Spanish Professor


Honors and Awards

President’s Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  2012.
Outstanding M.A. Mentor, School of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Louisville, KY. 2014.
Diversity Champion, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  2011.

Research & Teaching Areas

Mexican, Ecuadorian and Latin American Literature
Colonial Latin American Literature
U.S. Latino Fiction
Latin American Cultural Studies
Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom
Latin American Film
Brazilian Studies

Courses Taught

SPAN 403, Foundations of Latin American Nationalism and Identities
Modern Languages 260, Introduction to Latin America
SPAN 554, Latin American Film
SPAN 648, Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World
SPAN 599 & 670, Special Topics.  My classes always include a Cultural Studies approach, such as Border Studies, Film Studies, Andean Area Studies, Southern Cone Area Studies, Faith and Religion in Latin Culture, Soccer and the Latin American Imagination, etc.