As Dean of Administration & Program Development and one of Esperanza’s Vice Presidents, Dr. Hurtado oversees the administration, finances, marketing and recruitment, and development of new programs for Esperanza College of Eastern University. Dr. Hurtado has over twenty five years of experience in education, business, media, and ministry.

Dr. Hurtado has a PhD in Communication with a focus on entertainment-education and transmedia storytelling from Regent University’s School of Communication and the Arts, a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on marketing and management of non-profits from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership, and a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Toccoa Falls College. Prior to coming to Esperanza he served as Associate Dean of Administration at Regent University where he helped develop its educational programs in Hollywood, the Sundance Film Festival, the Transformational Media program overseas, its C.S. Lewis program at Oxford, England, and oversaw administration and its innovative marketing recruitment efforts. Dr. Hurtado is an entrepreneur, media producer and tansmedia consultant with extensive international experience in the use of all types of media to have a positive influence in society. He has taught as an adjunct entertainment-education and social change, media production, transmedia storytelling, television production, media studies, communication, cross-cultural communication, and other classes.

Dr. Hurtado is an immigrant who was born in Bolivia, grew up in Miami, and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and family.