MEET OUR FACULTY

Faculty Members:

Claudia Rodríguez Ramírez

MSc Hotel and Restaurant Management of Eastern Michigan University, thesis published in the International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research. Clinical Psychologist of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Experience of 20 years in the hospitality industry, specializing in new product design, development and implementation, higher education management, training and personnel development. Partner of Quick-casual restaurant at Los Angeles, California. Worked as a part-time professor and Academic Coordinator, career of Hospitality Management at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, from 2009 to 2013. SIU-USIL Dual Degree Program Director since 2013. Lectures on Food and Beverage Service Management, Front Office Management, Strategic Hospitality Marketing, Global International Marketing, Restaurant Management, Spa and Health Services Management, and Hotel Feasibility Studies.

Melissa Crovetto Arméstar

Melissa holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a master’s of science in Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction from King’s College London. She specializes in the field of addictions and has experience in prevention, intervention and research in the areas of risky behaviors and drug consumption.

Andrés Abugattas

Andrés received his Master’s degree in Philosophy from Virginia Tech (U.S.), and his Bachelor’s, also in Philosophy, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Currently, he teaches Ethics at USIL and Logic at PUCP. His main areas of study are Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science, and Ethics.

Bartleby Ordoñez

Bartleby holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech (U.S.A.). He obtained his bachelor’s degree from U.N.M.S.M. (Peru). He lived in the U.S.A. for about twelve years where he got most of his professional experience. He was a mathematics instructor at Virginia Tech and a visiting assistant professor at The College of William & Mary. His research area is Algebraic Topology and Operator Theory.

Bartleby returned to Peru in 2016. He worked for Universidad de Lima and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos where he taught undergrad and graduate courses of mathematics and applications.

Lowell Wyse

Lowell Wyse teaches courses in writing, literature, and the humanities for Broward College at CGE. He is a Doctoral Candidate in Loyola University Chicago’s Modern Literature and Culture program, where he specializes in 20th-century U.S. literature, geography, and the environment. His research includes the works of authors such as William Least Heat-Moon, John Steinbeck, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Richard Wright. Lowell holds a Master’s degree in English from Wichita State University (Kansas) and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Bluffton University (Ohio). Originally from rural Michigan, he moved to Lima from Tacoma, Washington, where he established a community group that works to preserve and plant trees in the city.

Rocio Baldárrago

Rocio Baldárrago is an ELT professional with 10 years of experience. She earned her degree in Education with a concentration in Foreign Language Teaching from San Marcos University and Law degree from San Agustin University, MS in TEFL and Applied Linguistics Universidad Europea del Atlántico, FLTA IIE Scholar Saint Mary’s College Maryland U.S.A.  Cambridge CPE, CAE oral examiner, mentor and teacher trainer, TESOL presenter, academic and project consultant.  Participation in ESP project initiatives with the Peruvian and American governments. EAP level-courses accredited instructor by Broward College, TESOL Certified teacher by Oxford Seminars.

Paul Stuart

Paul is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where he received a Masters degree in Economics, and Miami University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing. He has held several part-time teaching positions, including Penn State, La Roche College, and DeVry University (all in the U.S.).
The majority of his 25 year career has been spent in the banking sector, working with small to medium-sized banks in the United States as a technology and bank operations consultant. He is a former board member of the Midwest Conference of Community Bankers, and has published two papers for the ICTTE (International Conference on Technology and Technology Exchange) on the economics of innovation.  As part of CGE, Paul teaches Economics for Broward College, the University of South Florida and the University of London (Int’l Programmes).

Jared Gadsby

Jared holds a Master of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York at Oswego (U.S.) where he also earned a B.A. in Creative Writing.
While Jared’s personal and literary interests vary greatly, his teaching remains focused on freshman composition, 20th and 21st century American and global literature, poetry, Shakespeare, creative writing, and college studies.  Prior to joining CGE, he taught for various universities and colleges in the New York area.

Juan Benavides

Juan has a Masters in Science from the Arizona State University (U.S.) where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and received his Bachelor´s Degree in Civil Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Even though his academic background is in Civil Engineering, he has been teaching in the area of Mathematics and Physics for 42 years.  He has taught for several universities in both Perú and in the U.S., including Arizona State University (where he worked as a teaching assistant for Dr. Avinash Singhal), Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) and Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).  He currently teaches Math and Statics for Broward College at the CGE.

Darby Mcdonald

Darby completed his Masters degree in Development Economics at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague (Netherlands) with a focus on sustainable energy issues.  This interest led him to move to Lima for further research opportunities in the way of society, economy, and environmentalism interaction in a development context.
He has worked in a variety of positions, including as an intelligence analyst for the US Army.  He has also been a business owner, the executive director of an international non-profit, and a consultant for startups in places like Hungary and France. Darby teaches Economics for the University of London International Programmes as part of the CGE.

Maria Luisa Medina

Maria Luisa is a graduate of Universidad Nacional Agraria, where she studied Food Engineering. She holds a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts (U.S.).
Maria Luisa is a specialist in food science with extensive teaching experience at various institutions and a former Fulbright fellow. She is also a seasoned food safety trainer and consultant. Her interests include nutrition, food toxicology, food microbiology, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP.

Fernando Daneri

Fernando holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Florida International University and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Capella University in Minnesota (U.S).
Fernando worked in the U.S. and England as a mathematics professor as well as a digital security consultant for the Peruvian government. He has also taught at the mechanical engineering department of the German Armed Forces University in Hamburg.  Fernando teaches a variety of Computer Science classes for CGE.

Saki Saito

Saki received her B.A. and Licentiate’s degree in Hospitality Management from San Ignacio de Loyola University, and her Masters from National Chiayi University (Taiwan).   She is also a current PhD student in the field of Tourism.
Saki’s teaching interests include cultural tourism, Introduction to tourism and Food and Beverage Management. In 2015, she won the Taiwan Scholarship and the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Award while studying in Taiwan.  Her primary research interests are in the hospitality industry. Specifically, she is interested in gastronomy tourism and tourist behavior.

Sixto Ramos

Sixto holds a degree in Philosophy from Normal Superior Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo (Peru). He is a former social studies teacher at Colegio F. D. Roosevelt (Lima) and has worked and taught in the field of debate since 1992, teaching debate techniques and rules for Broward College as part of the CGE.

Monica Risi

Monica is a bilingual actor with more than 11 years of experience working in New York City, where she received training under the Stanislavsky method and methods developed from the Group theater, as well as in the Michael Chejov and Jerzy Grotowsky techniques. In 2006, she completed her Master in Fine Arts in Acting at the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School in New York to then go into collaborating as an actor in physical and experimental work throughout the city.  She also has a Bachelor´s Degree from the Universidad del Pacífico (Peru).

Before moving overseas, Monica landed the role of general manager for Compagnia de´ Colombari, an international theater company created by Artistic Director Karin Coonrod alongside many artists from the New York stage. She then went on to be a Development Associate for White Wave Young Soon Kim Dance Company and oversaw the overall strategy for sustainable growth of the company.

Riad Zeggari

Riad earned his Master’s Degree in English Linguistics, Literature and Civilization at the University of Toulon (France).
He was born and raised in France, and has worked at several five-star hotel chains in both the U.S. and Peru, most recently as the General Manager for the Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport.  Peviously, he held a variety of positions for the French hotel chain Accor and also for Marriott International.  He is our newest professor at the Center for Global Education and teaches as part of our University of Houston program.

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