Luis J. Pentón-Herrera
Luis J. Pentón-Herrera, M.Ed., M.S.
Professor Luis J. Pentón-Herrera is a Cuban-born United States Marine Corps Veteran. His academic career began in the state of Maryland immediately after completing his military service. He obtained a Master’s of Education in Adult Education from Strayer University and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language from the American College of Education. His passion for teaching and languages led him to pursue another Master’s of Science degree in Spanish Education from NOVA Southeastern University that he will complete in May of 2014. Professor Pentón-Herrera is a certified K-12 teacher in the state of Virginia where he has both Spanish and ESL endorsements. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Ana G. Méndez University System-Capital Area Campus where he teaches Spanish, English, and Education courses and trains faculty members in areas related to the System’s Discipline-Based Dual Language Immersion Model®. Upon the completion of his Master’s of Science degree, Professor Pentón-Herrera will pursue his Ph.D. in Linguistics where he will expand his knowledge in his main academic areas of interests, which include cognitive language acquisition, endangered languages, and bilingual and multicultural education.