LACC Faculty Advisory Board

Florida International University has one of the largest concentrations of Latin American and Caribbean studies scholars of any university in the country. LACC draws on the expertise of over 200 faculty associates representing most departments on campus. In an effort to serve all of our faculty, ensure engagement across departments, schools and colleges, and continue support for interdisciplinary studies at FIU, LACC depends on the LACC Faculty Advisory Board. Please scroll down for a complete list of current LACC associated faculty serving on the LACC Faculty Advisory Board.

Ana Maria Bidegain

Ana Maria Bidegain, Professor, Department of Religious Studies

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 302
Contact: 305.348.2186 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Christianity in Latin America, women in Latin American religions, history of religion in Latin America, Colombian immigration.

Leonardo Ferreira

Leonardo Ferreira, Professor & Worlds Ahead Scholar, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Office: FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, AC II 325
Contact: 305.919.4410 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Latin American communication law, comparative media law, and journalism ethics and new technology. Ethnic mass media, mass media communication and international communication policies. Consultant for UNESCO, OAS, CIESPAL, UNICEF, IAPA, Bloomberg News, and Grupo de Diarios América.

Manuel A. Gómez

Manuel A. Gómez, Associate Dean for International and Graduates Studies & Associate Professor of Law

Coordinator, International Legal Projects
Leader, Global Legal Studies Initiative

Office: College of Law, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 2043
Contact: 305.348.1158 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Domestic and international arbitration, complex litigation in Latin America, legal and institutional reform in Latin America, legal education reform, globalization of the legal profession. ICC appointed international arbitrator. Founding member of the Miami Arbitration Society.

Hilary Landorf

Hilary Landorf, Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives & Associate Professor, College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 347A
Contact: 305.348.2410 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Globalizing K-20 curricula across the curriculum, integrative global learning in higher education, and the connection between global learning and human capability development.

Ronaldo Parente

Ronaldo Parente, Associate Professor, College of Business

Department of Management & International Relations
Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RB 310
Contact: 305.348.2791 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Automotive industry, multinational management, global strategy, supply chain management, modularization strategies, cultural differences.

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 332
Contact: 305.348.1296 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Political and historical sociology, democratic transitions, Cuba, Caribbean, Central America, U.S.-Cuba relations.

Jordana Pomeroy

Jordana Pomeroy, Director, Frost Art Museum

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PPFAM
Contact: 305.348.2278 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Museum support base and outreach expansion. Exhibitions that reach across cultures and chronology and disciplines that explore rich areas of nexus.

Gene Rosenberg

Gene Rosenberg, Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences

School of Environment, Arts and Society
Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, OE 226
Contact: 305.348.1318 |

Areas of expertise: Physiological and community ecology of marine macroalgae, Biogeography and floristics of marine macroalgae in Florida and the Caribbean; scientific cooperation between the U.S. and Latin America.

Juan Pablo Sarmiento

Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction Program & Research Professor, School of Public Health

Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Extreme Events Institute
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 369
Contact: 305.348.0346 || Website

Area of expertise: international advising on disaster risk reduction, public health policy of disaster risk and emergency management.

Chantalle F. Verna

Chantalle F. Verna, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations & Department of History

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 385A
Contact: 305.348.3561 | | Website

Areas of expertise: U.S.-Haiti Relations, inter-American relations, African diaspora, immigration and ethnicity.

Augusta Vono

Augusta Vono, Instructor, Department of Modern Languages

Director, Portuguese Program
Director, Celpe-Bras Proficiency Exam FIU
Liaison, Brazil-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 493D
Contact: 305.348.2049 | | Website

Areas of expertise: Portuguese language instruction, second language acquisition, language proficiency assessment and study abroad.