Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Floralba Arbelo Marrero, social scientist, higher education faculty and administrator has taught and developed educational programs in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and in the United States in the areas of research, curriculum development, distance education, youth development, nonprofit management, and grant writing. Dr. Marrero mentors graduate and doctoral students through their research endeavors for qualifying degrees. Her research centers on minority student success, Hispanic Serving Institutions, doctoral student retention, and online teaching and learning. Her research has been published in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, Journal of Teacher Action Research, Journal of Education and Learning, and Sage Research Case Methods. Dr. Marrero has earned degrees from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, The New School for Public Engagement, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Dr. Marrero is the recipient of the Women that Transcend Award for Global Leadership in Education and Community Service. She has presented her research at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators, The College Board, and the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies.