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Dr. Absael Antelo

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Dr. Absael Antelo comes from a family of educators who believe that education is the golden avenue to social development, economic growth, freedom, and happiness. During the last three decades, his life has been dedicated to educational development, leadership, research, and teaching. He has been involved in teaching students at the elementary, junior, and high school levels. His university teaching and research activities have been done first as a teaching assistant at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and then as a graduate school professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas at Austin, the Universidad Autonoma del Noreste in Saltillo, Mexico, Universidad Privada Boliviana in Cochabamba,Bolivia, and Universidad Franz Tamayo in La Paz, Bolivia.

Dr. Antelo has a significant leadership experience in higher education. He has been university president of two private universities: Universidad Privada Boliviana and Universidad Franz Tamayo. His experience as a school superintendent of the Santa Cruz Educational System and as a school principal reflects a life dedicated to the betterment of education and to leadership for social development.


Dr. Antelo’s research involvement, interests, and inquiry include studies related to followership, the participation of women in policy development and decision-making in independent universities, business and health care institutions, equity in higher education, organizational and teaching needs assessment, autogogy as a teaching theory, and language and culture.

Courses Taught


Concepts of Leadership

Organizational Assessment

   and Survey Design

Philosophy of Higher


Higher Education Law

Research Methods and


Constructing Research



Ph.D., Educational Administration

Specialization: Organizational Development and Leadership

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah


M.A., School Administration

Specialization: School Management

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico. g.


BA, Education

Specializations: Bilingual elementary education and Spanish

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico