Dr. Hugo Hervitz is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has been a Professor of Economics and International Business in South Florida for over 30 years, specializing in International Trade and Finance in Europe and Latin America. He has also taught Cross Cultural Communication for the Global MBA Program at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Dr. Hervitz founded Forum-Nexus Study Abroad in 1990 and has been its Executive Director ever since, directing dozens of intensive summer and winter programs in Europe and elsewhere, with the participation of over 3500 students from the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Colombia, Holland, Turkey, Indonesia, Australia, India, and other countries.
Dr. Hervitz has a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Master's degree in Management from Imperial College in London, an M.A. in Economics and Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University. He has been a visiting professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, at the Fachhochschule Kufstein in Austria, and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He has extensive consulting experience in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America and has served as economics commentator for CNN en Español. He has pioneered the concept of measuring and developing a student's International IQ and is the author of the ground-breaking International Knowledge Assessment Test (IKAT), which quantifies the level of International IQ.
Born in Argentina, Dr. Hervitz loves to travel and has a passion for learning foreign languages. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Hebrew, proficient in German and Portuguese, and has basic conversational knowledge of Arabic, Greek, Russian, and Yiddish. He is very happy to live in Miami, where he enjoys the multilingual and multicultural environment, the warm weather and the ocean. He is married with three children. His wife Esther is a clinical psychologist, specializing in neuropsychology. Their son Micky is a graduate of Wharton's MBA program, working in finance in Chicago. Their daughter Dalia has an MBA from Columbia Business School and is working in banking in New York. Their daughter Shuli graduated from Yale University and the MBA program at Columbia, and is currently working in marketing in New York.