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David Nordlund

Instructor Berklee Study AbroadFirst Year Abroad

In Their Own Words

"I have been active in international education for more than 15 years, and I have been a professor on Berklee's Valencia campus since the inception of the campus. From day one, it has been vital that the local culture be an integral part of the professor-student learning experience."

"Valencia in particular and Spain in general are a living and dynamic extension of my classroom. In an ever-changing and complex world, it is essential that my students engage, analyze, and benefit from the local cultural patrimony as they mature intellectually as individuals while enhancing the collective experience."

Career Highlights

  • Fulbright Commission Board Member, USA-Spain Committee (Note: The Fulbright Commission has recently been awarded one of Spain's highest honors, the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.)
  • U.S. State Department official
  • Representative for President Obama's Ambassador to Spain, Alan Solomont, for the regions of Valencia, Murcia, and Albacete
  • Advisor to the U.S. Embassy in Madrid in the creation of the first “American space” in Spain
  • Dean and codirector, Florida State University Spain Study Center
  • Numerous articles and speeches regarding Spanish cultural studies and international relations
  • Teaching Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Board Member, the John Wooden Recreational Committee, UCLA
  • Lettered in Division I, Collegiate Volleyball


  • Winner, Berklee Distinguished Faculty Award