Sofia Oviedo

Dr. Sofia Oviedo

Sofia Oviedo, Ph.D.
Research Programs Director

Dr. Sofia Oviedo serves as the Research Programs Director at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, providing management and oversight for the Ms. MacKenzie Scott’s Gift: President’s Initiatives for Student Success, College Growth and Stakeholders’ Engagement – a college-wide effort funded by the fifteen-million-dollar grant awarded to the College by the philanthropist, author, and activist Ms. MacKenzie Scott. Reporting to President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., and working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff, Dr. Oviedo is responsible for ensuring the alignment of the multiple college-wide initiatives to the College’s mission and priorities, managing administrative processes, and developing the evaluation methods to assess the implementation and impact of the funded initiatives.

Dr. Oviedo has been a teacher and researcher at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and authored articles for scholarly publications such as the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work and the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice. She has worked in both the public and private spheres, in various capacities as a fundraiser, administrator, evaluator, and program developer. Most recently, she served as the Senior Development and Evaluation officer for L&G Research and Evaluation Consulting, Inc. Prior to that she held the position of Senior Development and Program Officer for Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco). She has also served as Director of Development for various non-profit organizations including Global Kids, the HOPE initiative at NYU School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and as Program Manager and Analyst for the Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc. Dr. Oviedo holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, an MPA from Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, and a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.