I am a passionate professor who loves teaching, students, schools, universities and above all, I love people! That is why I have a lot of fun when I am teaching and surrounded by students and faculty.
I am currently the Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Leadership and Higher Education Administration at Andrews University. With an international background, my educational career has been enriched by interacting with so many students and professional colleagues. I started my career as Elementary and Secondary teacher, Principal of Elementary schools, and Director of Education of Northeast Brazil Conference. In Higher Education, I have 27 years of experience in different areas such as being professor, Campus Minister and Student Life assistant, and Dean of the Graduate School at University of Santo Amaro, in Brazil. In the United States, I taught undergraduate courses at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, before moving to Andrews University in 2006.
I have focused my research agenda on two main areas, with recent publications and presentations in the field of learning implications of instructional technology, both in online and face-to-face environments. My other major area of interest is in leadership development and performance improvement, including my current studies in global leadership and learning, with a focus on internationalization of Education. I have applied his research findings both in teaching and in corporate training with private consulting. As a writer, I am the author of three books: From the Overhead Projector to the Digital Classroom; Leadership: A Matter of Competency; and The Art of Preaching. Besides, I have authored several journal articles and book chapters with different publishers.