At Keiser university

Students come first!

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

Kathya Perez Keiser University faculty

 

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
Email: kathya.perez@keiseruniversity.edu

Department Chairs

Academic Chair of Language, Social and Behavioral Science Department

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Mr. Roberto Atha

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

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

California

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 Business School

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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 Software Engineering & Management Information Systems 

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Mr. Elio Rivas 

Ph.D., Candidate, Mondragon, Spain. 

M.S., Master’s in advanced computing technologies, Castilla La Mancha, Spain.

B.S., System Engineering, National University of Engineering (UNI), Nicaragua.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Specialists, Statistician and IT Consultant

 Mr. Rivas has over 17 years of professional experience in large IT companies. He is an Information System Specialist with strong experience developing ERP-tailored systems. He is a dynamic and creatively thinking, performance-driven seasoned IT professional.

He also teaches in Associates (AA) Program.

Academic Chair of the Psychology Department

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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.

Full time Faculty

Instructor of Psychology

Daniel Parker, Ph.D.

Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, Clinical Psychology

M.A., California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, Clinical Psychology;

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Psychology;

Dr. Wesley joined Ave Maria University – Latin American University in 2009 where he is teaching courses in Psychology of Adjustment, Social Psychology, Evaluation and Testing, and Death and Dying.  He has received training and specialized in the following fields: Existential Analysis, Grief and Loss, Clinical Hypnosis, and Career Development.

Instructor of Theology, B.S.

Mr. Bruce W Griffin

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.

Bruce W Griffin was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  His family is half-Jewish, and regularly celebrates Passover.  He was baptized at a Baptist church shortly after graduating from high school.   He graduated from Liberty University in 1993 with a BS in General Studies with concentrations in English, Political Science, and Religion.  He attended Wheaton College Graduate School from 1993-94, and then finished a graduate degree in Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford in 1995.  He has submitted his doctoral thesis in papyrology to the University of Oxford, and specializes in ancient papyri, particularly as it relates to the Christian and Jewish communities of the Roman Empire.  He was received into the Catholic Church in 1997. 

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

Instructor of Mathematics

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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.

Adjunct Faculty

Business Instructor

Mrs. Annie Altieri-Delaney

J.D Juris Doctor University of Duquesne, Pittsburgh, School of Law

LL.M., International Business Law, University of Manchester, Great Britain, Academic Merit, School of Law

B.A Social Science Concentration, University of Pittsburgh, Magna cum Laude

Instructor of Business and Technology

MBA. Guillermo Jacoby

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

M.B.A., INCAE Business School, Managua, Nicaragua

Mr. Jacoby joined Keiser University – Latin American in 2018 where he is teaching courses Business and Technology. He is an International Consultant expert in Strategy and Business Process Improvement. Has given consultancy in North, Central and South America; East and Central Asia and Africa.  Currently Mr. Jacoby is Chairman of Board of the Nicaraguan Association of Producers and Exporters (APEN).  Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Central American Federation of Export Associations and Chambers. Sitting Member of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise of Nicaragua (COSEP) where previously he was Vice-President. Chairman of Board of Nicaraguan branch of a multinational company in the insurance sector, MAPFRE Seguros Nicaragua, S.A.  In the Academic field, Mr. Jacoby was Dean of Engineering of Universidad American College (6 years) and Dean of Engineering of Universidad Americana (9 Years).  He has been a university professor since 1987.

Instructor of Business

Leopoldo López M.B.A.

Graduate Program in Functional Administration, INCAE School of Business, Harvard affiliated, Nicaragua. 

M.P.A., master’s in public administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Univ.

M.S., Industrial Business Management, Universidad Ramon LLUL, Barcelona, Spain.

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Engineering in Nicaragua.

Mr. López joined Avemaria University (currently Keiser University) in 2000 where he has served as Instructor in several courses in the fields of economics, management and finance.

He holds a Master’s degrees in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and International Taxation Certificate from Harvard Law School.  Previously he obtained a master´s degree in Industrial Management from Universidad Ramon Llull, in Barcelona, Spain, and finally he holds a degree in Business Administration with Concentration in Finance from INCAE. 

He also teaches in Diplomados Program in Managua.

Instructor of Business

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Mr. Miguel Gutierrez

B.A., Mobile University

M.B.A., INCAE

 Private consultant for many companies in the country. He is part of our faculty members in the graduate Program. He has vast experience in fields like, management, sales, and commercial strategies.

