Aldemaro Romero Jr. is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami, Florida. He has published more than 800 pieces of work including more than 20 books and monographs, peer-reviewed articles and articles in non-peer-reviewed publications. His field experience on marine mammals includes several countries in the Caribbean area. His academic interests range from environmental and evolutionary biology to history and philosophy of science and science communication. He was been awarded numerous grants and prizes for his research and science communication work.