I received my B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from UCSB. One day I might finally finish my dissertation entitled "W(h)istful Expectations: Gambling in Victorian England." (Anybody wanting to give me a 'kick in the butt' towards this endeavor is highly welcome.)
While I was interviewing for my current position here, I remember stepping onto campus and feeling my heart literally warm as I saw the diversity of students. I began teaching English at De Anza College in 2000. Since then, I have taught the entire gamut of composition classes from EWRT200 to EWRT1C and EWRT2. I've served in a variety of capacities on campus including administrative positions as well as faculty coordinator positions. I have taught for LinC (Learning in Communities), Sankofa Scholars, Puente Program, REACH, and the Honors Program.
When I'm not teaching, I'm enjoying every minute I get to spend with my lovely daughter (or I'm wishing I were playing volleyball and basketball or singing in a rock/blues band). Please stop by my office sometime to chat! I enjoy talking not only about writing and literature but, equally as important, about UCLA and Lakers basketball games.
Effective 8/1/21 to 12/31/22, I am serving as interim associate vice president of instruction. If you need to contact me, my office is ADM130, and my phone number is (408) 864-8510.
Classes I Teach
|00628||ELIT 48B||01Y||Major American Writers (The Advent of Realism, 1865-1914)|
|36521||EWRT 2||FY2||Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking|
|25689||EWRT 1A||0KED||Composition and Reading|
|00842||EWRT 1A||09Q||Composition and Reading|
|25476||LART 250||09Q||Academic Reading and Writing|