Dr. E. Randolph Richards, provost and chief academic officer at Palm Beach Atlantic University, recently announced the promotion of 16 faculty members, including three who reside in the western communities.
Associate Professor Dr. Francisco Plaza, of Royal Palm Beach, was promoted to professor of politics. He holds bachelor’s and master’s of business administration degrees from Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela) and a doctorate from the Catholic University of America. He is chair of the politics department and won the Charles & Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2018.
Assistant Professor Dr. Nathan Maxwell, of Loxahatchee, was promoted to associate professor of biblical and theological studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University, a master’s of divinity degree from Logsdon Seminary and a doctorate from Baylor University. He joined PBAU in 2009.
Instructor Danilda Martinez, of Wellington, was promoted to assistant professor of digital media production. She holds a bachelor’s degree from PBAU and a master’s degree from Regent University and has completed additional studies at Fordham University. She joined PBAU in 2016.
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