Curriculum Vitae

Rosa J. Buxeda

                         

Work Address:                                        

University of Puerto Rico                      

Biology Department PO BOX 9012                       

Mayaguez, PR 00681-9012 

(787) 832-4040, Ext.2174

Fax: (787) 265-3837

r_buxeda@rumac.upr.clu.edu                                       

 

Education:

 

Ph.D.,Microbiology, 1993. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

M.S.,Bacteriology, 1986. University of Wisconsin, WI.

B.S.,Industrial Microbiology, 1985. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR.

         

Research Experience:

 

1994- 2000.  Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR.

Quantified intracellular level of inositol and it effect on phospholipid composition at the membrane of Saccharomyces cerevisiae during different stages of growth.

Analysis of Microbial Diversity in Aquatic Enviroments and its correlation to physycal and chemical factors..                 

1984-1986.  Summer Intern, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

     

Administrative Experience:

·        Board of Directors, 10/97- 10/99, International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives.

·        Liasion Officier, 8/95 - 1/98, University of Puerto Rico and PR Alliance for Minority Participation. Mayaguez, PR

·        Associate Director, 6/96- 6/97, Center for Professional Enhacement, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR

·        Board of Directors, 6/96-6/97, 1997 Undergraduate Education Conference for American Society of Microbiology, Washington

·        Teaching Efectiveness Traineer, 1/96-present, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR.

·        Associate Director, 4/96-6/96, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,  PR

 

Teaching Experience:

·        Associate Professor, 7/96-present, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.  

·        Assistant Professor, 7/93-6/96, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

·        Instructor, 1/87-6/93, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

     

Teaching Activities:

·        July 1999, 2000.Partnership for Spatial and Computational Research Summer Station Coordinator.

·        1999- Present. PRAMP Virtual Institute Resource Professor.

·        1996 -Present. Developing of Students Portfolio for Learning Assessment. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

·        1993-Present. Implementation of Cooperative Learning in Microbiology. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

·        1994-1999. Implementation of Peer Mentoring in Biology. University of Puerto Rico,Mayaguez Campus.

 

Teaching Award:

·        AAHE Forum on Exemplary Teaching Participant, 1997

·        University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Productivity Award 1995-96

·        Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1996 and 2000

·        Gordon Reseach Conference of Undergraduate Microbiology Education Participant. 1999

     

Professional Affilations:

·        American Association for Higher Education

·        National Science Teachers Association

·        American Society of Microbiology

·        International Society to Explore Teaching Alternatives- Member, Board of Director(Present)


Publications:

·        Buxeda, R.J. and D. Moore. 2000. Transforming a Sequence of Microbiology Courses using the Student Profile. Journal of Microbiology Education. American Society for Microbiology Vol I No. 1 pags. 1-6

·        Buxeda, R.J. and D. Moore. 2000.Using Learning Styles Data to Design a Microbiology Course. J.College Science Teaching Vol XXIX No 3 Pag. 159-164

·        Buxeda, R.J., L. Morell, J. Velez and R. V squez. 2000.Summer Sation: Initiating the Undergraduate Research Experience in RS/GIS. IGARSS 2000 Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii

·        Morell L., R.J Buxeda, J. Velez and R. V squez. 2000. Learning by Doing: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Remote Sensing & GIS Curriculum. IGARSS Proceedings.

·        Morell L.,R. Vasquez, R. Buxeda and J. Velez. 2000 A Faculty Development Strategy for Effectively Integrating Undergraduate Research and Mentoring into the SMET Curriculum. Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training Proceedings

·        Buxeda, R.J., Ocasio, N., Orengo M., Padilla I. and Rivera, Z. 1997. Manual para la Tarea Docente en el Salón de Clases. PRAMP.

·        Carman, G.M., R.J. Buxeda, and J.T. Nickels. 1996.  Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  In Lipobiology Vol. 1 .(Gross,R.W.,ed.) Jai Press LTD.Greenwich, CT.

·        Buxeda, Rosa. 1996. Active Learning Strategies for Microbiology Classes. American Society for Microbiology. Pag. 37, 41,133. 

·        Buxeda, RJ., S. Diaz, L. Gaya, J.R. Lopez, L. Morell, M. Orengo,  I. Padilla, and Z. Rivera.1995.Compendio de Experiencias en el Aprendizaje Cooperativo.Alliance for Minority Participation, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras.

