Alberto Acereda

- About -

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  • Name: Alberto Acereda
  • Date of birth: 1 January 1965
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Phone: (609) - 683-2874
  • E-mail: aacereda@ets.org

I have spent over twenty years in global higher education, with different academic and administrative roles at several universities, and with visiting professorship appointments in the U.S. and Europe. Since 2012 I work in the Global Education and Workforce Division at Educational Testing Service, a nationally recognized private nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research. I have had experience and senior level insights into the cultures, strategy, business practices and operating models in each of these organizations. I am also a Research Faculty Affiliate in the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University.

Alberto Acereda

- Experience -

2014 November - Present

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Senior Director of Business Development, Global Education

Provide overall leadership for business development initiatives in the the Global Education Division and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders to support ETS growth and mission. Lead the strategic planning and execution of global business development roadmaps that result in increase in strategic relations and alliances as well as in substantial growth in the use of ETS assessment tools for higher education institutions and individual learners.

2012 May - 2014 November

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Senior Strategic Advisor to the VP of Higher Education and COO

Assisted and advised the Vice President and COO of the ETS Higher Education Division in building business development-related capabilities both within the unit and across ETS. Represented ETS to the respective educational communities, bringing market intelligence regarding trends and developments in the higher education space and facilitated proactive interactions with colleges and universities in order to create innovative solutions to 21st century educational challenges.

2009 May - 2012 May

Arizona State University

Full Professor and Department Chair

Chaired and led the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the largest academic unit in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University, with 250 majors, 350 minors and over 60 teaching graduate assistants and associates. Developed a successful and comprehensive strategic plan for Spanish and Latin American Studies, working with interdisciplinary faculty and researchers and building strong undergraduate and graduate programs that led to high recognition in the graduate area with the Spanish Ph.D. program being recognized by the National Research Council in 2011 among the top 20 in the U.S.

2006 May - 2009 May

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Dean´s Fellow, President of the College Senate and Director of Graduate Studies

Together with the ASU Executive Dean and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the largest in the main Arizona State University campus. I led several projects in the College as part of ASU´s vision for the New American University. As President of the College Senate I chaired the representative body of the academic units from each School, Institutes and Centers, which consisted of all tenure and tenure-track faculty, academic professionals and full-time contract faculty at the College. I also had director responsibility and oversight for five different graduate programs within the School of International Letters and Cultures and aligned them with other graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

1998 August - 2006 May

Arizona State University

Assistant Professor, Tenured Associate Professor

Provided students with high quality teaching while also publishing a robust body of scholarly books and research articles that allowed me to become a recognized world-class scholar in my field (Late 19th century cultural and literary studies). Along with teaching and research duties, I also served the Department, the College and the University with multiple managerial and administrative duties, chairing and serving in numerous committees with extensive professional development and activities. I was the original Founder and Director of the ASU Semester Study Abroad Program at the Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

1994 August - 1998 August

Radford University

Assistant Professor

Taught courses at the Department of Foreign Languages dealing with Spanish language at all levels, courses on advanced Spanish Peninsular literature, culture and civilization. Also taught advanced courses dealing with Latin American literatures and cultures. Wrote several scholarly articles on Spanish and Latin American literature as well as critical editions and scholarly books. Served and chaired different commitees for the Department and the College of Arts and Sciences.


    Alberto Acereda

    - Education -

    2015 - 2017

    EUDE Business School

    M.B.A.

    Core advanced classes in accounting, strategy, management, finance, human resources, marketing, global and business law. Management training is at the heart of this MBA curriculum, with a focus on leadership, planning, business strategy, organizational behavior, and other aspects on innovation and logistics. Focus in international business and the responsibilities and corporate accountability of businesses within different communities.

    1990 - 1994

    University of Georgia

    Ph.D. Romance Languages and Literatures

    Doctoral work in several romance languages including the French, Italian, Portuguese and Lusophone traditions with specialization in the Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. Along with practical training in teaching both language and literature courses, courses and research seminars were fulfilled around interdisciplinary work, including history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, film studies, gender studies, literary theory, literary history, and philology. Specialization in Hispanic poetic studies with broad context of Modernist authors and other textual, literary and cultural productions, ranging from the canonical to alternative modes.

