1987‑88Specialized Studies:Bilingual Special Education
Brooklyn/Hunter Colleges (CUNY); College of New Rochelle
1986HarvardUniversity, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Osmund Dyce Fellowship -Labor Relations and Sustainable Development
1981ILO Institute,Turin, Italy. Community Economic Development.
1969University of the West Indies,Ph.D. Spanish (Latin American and Caribbean Studies.)
1965University of the West Indies,BA(Honors) Spanish and French (History Minor).
2005-Director, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Department of present Interdisciplinary Studies, Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
Responsible for developing the curriculum and a proposal for a Bachelor’s degree in Caribbean and Latin American Studies.
2004Affiliate, Logos Global Network and Logos University, Jacksonville, Florida.
2003Co-Founder and Chancellor, The Peoples of the Americas Consortium of ResearchCenters and Universities for Sustainable Development , NY.(Universidad Popular de Desarrollo Sostenible de Las Americas, Panama).
2003Visiting Professor in English and Comparative Caribbean Literature, Department of English, University of Panama.
Director, English Language Instruction/ESL, International Institute of Technology Exchange and Capacity Building, Panama.
2002- 2007 Director, International Programs, MedgarEversCollege, The City University of New YorkResponsible for international initiatives, agreements, fellowships, exchange of scholarsand students; and Study Abroad programs --– Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Senegal, The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Egypt, The Holy Land, Greece, Turkey, etc.
1997- 2006 Rector/President, Fundacion Instituto Superior Internacional de Desarrollo Sostenible de Las Americas, Panama.
1996Professorof Caribbean Studies (Adjunct), Graduate School, College of New Rochelle,N.Y.Professional development for New York State ESL teachers working with Caribbeanimmigrant populations.
1993-presentProfessor (Tenured), Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, MedgarEversCollege, The City University of New York -Caribbean and Latin American Studies: Comparative Caribbean Literature, History, Music, Migration Studies, Spanish Language.
1989-present Executive Director, CaribbeanResearchCenter, MedgarEversCollege, The City University of New York Responsible for designing and coordinating research and publications agenda for theCaribbean immigrant community (English, French and Spanish-speaking populations) witha view to making specific recommendations for public policy and community programs forthe improvement of life among Caribbean immigrants.
Head, Education Task Force.
Responsible for coordinating activities of a group of psychologists, educators, administrators and parents involved in developing policy issues and programs related to the advancement of Caribbean students in New York City public schools. This involves Multicultural, Bilingual and Special Education issues; curriculum development; research, evaluation and assessment; parent involvement; counseling; placement and adjustment concerns, etc.
Consultant on Multicultural Education to New York City Board of
Education, and New York State Education Department.
Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member, St John’s University, NY (Linguistics), and Boston University, Massachusetts (Education).
Doctoral Supervisor, Logos Christian University, Jacksonville, FL., Christian Ministry
Editor-in-Chief, WADABAGEI: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diasporas,
(ISSN 1091-5753) - A publication of the Caribbean Research Center, MEC/CUNY, in collaboration with Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland.
Editor of the CRC Newsletter, FOCUS, (ISSN 1046‑9798), NY.
President, Caribbean Diaspora Press Inc, NY
President, Transitional Institute for New Immigrants, Inc., NY
President, Caribbean American Research Foundation, Inc., NY
Sept. 1986 -Specialist in Spanish with New York City Board of Education;
Sept. 1989and the Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Sept. 1981 -DevelopmentConsultant in Secondary, Tertiary and Continuing Education,
Dec. 1985Plymouth, Montserrat, West Indies.Established the Academy of Arts and Commerce, The AlliouaganaMusicCenter, The Workers’ Voice Radio Program, and the MAWU local and international Workers' Education Program .
University of Cambridge Overseas GCE oral examiner in Spanish and French.
Sept. 1978 -Professor of English Language./ESL and Comparative Literature, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
Founder/Director of the George Irish Bilingual Cultural Institute – ESL Rapid Results System, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
Sept. 1974-78Chair and Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Spanish, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaiaca, WI
Principal Dissertation Advisor/Examiner for doctoral disssertations and Master’s Theses inLatin American Literature;Initiated the UWI Master’s by Course Work in Spanish and theAnnual Regional Conference on Spanish Caribbean Literature.
Coordinated the Spanish Oral Examinations for the University of Cambridge Overseas GCEExaminations in Cayman Islands.
Jan. 1971-76External Advisor and Examiner in Latin American Studies for the University ofGuyana
Aug. 1971 -Head, University Center, School of Continuing Studies,
Aug.1974University of the West Indies Open Campus, Plymouth, Montserrat, WI.
