Welcome to my Learning Web page. On this page, you'll find information about courses I have taught at Houston Community College, but here's a little bit more about me. I have been in Houston and at HCC since January 2012; before that I was finishing up my Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Austin. Ever since I was a little kid, I have said that I just want to go to school forever, so I consider myself to be living the dream. Teaching English and Humanities at the college level constantly feeds my curiosity, and working with students from a broad range of disciplines continually sparks my interest in new knowledge, new understandings. That said, my primary specializations and areas of interest are in American Literature, Mexican American/Latino Studies, and Music and Sound Studies. You can find some of my musings on these topics on my blog, culturachicana.blogspot.com.
In my classes I have a reputation for holding students to a high standard. But while I have high expectations for all of my students, I also work to make myself available to answer any questions or catch students up on the work. In addition to emailing or calling me using the info on the left, you can also check out my Twitter (@FrenchLydia) and tweet me if you want to chat or have a question.