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First Name
Annette
Last Name
Lopez de Mendez
Job Title
Director Educational Research Center
Department
Educational Research Center
Institution
University of PUerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, School of Education
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ANNETTE G. LÓPEZ DE MÉNDEZ, ED.D.
44 Calle Venus, Atlantic View
Carolina, Puerto Rico 00979
alopezdemendez@yahoo.es
Tel/Fax (787) 268-0762 (H) (787)470-0992 (cel)
787 764-0000 x4384, 4382 (W)

EDUCATION
CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STANFORD UNIVERSITY San Francisco, CA
1995 Institute: Linking Research to Educational Policy and Practice.
Directors: Carol Weiss, Harvard University, and Martin Rein, MIT, MA

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Boston, MA
Ed.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Department of
Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments
Dissertation: "The First Years of Teaching as a Learning Experience:
The Perspective of a Group of Puerto Rican Teachers", 1994
Advisors: Joseph Maxwell, Eleanor Duckworth, Harvard University

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY New York, NY
M.A., in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1978

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO San Juan, PR
B.A., in Humanities (concentration in Fine Arts and Literature), 1970

CERTIFICATION
Elementary School Teacher, Puerto Rico Department of Instruction, 1976
Elementary Montessori Teacher, St. Nicholas Training Center for
the Montessori Method of Education, 1976
Pre-school Montessori Teacher, Montessori Association of South Carolina, Inc., 1975

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO San Juan, PR
Director, Educational Research Center, 1992 – present
Vice-president, Cuaderno de Investigación en la Educación, 1992 – present
Member Steering Committee, Congreso Puertorriqueño
de Investigación en la Educación, 1992 - present

Full Professor, College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Teaching, 1987 – present
Graduate School of Education, Elementary Education Reading Program

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Cambridge, MA
Teaching Fellow for Prof. Eleanor Duckworth,
Department of Curriculum and Teaching, 1985 - 87
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO San Juan, PR
Associate Professor, College of Education,
Department of Curriculum and Teaching, 1980-85

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF PUERTO RICO San Juan, PR
School Director, Pre-school Teacher, Co-founder of the school, 1976-78

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF HUMACAO San Juan, PR
Elementary Teacher, Co-founder of the school, 1973-76

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL New York, NY
Research Assistant at the Pediatric Department, 1972-73

CONSULTANT:
FUNDACION ANGEL RAMOS, Member to Advisory Board for Preschool
Research and Practice Funding Projects (2005-2006)

FUNDACIÓN PUERTORRIQUEÑA DE LAS HUMANIDADES, Guías para los adolescentes y jóvenes, Proyecto en línea para cumplimentar los videos históricos presentados en el Canal 6, PBS, Desde tu baúl (2004-2006)

MUSEO DE ARTE DE PUERTO RICO, Member to Advisory Board, MAPR Education Department, Integrating Art to the Curriculum: Teachers’ Institute (2002-present)

PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,
Consultant Action Research Project for Teachers (2000 – present)

MUSEO DE ARTE DE PUERTO RICO, Consultant to ActivArte Gallery for children and the family, (1999 – 2002)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

López de Méndez, A.G. (2007). Artes visuales, narrativa digital y currículo integrado. Río Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

López de Méndez, A.G. (2006). La integración de las artes visuales puertorriqueñas al currículo escolar. Río Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

López de Méndez, A.G. (2005). Las artes visulaes en la sala de clases. Río Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

Bonilla Rodríguez, Víctor E.; López de Méndez, Annette; Cintrón Rodríguez, Madelyn E.; Ramírez Pagán, Solángel; Román Oyola, Rosa. (2005). Feminización de la matrícula de educación superior en Puerto Rico. Cuaderno de Investigación en la Educación, 20, 114-153.

López de Méndez, A.G. (2004). “El artista que llevas dentro” multimedia project that present twelve works of arts, artist biographies, art process, games and other interactive activities. ActivArte Gallery, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.

López de Méndez, A.G. (2003). El periodico escolar: Una estrategia para la integración de las tecnologías a la enseñanza de la lectoescritura. Río Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

López de Méndez, A.G. (2002). Preparando los maestros del mañana en el uso y manejo de las nuevas tecnologías. Río Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

López de Méndez, A.G. & Vadi-Fantauzzi, J. (2002). Entrevista a Dra. Helen Barret: una historia de vida en digital. Tecne: Revista del Centro de Tecnología Educativa, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Año 1, Vol. 5, 18-20

López de Méndez, A.G. & Vadi-Fantauzzi, J. (2002). De lo presencial a lo virtual: experiencias, retos y tendencias. Tecne: Revista del Centro de Tecnología Educativa, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Año 1, Vol. 5, 10-15.

López de Méndez, A.G. (2000). La integración de la internet en lecciones de ciencia. Río Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

López de Méndez, A.G., ed. (2000). Tendencias de investigación de la Facultad de Educación. Cuaderno de Investigación en la Educación, 15, 4-167.

López de Méndez, A.G. (1995). What teachers learn during the first years of teaching: The perspective of a group of Puerto Rican teachers. Cuaderno de Investigación en la Educación, 9, 27-81.

López de Méndez, A.G. (1994). What teachers learn during the first years of teaching: The perspective of a group of Puerto Rican teachers. Unpublished Manuscript, Harvard University, Mass.

López de Méndez, A.G. (1992). Teachers as researchers. Paper presented at the opening of the Third Educational Research Congress at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

López de Méndez, A.G. (ed.) (1992). Reflections: Teachers as researchers. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico.

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Maestros del Siglo XXI: Proyectos y usos de tecnologías de informáticas en el aula, lecciones aprendidas, Aprendo 2005, IX Seminario Internacional de Educación, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana, Marzo 2005

SELECTED GRANT PROJECTS:
2006-2008 Proposal to develop a web page to promote professional development of preschool teachers, focusing in the use of appropriate practices establish by the NAEYC, Research and Development Project, Fundación Angel Ramos ($190,000)
2006 Arte, Narrativa Digital y Currículo Integrado (NCLB05-05) Research and Development Project Council of Higher Education ($190,114)
2005 Proyecto Integración de las Artes Visuales Puertorriqueñas al Currículo Escolar (NCLBO4-13) Research and Development Project Council of Higher Education ($140,000)
2005 Proyecto Narrativa Digital: Adiestramiento a Maestros Departamento de Educación Escuela Vilá Mayo, Departamento de Educación (Intramural Practice Project $25,000)
2004-2005 Integrating the Visual Arts to the School Curriculum (NCLB-04-13) Research and Development Project, Council of Higher Education ($150,000)
2004 Proyecto Escuelas de Iniciativas: School Directors and Teacher Training Project, Puerto Rico Department of Education, (Practica Intramural $145,000)
2003-2004 Distance Education to promote the professional development of teachers from the regions of Culebra and Fajardo, (NCLB02-16) Research and Development Project, Council of Higher Education ($216,365)
2002-2003 Integrating technology to the teaching of reading and writing (Spanish/English) Professional Development Project, Title II Teacher Training, Department of Education Grant ($227,388)
2001-2002 Preparing tomorrow’s teachers: Professional Development Project to train teachers in the use of emergent technologies, Title II, Teacher Training, Puerto Rico Department of Education Grant ($148,000)
1999-2000 Professional Development Project in the design of science interactive multimedia lessons, (EIS-99-034) Title II, Research and Development Project, Puerto Rico Council of Higher Education ($64,841)
1998-1999 Induction: Integrated program for the professional development of teachers Title II, Research and Development Project, Puerto Rico Council of Higher Education ($68,000)

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