Cecilia G. Manrique is a full professor who teaches in the Political Science/Public Administration and Women’s Studies Departments at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. After receiving her doctorate degree, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Quincy University. Her areas of specialization are comparative politics and international relations, especially regarding the developing world. She has published in the fields of immigration and incorporating technology in the political science classroom. She is the author of The Houghton Mifflin Guide to the Internet for Political Science, which is in its second edition. Her most recent publications include a co-authored book with Gabriel Manrique of Winona State University, The Multicultural or Immigrant Faculty in American Higher Education, and a chapter in the book Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom.
She has been a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA) since 1988, was past President of the Computers and Multimedia Section (now the Information Technology and Politics section) of APSA, and has been Treasurer of the section since 1995. She also serves as Treasurer of the Wisconsin Political Science Association.
Manrique was named University of Wisconsin System Woman of Color in 1996 and YWCA Coulee Region Outstanding Woman in 1997. She has also been twice named Outstanding Advisor for the Central and Northern regions for her work with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, and named Outstanding Advisor several times at the campus Celebration of Involvement. She is currently serving a second three-year term as Secretary of Golden Key’s International Leadership Council.