Gabriela Gerón PH.D

Dr. Gabriela Geron has over 20 years of experience in higher education. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a focus on IT Management in Higher Education Institutions from Universidad de Cantabria, Spain. Her Master of Science in Quality Systems and Bachelor of Industrial Engineer are from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico.

Her research is focused in how technology supports the international competitiveness of higher education institutions and helps their students succeed obtaining a Summa Cum Laude distinction in her dissertation for her contribution to Latin America internationalization. She was part of the Women in Education Leadership Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, cohort 2017.

Dr. Geron is the founder and president of Connecting Iberoamerica, a company that conducts research and provides strategic consultancy to international organizations, companies and universities that want to increase their international competitiveness in the region. Previously, she served as the Engagement Strategy Director, Operations Manager and Solutions Consultant working with more than 50 universities in Latin America in Ellucian, a higher education technology company. Dr. Geron has served as Consultant of Universidad de Monterrey and Planning Director of Tec de Monterrey in Mexico. She was faculty member of institutions in Mexico such as Universidad de Monterrey, Instituto Culinario de Mexico and Tec de Monterrey. She is an individual contributor of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), expert of Instituto Lationamericano y del Caribe de Calidad en Educacion a Distancia (CALED), associate research of Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), reviewer of international journals and collaborate with universities, international organizations and initiatives to connect with universities in Ibero-America.

Her areas of expertise include: international higher education, strategic planning, go to market strategy, project management, operations, client engagement, solutions consulting, technology evangelist and research.

Her specialties are in: technology trends, institutional accreditation, international rankings, quality systems, online learning, institutional effectiveness and higher education technology management.

Dr. Geron is speaker at international conferences, author of academic papers, books and blogs.



  • International Higher Education.
  • Strategic Planning.
  • Go to Market Strategy.
  • Client Engagement.
  • Research.

  • Technology Management.
  • International Rankings.
  • Institutional Accreditation.
  • Quality Systems.
  • Institutional Effectiveness.