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Marla del Pilar Pérez-Lugo

Calle Alhambra #109

Mayagüez, PR 00682

Tel. (787) 806-8584 / e-mail: marla.perez2@upr.edu

EDUCATION

2003 Ph.D. in Environmental Sociology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Dissertation: Vulnerability to Natural Disasters and the Mass Media

2001 Graduate Certificate in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change from the

Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2000 Master’s Degree in Sociology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 1997 Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude from University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

INSTITUTIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2014-present Member of the Steering Committee for the Creation of the National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability of the UPR System.

2011-2012 Coordinator of the Sociology Program for the Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez 2007- 2009 Associate Director of ITEAS (Tropical Institute of Energy, Society and the Environment) at UPRM.

2006-present Associate Professor in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus.

2004-2005 Director of the Center for Applied Social Research at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez 2003-2004 Coordinator of the Sociology Program for the Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez 2003-2006 Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus.

1998 – 2002 Teaching Assistant for the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

1998 - 2001 Part Time Lecturer for the Department of Sociology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey during summer sessions.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Pérez-Lugo, page 1 E. O'Neill-Carrillo, C. Ortiz-Garcia, M. Perez, I. Baiges, S. Minos (2010) "Experiences with Stakeholder Engagement in Transitioning to an Increased Use of Renewable Energy Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Washington, DC, May 2010.

E. O'Neill-Carrillo, M. Perez-Lugo, C. Ortiz-Garcia, A. A. Irizarry-Rivera, J.A. Colucci-Rs (2008) "Sustainable Energy: Balancing the Economic, Environmental and Social Dimensions of Energy," Proceedings of Energy 2030: IEEE Conference on Global Sustainable Energy Infrastructure, November 2008, Atlanta, GA.

E. O'Neill-Carrillo, W. Frey, C. Ortiz-Garcia, A. A. Irizarry-Rivera, M. Perez-Lugo, J.A. Colucci-Rios (2008) "Advancing a Sustainable Energy Ethics Through Stakeholder Engagement," Proceedings of Energy 2030: IEEE Conference on Global Sustainable Energy Infrastructure, November 2008, Atlanta, GA.

Perez-Lugo, Marla and María Victoria Badillo (2007) “Environmental Education Projects and Community Participation:

The Case of the Río Grande de Añasco Watershed in Puerto Rico.” Proceedings of the The State of Environmental Justice in America 2007 Conference. Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC.

Perez-Lugo, Marla, María Victoria Badillo y Jorge Rivera Santos (2006) “Diseño y Avalúo de Campañas Educativas: El Caso de la Cuenca Hidrográfica del Río Grande de Añasco.” [Design and Assessment of Educational Campaigns: The Case of the Río Grande de Añasco Watershed.] Paper for a special issue on multidisciplinary approaches to public administration of the Journal of Public Administration published by the School of Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras.

Perez-Lugo, Marla. (May 2004) “Re-Thinking Media Uses in Natural Disaster Situations: A New Focus on the Impact Phase.” Sociological Inquiry. Vol. 74, No. 2. Pp 210-225.

Osinubi, O., Rovner, E., Sinha, S., Perez-Lugo, M., and Demissie, K. (2004) “Efficacy of Tobacco Dependence Treatment in the Context of a “Smoke Free Grounds” Worksite Policy: A Case Study” American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 46:180-187.

Burger, J., McDermott, M. H., Chess, C., Bochenek, E., Perez-Lugo, M., & Pflugh, K. K. (August, 2003). “Evaluating Risk Communication about Fish Consumption Advisories: Efficacy of a brochure vs. a classroom lesson in Spanish and English.” Risk Analysis. Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp: 791.

McDermott, M., Chess C., Kerry Kirk Pflugh, Marla Perez-Lugo, Eleanor Bochenek, and Joanna Burger (2003) “Communicating a complex message to the population most at risk: an outreach strategy for fish consumption advisories.” Journal of Applied Environmental Education & Communication. 2:39-48.