Developed a wide range of Continuing Education Programs; initiated a weekly radioeducation program, University Voice;launched the Alliouagana Publications Series, leda team of scholars in socio-cultural research and local development programs.
Sept.1971 -Coordinator of Special Cultural Programs and CARIFESTA Productions
Jan. 1986inMusic, Theater, Folklore and International Cultural Tours/Performances.
Plymouth, Montserrat, WI.
Jan.1966–74Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Spanish, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica,
Coordinator of Cultural Exchanges between University of the West Indies, Jamaica and Universidad Nacional Autómona de México (UNAM),UniversidadAutónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), and Universidad de la Habana, Cuba.(Exchange of scholars,students and artists over a period from 1968‑1981).
Jan.1966 -Assistant Lecturer in French, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, June, 1967
FURTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Member, Executive Committee, Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institutes (UNICA) – 2008-2010
Member, Executive Committee, Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, (IRADAC),City College, CUNY.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, JOURNAL OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STUDIES, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, CARIBBEAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
Member, Executive Committee, Caribbean Inter-Collegiate Debates, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI.
Member, Advisory Board, Global Studies Institute, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
Member, Board of Visitors, New York CityPoliceAcademy.
Member, Grades Transitions Committee, New York City Board of Education.
Member, Evaluation Panel, AlbertShankerCollege Scholarship Fund, United Federation of Teachers, NY.
Member, Advisory Council and Visiting Committee, New YorkState Board of Regents.
Member, Commission on Students of African Descent, New York City Board of Education.
Member, Committees on the Education of Caribbean Students, New York State Department of Education and New York City Board of Education.
Consultant, Professional Development Programs for New York State Schools in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Westchester BOCES.
Consultant, New York City Public Schools Professional Development Program for Teachers, Counselors, Psychologists and Administrators in schools with significant concentrations of Caribbean students.
Consultant, New York State Education Department with responsibility for writing the Policy Paper and Action Plan for the Board of Regents on the issue of the specific educational needs of Caribbean students from countries where English is the official language.
Consultant, New York Teacher Centers Consortium and United Federation of Teachers Professional Studies Program on the Education of Caribbean Students.
External Examiner, Master’s Thesis, School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, WI.
Visiting Professor, Department of English, University of Panama, with responsibility for:
Comparative Afro-Caribbean Literature in the Master’s Program in English, January, 2003;
Seminar on Methodologies for the Teaching of English at Secondary and Tertiary Levels, April, 2002.
Seminar for Humanities Faculty on Comparative Caribbean Literature, April, 2002.
Organization of American States (OAS): Member of the Select Panel of Eminent Persons commissioned by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States according to the mandate of the 1990 General Assembly to review the role of the OAS within the Inter‑American system, and to make specific recommendations for the future role of the organization in hemispheric relations. The Panel comprised 2 national Presidents, 3 Senators, 5 Foreign Ministers, 1 Governor, 1 technocrat and 1 academic.
Member, Panel of Consultants forthe First African Union Western Hemisphere Diaspora Forum in Washington D.C. (December 17-19, 2002) convened by the African Union andThe Foundation for Democracy in Africa to explore areas of collaboration between the AU and the Diaspora for the future development of Africa and the establishment of the Western Hemisphere African Diaspora Network.
Member, Annual Foreign Affairs Advisors’ Conference, The RalphJBuncheInternationalAffairsCenterand the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, HowardUniversity, Washington, D.C.
Keynote Speaker for the Third Meeting of the U.S.-Caribbean Club, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.Topic:“The Caribbean Diaspora in the United States and Its Role in U.S.- Caribbean Relations.”(March 14-15, 2002)
Labor Representative, Southern Diaspora Network and Delegate for Higher Education andDistance Learning to The NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development for the 11th Session of the CSD, United Nations Headquarters, N.Y. April, 2003.
Founding Member and Board Member, InternationalCenter for Sustainable Development, CIDES, Ciudad del Saber, Panama.
Member, Southern Diaspora Research and DevelopmentCenter – Chair, Committee on Technology Exchange and CapacityBuilding (New York/Panama).
Delegate for MedgarEversCollege to UNESCO Conference UNIVERSIDAD 2002, Havana, Cuba, February, 2002.
Member, CARICOM delegation for exploratory negotiations with Mexico, 1980
Served on various Regional Committees of :Caribbean Congress of Labor (CCL), Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC), Christian Action for Development (CADEC), and University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies. (UWI)