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Dr. Lou Nunes

 

 

  • Over 50 years’ experience in education in Brazil and the U.S. including almost 35 years in credential evaluation 
  • Decades of leadership and mentorship including service on the TAICEP and FAIE boards and in NAFSA Trainer Corps 
  • Passionate about the importance of sharing knowledge 
  • First Brazilian-American TAICEP Hall of Acclaim inductee

 

 

 

CV/Resume

SUMMARY

Administrative and teaching positions at various educational levels, including alternative and non-formal education; evaluation of foreign academic credentials; translations; admission to academic programs; educational consulting; and professional training and development. Responsibilities involve working with populations of diverse socioeconomic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

 

Work Experience

2005 –present President / Director of Translation and Evaluation Services / Senior Credentials Evaluator / Translator, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc, Tampa, FL

Preparing academic evaluations for transfer/admission to U.S. institutions of secondary and higher education, for immigration-related matters, for professional licensing, including teacher certification; determining equivalency of studies within the U.S. education system; determining transferable credits at undergraduate and graduate levels; determining high school units; converting foreign grade scales to U.S. 4.00 scale; calculating GPA; making recommendation related to transfer credits and/or degrees earned; providing translation of academic documents when needed and requested; review of foreign academic credentials; determining authenticity of documents and requesting verification of authenticity when applicable; research documents within related foreign education system; training and supervision of in-training, Junior and Senior evaluators; research and conference presentations and training

 

2006 – 2010 International Education Consultant / Senior Credentials Evaluator, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Senior Credentials Evaluator, Law School Admission Council

Preparing academic evaluations for employment, further education and/or professional licensure; determining equivalency of studies within the U.S. education system; determining transferable credits at undergraduate and graduate levels; calculating GPA; making recommendation related to transfer credits and/or degrees earned

 

1996 – 2005 Vice-President / Senior Credentials Evaluator / Translator, SpanTran Educational Services, Inc, Houston, TX and Tampa, FL

Evaluation of foreign academic credentials for immigration, further study, teacher certification, professional licensing or employment purposes; training of new evaluators; re-organization and update of resource materials; research, presentations and publications

 

Translation of educational credentials from Portuguese into English; translation of documents in general from Portuguese into English and English into Portuguese; occasional translation of foreign educational credentials from Latin-based languages, including Spanish and French

 

1987 – 1994 International Graduate Admissions, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Evaluation of international credentials and credentials analysis; making admission recommendation to various departments based on credentials evaluated and other requirements; coordination of admissions and registration procedures of all International Development Agencies-sponsored students, including Fulbright, LASPAU, AFGRAD/ ATLAS, IIE, CSLA, TIEC, and between LSU and foreign universities; advisor for academic departments and university officials regarding international education issues; Latin American Student Association Advisor; supervision of graduate assistants and student workers.

 

1985 – 1987 Graduate Assistant / Coordinator / Supervisor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Overseas Student Teaching Orientation Program Coordinator

 

Language training (Portuguese) and cultural orientation for students teaching at the Overseas American School in Rio de Janeiro

 

Field Experience Supervisor – Department of Curriculum and Instruction – Supervised BGSU student teachers in the Toledo School District.

 

Graduate Assistant – Department of Educational Administration and Supervision

 

1970 – 1985 Professional activities in Brazil included:

Head of the English Department and Middle School Coordinator, Our Lady of Mercy School, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

Curriculum Coordinator / Teacher, American School in Rio de Janeiro, RJ

College Instructor, Centro de Ensino Unificado de Brasília, Brasilia/DF

ESL Program Director, BRASAS: Instituto Brasil America, Brasilia/DF

ESL Program Director, Casa Thomas Jefferson – USICA Binational Center, Brasilia/DF

ESL Instructor, Price Waterhouse Independent Accountants, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

ESL Instructor, Aracruz Celulose S/A, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

ESL Instructor, BRASAS: Instituto Brasil America, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

ESL Instructor, PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

ESL Instructor, Curso Oxford, English Language Program, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

Translator (Portuguese/English/Portuguese), Rio de Janeiro/RJ

Elementary Education Teacher, Escola Fernando Costa, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

 

Education

1992 Ph.D., Curriculum Theory and Development, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

1986 M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

1977 BA, English and Portuguese, Faculdade de Educação Ciências e Letras Notre Dame, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

 

Professional MEMBERSHIP

EAIE – European Association of International Education

FAIE – Florida Association of International Educators

GDN – Groningen Declaration Network; signatory and participant

NACES – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

TAICEP: The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals

UCC – Uptown Chamber of Commerce

 

SkillS

Language Proficiency Level: English, fluent, full knowledge Portuguese, native speaker

Spanish, conversational, advanced level French, basic knowledge

 

Publications & Presentations

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES / CONTRIBUTIONS

Publications *NAFSA guides are available for a fee; EDGE profiles require subscription

Country Profile: Cuba, Online Guide to Educational Systems around the World, NAFSA, 2012

Country Profile: Brazil, Online Guide to Educational Systems around the World, NAFSA, 2011

