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Dr. Douglas Rivero

Dr. Douglas Rivero
Seminole Campus
UP 337-A
Assistant Dean
(727) 394-6948

Hello SPC Students!

Please do not hesitate to visit me during office hours!

I am here to help you grow personally and academically. I truly enjoy teaching SLS and Political Science courses. My overall goal in these courses is to help students develop their critical thinking, writing and communication skills while helping them understand the importance and benefit of civic engagement. I also enjoy helping students locate internships and career opportunities. 

As an Assistant Dean for the College of Social/Behavioral Science & Human Services, my duties include academic and administrative functions, overseeing adjunct teaching, and promoting key SBSHS projects. These include civic engagement and Model United Nations (MUN). The SPC MUN team has won many national and international awards and it is a pleasure to work with dedicated students and faculty on this great program! Indeed, if you want an opportunity to enhance your writing, public speaking and diplomacy skills, please email me about our Model UN program.

Educational Background: 

Florida International University (FIU)

PhD-Political Science, April 2009
MA- Political Science, April 2005
BA- Environmental Studies, Dec 2001

University of Central Florida (UCF)

MA-Educational Leadership, Dec 2023
Grad Certificate- Community College Teaching & Leadership, Dec 2019

Career Background:

Current: Assistant Dean for the College of Social/Behavioral Sciences
8 Years as Social Science Department Chair at SPC (2015-2023)
6 Years as Political Science Department Chair at BCU (2009-2015)
2 Years as a Senior Academic Advisor at FIU (2007-2009)
4 Years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at FIU (2003-2007)
2 Years as an AmeriCorps Environmental Team Leader (2000-2002)

Leadership Training

2016 Delta Leadership Academy
2018 SPC Leadership Academy
2019 SPC Leadership Coach

In addition, I currently teach graduate leadership courses for the MA in Transformative Leadership program at BCU. I have also taught as an adjunct at FIU, UCF and HCC. Thus, I have a wide diverse range of teaching experiences with various student populations.

Honor Societies:

Pi Sigma Alpha- The National Political Science Honor Society
Sigma Iota Rho- Honor Society for International Studies


My hobbies include nature/parks, museums, traveling, space travel, baseball, hockey and kickboxing. I also love the Star Wars and X-Men comics/stories, especially the politics involved. I enjoy the majority of these hobbies with my sweet daughters and my amazing wife.