Associate Professor of Spanish
Originally from Indiana, I lived in St. Louis, MO and Decatur, IL for several years before coming to Luther in 2004. I teach courses in Spanish language, literature and culture, as well as a course in Spanish for medical professionals. One of the best parts of my job is traveling abroad with students in January-term, and in recent years I have led courses in Spain and Ecuador. Early in my career my research focused on poetry by contemporary Spanish women writers. Presently, I am engaged in research on how students learn in language courses, especially how they think about and monitor their own learning. I am married with two young children, and my family and I enjoy life in Decorah very much.