Albert Hernández is senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado where he also serves as associate professor of the history of Christianity. His educational career began in South Florida’s Cuban exile community as a high school humanities teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer before returning to graduate school to pursue his interests in medieval and early modern religious history. He holds three different masters degrees and in 2001 received the Ph.D. degree from the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. In addition to his research and teaching on the history of mystical movements in Christianity and Islam, he has addressed numerous local, regional, and national gatherings and religious organizations on the historical legacies of Medieval Spain for a post-9/11 world. He is a United Methodist layperson and maintains collaborative ties with his former Roman Catholic colleagues and mentors in South Florida and New Jersey.