Dr. Rubí Ugofsky-Méndez
Modern Foreign Languages Department
Dr. Rubí Ugofsky-Méndez completed her BA at the University of Texas Pan American. She obtained her MA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She completed her PhD in Spanish Literature also from UNL. Her area of expertise revolves around Spanish baroque poetry. Dr. Ugofsky-Méndez has presented papers in connection to her subject of expertise for over a decade at numerous prestigious conferences such as MACHL and KFLC. Dr. Ugofsky-Méndez is currently teaching Spanish and Spanish American civilization and literature at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In addition, Dr. Ugofsky-Méndez is the Editor in Chief of Primeros escrutinios culturales y literarios, an academic journal for undergraduate research connected to Spanish and Spanish American topics, affiliated with and based within the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Dr.Ugofsky-Méndez is interested in Spanish and Spanish- American women writers, contemporary poetry in Spanish, creative writing and the use of technology in the classroom. In addition, Dr. Ugofsky-Méndez enjoys teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages classes as well. Dr. Ugofsky-Méndez also serves as the advisor to the Spanish Club and is the Chair of the Environmental Concerns Committee. She is the proud mother of four children, three young adults, one UMHB graduate, one student at UT Southwestern Medical School, one still looking for a professional career, a teenager at STEM Academy in KISD and she is also the wife of a NAVY veteran. The family worships at St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Killeen, TX, where Dr. Ugofsky serves as an usher.