Abridged-Curriculum Vitae

Maritza Reyes Laborde
Telephone: (787) 850-9420
mi_reyes@uprh.edu

EDUCATION

         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.

Work Experience

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

 Duties: In charge of the academic, social and cultural development of the Honors Program. In addition, I teach upper level English courses
                                                 for future English teachers: Morphology and Syntax, Phonetics, Second Language Acquisition, Reading and Linguistics, Supervisor
                                                 of the elementary practice teaching experience and so forth.

October 2003 - present         Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Director

                                                 Duties: In charge of all administrative tasks. Supervise a staff of seven professors and an administrative assistant. Work on a day to day
                                                 basis with participants. Coordinate participants’ workshops and activities.

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,
                                                 grammar, syntax and all the elements related to the writing process. In addition, train the students in the use of different techniques on how
                                                 to tutor.  Prepared the tutors’ training manual and journal.

August - December 2004       Part-Time Professor at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus.

 Duties: Taught a graduate level course for the Graduate Department of Education titled:  Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation in
 the Elementary/Secondary English Program.
Wrote the syllabus and selected the materials to be used. Edited the Proposal titled:
 A Proposal for the Establishment of a PhD Program in Higher Education.

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 
                                             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  and
                                                 Education Programs.

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.

Publications

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.

June l990                               Reyes, Maritza and Maritza Santana.  Developing ESL Skills: Integrating Reading and the Process Approach.
                                              AVEPLEFE II Congress Publications.

Winter l989                           Hodges de Delgado, Elizabeth and Maritza Reyes.  The Process Approach to Writing and Thematic Reading:  They Really Work.  
TESOL GRAM, Winter edition, Vol. XVI, No. 4.

Recent Professional Contributions

January 2002- present              Workshops offered to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholars on topics such as:
                                                  How to Write a Winning Personal Statement, Getting intro Graduate School, Preparing for the GRE, among many others.

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
                                                                (Six hours of duration each):

                                                                      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

October 19-23, 2005                    2005 NCPTW/IWCA Conference: Navigating the Boundary Waters: The Politics of Identity, Location, and Stewardship.
     Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.
                                                     Niagara Falls, New York.

July 8-10, 2005                             Legislative and Regulatory Requirements for Operation of the Federal TRIO Programs, Personnel Management and Students
     Financial Assistance.

August 5-8, 2004                          Student Financial Aid Training Workshop
     San Juan , Puerto Rico            

September 12-15, 2004                Council for Opportunity in Education: Reaching for New Levels of Effectiveness.
     San Antonio, Texas.

February 11-14, 2004                   SAEOPP General Project Management (New Directors) Training. Biloxi, MS.           

January 13-16, 2004                     TRIO Directors and Advisors’ Conference. San German, Puerto Rico.  
     Approaches to Critical/Creative Thinking

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