Scholarship

EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor of Theatre & Theatre Program Director, Bellarmine University

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (2007): Creative Writing/Playwriting, Arizona State University

Master of Arts (1997): Theatre and Dance/Directing, University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts (1995): Theatre Arts and Spanish, Santa Clara University

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Preparing Future Faculty, Seminar. Arizona State University

Career Paths and Options in Higher Education, Faculty Roles in a variety of Academic Settings, Teaching Strategies and Instructional Technology, Securing Research Funding, Issues of Diversity and Inclusiveness, Preparing for the Academic Job Search, Balancing Teaching, Research, and Service responsibilities, Trends in Higher Education, Workshops. Arizona State University.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

San Joaquin Delta College: 1998 to Present

Arizona State University: 2004-2007

Phoenix College: 2004-2005

Santa Clara University: 2001-2003

University of New Mexico: 1995-1997

PUBLICATIONS

Speaking to the Stage, Caridad Svich on Playwriting, “Marginalia,” Charles Jensen, Editor. Tempe, AZ: Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Arizona State University, 2007

It Starts with an Image, Talking Theatre with Playwright Laurie Brooks, “Marginalia,” Charles Jensen, Editor. Tempe, AZ: Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Arizona State University, 2006.

In the Community’s Words, an interview with José Cruz González . “Marginalia,” Charles Jensen, Editor. Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Arizona State University, 2006.

Esno White, a Children’s play. “Readings in the Lively Dramatic Arts,” an anthology John White, Editor. Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2001.

Sweet Sad Sorrow, a short Story. “Out and About on Campus, Personal Accounts by College Students.” Edited by Kim Howard & Annie Stevens. Alyson Publications, 2000.

Escondiendo una vajilla, a short story. “Conceptions Southwest.” Tina Faulkner, Editor. The University of New Mexico Press, 2007.

Life and Dearth: An Encounter, a short story. “Conceptions Southwest.” Maya E. Allen, Editor. The University of New Mexico Press, 1995.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

“En Voz Alta: Challenging of Loss and Mourning in late Twentieth-Century US/Latino/a and Latin American Theatre.” Women in Theatre Program, ATHEA Conference, New Orleans, LA July 2007.

“Dramatizing the Borderlands: The Theatre and Chicana/o Queer Identities” Reading and Presentation at the National Chicana/Chicano Studies Association, Transnational Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 2007.

“Documenting the D.R.E.A.M. Act: The Fight, the Struggle, the Personal Accounts” Paper presented at the National Chicana/Chicano Studies Association, Transnational Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, June 2006.

“Translating Mexican Theatre” Paper presentation at the International Latino Theatre Festival Conference, Lawrence, Kansas April 1997.

“La Llorona: Myth of Prophecy” PowerPoint presentation at the Chicana/Chicano Cultural Festival, Guadalupe, Arizona, October 2004.

PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

The National Scholars Honor Society
The Writer’s Guild of America
American Theatre for Higher Education (ATHE)
Latin American Theatre Today (LATT)
American Alliance of Theatre and Education (AATE)
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
The Playwright’s Center
National Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies (NACCS)
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Sigma Phi Beta, Alpha Chapter, ASU
Phi Sigma Iota, Beta Delta Chapter, SCU

EDUCATIONAL THEATRE AND CREATIVE DRAMA EXPERIENCE

Sigma Phi Beta Philanthropy, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Theatre Group Director, 2006

Stockton Civic Theatre, Stockton, CA
Summer Theatre Youth Coordinator, 2003

Stockton Arts Fair, Stockton, CA
Improvisational Skills Instructor, 2003
Playwriting Workshop Leader, 2003
Advanced Acting Instructor, 2003

Pro Latino, San Jose, CA
Theatre Program Coordinator, 2003

Grupo Genesis, Watsonville, CA
Children’s Acting Workshop Leader, 2003

Stockton Civic Theatre, Stockton, CA
Summer Theatre Youth Play Director, 2002

Pro Latino, San Jose, CA
Theatre Program Coordinator, 2002

Grupo Genesis, Watsonville, CA
Children’s Acting Workshop Leader, 2002

Stockton Civic Theatre, Stockton, CA
Summer Theatre Youth Basic Acting Instructor, 2001

Pro Latino, San Jose, CA
Theatre Program Coordinator, 2001

One, Two, Three for the Road, Stockton CA
One-Acts Festival, Coordinator, 2000

Grupo Genesis, Watsonville, CA
Children’s Acting Workshop Leader, 2000

Pro Latino, San Jose, CA
Theatre Program Coordinator, 2000

Electronic Data Systems, Walnut Creek, CA
Improvisational Skills Instructor, 1997-1999
Teamwork and Personality Instructor, 1997-1999

Dionysus in the Round, Albuquerque, NM
Theatre Arts Director, 1997

Dionysus in the Round, Albuquerque, NM
Theatre Arts Coordinator, 1997

Montessori Summer Arts Camp, Albuquerque, NM
Acting Instructor, 1996

Theatre of the Americas Festival, Morelia, Mexico
Acting Workshop Leader, 1996

Vortex Theatre Arts Festival, Albuquerque, NM
Stage Movement Instructor, 1995

Santa Clara Parks and Recreations, Santa Clara, CA
Playwright and Director, 1994

Santa Clara Parks and Recreations, Santa Clara, CA
Acting Instructor and Play Coordinator, 1993