Academic interests

Twentieth-century Peninsular prose and fiction, The Medieval Jewish Community in Spain, Pedagogy of Second Language acquisition

Teaching

Beginning Spanish, Accelerated Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Composition, Spanish Conversation, Applied Spanish: Spanish in the Business World, Spanish for Health, and Spanish for Law Enforcement.

Awards

Engaged Department Grant, IUPUI, 2005, 2006 and 2008 Favorite Professor, IUPUI Athletics, 2006 Named an "outstanding and positive influence" by 13 graduating seniors, 2004, 2006 and 2009 Research Grant, Wabash College, 1999 and 2000 Research Grant , College of Wooster, 1996

Publications

Articles in: Romance Languages Annual, Nuevas perspectivas sobre el '98La Chispa '97: Selected ProceedingsPerspectivas sobre la culltura hispanicaLouisiana Conference on Hispanic Literature, Selected ProceedingsHispania

Service

Graduate Curriculum Committee Talent Alliance Committee Advisor of Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honorary Society Development and Design of new courses accepted into IU curriculum 

Beginning Spanish for Law Enforcement I and II

Initiation and development of community contacts with IUPUI