Faculty

Keiser University – Latin American Campus has a roster of qualified faculty with Ph.Ds and Master degrees from prestigious universities in the U.S. and Europe who, in addition to being student-centered, have extensive teaching and professional experience.

Dean of Academic Affairs

Douglas Arroliga, M.A.

Developmental English Instructor
Ph.D., candidate at Georgetown University, Washington.
M.A., Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington.
B.A., Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, Managua.

Office Building: Academic Dean´s Office
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 271
Email: Douglas.Arroliga@keiseruniversity.edu

Department Chairs

Academic Chair of Technology and Pre Engineering Department

Armando Paladino, Ph.D.

MIS & Software Engineering Instructor
Ph.D., Information Technology, Capella University, Minneapolis
M.S., Specialization in Internet and Web Technologies, Florida Atlantic University, Florida
B.S., Information Technology, University of Phoenix, Phoenix

Dr. Paladino has over 38 years of professional experience in large IT companies like Digital Equipment Corporation, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation. He has worked on all the different branches of IT including Programming, Operations, System Programming, Management and Field Engineering, and Corporate Escalations.

Office Building: Faculty Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314
Email: armando.paladino@keiseruniversity.edu

Academic Chair of Philosophy and Theology Department

Bruce Griffin, B.S.

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oxford, Great Britain.
Diploma in Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, Great Britain.
Graduate Studies in New Testament, Wheaton College Graduate School, Illinois.
B.S., General Studies, Liberty University, Virginia.

Office Building: Faculty Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 241
Email: Bruce.Griffin@keiseruniversity.edu

Academic Chair of Language, Social and Behavioral Science Department

Kenia Halleck, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of California, California.
M.A., Latin American Cultural Studies, University of California, California.
B.A. in Literature, University of California, California.

Dr. Halleck has received eight Faculty Research and/or Teaching awards. She has published articles in internationally recognized journals and has presented fifteen paper/ lectures in various symposium and forums. Furthermore, she has organized 8 college-level events.

Office Building: Faculty Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 229
Email: Kenia.Halleck@keiseruniversity.edu

Academic Chair of the Business School

Leopoldo Lopez, M.B.A.

Graduate Program in Functional Administration, INCAE School of Business, Harvard affiliated, Nicaragua.
M.P.A., Master in Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
M.S., Industrial Business Management, Universidad Ramon LLUL, Barcelona, Spain.
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Engineering in Nicaragua, Managua.

Office Building: Building E
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 205
Email: Leopoldo.Lopez@keiseruniversity.edu

Full time Faculty

Business Instructor

Anne Delaney, J.D.

LL.M., International Business Law, University of Manchester, Great Britain
Juris Doctor, University of Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

Office Building: Faculty Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 158
Email: Anne.Delaney@keiseruniversity.edu

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Alicia Martinez, M.B.A.

M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, California
B.S., Engineering. Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua

Office Building: Building E
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 184
Email: Alicia.Martinez@keiseruniversity.edu

Instructor of Economics

Carlos Sevilla, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Food Research Institute, Stanford University, California
M.A., Food Research Institute, Stanford University, California
B.A., Economics, University of Hawaii, Hawaii

Office Building: Administration Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 159
Email: Carlos.Sevilla@keiseruniversity.edu

Instructor of Psychology

Daniel Parker, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, California.
M.A., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, California.
B.A., Psychology, University of California, California.

Office Building:
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 221
Email: daniel.parker@keiseruniversity.edu

Economics and Management Instructor

Erwin Kruger, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Managerial Economics, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, New York
M.S., Management, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, New York
B.S., Electromechanical Engineering, Universidad Centroamericana de Nicaragua, Managua

Office Building: Faculty Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314
Email: erwin.kruger@keiseruniversity.edu

Mathematics Instructor

Luis Morales, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México
B.S., Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México

Office Building: Faculty Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 235
Email: luis.morales@keiseruniversity.edu

Political Science Instructor

Mayboll Carrasco, M.S.

