At Keiser university

Students come first!


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

Kathya Perez

Instructor of Business

M.A., Finance Concentration Banking, Monterrey Technological Institute of Higher Education, Mexico (Ongoing)

M.S., Applied Economics UNAM, México

B.A., Ave Maria University

Ms. Kathya Perez has a Master of Science in Applied Economics from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, México. Having graduated with honors, her main research interests are Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Liberalization, Economic History and Macroeconomic issues in Latin America.

She has a BA in Business Administration, with minors in Economics and Mathematics from Ave Maria University Latin American Campus. Currently, she worked as the Business Development Manager at SUMIDENTAL, S.A., the largest importing company of Dental Materials and Equipment in Nicaragua. Ms. Perez has published articles in journals and participated in Seminars and Events at Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas (IIEC) in Mexico City.

Office Building: Academic Dean´s Office
Phone number: (505) 2535-2314, Ext. 116

Associate Dean

Mrs. Nubia Granja

Ph.D. Candidate in Communication Studies, Tech University, Mexico. January 2022 – January 2024

M.Sc., in Protocol and Image Management, Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain.

Specialist in Coaching, Universidad Europea del Atlántico, Spain.

B.S., Political Science and International Relations, Ave Maria College of the Americas, Nicaragua.

M.Sc., Nubia Granja joined Keiser University in 2015. She has taught Speech Communications in English and Spanish. Currently, she teaches freshman seminar courses.

Department Chairs

Academic Chair of the Business School

Mr. Leonardo Diaz

M.B.A., EAE/UPC Business School, Spain

M.S., Ave Maria College of the Americas, Nicaragua

General Manager and President of the Board of Directors of Regional Financial Services S.A. SIF Factoring). Corporate Business Executive. Banco LAFISE, Nicaragua.  Intern Grupo Planeta (Business Development Department), Spain.  Manager Esperanza Coffee Group S.A. USA-Nicaragua.

Academic Chair of Language, Social and Behavioral Science Department

Mr. Roberto Atha

Ed., International Education, Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts

M.A., National Security Affairs and International Relations, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterrey,


B.S., Political Science, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Maryland

Professor Atha joined Keiser University – Latin American Campus in 2017 and has served as Director of Student Services, Director of Admissions, and is currently a full-time professor of Political Science and Department Chair. Professor Atha served 21 years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator and Foreign Area Officer, attaining the rank of Commander.

Professor Atha is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian

Academic Chair of the Psychology Department

Mr. Ivan Ruiz

M.A., Clinical psychology with emphasis in psychoanalitical psychology, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

B.A., Psychology, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA)

Mr. Ruiz joined Keiser University-Latin American Campus in 2017 and has been teaching different courses such as Clinical psychology, Constructs of interpersonal Conflict, Health psychology, Introduction to psychology, Human exceptionality and Death and Dying among others. He also has experience teaching in universities such as Universidad Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) and Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) among others.

He also teaches in Associates (AA), Integrated Marketing and Communication (IMC), and Business Administration in Spanish (BABAS) Programs in Managua and San Marcos.

Program Director for the Undergraduate Academic Programs in Managua

Mr. Pedro Mendoza

M.Sc., Business Informatics.

Postgraduate in Ecommerce and Digital Marketing.

Postgraduate in Designer and Virtual Tutor.

LPIC-1 Certification.

MSc. Pedro Mendoza joined Keiser University in 2021, where he is teaching courses in Application Support, Implementing Directory Services, Introduction to Computers, Management Information Systems, Managing/Maintaining Server Operating Systems and Multi-User Operating Systems. He has received training and specialized in the following fields: Computer Audit Meycor COBIT, Network Management, Computer forensics, Zimbra Open-Source Server, and Management Administration and Strategic Direction.

He teaches in Associates (AA) and Business Administration in Spanish (BABAS) Programs in Managua.

Program Coordinator General Education  / Instructor of Mathematics

Dr. Luis Morales

Ph.D., Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico.

B.S., Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico.

Dr. Morales joined Keiser University – Latin American University in 2014 where he is teaching courses in Basic Mathematics, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Calculus I, and Calculus II.  With more than 10 years’ experience in teaching, he is the General Education Department Chair.

Program Coordinator for Software Engineer

Mr. Félix Urrutia

MBA, Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, Technology Management.

BS, Keiser University, San Marcos, Software Engineering.

Mr. Urrutia has more than five years of experience working with programming languages and databases, including Java, C#, PHP, and MySql. Also, he has experience developing front-end and back-end applications for many companies, using frameworks and libraries like Xamarin, Laravel, and Reactjs. In his understanding of artificial intelligence, he maintains a firm stance regarding the impossibility of having conscious computer programs.

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