·        McDonough. V.M., R.J. Buxeda, M.E.C. Bruno, O. Ozier-Kalogeropoulos, M.T. Adeline,C.R. McMaster, R.M. Bell, and G.M. Carman. 1995.  Regulation of Phospholipid Biosynthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by CTP. J. Biol. Chem. 269:11018-11024.

·        Nickels, J.T., Buxeda, R.J., and G.M. Carman. 1994. Regulation of  phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by CDP-diacylglycerol. J. Biol. Chem.269:11018-11024.

·        Buxeda, R.J., J.T. Nickels, and G.M. Carman.1993. Regulation of the 45- and 55-kDa forms of yeast phosphatidylinositol  4-kinases by nucleotides. J. Biol. Chem.268: 6248-6255.

·        Nickels, J.T., Jr., R.J. Buxeda, and G.M. Carman. 1992. Purification, characterization, and kinetic analysis of a 55-kDa form of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol.Chem. 267: 16297-16304.

·        Buxeda, R.J.,J,T. Nickels, Jr., C.J.Belunis, and G.M. Carman.1991.Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Kinetic analysis using Triton X-100/phosphatidylinositol mixed micelles. J. Biol. Chem. 266:13859-13865.

 

International Courses

·        Buxeda, R. J. and N. Ocasio. 1999. Cooperative Learning Workshop: a 5 days  Hand-on Experience for Faculty from Dominican Republic.Harris Stowe College, St. Louis, Missouri.

·        Buxeda, R. J. and N. Ocasio. 1998. Cooperative Learning Workshop: 5 days  hand-on experiences for high school teachers from Central America. Harris Stowe College,St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Abstracts of Papers Presented at Meetings

·        Buxeda, R.J. 2000. Incorporating the Workplace Environment into a Course: The Industrial Microbiology Experience. American Society for Microbiology, Los Angeles, Ca

·        Buxeda, R.J., L. Morell, J. Velez and R. V squez. 2000. Summer Sation: Initiating the Undergraduate Research Experience in RS/GIS. IGARSS 2000, Hawaii.

·        Morell L., R.J Buxeda, J. Velez and R. V squez. 2000. Learning by Doing: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Remote Sensing & GIS Curriculum.IGARSS2000,Hawaii

·        Morell L.,R. Vasquez, R. Buxeda and J. Velez. 2000 A Faculty Development Strategy for Effectively Integrating Undergraduate Research and Mentoring into the SMET Curriculum. Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, Istambul, Turkey

·        Buxeda, R. J. 2000. Transforming a Sequence of Science Courses. Encuentro Internacional de Educaci¢n y Pensamiento, Ponce, PR

·        Buxeda, R. J. 2000. Design a Science Course using Assessment. Best Practices in Science, Engineering and Mathemathics Symposium, Rio Piedras, PR

·        Buxeda R.J. 1999. A Shift in the Educational Paradigm. Univ of Colorado, Ft. Collins, CO

·        Buxeda R.J. 1999.Experiences of a Professor Redesigning a Student Centered Classroom. International Education and Cognitive Thinking Congress. Ponce, PR

·        Buxeda R.J. 1999. A Shift in the Educational Paradigm. SUNY. Stonybrook, NY.

·        Buxeda R.J. and V. Mercado. 1999. Heterotrophic Bacterial Biodiversity of a Tropical Stuary. American Society for Microbiology, Chicago.

·        Buxeda R.J. 1999. Student Profile Diversity Lead to a Research Motivating Strategy in the General Microbiology Course. American Society for Microbiology, Chicago.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1998. Teamwork in the Workplace. Alpha Delta Kappa Lecture Series, Universityof Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR.

·        Buxeda, R.J. 1998. Stategies for Designing Cooperative Learning Activities for a Science Course. A ten hours workshop series for college faculty at Ana G Mendez University System, Puerto Rico.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1997. A Shift in the Educational Paradigm: from a Sage in the Stage to a Guide at your Side. 1997 International Conference for Exploring Teaching Alternatives, Canada.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1997. Toward the  Learning Paradigm. A workshop for the Administrative Staff of the Inmaculate Conception Academy, Mayaguez, PR.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1997. Learning Styles and Teaching Styles in a Microbioloy Course. American Society for Microbiology, Miami, Florida.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1997. Workshop:Teamwork for Principals. Colegio Universitario de Cayey.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1997. Active Learning Biology. Presenter and Session Presider. National Science Teacher Association. New Orleans, La.

