Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish

Education: M.A. in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages and Foreign Languages and Literatures, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; 
Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing, University of Missouri-St. Louis

María T. Balogh (Marité) has taught a variety of courses, from beginning to graduate levels at UMSL since 2003. She is also a bilingual, bicultural poet, fiction writer, & dancer from Colombia whose works have been published in literary magazines in the USA and abroad. She published a book of poetry in Spanish in May 2013. She performs dances & reads poetry with Grupo Atlántico from the Missouri Folk Arts Program that helps promote the Hispanic Caribbean culture in Missouri. She reads, writes & draws in her rare spare time.