While I am originally from suburban Chicago, I have lived in Indiana since 1990 when I came to attend graduate school at Purdue University. I earned my BA in Spanish from the University of Tulsa, with a year at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, and my MA in Spanish with a focus in literature from Purdue University. I completed my course work and exams for the Ph.D. program in Spanish at Purdue as well. Between college and graduate school, I worked in an adult literacy program as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Spanish and have been teaching at IU Kokomo since the fall 2006. I teach both online and face-to-face sections of beginning and intermediate Spanish. I also teach Introduction to Hispanic Literature in the collaborative online BS in Spanish program. Additionally, I have taught a travel course for many years and have led 10 student trips to Guatemala through this course. I also had the good fortune to help lead an IU Kokomo School of Business trip to Poland. Currently I am working with IU South Bend faculty on a language immersion trip to Costa Rica for the summer of 2023.
I am passionate about the Spanish language and the cultures of Spain and Latin America (especially Central America!).
“Who’s Irish?: Roddy Doyle’s Hyphenated Identities” Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland: The Immigrant in Contemporary Irish Literature. Ed. Pilar Villar-Argáiz. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. 95-107. Print.
“Identity as Conformity: Identity Migration in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.'' A critical edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Ed. Suman Chakraborty. Kolkata: Roman Books, 2012. Print.
“In Search of Identity: Inner Diaspora and Psychic Healing in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children" South Asian Review 31. 2 (2010): 9-26. Print.
“From Emigration to Immigration: Irishness in The Irish Short Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Roddy Doyle’s The Deportees” The Wake of the Tiger. Eds. David Clark and Rubén Jarazo Álvarez. La Coruña, Spain: Netbiblo Publishers, 2010. 103-110. Print. Irish Studies Series.
“The Four Mothers of the Dispossessed: Motherhood in Irish Melodies and Cantares Galegos,” (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the Maternal Body. Ed. Lisa Bernstein. New Castle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008: 23-35. Print.
After Ireland: A review of ACIS-CAIS 2014 Breac June 30, 2014
Forthcoming: “Roddy Doyle’s Short Fiction: An Interview” Roddy Doyle” Short Fiction: Theory and Practice (February 2015)
Under Consideration: “ An Interview with Roddy Doyle” Breac
In Progress: New book on Roddy Doyle’s Hyphenated Identities.
“The Hill.” The Common, November 2014. Web.
“Eating Apples.” The Common, November 2014. Web.
“The Accident.” Buhito Press, October 2014. Web.
“Home.” The Common, October 2014. Web.
“The Wedding Picture.” Marco Polo, April 2013. Web.
"The Merry Go Round." Natural Bridge 27 (Spring 2012): 102-109. Print.
“A Galician Summer.” Transnational Literature 3. 2 (May 2011). Web.
“Mia.” Read Short Stories Online: Page 47 Online Anthology April, 2010. Web.
“Back to Galicia.” disClosure, Issue 17 (April 2008): 6-12. Print.
“Forest Park” Miracle
“My Walk” Charlottesville Winter
“The Rescue” The Common
Voyeurism in CSI: Las Vegas” Popmatters.com (February 2011)
Roddy Doyle’s Characters in The Deportees” Dictionary of World Literary Characters Facts on File, Inc. (Summer 2009)
“Double Voyeurism in CSI Las Vegas: The Scientist under the Microscope.” In Media Res (August 2007). Web.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (co-authored)
Heath, Sarah and Eva Roa White. "Walking the Line: Lessons in Online Interdisciplinary Instruction" Currents in Teaching and Learning 6.1 (Fall 2013).
White, Eva Roa et al. "Turning a Plague into a Posy: Team Teaching Graduate Courses at a Small Campus”Currents in Teaching and Learning 3.1 (Fall 2010).