·        Buxeda R. J. and L. Gay . 1997. Workshop: Learning Styles. 9th Congress on Education and Critical Thinking, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1997. Educational Research, an Element for Redisigning a Microbiology Course.Innovative Professor Annual Meeting. Interamerican University, Rio Piedras, PR.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1997. Workshop: How to Design an Effective Workshop. First Meeting of Trainner Faculty. University of Puerto Rico.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1996. Workshop: Planning and Delivering an Effective Presentation . University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1996. Methodology in Cooperative Learning Workshop. University of Puerto Rico,

·        Mayaguez.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1996. Designing Strategies for Cooperative Learning. University of Puerto Rico,

      Mayaguez.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1996. Cooperaive Teaching.  Cayey University College, Cayey, PR.

·        Buxeda R. J. and L. Gaya. 1996. Learning Styles Workshop. Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus, Rio Piedras, PR

·        Buxeda R. J. 1996. Cooperative Learning Workshop. University of Puerto Rico- Center for Professional Enhacement, Puerto Rico.

·        Buxeda R. J. 1996. Plenary Conference:  Actively Learning Microbiology. American. Society for Microbiology, LA

·        Buxeda R. J. and L. Gaya. 1996 Instructional Goals in Teaching Introductory Biology  Course. PR Alliance for Minority Participation. 3rd General Biology Annual Meeting.

·        Buxeda, R.J. 1996 Implementation of Cooperative Learning: a Wokshop for Faculty. 8vo Encuentro Nacional de Educaci¢n y Pensamiento. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

·        Rojas, C., W. Crespo and R.J. Buxeda. 1996 Physiological Role of Inositol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 31 ACS Junior Technical Meeting.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1996. Learning Styles among Undergraduate Students. University of Puerto Rico,Mayaguez.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1995. Team Work as an Essential Element in the Academic Development of Puerto Rico. Colegio Universitario de Cayey.

·        Buxeda, R. J.1995. A Cooperative Learning Workshop for New Faculty at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez, PR.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1995. Cooperative Learning from a Biologist Perspective. Pontificia Universidad Cat¢lica. Mayagez, PR.

·        Buxeda, R. J.and I. Padilla. 1995. A Cooperative Learning Workshop for Faculty Teaching Introductory Courses at the College of Arts and Science-University of Puerto Rico. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR.

·        Buxeda, R. J. and L. Gay . 1995. A Cooperative Learning Workshop for Faculty Teaching Biology at the University Level. Alliance for Minority Participation. University of PuertoRico, Mayaguez, PR.

·        Buxeda, R. J. 1995.Cooperative Learning at the University Level. PR Alliance for Minority Participation. General Chemistry Workshop.

·        Buxeda, R.J. 1994. Cooperative Learning in a Microbiology Course. PR Alliance for Minority Participation. General Biology Workshop.

·        Buxeda, R.J. and Navas, V. 1995. Cooperative Learning: Experiences in a Biology Course.Segundo Encuentro de Educaci¢n  y Pensamiento, Region Oeste. University of PR,Mayaguez, PR.

·        Buxeda, R.J. 1994. Cooperative Learning. Pontificia Universidad Cat¢lica. Ponce, PR.

·        Buxeda, R.J. and G.M. Carman. 1994. Regulation of the 45- and 55-kDa forms of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae by lipids. Am. Soc. Microb.

·        Buxeda, R.J. 1994.Regulation of the 45- and 55-kDa phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae by the energy charge of the cell. Gamma Sigma Delta, PR.

·        Buxeda, R.J. and G.M. Carman. 1994. Lipids as effectors of PI 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 2nd  Congress of Biotechnology. Caribbean Society for Biotechnology, San German PR.

·        Buxeda, R.J. and G.M. Carman. 1994. Regulation of the 45- and 55-kDa forms of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae by CDP-diacylglierol. 18th Scientific Research Congress.Interamerican University, PR.

·        Buxeda R.J. and G.M. Carman. 1994. Effect of nucleotides on PI 4-kinase from Sacharomyces cerevisiae. University of Puerto Rico, PR.      

·        McDonough, V.M., R.J. Buxeda, M.E.C. Bruno, O.Ozier-Kalogeropoulos and G.M. Carman. 1994. Regulation of phospholipid synthesis in yeast by CTP. Am. Soc. Biochem. Mol.        Biol.

·        Nickels, J.T., R.J. Buxeda and G.M. Carman. 1994. Regulation of yeast phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase by CDP-diacylglycerol. Am. Soc. Biochem. Mol. Biol.

