Welcome to the Geography Department at SUNY New Paltz. Since I retired on January 1, 2014, I am now Professor Emerita of Geography and of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program on our campus. I served as Chair of the Department of Geography from 2001-2013. As Project Co-Director for a U.S. Department of Education Title 6 grant, I worked on faculty and curriculum development to enhance the teaching of Brazil and International Business Spanish on campus. I also served as Co-Chair of the Middle States Re-Accreditation Steering Committee. My publications include journal articles, book chapters, textbook units, and book reviews.