From Selah, Washington, I graduated from Selah High School and Yakima Valley Community College. From Central Washington University I earned a BA with a triple major in English, Philosophy, and History, a B.Ed in teaching High School English, the fifth year in Curriculum Development and an MA in Latin American Language and Literature. From the University of Arizona, I earned an MA and a Ph. D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. My major was language use with a focus on ethnography of communication and discourse analysis. I have...
I have been teaching since 1971 ( 47 years) I taught high school for five years in Yakima and Sunnyside Washington and then became a teacher trainer at the US bi-national center in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Since then, I have developed and administered programs and taught at the university level in Guadalajara, Queretaro, and Chihuahua in Mexico.
Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Full Professor
1982 - Present
In The BA in English (for English teachers and translators) I teach required courses Interpretation of Essay, Introduction to the Short Story, Analysis of the Novel, Poetry Analysis, Writing Organization, Writing Style, Thesis Research, and Development of the English Language. And electives: Seminars on Joyce Carol Oates, Bob Dylan, and Jane Austen, Longer Poetry, Ethnographic Analysis of Literature, Journal Production, Writing for Publication. In the Doctorate in Education, I teach Sociology of Education. In the MAs in Humanities and Higher...
Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales Chihuahua (US Bi-national Center), Executive Director
1982 - 1993
Directed an American bi-national center, programming cultural activities, designing courses, training teachers, managing community relations, developing international exchanges, and advising students searching for American universities. Also, member of executive council of Mexican Association of bi-national centers served as first Vice-President.
Instituto Mexico-Americano de Jalisco (US Bi-national center), Teacher/Teacher Trainer
1976 - 1981
Taught EFL courses, mentored other EFL teachers, handled orientation of new teachers, and teacher training for teachers from the Institute and from other schools in the community.
Sunnyside High School, Sunnyside, Washington, English teacher
1973 - 1976
Taught high school English courses, also language arts to students working below grade level due to language difficulties.
The Place, Yakima School District, Yakima, Washington, Teacher
1971 - 1973
Taught high school courses to juvenile parolees and students excluded from public schools in an alternative high school program supported by the state Department of Social and Health Services.