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Career

Education

B.A. - Fairfield University, Cum Laude, 1984

M.A. -The University of Connecticut, 1986

Ph.D. - The University of Connecticut, 1993

Dissertation: - "Criminal Sexuality in Central Mexico, 1750-1850"

M.A. -The University of Connecticut, 1986

     Director - Hugh M. Hamill

     Advisers - Guido Ruggiero, Paul Goodwin


Doctoral Examination Fields

Latin America to 1825; Latin America since 1808; Europe in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; The Inquisition in Latin America


Teaching Field

Colonial and Modern Latin America; Mexican History; Gender in Latin America; Church in Latin America; Slavery in Latin America; Modern European History; Historiography and the Historian's Craft


Teaching Experience

"Colonial Latin American History," The University of Scranton, 2000 - present.

"Modern Latin American History," The University of Scranton, 2000 - present.

"The African Experience in Latin America, 1500-1900," The University of Scranton, 2004 - present.

"Family and Gender in Latin America," The University of Scranton, 2003 - present.

"Religion and Society in Latin America," The University of Scranton, 2002 - present.

"Seminar in Mexican History," The University of Scranton, 2001 - present.

"The Craft of the Historian," The University of Scranton, 2005 - present.

"Women, Race, and Religion," The Schemel Forum, The University of Scranton, Spring, 2015

"Freshman Seminar," The University of Scranton, 2004.

"Europe: 1815 - Present," The University of Scranton, 2001.

"Europe: 1300 - 1815," The University of Scranton, 2000.

"Historia de México," Colegio Americano, Mexico City, 1994 - 2000.

"Twentieth-Century Mexico in Latin America Perspective," The University of Minnesota (Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico), 1996 - 99.

"Modern Mexico: The Century After Independence," The University of Calgary (Study Abroad Program in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico), 1997.

"Mexico: Roots and Traditions to Independence," The University of Calgary (Study Abroad Program in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico), Summer, 1995 - 96.

"Mexico in the Twentieth Century," The University of Minnesota (Camanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico), 1995 - 96.

"Latin America During the National Period," The University of Connecticut at Stamford, 1993.

"Modern Europe," The University of Connecticut at Stamford, 1993.

"Modern Europe," The University of Connecticut at Storrs, 1991.

"Roots of Western Experience to 1500," The University of Connecticut at Avery Point, Summer 1989.

"Study Skills: Critical Reading and Writing," The University of Connecticut, Summers, 1986, 1987.


Awards

Catholic Press Association 3rd Place, Category of "History" for co-edited 2009 Orbis Book publication, Religion and Society in Latin America: Interpretive Essays from Conquest to Present.

Provost's Award for Excellence in Advancing Global Learning, University of Scranton, 2009.

Luso-American Foundation Scholarship (Program in Portuguese), University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2007

Catholic Press Association 1st Place, Category of "Reference Work" for co-edited 2006 Orbis Book publication, Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History.

"Who's Who Among America's Teachers," 2006.

Internal Research Grants, University of Scranton, 2001 - 2009.

Faculty-Directed Student Summer Program (Mexico City), 2001; (Scranton), 2007.

Search Associates International School Teacher of the Year, 1998 - 1999.

The Donald B. Hoffman Graduate Scholarship Award, Phi Alpha Theta, 1991.

The Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere, American Historical Association, 1991.

Fulbright-Hays Foundation Fellowship to Mexico, 1989-90.

U.S. Department of Education Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for 1987 - 88 (Guatemala).

U.S. Department of Education Title VI Fellowship for Intensive Language Study, 1986 (Spain).