Professor of English
M.A., New Mexico State University
As a non-traditional student, I took my time finding both my area of study, as well as a career path. I developed into Economics, Speech Therapy, Elementary Education and Philosophy until I found that the formal study of literature allowed me to explore any or all of these.
I earned my BA in English from NMSU in 1990 and completed my MA in Literary Theory in 1992. I have been teaching for NMSU in some capacity ever since. Literature is a great passion in my life, especially the writers of the turn of the 20th Century—Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Albert Camus, Simone de Bouviour, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and T.S. Eliot. In recent years, my work in Women’s History has greatly influenced my studies in both literature and philosophy. Currently, I am studying and writing on the literature and philosophy of Iris Murdoch, an influential intellectual from the 1960′s and 70′s.
I consider myself a native New Mexican, as I moved here with my family with the military when I was 9. I cannot imagine living anywhere else, for very long.