Associate Professor of Spanish



I have been at Colorado State University since August 1999. I am currently an  Associate Teaching 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, Language for Specific Purposes, 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 Undergraduate Coordinator for LLC.




  • LSPA 313-001 – Introduction to Translation & Interpretationtion


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

  • LSPA 347-001 Spanish for Working with Youth and Family


    Provides a student the opportunity to learn and understand Latino cultural issues and terminology in areas of Mental Health for Latinos in the US and other Spanish speaking countries.