Halia Valladares, PhD, is special projects advisor to the vice-president academic at Capilano University, as well as the institution’s former dean of the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies.
Halia has been a business professional in leadership positions for over two decades, and a university professor and scholar for the past 16 years.
She has served in various administrative positions in universities in different countries for over 10 years. Halia also has international business experience in the private sector, and was the traffic, shipping and receiving supervisor for a Fortune 100 corporation.
She earned her doctoral degree in economics and business administration from Burgos University, Spain. In addition, Halia holds an MBA in international trade and a master of science in international logistics from Texas A&M International University. She is also a Certified International Trade Professional in Canada (FITT-CITP).
Halia has spoken at over 60 international conferences and authored more than 20 research publications for journals, book chapters and books in countries including Mexico, Spain, Canada, Colombia, Venezuela, Pakistan, Cuba and the U.S.