A native of Puerto Rico, Prof. Méndez-Clark earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Universidad de Puerto Rico and a Masters and Doctorate in Romance Languages and Literature from Princeton University. He is the author of Onetti y la (in)fidelidad a las reglas del juego and his article publications cover his areas of research on Latin American fiction, translation and Hispanic Caribbean Literature. One of the founders of Fordham’s Latin American and Latino Studies Institute (LALSI), Prof. Méndez-Clark organized Fordham’s Office of International and Study Abroad Programs (ISAP) in 2000 and served as its director until 2014. Well known in the education abroad field, Prof. Méndez-Clark has served on the Arcadia University Center for Global Studies’ National Advisory Board and the Executive Board of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ (AJCU) Conference on Study Abroad. At present he is completing his second term as member of the Academic Consortium Board of the Council of International Education Exchange (CIEE).