He also teaches in Diplomados Program in Managua

Instructor of Business

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Dr. Mateo Lesizza

D.B.A., (Doctor of Business Administration), Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France

M.B.A., with High Distinction, INCAE Business School, Managua, Nicaragua

B.S., Civil Engineering, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas Venezuela

Mateo strongly believes that personal and group learning, from theoretical and practice, contributes to the development of society through knowledge generation and dissemination.  Following his philosophy, he focuses on collaborating with people and organizations interested in developing Marketing and Business Strategy skills. As well, he devotes time to cooperating with brands that want to understand and positively influence, through branding, the consumers, collaborators, and other stakeholders’ behaviors.

As a practitioner-scholar, Mateo divides his professional life working as Business Development Manager in Grupo CCN, teaching at Keiser University, and studying stories from people, brands, and organizations.

He also teaches in the Certificate of Management and Leadership (CML) Program in Managua 

Instructor of Business

Mr. Walter Kruger

Advanced Doctoral Studies, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Individual Studies

MA. Boston University, Boston Massachusetts, Master of Art in Economic Policy

MS. Stanford University, Palo Alto California,

Master of Science, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico

Mr. Kruger is the Vice-president and shareholder of this real estate company, Madronos Inversiones del Sur S.A .  This is a commercial real estate investment company. It has two commercial real estate plazas consisting in commercial modules for businesses. Also, he works for a Holding company in Panama. This company has private company shares and had an investment account with International Banks for portfolio management in the stock market. Public company shares, and Bonds were sold after 2008 to invest in real estate projects.

He also teaches in Diplomados Program in Managua 

Dr. Maria Cristina Fernandez

Ph.D.,   Enterprise Economics, Almeria University Spain.

MsC. Business Administration, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Bs. Sociology, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Dra. María Cristina Fernández Ph.D. in Enterprise Economics from Almeria University Spain. MSc in Business Administration from Universidad Central de Venezuela and Sociology Degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela. Dra. Fernández has worked for more than 15 years in a Private Chemical Corporation with different roles and responsibilities within the Administration and Financial Department.

In the Academic area, Dra Fernández has been involved in many different Research and Education activities, being a teacher of Strategic Planning, Human Resources Management, Business plans, Management Communication, Organizational Behavior in different Universities as Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Metropolitana and Keiser University Florida. She has published several books about Capital Structure in Pymes and Research Methodology in Social Science and Communication Management. She was Director of the Administration School of the Universidad Metropolitana and currently is working as Executive Director of UNIKEMIA.

Instructor of Software Engineering

Pablo Vasquez

Ph.D., Mondragon University, Basque Country, Spain.

Licentiate of Engineering (LicEng), Lund University of Tecnology, Lund, Sweden.

Dipl.-Ing. in Electronics Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Managua, Nicaragua.

Dr. Vasquez joined Keiser University – Latin American University in 2021 where he is teaching courses in Software Engineering.  He has received training and specialized in the following fields: Computer Algorithms, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Probability and Stochasstic Processes and Computer Vision.

Political Science Instructor

Nelly Valdivia

Mrs. Valdivia joined Keiser University – Latin American Campus – in 2021 where she is teaching courses in Introduction to International Relations and US – Latin American Relations.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies with a concentration in political economy and has taught extensively in this field of study.

Political Science Instructor

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Dr. Aberlado Baldizon

Ph.D., Latin American political history, University of Bremen, Germany.

M.Sc., Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences-FLACSO, San José Costa Rica.

B.A., Ave Maria College, Latin America Campus, San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua.

Dr. Baldizón joined Keiser University-Latin American Campus in 2020 where he is teaching courses in Political Theory, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion, The World Economy, International Relations, US-Latin America Foreign Affairs, Constitutional Law, Issues on International Policy, History of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Comparative Politics and Politics of the Developing World. He has received training and specialized in the following fields, Latin American Politics and History, Comparative Politics, Party Systems and Democracy, Voting Behavior, Political Theory, Social Theory, and International Relations.

Political Science Instructor

Rina Alvarez

Dra. Rina Alvarez

Ph.D., In Political Sociology, Columbia University, New York, USA.

M.S., Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, USA.

M.A., Master of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA.

B.A., Romance Languages, Hunter College, New York USA.

