Recent activities

Hiking, reading fiction, watching movies, cooking (and eating!), playing with my dog

Spanish-speaking countries visited

Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras, Argentina, Chile, Cuba

Additional information
  • Faculty Fellow in Admission
  • Volunteer as writing tutor for GED through the Hispanic Center of West Michigan


  • BA Calvin College 1985
  • MA New York University 1990
  • PhD Indiana University 2001

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Academic Interests

  • Contemporary literature of Spain
  • Cinema of Spain
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Language Acquisition and immersion