Robert L. Fiore, Colleague, Friend, and Mentor

Chad M. Gasta, Iowa State University
Julia Domínguez, Iowa State University

This chapter is from Hispanic studies in honor of Robert L. Fiore (2009): 11. Posted with permission.


Robert L. Fiore, mentor and friend, has remained the truest advisor and teacher to his students, consummate supporter to his colleagues, and loyal friend to those who know him outside academia. His wise and constant counsel—the most precious gift he could have ever offered to his students—is exactly what he received from trusted and faithful mentors early on in his career. This volume of essays by some of the most well known Hispanics today is not only proof of Bob’s impact on Golden Age studies, but also a small measure of appreciation by all who have had the good fortune to have known him, and been affected by him in some way.