Columbia University, NY, NY, Ph.D in Political Sociology, 2006; Columbia University, NY, NY, Master of Philosophy, 2000; Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY, Master of Education, 1994; Hunter College, NY, NY, Master of Art (TESL), 1982. Ample teaching experience in the United States, the Middle East and Central America.

Instructor of Basic English

Mr. Jose Luis Garcia

M.A. Teaching English as a Foreign Language, University de Jaen, Spain.

B.A., Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Nicaragua.

Mr. Jose Luis Garcia Guzman has had the privilege of being part of Keiser University Latin American Campus since 2013. He has been teaching for over 20 years. Mr. Garcia holds a Master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, TESOL and TEFL international certification in ELT, and post graduate courses in Teaching English for Specific Purposes.

SEAL Program Instructor- ESL English

Mrs. Natalie Schumacher

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University, Oregon

B.A., Elementary Education (K-9), George Fox University, Oregon

Natalie Schumacher Goff joined Keiser University Latin American Campus in 2019 where she is teaching English and English 1, ESL courses. She has received TEFL/TOEFL certification and has written curriculum for online programs.

English Literature Professor

PhD. David Traumann

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 1981-1986         

M.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 1978-1980

 B.A. Philosophy, B.A. Literature, Eisenhower College,  Seneca Falls, New York, USA, 1970-1975      

As Teaching Assistant, taught Portuguese at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (1978-1982); German at the Department of German and Slavic Languages (1983-1984); and American Literature at the Department of English Language and Literature (1985-1986), all at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Professor of Literature and Writing (1987-1991) and Translation & Interpretation (1991-1994) at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Managua, Nicaragua

Instructor of Political Science

Dr. José Luis Velasquez

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona at Tucson.

M.A., University of Essex, England.

J.D., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) Nicaragua.

Dr. Velasquez has written about the Nicaraguan Political System and development leading up to the Sandinista Revolution of 1979.  Has acted as a consultant for various international organizations and tough political science at the University Level in Nicaragua.

Dr. Velasquez has focused his practice on corporate law, political risk analysis, transition to democracy, development, institutional economics, foreign investment, legislative framework of business, and public law.

Developmental English Instructor

Ms. Bethany Vilchez

M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

B.A., French, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey.

Ms. Vilchez teaches developmental English courses in the SEAL program as well as Basic English.  Some of her noteworthy positions are Assistant Director of the Language Institute at Ave Maria College, Online ibTOEFL Essay Assessor for ETS, and ESOL Compliance Specialist for Osceola County, Florida.  In addition to teaching face to face classes, Ms. Vilchez created her own online and hybrid versions of the following classes: English Composition, Basic English, Introduction to College Writing, and Basic College English.

Theology Instructor

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Mr. Mathew Anderson

Ph.D. candidate, History of Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit, Holland/Institute of Christian Studies, Canada

M.A., Religious Education, Gannon University

Mr. Anderson is currently the President of Keiser University Latin American Campus, in San Marcos, Nicaragua, where he has served in different positions in the past. In his educational career, Mr. Anderson has a long career in higher education of over 20 years. He has worked at five different universities in a variety of capacities, including Department Chair, Assistant Dean, Academic Dean, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Provost, Rector and now President.

General Biology Instructor

Dr. Martin Casco

Ph.D., / Masters in Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba Japan – 2014

M.Sc., in Biology, University of Nebraska, USA – 2008

B.A., Ave Maria College, Nicaragua – 2006

Dr. Casco has been working with MARENA, Foundacion Cocibolca, and the University of Tsukuba to study the regenerative mechanisms of the Mombacho salamander. Moreover, he worked in the Project Wolverine” which is ongoing research to understand salamander tissue regeneration and applications in medicine.

It is important to mention that Dr. Casco is working on Postdoctoral Fellow with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.  Currently,  the only Nicaraguan Citizen to obtain it. Also he already obtain, 9 Research and Education Awards, 11 Publications in International Peer Reviewed Journals, 12 Scientific International Meetings/Conferences.

He is working towards the PhD degree at KTH, Sweden (expected June 2015). Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Keiser University Latin America Campus, Nicaragua. Mr Picado has research experience in drying technologies, chemical process modelling, simulation and optimisation, materials science and environmental engineering. He has published more than 15 research articles.

Instructor of Freshman Seminar

Mrs. Nubia Granja

Director of Center of Academic Excellence & Career Services.

M.Sc. Protocol and Image Management, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain.

