Maria D. Vasquez-Colina

María D. Vásquez-Colina is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology, with primary responsibilities in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in educational research, educational measurement and theoretical foundations of learning. She is also the lead instructor for EDF 3430, Educational Measurement and Evaluation, and oversees approximately 40 EDF 3430 sections across four campuses.

Prior to obtaining her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development in 2005 from the University of Louisville, she held administrative and teaching responsibilities at several private and public schools, as well as at several institutions of higher education in Peru and the United States. She was the recipient of the John Dewey and Grawemeyer Fellowships at the University of Louisville.

She is currently conducting research related to the use of formative assessment in college courses and the application of technology to foster critical thinking in school settings. Her research interests include organizational change, assessment methods, and leadership in multicultural educational contexts. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French. Dr. Vásquez-Colina can be reached at

Maria D. Vasquez-Colina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology

Office Phone: (561) 297-2234

Office Location: FAU Boca Campus
College of Education
ED 47 Room 248
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431