioral Health (CBH) System, Philadelphia, PA.
Gabe has extensive teaching experience at large public, and private universities. At UTSA he taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and worked with many first generation, low income and students from underrepresented minority groups. He has taught Research Methodology, Data Analysis, and Social Theory Courses, as well as substantive courses in Sociology of Religion, The Social Context of Health Disparities, and Race/Ethnicity. He is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at The University of New Haven, including the graduate seminar, “Psychometric Measurement in Organizations” to their master’s students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Gabe has three adult daughters, enjoys music, travel, books and films. He resides with his 25 year old daughter in Cheshire, CT.