    1988 - 1990

    University of Georgia

    M.A. Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

    Advanced studies in the fields of Hispanic, Latin American and Peninsular Literature, and Spanish Linguistics. Developed knowledge and critical thinking skills on traditional and modern approaches to literatures and cultures while receiving preparation for successful careers in education, administration, interpretation, and translation in diverse public and private institutions. Specialization on Modern and Contermporary Hispanic literatures and cultures.

    1983 - 1988

    University of Barcelona

    B.A. Hispanic Philology

    Nationally renowned degree, both in the field of Spanish Language studies and in the field of Hispanic Literature. Courses on Modern Spanish language: Norms and Usage, History of the, Spanish Language I, Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, Spanish Grammar: Morphology and Syntax, Latin American Literature, History of Spanish, Peninsular Literature (Medieval Ages-Golden Age), 19th and 20th Century Spanish Literature: Theatre and Prose, Poetry and Essay.

    Alberto Acereda

    - Skills -

    RECOGNITIONS

    Visiting Scholar

    University of Pennsylvania, 2013.

    Distinguished Nominee Award

    ASU President´s Professor, 2012.

    Member

    North American Academy of the Spanish Language, 2006.

    SKILLS

    Communication & Interpersonal Skills99%
    Strategic Outreach & Collaboration99%
    Project Management96%
    Research & Strategy95%
    Business & Market Intelligence88%
    • Executive Leadership
    • Educational Assessment
    • Strategic Outreach and Collaboration
    • Research and Strategic Planning
    • Program Management
    • New Revenue Growth
    • Innovation
    • Business and Market Intelligence
    • Public Speaking
    • Culture & Diversity
    • Student Success
    • Academic Governance

    HOBBIES & INTERESTS

    • Technology

      Technology

      Technology

    • History

      History

      History

    • Literature

      Literature

      Literature

    • Philosophy

      Philosophy

      Philosophy

    • Poetry

      Poetry

      Poetry

    • Politics

      Politics

      Politics

    • Soccer

      Soccer

      Soccer

    • Golf

      Golf

      Golf

    Alberto Acereda

    - References -

    “Alberto Acereda brings to ETS’s efforts an extraordinary combination of knowledge and experience in the world of education. Few colleagues possess his sense of how innovation is unfolding in the wider world or his avid imparting of that wisdom to the rest of us. In addition to these highly valuable contributions of connections and competence on such critical subjects as distance education and competency based credentialing, Alberto is a gracious and kind colleague whom I feel very lucky to have met in just the last few years. Any Chief Learning Officer would consider him or herself very lucky to have a colleague like Alberto; I know I do.”

    T.J. Elliott
    CLO and Vicepresident
    ETS

    “Alberto Acereda is a thorough and careful scholar who does not shy away from challenging topics. For this reason, his studies on modernismo are among the most admired and cited. Even while Chair of his Department, he never stopped working and providing new dimensions to our understanding of the literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”

    Cathy L. Jrade
    Chancellor´s Professor
    Vanderbilt University

    “As Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University I was consistently impressed by Dr. Acereda. In every circumstance, including leading a particularly complex and difficult faculty process for the College, he demonstrated the highest levels of competence, planning, communication, professionalism, and natural leadership skills. He acts with great integrity and very special interpersonal skill. Given the opportunity, I would welcome the chance to work again with Dr. Acereda under any circumstance. I can recommend him highly as a reliable and inspiring colleague who is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

    Quentin Wheeler
    President
    SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

    “I was a Ph.D. student and Spanish teaching/research associate at Arizona State University. I had the privilege to have Dr. Alberto Acereda as my professor and dissertation advisor. He was a wonderful mentor for my role as instructor. Through his support, he helped me to become an effective teacher, a crucial skill for my professional career. Dr. Acereda inspired me as well as many other undergraduate and graduate students. He constitutes a role model as a professor, researcher, and administrator because of his devotion to students’ intellectual growth and professional development, publication record, leadership, administrative effectiveness, involvement in professional associations, generosity, kind personality, and personal and professional integrity.”

