Ronn Pineo

Professor, Department Chair


Contact Information

LA 4210 F
TR, 3:00-4:00; F-2:00-3:00 (except first Friday of the month)


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Latin America, late 19th century to the present; history of public health; Andean history; urban history; social, economic, and demographic history


Professor Ronn Pineo earned his PhD from the University of California, Irvine, in 1987. His first book, Social and Economic Reform in Ecuador: Life and Work in Guayaquil, was published by University Press of Florida in 1996. His most recent book, Ecuador and the United States: Useful Strangers, was published in 2007. His work focuses on Latin America from the late nineteenth century to the present, particularly the history of public health and health care, urban history, Andean History, and the history of United States-Latin American Relations. Dr. Pineo is currently researching the history of cigarette smoking in Latin America.

Selected Publications

The Free Market Experiment in Latin America: Assessing Past Policies and the Search for a Pathway Forward,” three part series for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, (2013). 
“Bicentennial and Breaking Continuity: Ecuador, Latin America, and Obama.”, December 23, 2009.
Ecuador and the United States: Useful Strangers. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.

Recent Lectures and Presentations

“Death Benefits: The Demographic Implications of Cigarette Smoking in Latin America,” paper given at the ATWS Conference, Salvador, Brazil, November 2011.

Awards and Honors

2001 University of Maryland board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching


SPRING 2018      
HIST 122 Latin America: National Period    
HIST 307 The Andean Republics