Frederick Luis Aldama is University Distinguished Scholar as well as Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than thirty books. Aldama is the founder and director of the Latinx Space for Enrichment Research, which received the White House Hispanic Bright Spot award. Aldama is the recipient of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education award as well as the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2017 he was inducted into the Academy of Teaching.