Specialist in Coaching, European University of the Atlantic, Spain.

B.S. Political Science and International Relations, Ave Maria College of The Américas, 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. 

Speech Instructor

Mrs. Francis Guevara

M.Sc., Corporate Communications, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. 

B.A., International Relations, and Diplomacy, Universidad Americana (UAM), Managua, Nicaragua. 

Mrs. Guevara joined Keiser University – Latin American Campus in 2021, where she is currently teaching courses in Communications. She has extensive expertise in the field; she worked at PRONicaragua, Nicaragua’s investment promotion agency for five years, where she acted as a liaison between the agency and the media. Mrs. Guevara has also taken several courses on public speaking at INCAE Business School and Thomas More University. She also provides consultancy services to young professionals and imparts public speaking courses.

She also teaches in Integrated Marketing and Communication (IMC) Program in Managua and San Marcos.

Spanish Instructor

Jessica Moreno

M.A., Education Sciences and Special Didactics, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

B.A., Educational Sciences, Teaching Spanish, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua.

Jessica Moreno joined Keiser University, Nicaragua, in 2020, where she teaches Spanish Writing, Writing for Managers, and Universal Literature.  She is a specialist in the teaching of Spanish, teaching methodology, evaluation, and university accreditation.  She has more than 35 years of teaching experience and has written writing books in Spanish for students.

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

Instructor of Composition

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Prof. Scott R. Wilkins

(ABD) Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton University, Binghamton NY, English.

M.A., State University of New York: College at Brockport, Brockport NY, English.

B.A., Houghton College, Houghton NY, English.

Professor Wilkins joined Keiser University Latin American University in 2016 as an online adjunct professor. He has taught Composition I and Composition II.  Holding a B.A. and an M.A. in English, he is currently ABD (“All But Dissertation”) in the doctoral program at Binghamton University, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system. He specializes in the following fields: College Writing, 19th Century American Literature, Trans-Atlantic Modernist Literature, and Literary Theory.

Instructor of Business

Edwin Mouriño, Ph.D.

Ph.D., in Human Resource Development, Barry University

M.A., Adult Education, (minor in Human Resource Management), University of Southern Mississippi

B.A., Psychology, Central State University of Oklahoma

Began teaching with Keiser in 2021 and has taught in other institutions. Also brings extensive corporate experience, has written numerous articles, and several books. His philosophy is the following:
Helping leaders and students help themselves

He teaches in Certificates of Management and Leadership (CML) Program in Managua.

Instructor of Business

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Mrs. Regina Marcela Briceño

M.B.A, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

Honors Certificate, International Business Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

A.B. Government, Harvard University.

Regina Marcela teaches undergraduate business courses in Finance and Management. She has diverse professional experience in the education sector, with roles ranging from research and program evaluation to advisory services. She also has private sector experience in procurement and logistics. Regina joined Keiser University in 2019 as an adjunct faculty member. 

 

Instructor of Business

Mr. Leonardo Centeno-Caffarena

Leonardo is an Industrial engineer, with an MBA, a master’s degree in local economic development, and a doctorate in business management, with emphasis on family businesses and entrepreneurship.

He has two decades of experience teaching entrepreneurship, small and medium firm development, and family firms; as researcher he publishes yearly two papers in those same topics.

Member of the board of several corporations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and founder and director of CEPRODEF, an NGO created to assist and professionalize the family firm and promote entrepreneurship in the country. This NGO has trained more than 1000 business owners in 7 years, attended more than 120 family businesses, and provide entrepreneurial training every year to 100 youngsters.

He also teaches in Integrated Marketing and Communication (IMC) Program in Managua.

Instructor of Business

MBA, Pedro Joaquin Valdivia Blandon

M.B.A.,Business Administration, Marketing minor, INCAE Business School, Nicaragua.

Postgraduate course in Marketing (PGM8), Universidad Centroamericana UCA.

B,A., Industrial Engineering degree, Universidad Americana UAM.

Kemper Military School and Junior College- Associates in Arts degree.

Mr. Valdivia joined Keiser University Latin American Campus in 2021 where he is teaching courses in Introduction to Marketing, Principles of Management and Service Marketing. Professor Valdivia has received training and specialized in the following areas of expertise: Marketing and Finance. 

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

Instructor of Business

Dr. Gabriel Telleria

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.

