Lear MatthewsLear Matthews, professor at State University of New York and former lecturer at the University of Guyana, is an Executive Board member of the Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Caribbean American Social Workers Association.  He has written extensively on the adaptation of immigrants with a focus on the Caribbean Diaspora. His most recently published book is English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities, which speaks authoritatively to the numerous issues arising from the transnational nature of the current migratory trajectory. A founding member of the New York Tutorial Support Group, Dr. Matthews has developed a ground breaking Data-base of non-profit organizations in the Caribbean Diaspora. His recently recorded DVD/CD seeks to sustain nostalgic oral traditions and history of Guyana.