Dr. Industrial Engineer from the University of Seville (1995). His teaching career began at the end of 1989 at the University of Seville, obtaining the position of Titular Professor of the University in 1997. Professor of Systems Engineering and Automation at the University of Jaén since 2002. President of the ICT Sector Commission of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) and member of the extended executive Commission of the CRUE. President of the Association of Public Universities of Andalusia (AUPA) since December 2018
President of the Crue-TIC Commission and rector of the University of Jaén.