Country Profile: Cape Verde, EDGE Project, 2007-08

Country Profile: Cuba, EDGE Project, 2007-08

Country Profile: Guinea-Bissau, EDGE Project, 2007-08

Country Profile: Mozambique, EDGE Project, 2007-08

Country Profile: São Tomé & Príncipe, EDGE Project, 2007-08

Country Profile: Angola, EDGE Project, 2006

Country Profile: Brazil, EDGE Project, 2006

Publication is out of print

Country Study: Brazil, a joint AACRAO / NAFSA / PIER Project, 2004

 

Presentations To be added to LinkedIn account in the future. May also be requested any time with email to lounuens@aes-edu.org

 

Education Systems in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil, 2014 

NAFSA Webinar

 

Credentials from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico: Characteristics and Updates

Overview of the Educational System of Brazil

NAFSA Regions III & VII Conference, San Juan, PR, 2012

 

Poster Session: Cuba

Poster Session: Brazil

NAFSA Regions III & VII Conference, San Juan, PR, Poster session, 2012

 

Update on the Educational System of Brazil

AACRAO 96th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2010

 

EDGE Profile: Cuba

AACRAO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2009

 

EDGE Profile: Cuba

AACRAO 94th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2008

 

Cuban Academic Documents: from the Obvious to the Obscure

Practicing with Cuban Credentials

NAFSA 60th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2008

 

Basic Facts on the Brazilian Educational System

NAFSA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Poster Session, 2007

 

Practicing with Cuban Credentials

A Study in Secondary Level Diploma Practices in Latin America

NAFSA Region VII Conference, Atlanta, GA, Presenter, 2007

 

Cuba: Merging the Old with the New

Brazil: Update on Its Educational System, Effective Recruitment and Destination for Studying Abroad

AACRAO 92nd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2006

 

International Exchange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A True Multicultural Experience

NAFSA 58th Annual Conference, Montreal, CA, 2006

 

What is New in the Educational System in Cuba?

NAFSA Region VII Conference, Birmingham, AL, 2005

 

Update on Education in Brazil

AACRAO 90th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2004

 

The Cuban Challenge

Workshop: Reviewing the Brazilian Educational System and Credentials Awarded

NAFSA 56th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2004

 

A Current View of the Cuban Education System

EAIE 15th Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2003

 

A Current View of the Cuban Challenge 

NAFSA Region III Conference, New Orleans, LA, Presenter, 2003

 

The Cuban Challenge

NAFSA Region VII Conference, Tampa, FL, 2003

 

Brazil: Facts on the Brazilian Educational System

AACRAO Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Poster Session, 2002

 

An Update on the Educational System of Brazil

EAIE 14th Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal, 2002

 

An Update on the Educational System of Brazil

NAFSA 54th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2002

 

GOA

NAFSA Region III Conference, Fort Worth, TX, 2001

 

Understanding Brazilian Educational Credential

NAFSA Region VII Conference, Orlando, FL, Presenter, 1997

 

NAFSA Region III Conference, Fayetteville, AR, Presenter, 1994

 

AACRAO Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Presenter, 2010

Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Presenter, 2009

Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Presenter, 2008

Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Presenter, 2006

Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Presenter, 2005

Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Presenter, 2004

Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Presenter, 2002

Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, Presenter, 2001

Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, Presenter, 1999

 

TAACRAO State Conference, Austin, TX, Participant, 1999

 

EAIE 31st Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland, Participant, 2019

28th Annual Conference, Liverpool, England, Participant, 2016

26th Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, Participant, 2014

25th Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Participant, 2013

16th Annual Conference, Torino, Italy, Presenter, 2004

15th Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, Presenter, 2003

14th Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal, Presenter, 2002

6th   Annual Conference, London, UK, Presenter, 1994

 

NACES Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, Member, 2019

Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Member, 2018 

Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Member, 2017 (NACES Nomination Committee member 2017-2018)

Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Member, 2016

Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Member, 2015

Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Member, 2014

Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Member, 2012

Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Member, 2011

Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Quo Vadis Committee Member 2010

Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, Member, 2009

Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, Symposium Committee Member, 2005 (Member with SpanTran)

Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, By-laws Committee Member 2004 (Member with SpanTran)

Annual Meeting, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Secretary, 2002 (Member with SpanTran)

Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, Secretary, 2001 (Member with SpanTran)

Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Participant, 2000 (Member with SpanTran)

 

NAFSA 71st Annual Conference, Washington, DC, Participant, 2019

70th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Participant, 2018

69th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, Presenter, 2017

68th Annual Conference, Denver, CO, Participant, 2016

67th Annual Conference, Boston, MA, Workshop Lead Trainer, 2015

66th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, Workshop Lead Trainer, 2014

Webinar: Education Systems in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil, Presenter, 2014 

65th Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2013

64th Annual Conference, Houston, TX, Participant, 2012

63rd Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, CA, 2011

62nd Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, Participant, 2010

61st Annual Conference, Los Angeles, LA, 2009

60th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, Session Presenter, 2008

60th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, Poster Session, 2008

59th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, Presenter, 2007

58th Annual Conference, Montreal, CA, Presenter, 2006

57th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, Presenter / PDP / LAC Registration Committee Volunteer, 2005

