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Norma Lopez-Reyna, PhD

Student Advocate

Associate Professor

Office of Student Services

Contact

Building & Room:

3319 ETMSW

Address:

1040 W. Harrison St. (M/C 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-4526

Email:

nlr@uic.edu

Drop-In Office Hours - Spring Semester 2022
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday 09:30am – 11:00am Available on Zoom
Wednesday 01:00pm – 04:30pm Available In Person, ETMSW 3319 (The Commons)
Thursday 09:30am – 11:00am Available on Zoom
Friday
Saturday

About

Dr. Norma Lopez-Reyna serves in a new role in the college as Student Advocate. We know that students reach out to and work closely with their advisors, and we encourage them to continue to do so. In her role as Student Advocate, Dr. Lopez-Reyna assists students to address issues and concerns that they are struggling with and provides additional help in navigating available resources and contacts to find solutions. She is available to meet via zoom or in person. You can drop by her office on Wednesday afternoons in ETMSW 3319. To assure a time slot dedicated to you, you can email her at nlr@uic.edu with your available times to meet and she will confirm an appointment.

Prior to her role in the Office of Student Services, Dr. Lopez-Reyna was department chair and associate professor in the Department of Special Education. In that role, she specialized in assessment and instruction of students with disabilities and who are English Language Learners, in parental involvement in their children's learning, and in bilingual special education teacher education. She also has served as the director of the UIC Education Assessment Clinic , which provides services for children aged 5-18 who are experiencing learning difficulties. Lopez-Reyna directed the Monarch Center, which provided grantsmanship and program improvement & development services to special education faculty at HBCUs and minority institutions of higher learning.

Education

1990 - PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, Policy Analysis in Special Education
1982 - MEd, University of California, Santa Barbara, Counseling and School Psychology