DAN PREMO is Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Washington College. A former chair of the Department of Political Science, he held the College’s Louis L. Goldstein Chair in Public Affairs for fourteen years. Professor Premo received his Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Before entering academia, he served for eight years with the U.S. Information Agency in Guatemala and Colombia. He
has visited many of the major Maya sites in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.