21 credits taken in Anglophone Caribbean Graduate Linguistics Program at UPR, Río Piedras (1999-2000).
Doctor of Education (Applied Linguistics with a minor in Bilingual Education), May 1996, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.
Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) October, 1983, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.
Master of Arts (TESOL) January, 1983, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.
Bachelors of Arts (English) 1981. (Magna Cum Laude) University of Puerto Rico, Humacao.
August 1985 - present English Professor
Duties: In charge of teaching English courses and participating actively in different committees.
January 1995 - present Honors Program Coordinator, HUC-UPR (six credits release time)
Associate Professor of the English Department
charge of the academic, social and cultural development of the Honors
Program. In addition, I teach upper level English courses
October 2003 - present Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Director
In charge of all administrative tasks.
Supervise a staff of seven professors and an administrative assistant. Work
on a day to day
October 2002 - present Communicative Competencies Center Tutor’s Adviser
Duties: In charge of training tutors for the services that are offered at
the Center. Meet weekly with the tutors to review writing principles,
August - December 2004 Part-Time Professor at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus.
Taught a graduate level course for the Graduate Department of Education
titled: Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation in
February 1996 Dissertation Committee Member for a Doctoral Dissertation at Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus.
Title: Self-Esteem and Oral Communicative Language Proficiency in the Puerto Rican Teaching–Learning Process
July l99l - August 1994
Academic Coordinator, Academic Counselor, and Assistant Professor of
the B.A. English Program at the University of
Duties: Academic Counselor of all English B.A. students. In
charge of teaching upper level courses of the B.A. in English and
June l990 - July l99l Academic Coordinator, Academic Counselor, and Instructor of the B.A. English Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.
Duties: Academic counselor of all English B.A. students. In charge of teaching upper level courses of the B.A. in English program.
Honors and Awards
Highest Honor English Award, Graduating Class, l98l, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.
Dean's List, l98l, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.
Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society, l982-l987, Columbia University.
Professional Development Incentive Award, l98l-l982, Columbia University.
Minority Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University, l982-83.
Title VII Fellowship Award, l983-l987, Columbia University.
Alpha Delta Kappa--TAU, International Society of Educators, l986.
Assistant Editor of Puerto Ricos' TESOLGRAM l990-l99l.
2001 Reyes Laborde, Maritza, rev. of Echoes From Dusty Rivers, by Dannabang Kuwabong, Sargasso 2001.
2000 Reyes Laborde, Maritza. Challenges: Creating A Changing Classroom. Ideas Journal. UPRH.
Reyes, Maritza and Maritza Santana. Developing ESL Skills: Integrating
Reading and the Process Approach.
Hodges de Delgado, Elizabeth and Maritza Reyes. The Process Approach
to Writing and Thematic Reading: They Really Work.
Recent Professional Contributions
offered to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholars on
topics such as:
November 2005 Workshop offered to the SSS TRIO Program Tutors at UPRH
Title: Strategies for Effective Tutoring
August 2004 Workshop offered for the Caribbean TRIO Programs Association
Title: Writing a Competitive SSS Proposal.
March 16, 2004 Workshop offered at the Las Piedras Educational Regional Offices During English Week:
Title: How to Write Lesson Plans aligning them to the Standards
January - May 2004 Inter American Fajardo Campus English Professors Training Program
Trained three professors in the teaching principles of the Teaching of Morphology and Syntax and revised their course syllabus.
January - April 2003
Offered three workshops for the teachers of the Department of Education
Titles: 1) Assessment in the ESL Classroom
2) Teaching Strategies in the ESL Classroom
3) English Standards Alignment
March 1, 2002 Phonetics: A Review for the Teacher Certification Exam.
March 2, 2002 Methodology for the Teaching of English: A Review for the Teacher Certification Exam.
May 15, 1999 Workshop given at PREASTERN Chapter’s 14th Annual Regional Conference.
Title: Classroom Assessment Techniques
February 20, 1999 Workshop given to the teachers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint in Caguas. (Community Service)
Title: Teaching Techniques: Preparing and Teaching Effective Lessons.
March 14, 1996 Workshop given at the Sixth Eastern Coast Conference and Workshops at the Fajardo campus of the Inter American University
Title: Teaching Reading in the ESL/EFL Classroom
August 10, 1995 Workshop given to English teachers of the Department of Education at CUH.
Title: Encouraging Reading: Ideas to Make Reading Attractive
August 9, 1995 Workshop given to teacher of the Department of Education at CUH.
Title: Writing as a Process
July 20, 1995 Workshop given to English teachers at the Juan Serralles Jr. H.S., Ponce
Title: Writing Made Fun: The Process Approach
July 19, 1995 Workshop given to English teachers at the Juan Serralles Jr.H.S., Ponce
Title: Reading Techniques: A Fun Approach
July 13, 1995 Workshop given to English teachers at the Sotero Figueroa Jr. High School in Rio Piedras
Title: Writing as a Process
July 12, 1995 Workshop given to English teachers at the Sotero Figueroa Jr. High School in Rio Piedras
Title: Reading Made More Attractive: Techniques for Science and English Teachers
Recent Workshop/Training Participation
November 10-12, 2006 23rd National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing: Negotiating Authority in the Writing Center. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
June 12-16, 2006 NYU Faculty Resource Network: Approaches to Critical/Creative Thinking Seminar. Manhattan, New York.
Approaches to Critical/Creative Thinking
2005 2005 NCPTW/IWCA Conference: Navigating the Boundary
Waters: The Politics of Identity, Location, and Stewardship.
June 6-10, 2005 NYU Faculty Resource Network: Technology in Education Seminar. Manhattan, New York.
May 19-22, 2005
Budget Management, Recordkeeping & Reporting Student and Project Performance and
the Evaluation of Project Performance.
July 8-10, 2005
Legislative and Regulatory Requirements for Operation of the Federal TRIO
Programs, Personnel Management and Students
Student Financial Aid Training Workshop
12-15, 2004 Council for Opportunity in Education: Reaching for
New Levels of Effectiveness.
February 11-14, 2004 SAEOPP General Project Management (New Directors) Training. Biloxi, MS.
2004 TRIO Directors and Advisors’ Conference. San German,