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, Texas, the Universidad Autonoma del Noreste in Saltillo, Mexico, Universidad Privada Boliviana in Cochabamba,Bolivia, 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 includes studies related to 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, language and culture represent his areas of interest and inquiry.