Adriela Fernández’s 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
has conducted research on the condition of the Latino population in the United
States and utilizes web media as a vehicle for teaching in the global community.
Adriela Fernandez 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. Dr.
Fernandez teaches Economic Geography of Food and World Resources in the AGEC
Department and is coordinating the School of Agriculture’s reengagement with
Latin American at Purdue University. Prior to her current appointment she 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 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 starting at IPIA. She is a
permanent contributing editor to the Journal Latin American
Fernandez, Adriela and
Marisol Vera (2013): Michelle Bachelet, la Concertación y el Fin de la
Transición a la Democracia en Chile,forthcoming, Special Editions, Cuarto
Propio, Santiago, Chile.
Fernandez, Adriela and Marisol Vera
eds. (2012): Michelle Bachelet The Last Concertación Government, Latin
American Perspectives, Issue 185, July 2012 – Volume 39 – Number 4.
Adriela (2009): “At the State and the Nation’s Service: The Land Grant
University in the 21st Century – Challenges and Possibilities” in Stephen Jeanetta
and Corinne Valdivia (eds.) Latinos in the Heartland. Cambio-Center:
University of Missouri-Columbia.
Adriela (2003): Integrated Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of
Minority Faculty and Students, in The International Journal of Diversity in
Organizations, Communities, and Nations, Volume 3. Article: Print (Spiral
Bound), ISSN: 1447-9532, DC03-0011-2003. Article: Electronic (PDF File;
90.346KB), ISSN: 1447-9583, DC03-0011-2003.