Chair, Department of English
Associate Professor of English
Shelley Garcia is an Associate Professor of English and currently serves as English Department chair. She earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Riverside. Her research and publications focus on innovative writings by Latinx authors. She utilizes the lens of genre studies to explain the work of ground-breaking authors in terms of both deep literary history and current disciplinary approaches. Her teaching demonstrates similar breadth, covering studies in contemporary American literature, minority discourses, gender studies, and composition. She believes in the transformational power of education and that studying literature provides unique opportunities for meaningful learning.