Board of Directors

President & Chairman

Néstor Montilla, Ph.D.

Dr. Montilla is a multilingual scholar with over two decades of higher education administration experience at The City University of New York. He has been a faculty member and held different higher education officer titles, including director of government relations and external relations, director of special events for corporate relations at Lehman College, and other directorships and positions in public relations, international programs, study abroad, community relations, television production, and management of adjunct faculty affairs.

Dr. Montilla has served as president and chairman of national and statewide advocacy organizations.

He attended law school at the Eastern University, earned a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s in public administration from John Jay College, and completed doctoral studies in political science with a specialization in American government and public policy at the Graduate School of The City University of New York.

He earned a Ph.D. in education specializing in higher education administration and educational leadership from Liberty University, an institution of higher learning focused on training champions for Christ. 

Recent publications and editing contributions

A Phenomenological Exploration of Adjunct Faculty Perceptions of Job Satisfaction with Multi-Year Teaching Appointments

Retrospective on Santiago’s Pamphleteers Wenceslao Marcial Guillen, Manuel Bueno, and Negro Veras. In At 60: Two pamphleteers from Santiago against an oppressive regime (pp. 304-310). Ramón Antonio Veras (Ed.), Oceano Azul Ediciones.

Edited Books

Editor: My Family’s Origin: Indigenous, Spaniard, and African by Maria Teresa Montilla. ISBN – 978-1-5323-8514-8 [Bilingual publication in English and Spanish]

Editor: I Believe God by Maritza Jimenez. ISBN 978-15323-8513-1 [Bilingual publication in English and Spanish]

Prologue. In El dilema de un pueblo (p. 4) by Reverend Alejandro Benjamin. ISBN: 978-1-5065-2953-0

The Illustrious Latino Project Commemorative Journal III (2018). Institute for Latino Studies, Research, and Development. ISBN -978-1-5323-8512-4. Based on 50 semi-structured open-ended 60-minute-videotaped interviews.

The Illustrious Latino Project Commemorative Journal II (2017). Institute for Latino Studies, Research, and Development. ISBN -978-1-5323-8512-4. Based on 55 semi-structured open-ended 60-minute-videotaped interviews.

The Illustrious Latino Project Commemorative Journal I (2016). Institute for Latino Studies, Research, and Development. ISBN -978-1-5323-8512-4. Based on 50 semi-structured open-ended 60-minute-videotaped interviews.

Prologue. In Cuatro décadas de migración femenina, remesas e impacto en la economía dominicana (1970-2010) (pp. 13-14) by Irma Nicasio Rodriguez. ISBN 978-9945-8568-5-9.