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Faculty

Sarahí Morales

smorales@zamorano.edu
Director of the General Studies Department
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Communications and Agricultural Education, Texas Tech University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Agricultural Education, Texas Tech University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Areas of research:
- Assessment of intervention program effectiveness.
- Multidisciplinarity of food security, considering cultural aspects, behaviors, and attitudes.
- Agricultural extension.
- Leadership in agriculture.

Ana Hernández

aehernandez@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language, Central Michigan University, United States of America.
- B.A. in Teaching of the English Language, Universidad de El Salvador.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- English I through IX.

Daniela Navarrete

dnavarrete@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Doctorate in Territories, Spaces, Societies. Specialty in Urban Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France.
- M.Sc. in Social Sciences, with focus on Territories, Spaces, and Societies, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France.
- M.A. in Studies of Latin American Societies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, France.
- M.A. in Contemporary Art History, Universidad Paul Valéry, France.
- B.A. in History, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Honduran history.

Areas of research:
- Urban models, Honduras, modernity, urban globalism, comparative development, case studies. Publications in scientific journals in France, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras.

Elvia Falope

efalope@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
B.Sc. in Industrial Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Linear algebra.
- Precalculus.
- Differential calculus.

Rafael Flores

rroque@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.A. Spanish, University of Missouri-Columbia, Unites States of America.
- B.A. in Social Sciences, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Spanish I.
- Spanish II.
- Technical writing.

Areas of research:
- Ten books published.
- Book of stories "Mitos y Leyendas de Zamorano" (Myths and Legends of Zamorano), soon to be published.
- Field research, oral traditions.
- Publication of a Philosophy of Education text.
- Book of stories "La Casa de Enfrente" (The House Across the Street), soon to be published.

Gladys Menjívar

gmenjivar@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Doctorate in Social Sciences, with focus on Development Management, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
- M.A. in Social Demographics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
- B.A. in Teaching of Social Sciences at the High School level, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Sociology.

Areas of research:
- Country gender diagnostic, INAM, Honduras.
- Sociodemographic diagnostic: Municipality of Santa Lucia, Francisco Morazán, Honduras.
- Sociodemographic diagnostic: Municipality of Namasigüe, Choluteca, Honduras.
- Infant and child mortality in 16 municipalities within the Honduran tourism corridor.
- Participation and empowerment, the path towards sustainability of rural women's cooperatives in Honduras.

Glauco López

glopez@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- Doctorate in Natural Science, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria.
- M.Sc. in Mathematics, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela.
- B.Sc. in Mathematics, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Integral calculus.
- Physics.
- Differential calculus.

Areas of research:
- Mathematics, especially Algebra.
- Symbolic computing, focusing especially in computational algebra and differential algebra.
- Gröbner bases and applications, especially in Robotics.

Jessy Ortíz

jortiz@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.A. in Teaching and Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language/Second Language, Universitat Rovira I Virgil, Spain.
- B.A. in Foreign Languages, with focus on Teaching of English, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- English I through IX.

Areas of research:
- Teaching/Learning of English as a foreign language/second language.
- English culture and communication, as a foreign language/second language.

José Sosa

jlsosa@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- B.A. in Teaching of English at the High School level, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- English I through IX.

Josué Molina

jmolina@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Physics, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- M.Sc. in Physics, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- B.A. in Physics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses: Undergraduate
- Integral calculus.
- Physics.
- Differential calculus.

Areas of research:
- Particle Physics, CP Violation, Amplitude Analysis, Partial Wave Analysis, Dalitz Plot, Flavor Physics, Hadronic Physics, Semi-Leptonic Decay, Dark Matter Sources, Theoretical Physics.

Juan José Reyes

jreyes@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.A. in Teaching of English as a Second Language, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America.
- B.A. in Foreign Languages, with focus on the Teaching of English, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- English I through IX.

Areas of research:
- Motivation to learn the English language.

Ludovic Boully

lboully@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Université de Rouen, France.
- M.Sc. in Chemistry, Université de Rouen, France.
- B.Sc. in Chemistry, Université de Rouen, France.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- General chemistry.
- Inorganic chemistry.
- Organic chemistry.

Areas of research:
- Organic chemistry (sustainable chemistry, natural products, chemical ecology).
- Biotechnology (biopolymers, biopesticides, biofuels, bioremediation).
- Nanotechnology (catalysis, chemosensors, microfluids).

Nicolaus Zimmer

nzimmer@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language, Spring Arbor University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Education, Major in Mathematics and minors in Physics and Athletic Coaching, Central Michigan University, United States of America.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- English I through IX.

Norman Flores

nflores@zamorano.edu
Assitant Professor


Education:
B.A. in Mathematics, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Linear algebra.
- Precalculus.
- Differential calculus.

Paul Stufkens

pstufkens@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- B.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language, Trinity College, United Kingdom.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- English I through IX.

Alejandra López

aalopez@zamorano.edu
Sports Coordinator


Education:
- B.A. in Physical Education and Sports, Escuela Internacional de Educación Física y Deportes, Cuba.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Physical education and sports.

Areas of research:
- Coach of Honduran national youth and major league handball teams, 2012- 2017.
- Coach of college-level men and women's teams, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, 2012- 2018.

Instructors and Assistants

Cristhian Lituin

clituin@zamorano.edu
Assistant


Education:
- B.A. in Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses:
- Biology I Laboratory.
- Biology II Laboratory.
- General Microbiology Laboratory.

Areas of research:
- Fuel combustion-related air pollution and its effects on human health.
- Socio-economic study on the relative density of Rubus miser lieb in the Monserra Biological Reserve, Honduras.
- Appropriate management of snake bites.

Juana Espinoza

jayestas@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.A. in Teaching of the English Language, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

Courses:
- English I through IX.

Areas of research:
- Methodology for the development and evaluation of communicative, linguistic and sociocultural skills in the teaching of English at the higher education level.
- Innovative methodology for the development of collaborative learning in the teaching of English.
- Professional development for teacher empowerment in teaching of English.

Lucy Barahona

labarahona@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.A. in Chemistry Sciences and Pharmacy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses:
- General chemistry laboratory.
- Inorganic chemistry laboratory.
- Organic chemistry laboratory.

Areas of research:
- Learning and teaching of chemistry.
- Strategies and tools for teaching practical courses.
- Pharmacognosy.

Nadya Portillo

nportillo@zamorano.edu
Assistant


Education:
- B.A. in Letters, with focus on Linguistics, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

Courses:
- Spanish I.
- Spanish II.
- Technical Writing.

Areas of research:
- Development of basic linguistic and literary communication skills.
- Strengthening production and linguistic comprehension practices for personal and professional performance.

Yadira Andrade

yandrade@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.A. in Food Processing, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Nicaragua.
- B.Sc. in Industrial Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Courses:
- Organic chemistry laboratory.
- Biochemistry Laboratory.
- Physics Laboratory.

Areas of research:
- Laboratory analyses and controls.
- Physical-chemical and quality processes in the food industry.
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