Max U. Montesino, Ed.D., Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Professor Montesino graduated from Western Michigan University with a doctor of education (human resource development) in 1995, and a master of development administration (MDA) in 1991; post-graduate in human resource management, Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo in 1988; and a bachelor in education, Dominican College of Professional Studies, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Max is currently member of the Board of the United Way of Allen County, the Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (HLCNI), Mayor Henry's Opportunity Council, the CASA Program, and the Fort Wayne Multi-Cultural Council. Before joining IPFW in 1995, Dr. Montesino worked as a management-development consultant and trainer for 14 years in Latin America. Recent publication outlets: Human Resource Development Quarterly; Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations; Human Resource Development International; Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education; International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, and others. Recent international research-related traveling: The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Bolivia, Haiti, Brazil, Finland, Italy, France, Malaysia, Singapore, and Portugal. Recent service work: local government (public safety, workplace diversity), non-profit grassroots leadership development, Latino/multicultural advocacy. Currently working on a book in Spanish, working title: Como somos los latinos: Introspecciones sobre cultura y conducta organizacional.
Amaneceres de Mexico is a non-profit female dance group from Fort Wayne, IN. The dancers range in age from 6 years old to 18. They have performed their folkloric and Aztec style dances at various events. They are all strong, caring, and very passionate individuals who have devoted their time and energy into their performances.