David Werner is the Chair of the Department of English at the University of La Verne and has taught at that university since 1982.  He teaches courses on mythology and prison literature.  For thirty years, he also directed and taught in the University of La Verne College Prison Program. As a result he is especially interested in … Read More

Dr. Adonay Antonio Montes is an assistant professor of education at the University of La Verne. He is also the Co-director of the Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Certificate. Prior to joining the faculty at University of La Verne, Adonay worked as an elementary school teacher, middle and high school counselor. His research agenda encompasses working with diverse populations, … Read More

Dr. Kenneth Scambray specializes in American literature, North American Italian literature, and Los Angeles fiction.  He is the author of four books and over 250 reviews on Italian and Italian-American film and literature in L’Italo-Americano.  His short stories and poems appear regularly in national literary reviews. He was the 2007 winner of the Editor’s Choice Prize in the annual Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards sponsored by The Paterson Literary Review. Read More

Dr. Andrea G. Labinger holds a degree in Spanish from Hunter College and received a M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Harvard University.  A member of The Academy at La Verne, Labinger has published numerous translations of Latin American prose fiction, three of which were finalists in the PEN USA competition. Her most recent … Read More