Osinubi, O., Moline, J., Rovner, E., Sinha, S., Perez-Lugo, M., Demissie, K., and Kipen H. M., (May, 2003) “A pilot Study of Telephone-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention in Asbestos Workers” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Vol. 45, Num. 5. pp: 569-574.

Perez-Lugo, Marla. (March, 2001) “The Mass Media and Disaster Awareness in Puerto Rico: A Case Study of the Floods in Barrio Tortugo.” Organizations & Environment. Volume 14, Number 1, March 2001.

Rudel, Thomas K., M. Perez-Lugo, and H. Zichal, "When fields revert to forest: development and spontaneous reforestation in post-war Puerto Rico." The Professional Geographer, Volume 52, Number 3, August 2000.





Perez-Lugo, Marla. “The Mass Media, Political Fragmentation, and Environmental Injustice in Puerto Rico: A case Study of the Floods in Barrio Tortugo.” Quick Response Report (QR 113). Natural Hazard Research Center at Boulder, Colorado. March 12, 1999. (http://www.colorado.edu/IBS/hazards/qr/qr113.html).

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M. Pérez-Lugo (2014) “Taxonomía de un Problema Perverso y el Rompecabezas de la Energía.” Revista Ambiental Corriente Verde: La Naturaleza Exige Acción. Vol. 5, Núm. 2. Corriente Verde, Inc. Luquillo, PR.

M. Pérez-Lugo, E. O’Neill-Carrillo, C. Ortiz-García, A. Irizarry-Rivera, J. Colucci-Rios (2011) “Instituto Tropical de Energía, Ambiente y Sociedad: Un acercamiento transdisciplinario al problema energético de Puerto Rico.” In the edited volumen Utopías: Otras Universidades Posibles by Lissette Rolon, Centro de Publicaciones Académicas. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, PR.

M. Pérez-Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz García (2009) “De Agendas, Alternativas y Políticas Públicas: Energía y la Sociedad Puertorriqueña” [Special Article for the Series on Renewable Energy published by the Semanario Claridad].

M. Pérez-Lugo (2009) “Oposición Comunitaria y Ambientalista al Gasoducto: La Necesidad de Cambio en el Manejo de Nuestros Recursos”. [Special Article for the Environmental Magazine of the Cumbre Social of Puerto Rico] M. Perez-Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz Garcia (2008) “Green Bussiness, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Puerto Rico” [Special Article for the Guia para Negocios Verdes of the Caribbean Bussiness].

"El Papel del Académico/Experto en los Procesos de Política Póblica en Puerto Rico: Explorando el Liderazgo Político" [The Role of the Academic/Expert in the Policy Process in Puerto Rico] Submitted with Dr.

Cecilio Ortiz-García to AERYC. March, 2008.

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS

Perez-Lugo, Marla and Cecilio Ortiz-Garcia (2012) “Aceptación sociopolítica a los proyectos eólicos propuestos para Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico”. Submitted to Aspenall Energies, LLC.

Pérez-Lugo, Marla and Cecilio Ortiz-Garcia (2012) “Estudio de percepción y actitudes hacia la energía renovable y el desarrollo de un proyecto eólico entre los residentes del sector amador en Camuy.” Submitted to Aspenall Energies, LLC.

Pérez-Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz-García (2011) Plan de Educación y Participación Comunitaria Para el Plan de Manejo de Aguas de Escorrentía en el Municipio de Mayagüez. Submitted to the Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute, at UPRM.

Perez-Lugo, Marla and Cecilio Ortiz-Garcia (2009) “Social Acceptance to the installation of wind turbines in Bacardi, Cataño PR.” Submitted to Aspenall Energies, LLC.

Perez-Lugo, Marla, Cecilio Ortiz-Garcia and Ivan Baiges (2008) “Study on Community Perception and Attitudes About the Location of a Pilot Windfarm Project in Vieques: Recommendations for Effective Community Participation and Education Strategies.” Submitted to Aspenall Energies, LLC.

