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EDUCATION Ph.D. History, Fordham University (2003)

Dissertation: "Monarchy and Military Practice during the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312-50)"

M.A. History, Fordham University (1993)
WORK EXPERIENCE
Long Island University-Brooklyn, History Department, Assistant Professor (2008-Present)

Borough of Manhattan Community College-City University of New York, Assistant Professor of History, Social Science Department (August, 2003-August, 2008)

Integrating Technology into the Classroom (ITC) BMCC Faculty Seminar/Program (Summer 2005-2006)

Fordham University, Bronx, New York Administrative Assistant, Center for Medieval Studies (May 2002- July 2003)

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS
USMA Military History Summer Seminar United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (June 2004)

Fulbright Full Grant, Commission for Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange between the United States of America and Spain (1997/98)

Senior Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, Bronx, NY (1996/97)

IMPACT Scholarship, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Increasing Minority Participation In Academic Career Tracks (1992-96)

Presidential Scholarship, Fordham University, Bronx, NY (1992-97)

Graduate Assistantship, History Department, Fordham University (1992/93)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

HIS 1 Development of World Civilizations to 1500
Assistant Professor, Long-Island University-Brooklyn (2008-Pres.)

HIS 2 Development of World Civilizations since 1500
Assistant Professor, Long-Island University-Brooklyn (2008-09)

HIS 120 The Middle Ages
Assistant Professor, Long-Island University-Brooklyn (Fall 2010)

HIS 141 The Ancient World
Assistant Professor, Long-Island University-Brooklyn (Spring 2010)

HHI 21-22 Perspectives in Human History (Honors)
Assistant Professor, Long-Island University-Brooklyn (2008-Pres.)

HIS-101, Western Civilization up to 1550 Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College (2003-2007)

HIS-102,Development of the Modern World Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College (Fall 2006, Spring 2004-Fall 2005)

HIS 130, History of Latin America Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College (Spring 2006)

HSRU-1300, Development of Medieval Europe Adjunct Instructor, History Department, Fordham University (Fall 2000, 1996/97)

HSRU-1400, Development of Latin America Adjunct Instructor, History Department, Fordham University (1998/99)

HSRU-1000, Development of Modern Europe Adjunct Professor, History Department, Fordham University (Fall 1998, Spring 1996)

PUBLICATIONS

"El asta de la lanza: los mecanismos de financiación de la guerra durante el reinado de Alfonso XI (1312-50)," Gladius  (Forthcoming)  

"The Battle of Salado (1340), Revisited," 
The Journal of Medieval Military History (Forthcoming)

"Castilian Military Reform Under the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312-50)," The Journal of Medieval Military History vol. 3, pp. 88-126. (refereed) November, 2005

"The Experience of War in Fourteenth-Century Spain: Alfonso XI and the Capture of Algeciras (1342-44)," Crusaders, Condottieri and Cannon. ed. D.J. Kagay and A.J. Villalon, pp. 213-35. Boston: Brill, 2002

"The Reconquest during Alfonso XI's Reign, 1312-1350," On the Social Origins of Medieval Institutions: Essays in Honor of Joseph F. O'Callaghan. ed. D.J. Kagay and T. M. Vann. pp. 149-63 Boston: Brill, 1998

CONFERENCE PAPERS

"Military Intelligence in Medieval Iberia," De Re Militari sponsored session at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2010
 
"Social Ritual, Propaganda and Royal Legitimation During the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312-50)," Papers in Honor of Dr. Joseph F. O'Callaghan, 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2009

"Today Africa and all of its army shall be destroyed and forever shall the chivalry of Spain be honored!: The Battle of Salado (1340) Revisited," 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2008 

"Mitos persistentes de la guerra medieval," La Edad Media; Sesgos y prejuicios historiograficos," Caceres, 21-22 de abril, 2008

"The Assembly and Finance of Navies in Fourteenth-Century Castile," 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2006 

"A Flashpoint in the Christian-Muslim Struggle: The Strait of Gibraltar, 1279-1379," 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2005

"Military Command Structures and the Definition of Merit in Fourteenth-Century Castile," Society for Military History Annual Conference,The Citadel, Charleston, SC, February, 2005

"Military Reform Under the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312-50)," 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2004

"Military Logistics During the Reign of Alfonso XI," 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2002

"The Siege of Algeciras, 1342-44 in its Reconquest and Military Contexts," 32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1997

"The Reconquista During Alfonso XI's Reign, 1312-50," Texas Medieval Association Conference, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, September, 1995

TEACHING FIELDS 
                           
World History
Western Civilization
Medieval and Early Modern European History
Colonial and Modern Latin America
Medieval Social and Economic History
Medieval Spanish History
Medieval Military History

RESEARCH INTERESTS   
                         
Medieval Spanish Military History
Fourteenth-Century Castilian Monarchical and Institutional History
Medieval Spanish Social History

LANGUAGES                            
Bilingual in Spanish (first language) and English
Medieval Latin
Reading and speaking knowledge of French

SCHOLARLY ASSOCIATIONS                             
Medieval Academy of America
American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain
De Re Militari: The Society for the Study of Warfare in the Middle Ages
Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies American Historical Association
American Historical Association