Alumni Spotlight

April 19, 2019

Dr. Shelli Rottschafer before the Greg Mike Mural painted 2016 Eastern Market – Murals in the Market Detroit, Michigan June 2018As our Spring 2019 Semester comes to an end we would like to distinguish an astonishing Alum Shelli Rottschafer!

S.L. Rottschafer completed her doctorate in Spanish from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in Latin American Contemporary Literature (2005).  Since 2006, Rottschafer has taught at Aquinas College.  She is an Associate Professor of Spanish within the Department of World Languages and an Instructor in the Inquiry and Expression Program. She teaches Spanish Language, Latinx Literature, Film and Gender Studies, and First-Year Student Eco-composition at the College level.  

Rottschafer has published across genres in The Journal of Literature and Art Studies and Border-Lines Journal from the University of Nevada, Reno.  Her reviews of texts can be found in the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Review and Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. She also has a collaborative project appearing in Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents: Reading, Writing, and Making a Difference, by Routledge Press.  Her Creative Nonfiction pieces “Coyote Amidst the Sunflowers”, “The Sidekick”, “Dot Your I’s with a Heart” have been published in Wanderlust Journal of Travel Essays  Her poem “My Mother Had” was published in Herbaria3.0 .  Her collaborative work “La Diáspora de un Aztlán norteño” will be published as a Chapbook Spring 2019 through Swimming with Elephants, a small publishing house out of Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Rottschafer also has participated in ASLE: The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference as well as The Writers Retreat at Interlochen Arts Academy and the Bear River Writers’ Conference sponsored by the University of Michigan at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake.

Rottschafer writes Poetry and Creative Nonfiction.  She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys running with her black Labrador-mix along the Lake Michigan beaches.  Or, during the colder months, the slopes within the San Juan Mountains beckon her winters. 

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