Heather Wood is Assistant Professor of English at University of New Mexico, Valencia. She has been teaching undergraduate English and Writing for over ten years, motivating her students with a true passion for the written word. Dr. Wood teaches all levels of college writing, including English as a Second Language, Developmental English, Rhetoric, Composition, American Literature, and Multi-Cultural Literature. Heather has held previous academic appointments at University of Texas at Dallas, Collin College, Santa Fe Community College, and Dallas County Community College. Her fiction and non-fiction writing has been presented recently at The American Popular Cultural Association Annual Conference, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Borders Books Poetry in Motion Series, and The Undermain Theatre. She has won several grants, including The Texas Public Educational Grant Award, The Armstrong Fellowship, and the Brettell Travel Grant for Art Historical Research. Formerly a member of the WordSpace Board, her writing has appeared in publications nationwide.