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 347-001: Spanish for Working with Youth and FamilyReading and Writing for Communication – Spanish


    Task-based course that works with students in Social Sciences (HDFS, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology) to understand the importance of culture when it comes to seeking treatment and support for a variety of issues.

  • LSPA 400-003: Advanced Communication Skills in Spanish Intermediate Spanish II


    This is a story-tellilng based course that works on understanding grammar not just at the syntactic level but also at the semantic level. Students work in groups of 3-4 students to create or re-imagine stories that require certain grammar constructions.

  • CLA – Liberal Arts and Community Engagement

    Deadline Extended to May 15, 2021
    Fall 2021 – Study for 8 weeks in Baja California Sur –

  • Open Door Pedagogy Network

    Drop in Hours via Teams – Hours Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 I will be available for informal conversations about pesky questions that come up in teaching, and while I won’t provide Official Answers to procedure or policy questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you to see if we can find an answer.