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Cheryl L. Phelps

Mrs. Cheryl L. Phelps

Mrs. Cheryl L. Phelps
Assistant Professor/Assistant Dean
Modern Languages



Since 1984 I have been instructing students of Spanish at UTB. I have taught Spanish courses at all levels at UTB, have assumed a leadership role in curriculum design, curriculum assessment, and have enjoyed long tenures serving as the chairperson of both the Modern Languages and College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Curriculum Committees.

I reactivated and have served as co-advisor of Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society, Tau Chi Chapter, for 10 years. Concurrent with my faculty position in the Modern Languages Department, I also serve as Asst. Dean of Liberal Arts in the College of Liberal Arts here at UTB. My research interests include the portrayal of women in Spanish literature and in first and second-year textbooks for native speakers of Spanish, and the literature of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands.


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Cheryl l. phelps


Assistant Professor
Office: MRCHS 246
Phone: (956) 882-8873
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Profesor Phels

A Valley girl, born in Edinburg, Cherly Phelps moved to Brownsville at six months of age and spent formative years growing up in Puerto Rico. She attended Texas Southmost College her freshman and sophomore years and graduated from the University of North Texas, receiving both the bachelor's and the master's degrees in Spanish from that university. She has taught at UTB/TSC since 1984, first in the ESL and Spanish programs, now only in the Spanish program. Her spare time is dedicated to family pursuits (one daughter and two granddaughters) and traveling, most often with her colleagues and students. She enjoys reading and gardening.


Producing a course manual for use in SPAN 3310. Creating a series of theatrical vignettes based on two historical works on outstanding "Tejanas."


M.A., University of North Texas, 1975
B.A., University of North Texas, 1969

Courses Taught

SPAN 1373
SPAN 1374
SPAN 2321
SPAN 2322
SPAN 3310
SPAN 4307
SPAN 4370
SPAN 4392 

Office Hours - spring 2012

Office: MRCHS 246
Phone: (956) 882-8873
Fax: (956) 882-7215

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