Dr. Telleria earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech in 2011, along with a master’s in urban planning with a specialization in International Development Planning, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  Dr. Telleria has been teaching for over 20 years, having taught in China, the U.S. and Nicaragua.  Outside of academia, Dr. Telleria has held various key positions in the private sector, Central Banking, and has been a consultant for the World Bank and the U.S. State Department.  Dr. Telleria is a published author and scholar, with several publications in high impact international academic journals.  Dr. Telleria joined Keiser University in 2017 and currently teaches for both the Department of Political Science, as well as the Department of Business, at Keiser University’s Latin American Campus.  He lives with his wife and daughter in Managua, Nicaragua.

He also teaches in Certificate of Management and Leadership (CML) Program in Managua.

Instructor of Business

Mr. Alfonso Barquero

M.B.A., concentration in Marketing, INCAE Business School, Nicaragua.

Graduate studies in International Relations, Universidad Centroamericana, Nicaragua.

B. in Law, Universidad Católica Redemptoris Mater, Nicaragua.

B.Phil. Business Administration, concentrations in Finance and Business Economics, Ave Maria College, Michigan.

Mr. Barquero joined Keiser University – Latin American Campus in 2021. He has received training and specialized in the following fields: Marketing, Leadership, Coaching and Public Speaking. He is co-author of a coaching book and has over 10 years management experience in Sales, Marketing and Investments for finance and commercial organizations.

He teaches in Diplomados, and Integrated Marketing and Communication (IMC), and Business Administration in Spanish (BABAS) Programs in Managua.

Instructor of Business

Mr. Orlando Cerda

M.B.A., Master’s in Business Management, Thomas More University, Nicaragua.

B.S., Bachelor of Economics and Finance, Thomas More University, Nicaragua.

Mr. Cerda joined Keiser   University in 2019, where he teaches Finance and Business Administration courses. Mr. Cerda considers himself an entrepreneur by nature, he is the founder and Director of two companies , Investigación Interactiva and Kappa-Soft; companies that  provide market research and technology services respectively  in  Nicaragua and in the  Central American markets. He  motivates, encourages, and inspires students to be the next professional entrepreneurs that drive and promote economic development through the creation of high-value businesses companies.

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

Instructor of Business

Mrs. Maria Adilia Serrano

M.A., Corporate Law and Finance, Widener University School of Law.

B.A., Degree in Law, Widener University School of Law.

Maria Serrano has worked as a senior lawyer at Firmas Consultores Profesionales, S.A.; Bufete Taboada & Asociados, in corporate law, investment and natural resources. Also, she has been external consultant on public and social law issues, coordinator of the law career, commercial contracts, director of legal research, undergraduate and graduate professor at Universidad Americana UAM. Maria Serrano currently works as president and senior lawyer of the firm R&S Legal Services. Also, she is an accredited arbitrator of the mediation and arbitration center of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Commerce “Antonio Leiva Perez”.

She teaches in Business Administration in Spanish (BABAS) Program in Managua.

Instructor of Business

Dr. Luis Molina

Ph.D.,  Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Specialization in International Management.

M.B.A.,Master’s in Business Administration, Regis University, Denver, CO.

B.A., Law Degree – Central America University. (UCA), Managua, Nicaragua.

Dr. Molina joined Keiser University – Latin American University in 2016 where he is teaching different courses such as negotiation and transaction, business ethic, international business, cultural environment of international business, International Competitiveness and Organizational Behavior.

He also teaches in Certificate of Management and Leadership (CML) Program.

Instructor of Psychology

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Dr. Elizabeth Robleto

PhD, Carolina Pagensis University, Praga

M.B.A, Universidad Centroamericana , UCA 

B.A, Carolina Pagensis University, Praga, Psychology

She worked as a psychologist in the child area and as a consultant for government institutions and non-government child organizations. She is a manager of a customer and marketing department in the bank BAC. Also, she enjoys psychology and to manage a worker team. Her main area of expertise is education, positive psychology, and child topics, and the last 19 years she acquired experience in customer service, leadership, emotional intelligence, neurosales and marketing. She is able to work well with diverse professional’s teams, young people and I am capable to manage my time wisely.

 

Instructor of History

Prof. Glenn R. Swift

M.A., University of Central Florida History.

B.B.A., Finance, University of Central Florida History.

