Jorge F. Figueroa

Associate Professor
Universidad del Este

For the last 15 years, Jorge F. Figueroa has been involved with higher education occupying different teaching, administrative, and leadership positions. He is currently an Associate Professor for English and TESOL in the School of Social and Human Sciences at Universidad del Este where he prepares learners to achieve proficiency in acquiring English as a second language and works directly with future or current educators, at the undergraduate/graduate level, in the training and development of competencies directed to the use of educational technology and new trends like gamification and game based learning. Some of his teaching experiences include providing teaching training at the graduate and doctoral level for institutions. In addition he is certified as a b-learning and e-learning instructor. Jorge’s tenure in higher education includes several administrative appointments. He was the person in charge to develop and direct the Student Leadership Institute at Universidad del Este, a project devoted to provide co-curricular training in leadership to students from Universidad del Este. He ran that project for 4 years. Other administrative experiences include Marketing Coordinator and Integrated Services Coordinator for Universidad del Turabo. He has served and chaired many institutional committees at Universidad del Este. Some of these include the MSCHE re-accreditation committee, the distributed learning committee, among others.