M.S., Public Health, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Managua
M.S., Political Science, California State University, California
B.A., Political Science, California State University, California

Office Building:
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 185
Email: mayboll.carrasco@keiseruniversity.edu

SEAL Program Director

Sergio Zepeda, B.A.

B.A., Psychology, Keiser University
B.A., Business Administration and Marketing, Ave Maria College of the Americas

Office Building:
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 116
Email: sergio.zepeda@keiseruniversity.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Alejandra Mora, M.A.

Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, UJAEN, Spain
Teacher Trainer Certification by the School for International Training
Task Based Learning Certificate from TESOL and Cengage Learning

Chemistry Instructor

Apolinar Picado, M.S.

M.S., Chemical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden B.S.
Chemical Engineering, UNI, Nicaragua

Instructor of Information Technology and Networking

Carolina Carvajal, M.S.

M.S., in Telematics (IT/Networking), Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (UNICIT), Nicaragua.
B.S., in Computer Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI), Nicaragua

Developmental English Instructor

Cathy Cripps, M.A.

M.A., Education, California State University, California.
Reading Specialist Teaching Credential, California State University, California
B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, California

Instructor of History

Christopher Brown, M.A.

M.A., History, Tulane University, Louisiana
B.A., Political Science, University of Georgia, Georgia
B.A., Public Relations, University of Georgia, Georgia

English Literature Instructor

Gabriel M. Telleria, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.U.R.P., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Instructor Business and Technology

Guillermo Jacoby, M.A.

M.B.A., INCAE Business School, Managua, Nicaragua
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Instructor of Business and Finance

Hugo N. Valladares, M.A.

M.B.A., National Cheng Chi University NCCU, Taiwan, International Business and Management,
M.T.E., Tech of Monterrey, Mexico, Education Technology,
P.G., JFK Executive School of Business, Harvard University, Non-Profit Financial Stewardship,
P.G., Inter-American Development Bank – UNI, Nicaragua, Family Business Management,
B.S., National Engineering University UNI, Nicaragua, Industrial Engineering,

Idell McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, Florida
Educational Specialist, Florida Atlantic University, Florida
M.A., English, Atlanta University, Georgia
B.A., English, Tuskegee University, Alabama

Jose Luis García, M.A.

Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Universidad de Jaen, Spain
School for International Training International Certificates, Hunter’s College CUNY and Pearson
B.A., TEFL at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA)

Political Science Instructor

Jose Luis Velásquez, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona
M.A., University of Essex, England
J.D., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) Nicaragua

Business Instructor

Maria Zavala, M.S.

M.S., Engineering Management, Florida International University, Florida
M.B.A., Business, Florida International University, Florida
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Universidad Católica de Nicaragua, Managua

Martin Casco, Ph.D.

Ph.D. / Masters in Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba Japan
Masters of Sciences in Biology, University of Nebraska, USA
Bachelor of Arts, Ave Maria College, Nicaragua

Speech Communications Instructor

Nubia Granja, M.S.

M.S. Protocol and Image Management, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Specialist in Coaching, European University of the Atlantic, Spain
B.A. International Relations and Political Science, Ave Maria College of The Americas

Instructor of Psychology

Paul Hugens, M.A.

M.A., Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
B.S., Psychology, University of Utah, Utah

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Sara Altamirano, M.B.A.

M.B.A., (Marketing), INCAE Business School, Nicaragua
B.S., Information Systems Engineering, Universidad Americana UAM, Managua

Office Building:
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 163
Email: sara.altamirano@keiseruniversity.edu

English Instructor

Thomas J. Fleming, M.A.

M.A., LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Bilingual-Bicultural Studies

B.A., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., American Studies

Political Science Instructor

Yasser Khalaj, M.S.

M.S., International Law and Human Rights, United Nations Mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica
B.A., Political Science, University of Alberta, Canada

Office Building: Faculty Building
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 163
Email: yasser.khalaj@keiseruniversity.edu

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