Glenn R. Swift holds a Masters in History from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Stetson University. In addition to teaching history at the Flagship and San Marcos campuses for Keiser, he currently serves as the University Department Chair of Social Sciences for Keiser and as Program Director, General Education at Flagship.

MIS & Software Engineering Instructor

Dr. Oscar Manuel Somarriba Jarquín

Ph.D., Mobile Security by the University of Mondragon- Mondragon- Spain.

MPhil in Radio Communication Systems, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

Dipl.-Ing. Electronics Engineering, National University of Engineering (UNI), Nicaragua.

Oscar Somarriba is an Instructor in the areas of Software Engineering & Management of Information Systems. Dr. Somarriba joined Keiser University in 2020 where he is teaching courses in Operating Systems, Parallel & Distributed Systems, Computer Architecture, Theory of Computation, and Computer Networking. He has more 35 years of experience in teaching, consulting work in ICT, and research in several universities. 

Instructor of Software Engineer and Managing Information System

Faculty Members

Mrs. Tania Castro

M.S., eBusiness, Barcelona University, Spain.

B.A., Computer Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria UNI, Nicaragua.

Tania Castro joined Keiser University Latin American Campus on Fall 2019, where she has been teaching Introduction to Computers, Database Managing Systems, Information System Implementation, Data Communications and Networking, Theory of Computation, Software Testing, Operating Systems and Digital Marketing.

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

Instructor of technology

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.

Instructor of Finance

Mr. Edmundo Leets

M.S., Finance – Miami, Fl.

B.A., Industrial and System Engineering – Miami, Fl.

U.S., Certified Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mr. Leets had worked for almost 40 years as Industrial Engineer and/or MSc. Finance in different manufacturing industries and service sectors such as Food, Textiles, Apparel, and Energy and trainned different groups in the techniques of Six Sigma. He has lately entered the academic field in January 2021.

He also teaches in Diplomados Program in Managua.

Economics and Management Instructor

Erwin Kruger, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Managerial Economics.

M.S., Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Management.

B.S., Electromechanical Engineering, Universidad Centroamericana de Nicaragua.

Dr Kruger has served in different capacities: 1990 Vice Minister of the Presidency; Minister of Development Cooperation, 1991-1996; Central Bank Board Member 1990-1992; expert at the United Nations for Development Program, 1988-1990.  2007-present , President of Dracma International Magazine.

He teaches in Certificate of Management and Leadership (CML) Program in Managua.

Instructor of Economics

Mr. Oscar Gámez

M.A., Macroeconomics, Universidad Católica de Chile.

M.A., Public Management, Columbia University, USA.

He currently works as General Director of risks in the Superintendency of Banks in Nicaragua. Additionally, Mr. Gámez worked as Director of Economics Research at the Central Bank of Nicaragua.

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

Instructor of Accounting

Dr. Addai Charity

Ph.D.,    Management. Walden University. Minnesota.

M.B.A., Accounting, DeVry University, New York.

B.A.,     Finance, Lehman College, New York.

PGDip., Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

Dr. Charity joined Keiser University- Latin America University in 2021 where she is teaching courses in Accounting Principle I, Accounting Principle II, and Managerial Accounting. She has received training and specialized in the following fields: Accounting, Management, Administration, Organizational Change and leadership.

Instructor of Accounting

M.Sc. Sergei David Pérez Velasquez

M.Sc., In accounting with an emphasis on auditing, Autonomous University of Nicaragua.

Postgraduate in Human Resource Management.

Postgraduate in Comprehensive Auditing.

B.A., Degree in Accounting with emphasis in Auditing, Central University of Nicaragua.

Msc. Pérez is a professional accounting career with extensive experience in his career, entered Keiser University Lat in American in 2021, where he teaches accounting courses.

He has received training and specialization in the following fields: Comprehensive Audit, Finance, costs, Strategic Planning, Human Resources management, Tax and Tax Laws, International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS, prevention of money laundering, taxes, internal control under the method COSO ERM and COSO 2013.

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

Instructor of College Algebra

Dr. Fernando Hernandez

Ph.D., and Master’s Degree., Applied Mathematics, Chontales Regional Multidisciplinary Faculty, UNAN-Managua, Nicaragua.

Ph.D., ( Graduated ), Computer’s Science, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, UBA-Argentina.

BS., Mathematics, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, UNAN-Managua, Nicaragua.

