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Curriculum Vita

TEXAS STATE VITA

Minda Morren Lopez

 

 

I. Academic/Professional Background

 

A. Minda Morren López, Assistant Professor

 

B. Educational Background

 

Degree         Year                     University                            Major                   Thesis/Dissertation 

Ph.D.

2008

University of Texas, San Antonio

Culture, Literacy & Language

“En los Estados Unidos hablamos inglés….oh, y español tambien”:  Literacy practices and emerging language ideologies in a Dual Language Program

M. Ed.

1999

University of Houston

Second Language Education

 

B. A.

1995

University of Texas, Austin

Art

 

 

C. University Experience

 

Position                                                     University                                                     Dates                      

Assistant Professor

Texas State University, San Marcos

2008-present

Editorial Assistant, Bilingual Research Journal and Journal of Language, Identity and Education

University of Texas, San Antonio

2004-2008

Teaching Assistant, Lecturer

University of Texas, San Antonio

2003-2005

Lecturer

University of Houston

2001-2002

Lecturer

Rice University

2001-2002

 

 

D. Relevant Professional Experience

 

Position                                                          Entity                                            Dates

Instructor/Consultant

Education Service Center, Region 20

2003-2008

Bilingual/ESL Specialist

Education Service Center, Region 20

2002-2003

Teacher

Pan American School of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

1999-2001

Bilingual/Dual Language/ESL Teacher

Spring Branch Independent School District

1998-1999

Bilingual/Dual Language/ESL Teacher

Houston Independent School District

1995-1998

 

 

E. Other Professional Credentials (licensure, certification, etc.)

 

Texas Elementary Education Self-Contained Grades PK-6 (Lifetime certificate obtained in 1996)

Texas Bilingual/ESL Education Grades PK-6 (Lifetime certificate obtained in 1996)

 

II. TEACHING

 

B. Courses Taught:

 

Texas State University, San Marcos:

     Graduate
RDG 6330:  Language Acquisition and Development for Literacy Instruction (Fall 2009)

     Undergraduate

RDG 3320:  Integrating Reading and Writing (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009)

 

University of Texas, San Antonio:

     Undergraduate

ESL 3023: Second Language Teaching and Learning, Bicultural/Bilingual Studies

IDS 2013: The Individual, Family, and the Community, Interdisciplinary Studies/Curriculum & Instruction

 

University of Houston:

     Graduate

CUIN 6314: Teaching the Spanish Curriculum, Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Bilingual/ESL Education

 

C. Graduate Theses/Dissertations or Exit Committees (if supervisor, please indicate):

 

Member, Master’s Reading Portfolio, Connie Garza

 

D. Courses Prepared and Curriculum Development:

 

RDG 5331: Literacy Methods for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children

Preparing course for complete online format for Spring 2010

 

III. SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE

 

A. Works in Print

 

a. Refereed Journal Articles:

 

López, M. & Fránquiz, M. (2009). “We teach this way because it is the model we’ve adopted”:  Asymmetries in language and literacy policies and implementation in Two Way Immersion Programs.  Research Papers in Education.  Special topic Issue:  International Policy and Practice in Literacy

 

5. Reports:

 

López, M.  (2008). Commercial Products in Education, Appendix in Murillo, E. (Ed.). Handbook of Latinos in Education. 

 

6. Book Reviews:

 

López, M.  (2008).  Review of “Immigrant students and literacy:  Reading, writing, and remembering” by G. Campano (2007).  Bilingual Research Journal.

 

López, M.  (2008).  Review of “Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion School” by K. Potowski (2007).  Teachers College Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics.

