Carmen J. Jimenez received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.A. from University of Utah. She is currently a Professor of Spanish at Southern Adventist University. Her academic interests range from Composition, and Spanish Colonial Literature, Spanish American Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Hispanic Caribbean Literature, Afro-Hispanic Literature, Service Learning, Spanish American Cultures and Civilization. Her work has also appeared in several publications.