Ten Exceptional Miami Dade College Faculty Have Been Named 2024 Endowed Teaching Chairs

Miami, June 19, 2024 – Miami Dade College (MDC) has selected another group of outstanding faculty members to bestow the College’s highest honor, the 2024 Endowed Teaching Chairs. This year’s honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Dec. 12.

The Endowed Teaching Chairs program is one of MDC’s most prestigious and valued traditions. Each year, top faculty are selected by their peers for this special award, demonstrating excellence in teaching and commitment to MDC’s mission.

To date, more than 300 MDC faculty members have been recognized since the Endowed Teaching Chairs program was established in 1992. Honorees receive a stipend of $7,500 per year for three years to explore new teaching methods, develop projects and enhance their technological expertise. The program is generously funded by individuals, corporations and organizations through the ongoing work of the Miami Dade College Foundation.

Meet the 2024 Endowed Teaching Chairs:


Daniel K. Gill Endowed Teaching Chair

Adrian Garcia, Assistant Professor

North Campus


Elpidio Nuñez/Northwestern Meats Endowed Teaching Chair

Lourdes España, Senior Associate Professor

North Campus


Espirito Santo Bank Endowed Teaching Chair

Yanely Webb, Professor

Homestead Campus


Gerrits Construction Company Endowed Teaching Chair

Eric Cornish, Senior Associate Professor

North Campus


Jeanne-Marie and Dante Fascell Endowed Teaching Chair

Juan Morata, Professor

Wolfson Campus


Anthony Burns/Ryder System Endowed Teaching Chair

Yaelis Rivas, Assistant Professor

Hialeah Campus


Mary Pond, Family and Friends Endowed Teaching Chair

Allison Thomas Johnson, Associate Professor

Hialeah Campus


Miami Dade College Alumni Association Endowed Teaching Chair

Elio Arteaga, Assistant Professor

North Campus


Republic National Bank of Miami Endowed Teaching Chair in Business or Finance

Rahnuma Ahsan, Associate Professor, Senior

Kendall Campus


Squire Sanders Endowed Teaching Chair

Alejandro Angee, Professor

Wolfson Campus


About the Miami Dade College Foundation

Founded in 1965, Miami Dade College Foundation raises essential private funds to support scholarships, academic programs, and support services so MDC students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. MDC Foundation also supports world-class arts and cultural programming at MDC that enriches the community. In 2022-2023, MDC Foundation distributed $26.8 million to benefit the students and programs of MDC. Known as Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. Miami Dade College is the largest degree-granting institution in the nation. The college’s eight campuses offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways, including several baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, and others. For more information about the MDC Alumni Hall of Fame, please visit www.mdc.edu/halloffame.

MDC Foundation Contact: Dr. Stephanie Zapata, Director of Communication and Digital Engagement, 305-237-3240, szapata1@mdc.edu.