    Patricia Nuriel
    Associate Professor
    Wofford College

    Alberto Acereda

    - Portfolio -

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      Real Higher Ed

      Magazines

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      Magazine Modernista

      Magazines

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      Journal of Hispanic Modernism

      Magazines

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      Poetry

      Poetry

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      Edited Textbooks & Readers for Graduate and Undergraduate Courses

      Articles

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      Literary Encyclopedia Entries

      Articles

    Real Higher Ed

    Real Higher Ed is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan information website devoted to news aggregation and updates around higher education. It provides an area of information about America’s higher education as well as global perspectives on the transformation from brick and mortar institutions to open and virtual teaching and learning. Real Higher Ed addresses a diverse range of professional challenges, from updates on current developments to explorations of key overarching issues. It also includes insights and ideas from and for professionals working in higher education as well as a repository of information on postsecondary education. The web was founded by Alberto Acereda and the views and opinions are those of the original sources. www.realhighered.com

    Magazine Modernista

    Magazine Modernista (ISSN: 1943-9997) es una revista digital que fue creada para ser un portaestandarte de lo que fue el Modernismo hispanoamericano y español, transatlántico y original, entusiasta y cosmopolita, respetuoso con lo bueno de la tradición pero crítico con la mediocridad y anhelante de novedad. Esta revista digital salió como suplemento suplemento del “Journal of Hispanic Modernism”, y como foro para estudiantes graduados, profesores y curiosos del Modernismo. www.magazinemodernista.com

    Journal of Hispanic Modernism

    The Journal of Hispanic Modernism (JHM), ISSN: 1945-2721is an open-access, fully peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the study of Latin American and Spanish Peninsular “Modernismo” and fin de siècle . It includes articles in English, Spanish or Catalan about the literature, history, art and thought around Hispanic Modernism. It also includes notes, book reviews and manuscript studies. As an open forum for ideas and scholarly research on “Modernismo”, JHM has no mission other than that of publishing the best and most current articles on Hispanic Modernism. It also provides a lively meeting-place for international perspectives on Spanish and Latin American fin de siglo, as well as other cultural and artistic developments in late 19th century and early 20th century. JHM features theoretical, empirical and historical research which is based in texts and cultural forms of the turn of the century. It also publishes work which suggests new directions, ideas and modes of inquiry to reinvigorate literary, textual and cultural studies for researchers and readers. Peer reviewers involved in the evaluation processes include members of the JHM’ international Editorial Board and also external assessors world-wide, selected for their recognized expertise and standing in the authors/areas concerned. www.jhm.magazinemodernista.com

    Poetry

    De la luz hallada. New York: Lulu Press, 2011. http://www.amazon.com/Luz-Hallada-Poemas-Spanish-Edition/dp/1257870505

    Edited Textbooks & Readers for Graduate and Undergraduate Courses

    • Poesía hispánica de fin de siglo (1880-1915). New York: Lulu Press - Hispanic Studies, 2013, 414 pp. [For Doctoral Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania]
    • Final de los olvidos. Lírico compromiso hispanoamericano. New York: Lulu Press - Hispanic Studies, 2012, 250 pp. [For Doctoral Seminar at Arizona State University]
    • Del Modernismo a nuestros días. Antología literaria hispanoamericana. New York: Lulu Press - Hispanic Studies, 2011. 490 pp. [For Undergraduate Course at Arizona State University]

    Literary Encyclopedia Entries

    • “Amado Nervo”. Modern Spanish American Poets. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. María A. Salgado. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Vol. 290. 225-229.
    • “Rubén Darío”. Modern Spanish American Poets. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. María A. Salgado. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Vol. 290. 104-121.
    • “Uceda, Julia (1925-)”. The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. Ed. Janet Pérez & Maureen Ihrie. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002. 2 vols. Vol. 2, pp. 619-620.
    • “Lorenza de los Ríos, María, Marchioness of Fuerte Híjar (c.1768-after 1817)”. The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. Ed. Janet Pérez & Maureen Ihrie. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002. 2 vols. Vol. 1, p. 360.
    • “León, Fray Luis de (1527-1591): Admiration and Misogyny in La perfecta casada”. The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. Ed. Janet Pérez & Maureen Ihrie. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002. 2 vols. Vol. 1, pp. 342-343.
    • “León, Fray Luis de (1527-1591): Women in His Poetry”. The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. Ed. Janet Pérez & Maureen Ihrie. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002. 2 vols. Vol. 1, pp. 343-344.

    Alberto Acereda

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    Alberto Acereda

    Address: Education Testing Service. 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541. USA
    Phone: (609) – 683-2874
    Email: aacereda@ets.org

      

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