Professor Bermúdez is an internationally recognized scholar of Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies in our Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has more than 26 years of service at UCSB and since 2000 has Chaired or Co-Chaired 11 completed PhD and 3 MA committees pertaining to Latin American and Iberian Studies. She has served as a member of 31 MA or PhD committees. Prof. Bermúdez’ recommenders uniformly call attention to how she supports students’ entry into academic and professional careers. She is recognized for setting the highest standards for scholarship and publication among her students. Prof. Bermúdez’ students and colleagues all call attention to her availability to aid in critical decision-making and life choices related to academic and professional circumstances as well as her long term concern for their well-being and success.