Bachelor in Spanish & Linguistics, University Missouri, Columbia, 1983—1989. Master of Arts in Spanish, St. Louis University, 1998—1999. Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish & Latin American Literature, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1999—2005.
Spanish teacher Chaminade College Preparatory School, St. Louis, 1994—1995, Sikeston Public Schools, Sikeston, 1995—1998. Spanish graduate teaching assistantship St. Louis University, 1998—1999. Part-time graduate instructor Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1999—2001.
Spanish & middle and secondary education instructor Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 2005—2006, assistant professor Spanish & middle and secondary education, since 2006. President MSTA foreign language division Southeast Missouri State University, 1997—1998, advisor Spanish & foreign language education, since 2005, chairperson, curriculum designer for global studies major, since 2005, curriculum and assessment committee member, since 2005, member university disability awareness committee, since 2005, advisor Spanish language program, since 2005, advisor middle & secondary education. Co-coordinator cefiro foreign language conference Texas Tech University, 2000—2001.
Presenter Wal Mart, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 2006. Member of Modern Language Association, American Association Applied Linguistics, Teachers English Speakers Other Languages, National Association Bilingual Education, American Association Teachers Spanish & Portuguese, American Council Teaching Foreign Languages, Rotary International, Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Phi National Fraternity (treasurer, vice president, pledge education 1984-1987).
1 child John Joseph.