Perez-Lugo, Marla, María Victoria Badillo and Jorge Rivera Santos (2006) “Diseño y Avalúo de Campañas Educativas: El Caso de la Cuenca Hidrográfica del Río Grande de Añasco.” Submitted to the Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute, at UPRM.

Perez-Lugo, Marla. “The Mass Media, Political Fragmentation, and Environmental Injustice in Puerto Rico: A case Study of the Floods in Barrio Tortugo.” Quick Response Report (QR 113). Natural Hazard

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RESEACH PROJECTS

2012-13 Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia in the study “A Participatory Approach to the Development of a New Management Plan for the El Yunque National Forest.” Funded by the US Forest Service.

2012 Co-Principal Investigator in the project “An Analysis of the Sociopolitical Acceptance of Wind Farms in Santa Isabel, PR”. Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.

2012 Co-Principal Investigator in the “Estudio de percepción y actitudes hacia la energía renovable y el desarrollo de un proyecto eólico entre los residentes del sector amador en Camuy.” Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.

2010 - 2011 Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Rivera Santos, Dr. Walter Silva, and Dr. Cecilio Ortiz in the Study “Proyecto de Educación y Participación Comunitaria Plan de Manejo de Escorrentías”. Funded by the Municipality of Mayaguez.

2009 - Present Co-Principal Investigator in the project “Development of the Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Technologies Index”.

2009 Co-Principal Investigator in the “Study on the Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Projects in Catano, PR”. Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.

2008 Co-Principal Investigator in the “Study to describe community perception and attitudes about locating a pilot wind farm in Vieques and to provide recommendations for effective community participation and a community education strategy.” Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.

2004 – 2005 Consultant and field work coordinator for the project “Socioeconomic Profiles of Fishers and their Communities in Western and Eastern Puerto Rico” conducted by Aguirre International for the National Marine Fisheries Council and NOAA.

2004 - 2005 Assessment Specialist for the “Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez” from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.

2004 Consultant for the project “Exploration of social network and industrial symbiosis exchanges in Puerto Rico” directed by Dr. Marian Chertow from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

2003 - 2006 Co-Principal Investigator in the project “Development and Partial Implementation of an Education and Awareness Program for the Comprehensive Integrated Management Plan for the Mayagüez Bay Watershed Project.” Funded by The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute and The stakeholder forum of the project “Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Management Plan (CIMP) for the Mayagüez Bay Watershed.” 2001-2002 Research Associate for the Center for Environmental Communication in a project on dissemination of risk communication among the Hispanic community at Elizabeth, NJ.

2000-2002 Project Facilitator for Dr. Omowunmi Osinubi at the EOSHI, University of

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1999 Principal Investigator in the project “The Role of the Mass Media in the Risk Perception and Disaster Awareness of a Puerto Rican Community in a Disaster Situation.” Funded by the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

1998 Principal Investigator in the project “The Impact of the Mass Media in the Individuals Perception and Response to Natural Disasters.” Founded by the Quick Response Research Program of the Natural Hazards Research Center at University of Colorado at Boulder.

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1998 Research Assistant in the project: “Social Impact Assessment of the Proposed Management Plan for Highly Migratory Species” with Dr. Douglas Wilson and Bonnie McKay. At the Ecopolicy Center of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Billfish Foundation.

PRESENTATIONS

Achievability vs sustainability: Including community acceptance considerations in the implementation of renewable energy projects in Puerto Rico. Presentation at the 2013 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Colorado. June 5, 2013.

“Un acercamiento sociológico a la basura” [A sociological approach to garbage] Presentation delivered at the XII Environmental Forum of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Departments of Biology and Environmental Sciences. March, 6 2013.

“Achievability” Vs. “Sustainability: Including Community Acceptance Consideration in the Implementation of Renewable Energy Projects in Puerto Rico. ” Presentation delivered at the Conference Quantifying Sustainability in Puerto Rico: A Scientific Discussion, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan PR. June 6, 2012.



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