Fernando Galván is Full Professor of English since 1990, and currently Rector/President of the University of Alcalá, Madrid (2010-2018). He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Glasgow (DLitt, 2012), the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in León (2012) and the National University of Villarrica in Paraguay (2014). He has been Visiting Scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature of Harvard University (1993, 1994), Visiting Fellow of Corpus Christi College (Oxford), and Associate Member of the Faculty of English of the University of Oxford (2009). He is a member of IAUPE (International Association of University Professors of English) since 1994, and was appointed in 2003 Corresponding Fellow of The English Association, in the UK.
He has an extensive teaching and research experience, as well as a large publication record. In his capacity as a philologist, he has held important responsibilities at a national and international level: President of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies (AEDEAN: 1996-2002) and President of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE: 2007-2013). He has also held numerous relevant jobs in university administration for more than 30 years. He also chaired the Conference of Rectors of the Universities of Madrid (CRUMA) in 2013. He is now a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and President of the Committee for Sustainability of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE).