Prof. José Javier López
Minnesota State University in
José Javier López is Professor of Geography at Minnesota State
University in Mankato. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and
received a doctorate degree in geography from Indiana State
University. Following graduation, he moved to Minnesota and
began a career in geographic education. Since becoming a faculty
member of MSU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the
late 1990s, Lopez has researched different issues pertinent to
the social geography of the United States and Latin America.
Over the years he has taught many systematic courses, including
Spatial Statistics, Spatial Analysis, Cultural Geography,
Economic Geography, Social Geography, and Rural Development.
South Carolina Beaufort, USA
Bruce Marlowe, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Psychology
and Special Education and Chair of the Department of Education
at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Over the course of
a 30-year career in education, Dr. Marlowe has worked as a high
school English teacher, a special education teacher and a
special Education consultant. He has served as an interim
university dean, a coordinator of graduate education, and a
Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology. Dr.
Marlowe is a co-author of three books: Creating and Sustaining
the Constructivist Classroom, (2005); Educational Psychology in
Context: Readings for Future Teachers, (2006); and Educational
Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings, 3rd Edition,
(2013). A fourth book, Handbook of Educational Foundations:
International Perspectives, is under contract. It is expected
soon from a publishing house in the United Kingdom. He is the
author of a six-part video series entitled, Creating the
Constructivist Classroom (The Video of Journal Education), which
complements his first book.
Dr. Marlowe has presented at 41 academic conferences
throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Finland, Paris, Italy, Malta
and Turkey. He is the author of six book chapters or forewords
with a seventh in press, and 18 periodicals or proceedings in
academic publications. He has authored three pre-publication
book reviews and his views have been sought numerous times for
news stories in the print and broadcast media.