Associate Professor of Spanish
Website:Calendly Page for Appointment Sign-up for Education Abroad
Office Hours:Regular Office Hours 1:30-2:30 MW & Friday from 10:30-11:30 and via Zoom link in courses. For Education Abroad Pre and Re-evaluation of Credits OR individual meetings via Zoom Use the calendly link above - Tuesdays & Thursdays -9:00am-10:30 and Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 or by appt.0pm. If needed we can work to find another time.
- Associate Professor of Spanish
- Undergraduate Coordinator
- Program Coordinator
- 20th Century Spanish American Prose
- Languages, Literatures and Culture
- Ph.D. Texas Tech University
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 CompositionSyllabus
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 InterpretationSyllabus
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 495-001Syllabus
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