Born and raised in Panama, Dr. Cedeño earned a law degree at the University of Panama before moving to the U.S. and obtaining his Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from Michigan State University. He has published a book on Panamanian popular culture, and his teaching and research interests include natural law, nineteenth-century literature, and the Romantic Movement, areas in which he has edited a book and published several papers. In the last 15 years, Dr. Cedeño has been involved with the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, a summer program that brings together more than one thousand high-achieving high school rising seniors identified as Kentucky’s next generation of civic leaders. Currently, he serves as the program’s Executive Director. In 2004, Dr. Cedeño became an American citizen, and recently was named one of the twenty-five most influential Hispanics in Louisville because of his contributions to education in Kentucky and to the Latino Legal Clinics organized by the Louisville Bar Association. Dr. Cedeño is a member of the 2006-07 American Council on Education Fellows Class, the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program that has prepared senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities for over forty years. Recently he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Humanities Council.
Aristófanes, Cedeño, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish Literature
and Executive Director of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program
2006-07 ACE Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
Campus Address: 330A Humanities
Office Phone Number: 502-852-0486
Dept. Office Phone Number: 502-852-6686
Fax Number: 502-852-8885