Join the College of Education for the Dean's Lecture Series: María Rolón-Martínez, PhD. Dr. Rolón will speak about a collaborative approach to address mental health in schools in Puerto Rico following a disaster. Doors will open at 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Rolón has a PhD in School Psychology, a BA in Early Childhood Education and another in Psychology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Integrated Health Services and in Preschool Psychological Assessment. She has worked in private practice as a Psychologist with children and youth with behavior, academic and social-emotional difficulties. She is an Adjunct Faculty in the School and Infant Psychology Graduate Program in the Ana G. Méndez University and in the Education Department in Sacred Heart University. From 2018-19 she worked as Student Services Director at the Puerto Rico Department of Education, a school district of 300,000 students and 857 schools.
Dr. Rolón was President of the Puerto Rico School Psychology Association from 2012-2014. She is currently the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Delegate for Puerto Rico. She is a member of the NASP Credentialling Committee and Chairs the Women in Psychology Committee of APA's Division 16. She served as Vice-President of the Puerto Rico Examiners Board of Psychology and Chaired the Ethics Committee from 2014-2019. Dr. Rolón has published articles in professional journals related to the profession of school psychology, trauma-informed practices in schools and exploring models of Health Psychology in schools. She also wrote a chapter about public policy in Puerto Rico and was recognized by the Puerto Rico Psychological Association and the Puerto Rico School Psychology Association for her work in advocacy and public policy for children and youth in Puerto Rico.