·        Buxeda, R.J., and G.M. Carman. 1993. Regulation of 55-kDa form of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae by ADP and CTP. Robert Wood Johnson Med.School

·        McDonough, V.M., R.J. Buxeda, and G.M. Carman. 1993. Regulation of phospholipid synthesis by CTP.Theobald Smith Society.

·        Buxeda, R.J., and G.M. Carman. 1992. Kinetic analysis of the 55-kDa form of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Am. Soc. Microbiol.

·        Buxeda, R.J., and G.M. Carman. 1992. Regulation of the 55-kDa form of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase by lipids and nucleotides. Theobald Smith Society.

·        Carman, G.M., J.T.Nickels, and R.J. Buxeda. 1992. Purification, characterization, and kineticproperties of 55-kDa form of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from yeast. 16th Intrn. Conf.Yeast Genet. Mol.Biol.

·        Buxeda, R.J .and G.M. Carman. 1991. Kinetic analysis of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Theobald Smith Society.

·        Buxeda, R.J.,  and G.M. Carman. 1991. Kinetic analysis of yeast phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase toward Triton X-100/phosphatidylinositol mixed micelles. Am. Soc. Biochem Mol. Biol.

 

 

Continuing Education:

 

Workshops:

·        1998. The Newspaper as a tool for Student Learning. El Nuevo Dia, Lajas,PR.

·        1998. The Importance of Non Traditional Leaning Modalities in Puerto Rico Higher Education System. 5 hours Workshop.Higher Education Council.

·        1998. Learning Styles Workshop. University of PR, Carolina, PR.

·        1997. Proposal Writing Workshop.University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

·        1997. Assessment in the Classroom- Thomas Angelo. AAHE, Washington, DC

·        1997. Teaching Methodology. First training for Faculty Trainners. University of Puerto Rico.

·        1996. Assessment in the Classroom.Aguadilla Regional College, Aguadilla, PR.

·        1996. Introduction to Power Point. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

·        1996. International Conference in Exploring Teaching Alternatives. ISETA, Columbus, Ohio.

·        1996. Level 1 Instructor on Parlamentary Procedure. Parlamentary Procedure School.

·        1996. Teaching Effective Techniques. University of Puerto Rico. Mayaguez.

·        1996. World Wide Web Workshop. University of Puerto Rico, Cayey.

·        1996. Teaching Efectiveness Workshop. University of Puerto Rico. Mayaguez.

·        1995. Women ans Science Conference. NSF. Washington, DC.

·        1994. Microbiology for the 21st Century: Redesigning the Curriculum. Sociedad de Microbiologos de Puerto Rico. University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

·        1994. How to Write a Proposal. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

·        1994. Escuela, Universidad y Empresa: Hacia un Nuevo Compromiso de Calidad. Interamerican University. Law School-Rio Piedrs, Puerto Rico.

·        1993. Recombinant DNA Technology: Isolation, Cloning and Characterization of DNA.University of PR-Mayaguez.

·        1993.Currículo para el Fortalecimiento de la Docencia en el Area de Metodología. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

·        1993. Cooperative Learning Techniques.  Puerto Rico Alliance for Minority Participation.University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

 

Intership:

·        Summer 1994. Quality Control Identification of Microorganisms. Bristol Myers-Squibb.Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

·        1996. Case Writing and Teaching Program. Harvard University

 

Committee Assigments at UPR, Mayaguez:

·        Curriculum Innovation Committee (PR AMP), 1998

·        Development Committee-Chair 2000

·        Model Faculty Institutional Committee, 1997- present

·        Biology Deparment Personnel Committee, 1997- present

·        Advisor, Student Society for Industrial Microbiology, 1994- 1998

·        Premedicine Institutional Committee, Member,1993-Present

·        Assesor for First Year Program- Academic Affair Dean Office. 1997

·        Faculty Committee to Develop the Arts and Sciences College Bylaws.1996 

·        Biology Curriculum Committee, Member, 1993-1997

·        Charles Darwin Award. Chairman, 1993-1995 /  Member 1996

·        Biology New Building Committee, Member, 1993-1995

·        Department Developing Committee, Member, 1993-94.

 

Committee Assigments:

 

·        1998, 2000 Comitteee for Development of Department Strategic Plan. Biology Department University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

·        1998- Present, Curriculum Advisor for Partnership for Spatial and Computational Research. NASA Grant

·        1997-99. Board of Director, International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives

·        1997 . Member of the Organizing Committee for the 1997 Undergraduate Microbiology Conference, American Society for Microbiology, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

·        1995. Board of Director, Caribbean Society for Biotechnology