Dr. Hernández  joined Keiser University – Latin American University in 2021, where he has taught College Algebra. He has also taught at different prestigious universities in the country, developing different courses sucha as: Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Statistics, Programming. He has received training and is specialist in the following fields: Operations Research, Heuristics and Metaheuristics, Digital Image Processing, didactics of Mathematics.

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

Instructor of Communication, Marketing & Advertising

Mr. Constantino Gόmez

M.Sc., Strategic Communication, Universidad Americana (UAM), Nicaragua.

PGD. Marketing, Universidad Americana (UAM), Nicaragua.

B.A., Advertising, Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales (UCEM), Nicaragua.

Master in Strategic Communications with 22 years of experience as a publicist, working in management positions of Customer services, negotiation and consultancy in planning,  and sales advertising, as well as marketing activities in renowned agencies. Professor in the Communications, Marketing and Advertising faculties in the contry’s best universities. Independent facilitator and consultant. Circulo Creativo de Nicaragua, 5 Creativity Awards in the MIXCOATL DE ORO contests of La Prensa newspaper in its 1998-99 editions with the CCCPublicidad agency. McCann Erickson.

He teaches in Associates (AA) Program in Managua.

Instructor for Strategic Transportation Management

Mr. Roberto Hernández

M.A., Supply Chain Management, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

B.A., Industrial Engineer of Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria of Nicaragua.

M.A., Hernandez  joined Keiser University – Latin American University in May 2021 where he is teaching courses in Strategic Management Transportation.  He has more than 16 years of experience in the national and regional logistics industry in the areas of purchasing and supplies. In the academic field, he has formulated different HIGH MANAGEMENT courses such as: purchasing management, efficient management of warehouses and inventories, management and management of transport fleets and design of distribution models.

He teaches in Diplomados Program in Managua.

Instructor of Project Management

Mr. Maynor Paramo

M.Sc., Master Science in Operations Management. Universidad Americana, Nicaragua.

PMI – PMP®. Project Manager Professional Certification. Project Management Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

PMI – ACP®. Agile Certified Practitioner Certification. Project Management Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Msc Paramo joined Keiser University – Latin American University in 2020 where he is teaching courses in Project Management and Agile Project Management. He has received training and specialized in the following fields: Project Management, Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

He is a specialist in managing highly complex projects, coordinating all phases of the project, providing a global vision and solid knowledge of project methodologies and risk management, with a proven ability to meet the highest quality standards.

He teaches in Diplomados Program in Managua.

Dr. Cuauhtémoc Esquivel García

Ph.D., Sciences of the Information, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He develops his Doctoral thesis on Cultural Potitics of the Audivisual Communication in Spain and Mexico.

M.A., Cultural Industries and TICS, UNIA/Spain and Grenoble, France.

B.A., Political Science and Communication, UNAM/ MéxicoSpecialist and Doctor in Sciences of the Information by Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

He develops his doctoral tesis on Cultural Potitics of the Audivisual Communication in Spain and Mexico. Master in Cultural Industries and TICS, UNIA/Spain and Grenoble, France. Bachelor in Political Science and Communication, UNAM/México. Advertising creative director, FCB/Maqueda, Mexico. European, American, and Middle East media correspondent for radio and TV.  Director of a score of documentaries on human rights. Director of AD HOCS, Latin America/Spain (2007-2021). Expert and creator of Postgraduates in Sustainable Audiovisual Communication. Dr. Esquivel has directed more than 40 tesis of postgraduates and coordinated a hundred of artist and mediatic activities on the importance of the strategic communication in the contemporary context, both in Europe and Latin America and the Middle East.

He teaches in Certificate of Management and Leadership (CML) Program in Managua.

Dr. María Cristina Fernández

Ph.D., Enterprise Economy Universidad de Almería. Spain.

M.A., Business Administration (Enterprise) Universidad Central de Venezuela.

B.A., Sociology. Universidad Central de Venezuela

Dra. Fernandez, has worked for more than fifteen years with a group of companies in the chemical sector, where she held various positions in the administrative area.

At the teaching field, Dra Fernández has been involved in the areas of: Strategic Planning, Human Resources Management, Business Plan, Management Communication, Organizational Behavior, at various Universities: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Metropolitana and Keiser University Florida and Nicaragua, Francisco Vitoria, Spain.

She has published different articles in Arbitrators’ Journals and books on SME Capital Structure, Methodology for Research in Administrative Sciences and Management Communication.

She teaches in Certificate of Management and Leadership (CML) Program in Managua.

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