Dr. Almonte is an American national, working as a Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at PMU, KSA.
He received his B.A. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton in New York, USA in 1986, his M.A. in English Literature from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA in 1989, and his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University in New York, USA in 2001.
Dr. Almonte has thirty-plus years teaching and administrative experience in higher education, including at universities in the Baltics, the Middle East, and the United States. His instructional practice emphasizes the importance of exploring ways of knowing across different fields of study to help students develop complex critical thinking and communication skills.
A former Fulbright teaching fellow, Dr. Almonte has published on a wide variety of topics and disciplines, including classics and teaching pedagogy, Jane Austen, Jean Anouilh, Bob Dylan, and Thomas Hardy. He is the co-author of an Introduction to Humanities textbook entitled “That is the Question”: Answers from the Humanities. His current research interests include global interpretations of British Romanticism, and the role literature and the arts are playing in COVID-impacted contemporary society.
Dr. Almonte is especially excited to work with PMU students in developing and applying writing, reading, and research skills to their academic studies, professional environments, and life pursuits.