Dr. Simon is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Foreign Languages. He teaches courses in the areas of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, and Iberian literatures. He is the examiner for the Critical Languages program in Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures. He is also the webmaster for Poetry in the Department of Foreign Languages, the creator and Editor-in-Chief (through August, 2011) of The Kennesaw Tower, and the former Vice-President (through 2010) and current Board Member of the Georgia Poetry Society.
Among his research interests, presentations and publications are his studies of the presence of surrealism, mysticism, postmodernism, the un-centered subject, as well as the notion of the paradigm shift in Iberian literatures and cultures as present in Contemporary Peninsular poetry. He is also interested in Postcolonial themes surrounding Luso-African literatures (African literatures in Portuguese language), particularly Contemporary Angolan poetry, as well as the presence of the Postcolonial in Iberian poetics. His creative work includes poetry composed in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, elaborating on the themes of love, travel, and the potential barriers to communication we construct for ourselves.
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Boston University
M.A., Boston University