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Universidad Domínico-Americana

We are the university of the Instituto Cultural Domínico-Americano (ICDA), established as an Institution of Higher Learning by means of Executive Decree Number 389-01 issued on March 20th, 2001.

Academic Structure

Dr. Thelma Camarena

Executive Vice Chancellor
Executive Vice Chancellor of the Universidad Domínico-Americano (UNICDA) since 2002 and General Academic Director of the Instituto Cultural Domínico-Americano (ICDA) since 1999.


Doctorate in Education with specialization in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University; Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology with a specialization in Human Resources from Columbia University, New York; Certification in Educational Politics and Planning from Harvard University; Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (uasd) (Magna cum Laude).

Dr. Camarena has been involved in higher education for more than 30 years. She has been a professor in undergraduate and graduate programs in both national and international universities. She began working in the field of education in 1980 as an undergraduate professor at theuasd and later in the graduate programs of the Universidad Iberoamericana (unibe) and Nova Southeastern University.
Her professional area of interest has been Organizational Development, Planning and Management of Organizational Change, Administration and Human Resources. Dr. Camarena has also provided her services as an Associate Consultant of consultrain, inc. She held the position of Projects Officer for the Educational Sector at the United States Agency for International Development (usaid).
Lastly, she was the Director of the Marketing and Business Administration Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM).Dr. Camarena has had articles published in various journals in the Dominican Republic.

Academic Structure
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