Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans teaches Teaching & the Human Brain in our DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Chirino-Klevans is an expert in Global Executive Education. She has held executive positions such as Assistant Dean of Executive Education for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, as well as Program Director for Duke Corporate Education.

Her experience is in program design, international client management, cross-cultural organizational environment assessments, international talent attraction and retention, compensation programs, training needs assessment, training management, and impact of training. She has consulted for clients such as Deutsche Bank, TRW, Ford Motor Company, among others. Her work has been featured in CNN, Caribbean Business, Talent Management Magazine, among other publications.

Earlier in her career, she also served as the psychologist for the Mexican national rowing team, and contributed to the team winning a silver medal at the 1991 Pan Am Games. She herself is a Pan American games medalist in gymnastics. She combines her experience as an executive, elite athlete and psychologist to create action learning experiences in online and face-to-face learning communities.

Chirino-Klevans received a PhD in Psychology from Universidad Iberoamericana, an MBA from Univesidad de las Américas, and a Masters and BA in Psychology from Georgia College and State University.


  • Bi weekly contributor for Hire-Diversity and Hispanic Business magazines.
  • Monthly contributor for Poder360.
  • Online magazine on Management and Organizational Behavior topics.
  • Boumedine, M., Chirino-Barceló, F.I. & Espinoza, E. A Formal Approach to the EMI Model and Case Study,” Journal of Telecommunications, in press.
  • McDaniel, W.F., Schmidt, M.S. Davis, B., & Chirino-Barceló. (1992)

    The influences of ACTH 4-9 upon avoidance and spatial learning following lateral peristriate and parietal injuries, in .Modern and Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Alzheimer´s Disease, Editors: E.M.Meyer, J. Simpkins and J. Yamamoto, Plenum Press, New York.

  • Schmidt, M.S., Chirino-Barceló, F.I. & McDaniel, W.F.(1992)

    An ORG 9308 Fails to Improve Visual Functions in Rats with Occipital Lesions. Neuroreport. Journal of Behavioral Research, 29-32.

  • Samperio, R. & Chirino-Barceló, F.I. (1992)

    Stop Sexual Aggression: Behavioral Consequences of Rape in Children, Diana, México.

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