Position: Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Location: Henkel 217
B.A., Foreign Languages and Literatures, Radford University; M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, Gender Studies, and Cultural Studies
Fields of Expertise:
Cultural identity and the ways it is perceived/performed in Chicana/o Literature. Postcolonial Studies/Theory.
Recipient of the Shenandoah University’s Board of Trustees Resolution of Appreciation (2007), the Wilkins Award for Outstanding Efforts in International Education (2008), and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Exemplary Teaching Award (2013).
“Go! Get out of here! Experience the world. Go lead a life worth telling stories about. Go live your life and make memories and have wonderful experiences. I can’t live your life for you, but if I could I would send you abroad as often as I could. There will always be a reason not to go, but you must push past them. No one else can do it for you. You must make the decision to study abroad.” ~ from every single class Dr. PG has ever taught.
Taking SU students on a hike on the Appalachian Trail to visit native ruin sites, leading student groups on trips to Argentina and Panamá, and watching students build a Mayan-inspired pyramid/time capsule to be opened in 2018.