Associate Professor of Spanish



I have been at Colorado State University since August 1999. I am currently an  Assistant Professor of Spanish. A native of Parral, Chihuahua , Mexico, I received my Ph.D. in 20th Century Spanish American Literature from Texas Tech University in 1987. My many areas of interest include: contemporary Spanish American prose, issues in culture, translation and interpreting, as well as the teaching of reading and writing skills. I have also worked extensively as a translator for the Department of Justice and other organizations.

I am also the co-director of the 2nd and 3rd year language program as well as the Language and Culture Studies Center director.




  • LSPA 300-001 – Grammar and Composition


    Grammar and Composition Focus using a variety of texts and covering themes ranging from literature, to contemporary themes such as immigration, the economy, etc.

  • LSPA 313-001 Introduction to Translation and Interpretation


    Provides a student a look at the two fields and the types of translation and interpretation and works on direct and indirect translation.

  • LSPA 251-001/LSPA 495-001


    Course provide a brief introduction to basic grammar skills for students with no prior experience and a look at the Community of Todos Santos in Baja California Sur to prepare them for their learning experience on the CLA Community Engagement Program for the last 8 weeks of the fall semester. The LSPA 495 provides more in depth reading and analysis or articles pertinent to BCS.

  • CLA – Liberal Arts and Community Engagement

    Fall Semester – Study for 8 weeks in Baja California Sur – Go to CSU Education Abroad page and look up Liberal Arts Todos Santos