Ricardo Roman Jr. is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He is a retired Army veteran who has been teaching English and business courses for universities in Panama, i.e., UIP, LATINA University, and Quality Leadership University (QLU), for the past 20+ years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in LACS from Florida State University, an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master of Arts in (TESOL) from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. He has been teaching English at QLU-EPS since 2002. has obtained a «Diplomado en Docencia Superior» (QLU). He has conducted research on motivational factors that influence ELL in Panama and has published research on the motivational factors of ELL students in Panama that has been published in JLTR (Journal of Language Teaching and Research) 2020. With his zeal for learning, he continues research studies in Spanish and English, and English-bilingual perception of their own code-switching. He also served on the Board of Directors for American Society and was a Navy League Past President.