Maria Eliza Lopez - Researcher Profile


College of Teacher Education

Associate Professor V


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Dr. Maria Eliza S. Lopez, Associate Professor V, holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Linguistics from Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU). She is the chief of the Sentro ng Wika at Kultura of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino based at MMSU-College of Teacher Education. She serves as the Program Adviser of the Master of Arts in Education – Wika at Panitikan of the MMSU Graduate School. She also serves as an adviser of action research at the undergraduate level, a major adviser of graduate students in MAED-Wika at Panitikan, and a panel member of thesis and dissertation defenses. Likewise, Dr. Lopez is a reviewer of research articles published in an international citation index journal. She presented and published her research articles in international refereed journal (ASEAN Citation Index), and was awarded Best in Abstract in 2020. Recently, she received the Gawad Lirip 2021, “Masikhay na Pagbabahagi ng Pananaliksik” by the Network of Professional Researchers and Educators (NPRE). Currently, she is the study leader of a research project funded by the General Appropriations Act of MMSU. Dr. Lopez is a writer, author, editor, and consultant of Filipino and Mother-Tongue Based textbooks, a language reviewer of MTB-MLE reading materials, and translator of literary works. Her numerous awards include Most Outstanding Laoageño for Culture and the Arts Education in 2018; Ulirang Guro sa Filipino by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino in 2019; LEAD National Excellence Award as College Professor in 2020; MMSU Presidential Awardee in 2020; and, Outstanding Educator in Filipino and Luminary Educator in Filipino (Luminary Highest Award) of the Lumina Foundation for Integral Human Development in 2021

Research Publication

  • Maria Eliza S. Lopez. 2021. Sosyal, Kultural at Ekonomikal na Kalagayan ng mga Kababaihan sa mga Piling Maikling Kuwentong Ilokano. Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Sustainable Development. Volume 9; Issue Num. 1; March 2021
  • Maria Eliza S. Lopez. 2020. Kakayahang Diskurso ng mga Mag-aaral sa Kolehiyo sa Pagsulat ng Komposisyon. Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. Volume 8; Issue Num. 2; May 2020; ISSN2350-7756
  • Joel Bagain Lopez, Maria Eliza Simeon Lopez. 2016. Development of Mother Tongue-based Early Literacy Assessment Tools for Ilokano Children. Journal of International Scholars Conference-EDUCATION/SOCIAL SCIENCES January 2016


Author Title of the Paper Publication Citing Article Citing Author Citing Publication Year
Joel Bagain Lopez, Maria Eliza Simeon Lopez Development of Mother Tongue-based Early Literacy Assessment Tools for Ilokano Children Journal of International Scholars Effectiveness of mother tongue-based instruction on pupils' achievement in mathematics JOVEM DECIPULO RICABLANCA Academia 2014