B.A. University of Arkansas,

M.A. University of Arkansas, 

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 

Certified Trainer in Cultural Competency Graduate Certificate in Medical Interpreting, 

Indiana Supreme Court Certified Court Interpreter Certified Healthcare Interpreter CHI(TM), Certificate in Online Teaching

Academic interests

Medieval literature; Spanish for business, health and law; Translation studies; Interpreting; Online Teaching and Learning.


Boyer Scholar, 2007-2008, 

SLA Faculty Fellow 2007, 

University College Faculty Fellowship, 2004 

Liberal Arts Teaching Scholar, 2002, 2003 

Trustees Teaching Award, 2001, 2002, 2008 

NETwork for Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999 

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1998, 2000 

University of Arkansas Distinguished Alumni Award, 1998


Editions of medieval medical texts, articles published in the American Translators Association Chronicle, the ATA Spanish Language Division Newsletter, the American Association of Pediatrics Newsletter, the International Journal of Teaching, and articles in books on medieval literature.


President, School of Liberal Arts Faculty Assembly; President, National Council on Interpreting in Health Care; Past Administrative Chair, American Translators Association (ATA) Literary Division, Past President/Founding Member Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters; Administrator ATA Educators Division.

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