 

B. Works not in Print

 

1. Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

 

López, M. (2009, April). “All students need to learn to read in Spanish first because that's the model we’ve adopted”:  Language ideologies and (bi)literacy instruction in Dual Language programs. Paper presented as part of a symposium with Kathy Escamilla, Maria Franquiz, Susan Hopewell and Helen Berg at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. (2009, April). Dual Language Parents’ Language Ideologies and Their Impact on Children’s Literacy Practices. Paper presented as part of a symposium with Luis Moll, Joel Dworin, Veronica Valdez and Clarena Larrotta at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. (2009, February). Unveiling ideologies: language and literacy in schools with Dual Language programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Los Angeles, CA. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. (2008, November). Dual Language Parents’ Language Ideologies and Their Impact on Children’s Literacy Practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Teachers of English, San Antonio, TX. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. (2008, April).  Additive education for whom?  Dual Language Teachers’ competing language ideologies and classroom practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. (2007, November). “Hablamos inglés….y español tambien” (We speak English…and Spanish, too):  Using literature to explore embryonic language ideologies in a Dual Language First Grade classroom. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX. (peer reviewed)

 

Martinez-Roldan, C., Malavé, G. & López, M. (2007, November). Children, Parents and Teachers:  Mapping ideologies through language and literature.  Symposium presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, New York City. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M.  (2007, November).  Mapping Young Dual Language Students’ Ideologies through Language and Literacies.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, New York City. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. & López, T. (2007, April).  Genre in the ESL Classroom:  Poetry, Multiple Identities, and Middle School Latinas.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. (peer reviewed)

 

López, T. & López, M. (2006, November).  Responsive teaching:  poetry, multiple identities and middle school Latinas.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Nashville, TN. (peer reviewed)

López, M., López, T., Lugo, M. & Sáenz, E. (2006, January). “I am just myself, I do what I do”:  Identities and literacies in the lives of Latina/o youth.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education, Phoenix, AZ.  (peer reviewed)

 

López, T. & López, M. (2005, November). “My love gonna be eternal”:  Urban Adolescent Latinas Developing Identities through Poetry.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Multicultural Education, Founders Roundtable, Atlanta, GA.  (peer reviewed)

 

López, M.  (2005, May). Making Connections:  From life to text and back again.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. & García, I. (2005, January).  From life to text and back again: Second Grade Bilingual Students connect to text and beyond.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education, San Antonio, TX.. (peer reviewed)

 

López, M. (2004, November). Language Use and Ethnic Identity in Children’s Literature.  Paper presented at the American Studies Association of Texas, San Antonio, TX. (peer reviewed)

 

López, T. & López, M., & Mika, V. (2004, October).  Texts and Voices of the Marginalized and Forgotten.  Symposium presented at the regional conference of the National Association of Chicano Studies, Edinburg, TX. (peer reviewed)

 

Salazar, M., Villareal, B. &  López, M. (1998, February).  Dual Language Immersion Programs:  A partnership between the community, school and university.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX. (peer reviewed)

 

 

2. Invited Talks, Lectures, and Presentations:

 

López, M.  (2009, February).  Using technology in the writing classroom.  Guest lecture at UT Austin Bilingual Elementary Course, Associate Professor María Fránquiz.

 

López, M. &  Hunter, J. (2007, April).  Affiliations, institutions and relationships:  the where, when, and how of forming a professional identity in the academy.  Co-chair for AERA Annual Meeting Division G Fireside Chat, with distinguished panelists Arnetha Ball, Stanford; Kris Gutierrez, UC Los Angeles; Gloria Ladson Billings, UW Madison and Barbara Rogoff, UC Santa Cruz. (invited)

 

López, M.  (2006, October), proseminar course for Culture, Literacy and Language PhD students at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Associate Professor María Fránquiz, Freire and Critical Pedagogy 

 

Nelson, M. E. & López, M. (2006, April).  Education and the Disciplines: How Do They Stack Up? Do They Need To? Co-chair for AERA Annual Meeting Division G Fireside Chat, with distinguished panelists María Fránquiz, UT San Antonio; Glynda Hull, UC Berkeley; Ernest Morrell, UC Los Angeles and Pedro Noguera, New York University. (invited)

 

López, M.  (2004, September), course on Literacy for Elementary Students at Texas State University, Instructor Kim Higdon, Poetry and ELLs:  A jumpstart to success. 

