I am the Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor at DePauw University. I was born in Camagüey, Cuba and grew up in Miami, where I graduated from Columbus High in 1978. I earned my B.A. from New College in 1981 and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. I spent 23 years at Wabash College, including sabaticals as a Fulbright Scholar at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic in 1991, a year at the University of Costa Rica in 1998, and a voyage around the world with Semester at Sea in the fall of 2005 (hear Alan's song and read the lyrics).
My curriculum vitae, with complete contact information, is available here: BarretoVita2013.pdf.
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This photo of my kids is old, but it brings back nice memories and makes me smile.