Prof. (PhD) Rosa Lopez de D’Amico

Curriculum Vitae

Emeritus Professor from the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador – Maracay, Venezuela. Coordinator of the Research Center EDUFISADRED; research focused on physical education, comparative studies in sport, gender, sport policy, sport management, culture and literature. Editorial board member of various academic journals. She has more than 78 referee papers, 40 books, 6 proceedings book, 74 chapters in books and 35 research projects. She has participated in conferences and presentations in all five continents. In 2007 received the highest research award given by the Venezuelan Council of Universities (CDCHT) as well as the scientific awards given by Aragua state (Fonacit) and from UPEL for research legacy (UPEL).  Besides Director of Research and Graduate Studies at UPEL-Maracay (2003 – 2007); State Sport Director (2009 – 2011). In her previous artistic gymnastics career, she was member of the Venezuelan national team, later coach, international judge and administrator. At sport level she received various distinctions. Internationally she received in 2006 the “The Gold Medal of Honor” given by the International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ICHPER-SD). In 2013 member of Honour of the World Association for Sport Management (WASM), and in 2021 Honorary Life Member of the International association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW). Invited Prof. at various international and national universities. Major consultancies have included Expert for the Ministry of Education at the national training program for teachers in service in the areas of English as Foreign Language and Physical Education (2013 -2019). Reviewer of Quality Physical Education project by UNESCO in 2016. Member of the Advisory Council of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León – FOD – México. ISCPES member since the year 2000. Responsibilities at international organizations: President of ISCPES (2021 – 2025); Vice President of ISCPES (2008 – 2021); President of IAPESGW (2013 – 2021 September); Founding member and Board member of WASM in 2011 and Treasurer of WASM (2016 – 2022); At ICSSPE Chair of ICSP 2008 – 2012. Editorial Board member 2008 – 2016. Board member 2012 – 2021 May; Founder President of the Latin America Sport Management Association (ALGEDE 2009 – 2015); Former Secretary for the Latin American Association for Socio Cultural Studies (ALESDE (2008 – 2014). At the moment Coordinator of the Research Center EDUFISADRED (UPEL Maracay) and invited Prof. as national coordinator of the EFL program at Universidad Nacional Experimental del Magisterio UNEM (Teacher’s Training University).