Juan Carlos Mercado
Dean, Professor of Spanish
Dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Juan Carlos Mercado is the Dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education as well as Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies. He is also the Director of Study Abroad and International Programs at the College. Prior to his appointment as a Dean, Mercado was Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages and Literature at CCNY from 2000 to 2007, and Acting Provost of the College in 2011. He also teaches at the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has worked on 19th Century Spanish American Literature, History of Ideas, and on the Spanish exploration of what is today the United States. He is the author of books, reviews and articles. His most recent publications are two annotated editions of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés: Cartas sobre la Florida (Letters from Florida) 1555-1574 (2002), and Menéndez de Avilés y la Florida: Crónicas de sus expediciones (2006), a translation into English of this work: Menéndez de Avilés and Florida: Chronicles of his Expeditions (2010), and an annotated edition of Juan María Gutiérrez's Escritores Coloniales (Juan María Gutiérrez's Colonial Writers) (forthcoming).