Ph.D., Spanish, University of Iowa    1982
M.A., Spanish, University of Iowa
B.A., Latin American Studies/Spanish, Baylor University

Latin American 20th Century Literature
Brazilian theater
Spanish American theater
Latin American culture
Service learning/Study abroad

Teaching: Currently teaching Latin American Culture (Spanish 3211), Literature of Spain (Spanish 3280), and first and second year language courses at UMSL.  Taught all levels of language, Latin American literature classes, interdisciplinary courses in English focusing on Latin America, study abroad/service learning courses in Mexico and Costa Rica.

Personal History: Originally from Brazil, grew up speaking Portuguese and English.  Learned Spanish at 12 while living in Mexico City.  Currently living on a farm with rescue animals in Illinois.