Faculty

Program Director | Dr. Gladys Ramirez-Wrease

Gladys Ramirez-Wrease, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Success at Esperanza College where her primary responsibility is to provide strategic leadership for the academic and student success programs of the college ensuring alignment with the institution’s mission and its student-centric orientation.  With more than 10 years of experience in higher education focusing on the development and management of student success programs, Dr. Ramirez-Wrease seeks to equip individuals with the skills and tools necessary to succeed in a competitive global market. She recently served as the Director of Tutoring and Supplemental Support Services at Delaware County Community College where her emphasis was on creating a student-centered learning environment.  Previously, she served as the Program Coordinator for the East Gateway Triangle Neighborhood Revitalization Plan in the City of Chester, PA focusing on addressing quality of life issues. She has also provided training on soft skills, study skills, change management, customer service, leadership, communication, diversity, business plan, and development, as well as teamwork.


Howard Gilfert

J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle Pennsylvania

Professor Howard Gilfert earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law, in Carlisle Pennsylvania in 1986, then clerked for the United States Magistrate Judge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Afterward, Professor Gilfert commenced a twenty-five-year career as an Assistant Camden County Prosecutor in New Jersey during which he served as the Section Chief of both the Child Abuse Unit and the Homicide Unit. Professor Gilfert currently teaches courses in Criminal Justice, Business Law and Personal Finance at Esperanza College.

Courses taught: 
CRMJ 105 | Introduction to Criminal Justice
BUSA 350 | Business Law
ECON 200 | Personal Stewardship

Email - hgilfert@eastern.edu


 Michael Brooks

DBA in Accounting, Liberty University (in progress)
MDiv Urban concentration, Biblical Theological Seminary
MBA in Finance, Saint Joseph University
BS in Business Administration, Accounting concentration, Pierce College

Professor Michael Brooks has 20 years of work experience in governmental and corporate America. He has held various jobs in education and auditing roles including for the Internal Revenue Service of the Treasury Department, as a corporate trainer in the insurance industry, in the Office of Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, and in the financial sector for the Bank of America and Wells Fargo & Co. Professor Brooks believes Esperanza is an awesome school for individuals who desire to learn holistically, where theory, real-world experience, and a Christian worldview meet!

Courses Taught: 

COMM 120 | Public Speaking
ACCT 107 | Accounting Principles I
ACCT 108 |Accounting Principles II
ACCT 309 | Nonprofit Accounting
ACCT 421 | Concepts in Federal Taxation
CSCI 110 | Computer Literacy
ENTR 205 | Essentials of Entrepreneurship
ENTR 320 | Social Entrepreneurship
BUSA 202 | Principles of Marketing
BUSA 206 | Principals of Management and Leadership


Marisol Medina               

DBA (in progress), Wilmington University
MBA, Eastern University
BBA, Eastern University

Professor Marisol Medina currently works at TD Bank as Vice-President Group Manager. She has been in the financial services industry for over 15 years and in higher education for the past 3 years. She mainly teaches business and accounting courses at Esperanza College of Eastern University. Professor Medina prides herself in developing her students with academic knowledge in order to prepare them for the next academic or professional endeavor. She is currently a doctoral student at Wilmington University. 

Courses Taught:
ACCT 107 | Accounting Principles I
ACCT 108 | Accounting Principles II
CSCI 110 | Computer Literacy
COMM 120 | Public Speaking
ENTR 205 | Essentials of Entrepreneurship
ENTR 320 | Social Entrepreneurship
BUSA 202 | Principles of Marketing
BUSA 206 | Principals of Management and Leadership

Email - mmedina@eastern.edu