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Teresa Marquez-Lopez, EdD, Accepts Associate Dean Post

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Thu, Dec 18, 2008
Teresa Marquez-Lopez, EdD, Accepts Associate Dean PostSylvia Williams, Director of Communications
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Santa Barbara, CA, (December 18, 2008) Teresa Marquez-Lopez, EdD, has been appointed associate dean for master's and continuing education in the School of Educational Leadership & Change at Fielding Graduate University, it was announced today by the ELC Dean, Judy Witt, PhD.

Dr. Marquez-Lopez' comes to Fielding from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where she held administrative and faculty positions for over a decade. At UCR she founded and served as the director of the Two-Way Immersion Biliteracy Specialist Institute. She is widely published and has conducted extensive research in the areas of bilingual education and teacher education.

In announcing the appointment, Dr. Witt, said that "Marquez-Lopez brings to the Fielding team extensive professional, academic, administrative, and research expertise. Throughout her career she has been an advocate for culturally responsive education and for systemic change in our schools such that all students achieve."

Dr. Marquez-Lopez earned her EdD from Columbia University in Organizational Leadership: Educational Administration with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education.