Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish


  • Website:

    Calendly Page for Appointment Sign-up for Education Abroad
  • Office Hours:

    Regular Office Hours 1:30-3:00 MW. The TR hours from 2:00-3:30 are For Education Abroad Pre and Re-evaluation of Credits OR individual meetings via Zoom Use the calendly link above. If needed we can work to find another time.
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish
    • Undergraduate Coordinator
    • Program Coordinator
  • Concentration:

    • 20th Century Spanish American Prose
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. Texas Tech University


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 413 – Advanced Translation Skills in Spanish


    Works to further develop students’ knowledge of the cultural and linguistic nuances that are key to providing accurate translations in the target language.