Faculty

Program Director | Dr. David Hurtado

PhD in Communication/Regent University School of Communication & the Art
Master in Business Administration/Regent University School of Business & Leadership
BS in Broadcasting/Toccoa Falls College

Dr. David Hurtado is the Director of the Department of Business, Media, and Technology. He has close to 30 years of experience working as an entrepreneur; media writer, producer, distributor, strategist, executive, and consultant; transmedia storyteller; and in higher education. His passion is to use transmedia storytelling,  technology, business, entrepreneurship, and education to help transform communities one life at a time with God’s love. In addition to working and teaching in the U.S., he’s had the opportunity to work and teach throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and online. He counts it a privilege to be able to come alongside you and help you succeed as you prepare to achieve your dreams and calling. Dr. Hurtado is originally from Bolivia, grew up in Florida, and lives in Philadelphia.

“It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness” W.L. Watkinson

Courses taught:
ACCT 395 | Field Experience in Accounting
BUSA 395 | Field Experience in Business
COMM 105 | Introduction to Mass Media
COMM 240 | Rhetoric & Persuasion
COMM 290 | Production Practicum
COMM 295 | Field Practicum
COMM 351 | Digital Storytelling


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