Meet our writers

We are an extended family and we take advantage of opportunities to work together.

  • Gary M. Stern

    +50 articles

    Gary Stern, a contributing writer for HO  has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in such leading publications as The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, USA Weekend, Crain's New York Business, Electronic Business, and Tennis. 

  • Mary Ann Cooper

    +50 articles

    Whether the subject is health care or movies, women's issues or trends in television, Mary Ann has written about it or spoken about it. She is the author of more than 100 book projects including “Natural Cures for Common Diseases,” “101 Ways to Pamper Yourself,” and "Easy Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol." She was a nationally syndicated columnist for 30 years and contributing writer to an eclectic group of magazines including Hispanic Outlook, Women's World, Television Week, GRAND Magazine, Boxoffice Magazine, Looking Good Now Magazine, and American Media Special Magazines.  

  • Frank DiMaria

    +50 articles

    Frank DiMaria is a freelance writer living South Carolina. When he’s not writing he teaches computer science and digital literacy in a middle school in Fort Mill.

  • Gustavo A. Mellander

    +40 articles

    Dr. Mellander was a university dean for 15 years and a college president for 20.

  • Enrique Del Risco

    +40 articles

    Enrique Del Risco Arrocha, also known as Enrisco, was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1967. He has a degree in History from the University of Havana and a doctorate in Latin American Literature from New York University (NYU), where he currently works. as a teacher in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. He was a finalist for the Cintas Foundation Fellowship for Creative Writing -for the project “Trilogía cubana del Hudson” (2011), and has received the following awards: Prize of the Contest Trece de Marzo 1993, Prize of Short Story magazine “Revolución y Cultura” 1994, Villa Awards de Madrid 1996 and V Ibero-American Cortes de Cádiz Award 2008, for the works: Shrunken Works (1992), Loss and recovery of innocence (1994), Crocodile tears (1998), Leve Historia de Cuba (2007), and ¿Qué Will they think of us in Japan? (2008).

  • Peggy Sands Orchowski

    +30 articles

    Peggy (Dr. Margaret) Sands Orchowski Ph.D. has been the credentialed Congressional Correspondent for the Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education magazine in Washington DC since 2006.  Her new book “The Law That Changed the Face of America: the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965” was published by Rowman & Littlefield in September in time for the 50th anniversary of its signing.

All our writers

Sylvia Mendoza

Sylvia Mendoza is an award-winning journalist recognized as one of "50 Voices of the Future in Journalism" and "1 of 25 Influential Latina Leaders" invited to a United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women" forum. She is the author of The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength and Success and Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography. Her latest essay appears in the academic anthology, Label Me Latina/o.

Michelle Adam

Michelle Adam is an experienced writer and teacher currently living in New Mexico.  For more than twenty five years, she has written for magazines and newspapers, which include The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine; Hibernia Magazine, an Irish magazine; Vista Magazine, a Hispanic insert of major national newspapers; and multiple other publications. She has also taught Spanish to middle and high school students for the past 14 years, and has written a novel, "Child of Duende,” about a young girl imbued by the spirit of the earth in Spain. Her fiction is inspired by her years growing up in Spain and by her Argentinean roots and Latin America's magical realism tradition.  

Carlos D. Conde

Carlos D. Conde, award-winning journalist and former Washington and foreign news correspondent, was a press aide in the Nixon White House. 

Adriana Alcántara

Adriana Alcántara

Dr. Marlene Jacqueline Wüst-Smith

Dr. Marlene Jacqueline Wüst-Smith

Miquela Rivera

Miquela Rivera, PhD is a licensed psychologist in Albuquerque with years of clinical, early childhood and consultative experience. Dr. Rivera’s column, “Priming the Pump” appears in each issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. She lives in Albuquerque.

Angela Provitera McGlynn

Angela Provitera McGlynn is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey, where she taught more than 13,000 students over a career spanning 35 years. She is the author of Envisioning Equity: Educating and Graduating Low-income, First-generation, and Minority College Students, Successful Beginnings for College Teaching: Engaging Your Students from the First Day and Teaching Today's College Students: Widening the Circle of Success as well as five other books related to college teaching. She has co-authored with Florence Rhyn Serlin, Living With Yourself, Living With Others: A Woman’s Guide, Prentice-Hall, and is a regular contributor for The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education where she has published about 120 articles.

Alejandra Suarez

Alejandra Suarez