Department: English, Director of Writing Program
Country of Origin: Sri-Lanka
Language(s) Spoken Other Than English: Tamil
Areas of Research Interest: Writing theory, rhetoric, Post-Colonial literature, African American rhetoric, Tamil studies- translating published novels and poetry from Tamil to English.
How Long Have You Been in the U.S.? Since 1991
How Long Have You Been at SIUE? Since 1999
What Do You Like Most About SIUE? The university has a genuine investment in students, similar to smaller liberal arts colleges. The class sizes are small and there are great levels of teacher/student involvement.
What Do You Find To Be the Biggest Difference Between the U.S. and Your Home Country? The higher education system here is the best in the world.
Interesting Facts: I cannot parallel park, exercise or pass up a "Sale" sign. I am happiest in used-book stores