I am Professor Emeritus of Latin American Studies and Political Science at the University of Florida where I spent most of the professional career. I also held faculty positions at The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. At UF I taught political science courses and inter-disciplinary courses and trained MA and PhD students.I also served as Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Associate Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research and founding director of the Latin American Business Environment Program. I finished my career as Adjunct Lecturer in the College of Business at Illinois where I taught an undergraduate honors seminar on business in Brazil which incorporated a business case competition in Brazil.
My area of interest is on the political economy of Latin America, especially the environment for business and investment.