Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: DM 461 D
Dr. Villalba earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Miami. She specializes in first-year writing, the multi-ethnic literature of the U.S. Prison literature, and autobiography. She regularly teaches ENC 1101 and ENC 1102.
Dr. Villalba currently serves on the Community Writing Committee and the Justice Studies Committee.
My approach to teaching writing is interactive and process-oriented. I strive to make my classroom a safe space where students can share work, debate ideas, and collaborate on projects. In my classes, students learn to think critically about rhetorical strategies and about discourse communities they are part of.
She is currently researching the ways American prison literature participates in discourse about the criminal justice system.