Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Mark Preston S. Lopez, PhD

Hailing from the School of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts, Dr. Mark Preston S. Lopez is an international scholar who has received two international graduate degree scholarships from the US Department of State. 

He received a Ford Foundation Fellowship scholarship for his Master of the Arts in Gender and Cultural Studies at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. He also received a Fullbright Foreign Student Program scholarship for his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Florida in Gainesville, USA. While studying in the latter, he was given the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Leadership Award, the International Student Certificate of Excellence Award, the Alec Courtelis Scholarship Award, and the Best Paper in the College of Education Research Symposium of 2018,

He is passionate about research, with his research outputs often being awarded Best Paper in regional symposia. His works are also widely published in Scopus-indexed journals, continually being cited by other international scholars in their works. He was named Best Research Mentor in January 2023 by the CHED-CAR (Commission on Higher Education – Cordillera Administrative Region) for his contributions to the Kabadang Program, a program dedicated to fostering partnership between the higher education institutions (HEIs) of CAR concerning research and publications.

He is currently the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, dedicating his time to formulating policies, frameworks, and systems that continue to foster the spirit of learning and improvement within the university.

The continued perseverance of Dr, Lopez in the field of academics is a shining example of the kind of lifelong learner that the University of Baguio strives to nurture. His tireless pursuit of knowledge highlights the value he puts on education. He is a remarkable academician who continues to strive for excellence in his endeavors.

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