56th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, Presenter / PDP / Mentor, 2004

54th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, Presenter / PDP, 2002

52nd Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, Participant, 2000 

50th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, Presenter, 1998

47th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, Presenter (LAC / On-site Registration Committee Co-Chair), 1995

46th Annual Conference, Miami, FL, Participant, 1994 

 

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – 2016 – International Credential Analysis Workshop Team Leader

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – 2014–2015 – International Credential Analysis Workshop Dean

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – 2015 – International Credential Analysis Workshop Team Leader

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – 2014 – Foreign Educational Credentials Analysis Workshop Team Leader

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – Summer Institute, Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Trainer, 2009

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – 57th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, Workshop Trainer, 2005

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – 56th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, Mentor, 2004

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps – Region VII Conference, Tampa, FL, 2003

 

Region VII Conference, Memphis, TN, Participant and Exhibitor, 2018

Region VII Conference, Spartanburg, SC, Participant and Exhibitor, 2017

Bi-Regional Conference: Regions III and VII, New Orleans, LA, Presenter, 2016

Region VII Conference, Savannah, GA, Participant and Exhibitor, 2015

Region VII Conference, San Diego, CA, Foreign Educational Credentials Analysis Workshop Team Leader, 2014

Bi-Regional Conference: Regions III and VII, San Juan, PR, Presenter, 2012

Bi-Regional Conference: Regions III and VII, San Juan, PR, Poster session, 2012

Region VII Conference, Atlanta, GA, Presenter, 2007

Region VII Conference, Charlotte, NC, FL, Participant, 2006

Region VII Conference, Birmingham, AL, Session author, 2005

Region VII Conference, Tampa, FL, Presenter / LAC Registration Committee Volunteer / Trainer Corps, 2003

Region VII Conference, Nashville, TN, Session Chair, 2002

Region VII Conference, Orlando, FL, Presenter, 1997

 

FAIE Board – Conference Registrar, 2018-present

FAIE Board – District B Coordinator, 2015-2018

FAIE State Conference, St. Augustine, FL, Exhibitor & Sponsor, 2018

FAIE State Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, Presenter, Exhibitor & Sponsor, 2017

FAIE State Conference, Tallahassee, FL, Exhibitor & Sponsor, 2016

FAIE State Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Exhibitor & Sponsor, 2015

 

Region III Conference, New Orleans, LA, Presenter, 2003

Region III Conference, Fort Worth, TX, Presenter, 2001

Region III Conference, Little Rock, AR, Participant, 1999 

Region III /AMPEI Conference, Mexico City, MX, Participant, 1993

Region III Conference, TX, Participant, 1991

Region III Conference, Fayetteville, AR, Presenter, 1994

 

LANAFSA State Conference, Ruston, LA, 1994, Participant

LANAFSA State Conference, New Orleans, LA, 1993, Participant

LANAFSA State Conference, Lafayette, LA, 1992, Participant

LANAFSA State Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, 1991, Participant

 

TAICEP TAICEP Resources for Members Committee, 2013-2014; Chair 2014-2017

TAICEP Fourth Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2018

TAICEP Third Annual Conference, Rome, IT, 2017

TAICEP Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2016

TAICEP First General Meeting, Toronto, CA, 2015

TAICEP Symposium, Boston, MA, 2013

 

OTHERS Universidad 2018, 11no Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior, La Habana, Cuba 

Congreso Internacional de Pedagogía 2017, La Habana, Cuba 

Universidad 2016, 10mo Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior, La Habana, Cuba

Harvard University, Boston, MA, Congresso Nacional sobre a Imigração Brasileira para os EUA, Speaker, 2005

Brazilian Trade Mission Meeting, Miami, FL, Speaker, 2002

Brazilian Trade Mission Meeting, Tampa, FL, Speaker, 2001

 

Photos

2020-Dr. Nunes 70th Bday AES Teams Call

 

2019-NAFSA-D.C.-Lou pins

 

2019-Helsinki-EAIE with NAFSAn’s

 

2019-Halloween at AES

 

2018-TAICEP 2018 Philadelphia

 

2018_11 AES Team

 

2017-EAIE with Margit Schatzman

 

2017 Halloween at AES

 

2016-Ugly Sweater Day at AES

 

2016-West Palm Beach ESOL Conference

 

2014-NAFSA Regional-Jackson

 

2014-FIFA World Cup Brazil 10

 

2013-Office Staff

 

2013-Halloween at AES

 

2013-EAIE-Istanbul-Portuguese colleagues

 

2013-EAIE-Istanbul-Brazilians colleagues

 

1966-Field trip in Brazil while a student at high school for elementary school teachers

 

1970-07-NY Public Library

 

1977-Binational center Meeting-Brasilia

 

1986-Bowling Green-BGSU MEd. Graduation

 

1989-Disney World-First family trip

 

1991-Ph.D. Graduation-LSU

 

1993-NAFSA Regional-Mexico City

 

2005-The family

 

2006-AES-USF Expo

 

2006-Oath Ceremony to become a US Citizen

 

2012-NAFSA Annual-Houston

 

2013-Athens visit to local university