Dr. Maria Puerta Riera
Dr. Puerta-Riera is a Visiting Professor of Political Science (August 2021-May 2022), teaching U.S. Government, State and Local Government, and International Politics at Valencia College. Dr. Puerta-Riera received a Doctorate in Social Sciences and an M.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from the Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela. Her teaching interests are comparative politics, Latin American politics, comparative democratization, international politics, and immigration, with special emphasis on Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, and Nicaragua.