Position: Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Hispanic Studies
Location: Henkel 214
Phone: (540) 542-6526
Employed Since: 2009
B.A., Spanish, University of Virginia; M.T., Foreign Language Education, University of Virginia; M.A., Spanish (Literature), University of Virginia; Ph.D., Spanish (Literature), University of Virginia
Fields of Expertise:
19th- and 20th-century Latin American literature, critical race studies, and contemporary Spanish-language film
The emphasis on undergraduate teaching and global citizenship are what drew me to Shenandoah University. I already have traveled with students to Peru, Argentina, Russia, and Spain, and I am anxiously awaiting my next SU adventure abroad. Working with such bright, curious, and compassionate students and colleagues is the best part of my job.
My favorite things to do are speak Spanish, eat, travel, and discuss ideas, whether it be with family, friends, or students. When I’m on my own, I like to read, do yoga, and walk for hours on end, preferably in a new city. My husband Matt and I love being a part of the SU community, and we are gradually learning the ins and outs of life in Winchester.