 

3. Consultancies:

 

Independent Educational Consultant in Literacy, Bilingual Education and ESL for Texas A & M International University, Laredo; San Felipe Del Rio Independent School District (ISD); Northeast ISD; Eagle Pass ISD; Judson ISD; South San ISD; Harlandale ISD; South Side ISD; Association of Texas Professional Educators; Education Service Center Region 15 (San Angelo); Education Service Center Region 20 (San Antonio) from 2003-2009

 

4. Workshops:

 

Preparation for the ESL TExES Exam for Texas State EC-4 Generalist Candidates (September, 2009)

 

C. Grants and Contracts

 

1. Funded External Grants and Contracts:

 

NCTE Research Foundation Grant

“Language and Literacy Ideologies of Literacy Educators working with English Language Learners” research grant

funded for 2008-2010 Amount $6,350.00

 

4. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Grants and Contracts:

 

Research Enhancement Program (Submitted 10/2009)

Equity and Access Committee FY 10 Diversity Plan Funding (Submitted 10/2009)

 

D. Fellowships, Awards, Honors:

 

2009 AERA Bilingual Research SIG Dissertation Award (Third Place) Amount:  $250

 

2009 National Association of Bilingual Education Dissertation Award (Second Place)

 

2007 Texas State University, San Marcos Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Amount:  $11,000

 

1997 Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society in Education

 

1996 Junior Achievement Star Teacher Award

 

 

 

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

 

2006-2007

 

Culture, Literacy and Language Fellowship

Amount:  $15,000

April 2007

 

UTSA Doctoral Travel Grant      

Amount:  $600

2005-2006

 

Culture, Literacy and Language Fellowship

Amount:  $15,000

April 2006

 

UTSA Doctoral Travel Grant      

Amount:  $600

Oct 2006

 

UTSA Doctoral Travel Grant      

Amount:  $500

April 2005

 

UTSA Doctoral Travel Grant      

Amount:  $500

2004-2005

 

Culture, Literacy and Language Fellowship      

Amount:  $15,000

April 2004

 

UTSA Doctoral Travel Grant      

Amount:  $600

2003-2004

 

Culture, Literacy and Language Fellowship

Amount:  $15,000

Fall 1998

 

University of Houston /HISD Urban Teacher Development Scholarship

Amount:  $500

Fall 1997

 

Houston Independent School District Classroom Teacher Mini-Grant Recipient

Amount: $1,000

 

 

IV. SERVICE

 

A. University:

 

2009 Co-Sponsor of San Marcos Student Reading Council (students from across campus are members—English Department as well as C&I)

 

2009 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Local Committee Member

 

2008-2009  Participated in “Excellence in Teaching and Learning” workshops for new tenure track faculty.

 

B. Departmental:

 

Served on Connie Garza’s Reading Portfolio and Oral Examination Committee

 

2008-2009 Participated in a writing group consisting of Literacy and other C & I faculty.

 

C. Community:

 

Hays High School Sheltered Instruction training through Central Texas Writing Project, Fall 2008

 

 

D. Professional:

 

2009

Reviewer for Journal of Research in Reading

2009

Reviewer for Research Papers in Education

2008

NCTE Convention Local Committee—Special Sessions Chair

2007-2009

AERA Division G Handbook Committee Co-Chair, Appointed by Carol D. Lee

2007-2008

AERA Division G Graduate Student Executive Council Member, Appointed by Carol D. Lee

2007-2008

Doctoral Student Mentor, The University of Texas, San Antonio Bicultural/Bilingual Studies

2007-2008

National Council of Teachers of English local steering committee for 2008 convention, Appointed by Kylene Beers

2007

Reviewer for American Educational Research Journal

2007

Reviewer for Urban Education

2006-2009

Reviewer for the Bilingual Research Journal

2006-2007

Served as co-chair of the AERA Annual Meeting Division G Graduate Student Seminar, Appointed by Carol D. Lee

2005-2007

AERA Division G Graduate Student Council Representative, Appointed by Vivian Gadsden

2005-2006

Central Texas Writing Project Leadership Team

2005

Literacy and ESL consultant to Fulbright Commission in San Andres, Colombia

2004-2005

National Association of Bilingual Education site committee member and host, annual conference

2004-2005

Reviewer for the Journal of Language, Identity and Education

2004-2005

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages local steering committee member and school site liaison for national conference site visit

 

E. Organizations

 

2. Professional:

 

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

International Reading Association (IRA)

National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Reading Council (NRC)

National Council of Research of Language and Literacy (NCRLL)

National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE)