- M.A., English Literature, 1988, NMSU
- B.A., English Literature, 1986, NMSU
I have been teaching in the English Department at NMSU since 1988. That year I completed my M.A. in Literature with emphases in Middle English literature and the Victorian novel from NMSU. I have served in the Faculty Senate as one of the first six non-tenure track faculty representatives. I was promoted to College Professor in 2010.
I have two wonderful adult daughters, one a lawyer and the other a civil engineering student and future architect. My two dogs take me for walks almost every day.
I see my role as facilitating student learning through structured class discussion and individual assignments. I lecture very little and expect students to be prepared for and involved in class. Since Fall 2012, I have been teaching some sections of Literature for Children and Young Adults fully online.
In all my classes, I emphasize building critical thinking and writing skills, as I believes those skills give us power to improve our lives and our world. I help my students by sharing what I have learned, but I most enjoys her classes when students help me and others learn by sharing their own unique insights.
Recent Courses Taught:
- ENGL 363: Literature for Children and Young Adults
- ENGL 328V: Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy
- ENGL 211G: Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
- ENGL 111G: Rhetoric and Composition
In 2008, Cindy helped write an amendment to the NMSU Faculty Senate constitution that successfully secured representation for college-track (regular, non-tenured) faculty at NMSU. She served a three-year term as one of the first college-track faculty senators beginning in Fall 2009. Since Fall 2011, Cindy has served on the College of Arts and Sciences College Faculty Promotion committee.
Cindy has long been active in local choirs and theatre groups. She started a public group on Facebook, Las Cruces/El Paso Arts Events, where anyone can find and share information on area plays, concerts, readings, art exhibits, and stand-up comedy.
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