María Filomena González Canalda, M.A.
Resident Director, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Santo Domingo
María graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) with a bachelor's degree in history. María also holds a master's degree in archives from the same university as well as from the Universidad de la Havana, Cuba. She holds a master's degree in Latin American studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Her professional career has included teaching history at the Instituto Technológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), the Universidad Iberoamericana (Unibe) and at the Centro Filosófico Pedro F. Boní. She was awarded the National History Award in 2009 for her book, Gavilleros, 1904-1916.
María has been the Resident Director for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)-Santo Domingo program since 1998. She has been a consultant for the Ministry of Education in the Dominican Republic on several occasions, as well as for the Educational District 6 in New York, regarding the social studies curriculum. She has published a number of articles on Dominican history and the Dominican history curriculum. She has also published several books on Dominican history, as well as a series of social sciences text books for Dominican students.
Co-author of Cultural Detective Dominican Republic