Jorge Enrique Delgado was born in Bogota Colombia. He graduated as a dentist in 1989 from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana where he was also a faculty member from 1990 to 2005 until he migrated to the United States. During his tenure as professor at Javeriana, Jorge was a member of the Department of Research and Education at the Dental School, where he was in charge of professional development of fellow university professors (mainly dentists, but also physicians, accountants, lawyers, and engineers); teaching research-related courses; managing institutional, postdoctoral, and predoctoral research; evaluation and assessment processes; program and institutional accreditation; and publishing the School’s scientific journal. Besides research methods, Jorge used to teach courses in Dental Public Health and Preventive Dentistry. From the beginning of his professional life, Jorge found his vocation in teaching and conducting research. He studied a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in curriculum and participated in a permanent Symposium on Universities with one of the world’s most renowned authorities on higher education, the late Jesuit priest Alfonso Borrero.
Jorge Delgado received his PhD degree in August 2011 from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring Social and Comparative Analysis in Education. Jorge complemented his PhD with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Latin American Social and Public Policy. During his time as a doctoral student, Jorge created a series of lectures called “International Education Brown Bags” (IEBBs) where students from Education and other Pitt Schools found a forum to share their experiences and research in international education. In several cases, the IEBBs were the first opportunity for students to do presentations in public and continued being managed by the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) for a while. He also created an initiative called “Academic Career Planning” that organized workshops to orient students on how be better prepared for academic and other types of jobs. Jorge also served as student representative to the School of Education Council and was a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow between 2007 and 2010.
Regarding his research, between 2008 and 2010, Jorge Delgado traveled to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela to study the qualitative and quantitative development of scientific/scholarly journals from a comparative perspective. Most of the journals are published by university academic units in Latin America. Jorge's research allowed him to qualitatively analyze the relation of journal growth with factors such higher education systems/reform, science and technology policy, institutional policy, faculty development, university research trends, and communication of knowledge in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin America. The title of his dissertation is, “Journal Publication in Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela: University Responses to Global, Regional, and National Pressures and Trends” and can be read at http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/9049/.
Currently, Jorge Delgado is an instructor with the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies and affiliated core faculty of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Jorge teaches face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate courses on Social Foundations of Education, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latin American Social and Public Policy. Between 2012 and 2013, Jorge was the Associate Director of IISE. In addition, between 2010 and 2013, Jorge taught the International Organizations in International Education and History and Theory of Comparative Education courses in the Drexel University's Global and International Education master's program. Between 2013 and 2014, Jorge was the Director of Editing Services at a start-up company.
Jorge serves as the Co-chairperson of the Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Comparative and International Education Society (http://www.cies.us/, http://www.higheredsig.org/) and council member of the Education Section of the Latin American Studies Association. He used to be the secretary of the Communication of Research SIG of the American Education Research Association (http://aera-cr.asu.edu/). Jorge’s hobbies include singing and playing the guitar with his Latin band BÉSAME (http://www.besamepittsburgh.com/) that released in 2010 its first CD titled “Primer Beso” (First Kiss), as well as publishing a refereed dental journal in Spanish, Universitas Odontológica (http://www.javeriana.edu.co/universitasodontologica/).