Dr. Adriela Fernandez joined the Department of Agricultural Economics as the Director of Latin American Programming and also as a Limited Term Lecturer. She will teach AGEC 250: The Economic Geography of World Food and Resources and a Maymester Study Abroad course: AGEC 498-SA 21258 Food Security and Sustainable Development, a collaborative bilingual course taught jointly with faculty and students from the Technological University of Pereira and University of Caldas in Colombia, South America. Dr. Fernandez also is a Limited Term Lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences. Her research and teaching center on education and development in Latin America, in particular the role of international education in promoting knowledge and development in the Twenty-First Century. She holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Economy from Purdue University. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Fernandez was an associate professor with tenure at Governors State University in Illinois where she coordinated the development of several academic programs, including Latin America and Latino Studies and Education Outreach programs to the Latino population in Chicago. In addition to her work as a member of the faculty at GSU, she worked for seven years at the Third World Conference Foundation as a member of the Conference Organizing Committee. At Purdue she also coordinated the successful development of the Latin American and Latino studies program and the Asian American studies program in the college of Liberal Arts, before joining AGEC. She serves as a permanent contributing editor to the Journal Latin American Perspectives.