Brenda I. López Ortiz

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Assistant Professor

Curriculum and Instruction
The School of Education

St. John's University

During her nearly 20-year long professional career, Dr. Brenda I. López Ortiz has worked as middle school teacher helping low income students learn English language skills, as teacher professional developer, educational website developer/editor and instructional technology assistant professor. Her research interests focus on online collaboration to foster meaningful learning helping students bridge social, cultural, economic, gender-based and digital divides.

Academic Background

  • Ed.D., Instructional Technology and Media, Columbia University Teachers College

Research Interests

  • Advancing the design, development, implementation and inquiry of meaningful technology-supported online, hybrid and face-to face learning environments

Affiliation with the Center

Senior Vincentian Research Fellow,
Class of 2008

"I welcome this opportunity to contribute to the Vincentian vision and spirit within the University and to work with the Fellows to advance equal opportunities of excellence to disenfranchised communities and students through education aided by technologies. "

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)