Adrián López-Denis has taught Spanish, history, medical anthropology, and applied sociology at the college level for more than a decade. He was born and educated in Cuba, where he attended a boarding school with a science-centered curriculum from seventh to twelfth grade. At the University of Havana he completed two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Biology and the other one in Library and Information Science. Right before coming to the United States he earned a Master’s in Economics with a focus on International Development from Carleton University and another Master’s in Latin American Studies from the University of Havana. After completing his Ph.D. in History at UCLA, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities at Brown University, an Assistant Professor of Caribbean History and Culture at the University of Delaware, a Lecturer on Public Health at Northwestern University and a Lecturer on Latin American Studies at Princeton University.
More recently, he worked as an Assessment Specialist for AP World History, AP Spanish, and AP Spanish Literature at ETS.
As a lifelong experiential learner who also happens to be a teacher, Adrian comes to PRISMS eager to discover new ways to approach the classroom and new strategies to motivate and inspire students.