Educational Highlights

  • Associate Professor of Science and Technology Education at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
  • 2009 UT Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2009 University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Excellence in Service Award
  • 2008 Fulbright Scholar - Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile
  • 2008 University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • 2007 University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award

Educational Degrees

  • Ph. D. degree in Multicultural Teacher and Childhood Education
    • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 4.0 GPA
  • MA degree in Education
    • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • BA degree in Spanish
    • University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • BS degree in Zoology
    • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • BA degree in History
    • Cum Laude, Duke University, Durham, NC

Relevant Skills and Experience

Instructional Skills

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education as assistant professor at UTEP
  • Helped to create a graduate program of study for the Master Science Teacher Program at UTEP
  • Fostered partnerships with governmental agencies, educational institutions and industry
  • Designed, implemented, executed, and evaluated education programs for students and teachers

Communication Skills

  • Presented to over 50 national and state conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Demonstrated abilities to teach, present and publish in Spanish
  • Demonstrated skills in program and project reports, grant proposals and published writings
  • Conducted multiple group facilitation and negotiation sessions

Technology Skills

  • Highly experienced computer technology abilities including telecommunications and web (HTML), word processing, spreadsheets, systems modeling, databases, and presentations
  • Evaluated programs and tracked funding using statistics and databases
  • Instructed with software tools and modeled the integration of technology on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms

Team Environment Skills

  • Managed and supervised employees, participants and programs
  • Successfully collaborated with all levels personnel, including management in K-12, university and governmental settings
  • Advanced efforts in the design, development and implementation of science education programs
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment

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