About Me

Luis Javier Pentón Herrera has taught Spanish and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the K-12 and university levels. He currently serves as a Dissertation Core Faculty at the American College of Education and as Adjunct Professor at two universities—University of Maryland Global Campus and The George Washington University.

Previously, Luis earned the rank of Sergeant while serving in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as well as worked in administrative and legal roles for both the USMC and the Department of Defense. He holds three master’s degrees—two of which were completed with 4.0/4.0 GPAs—and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership: Reading, Language, and Literacy. Recently, TESOL International Association acknowledged Pentón Herrera as an emerging leader (30 Up and Coming) of the next generation in research, teaching, publishing, and leadership.


Here is a video of Dr. Penton presenting at the Maryland TESOL’s 40th Annual Conference (2020) along with Dr. Custodio and Ms. O’Loughlin

Title: Educating SLIFE: What We Have Learned