Donna Goodin, Lecturer of Spanish, holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Cultural Studies (Michigan State University, 2008). The focus of her doctoral research was on women in early modern literature, both as authors and as literary subjects.; Her dissertation,“Writing as Reconstitutive Act: Healing and Self-Expression in Early Spanish Women’s Writing” examines the relation between the experience of psychological trauma and literary production for three fifteenth and early sixteenth-century Peninsular women writers: Leonor López de Córdoba, Teresa de Cartagena, and madre Juana de la Cruz.; For many years she has taught a wide array of courses including Spanish language, literature, an composition.; She is currently working on a historical novel set in fifteenth-century Spain exploring one converso family’s encounter with the Inquisition.