Dr. Simon instructs courses in the areas of Hispanic and Lusophone cultures and literatures, Portuguese language, and Spanish language. Among his research interests, presentations and publications are his studies of the presence of surrealism, mysticism, postmodernism, the un-centered subject, and the notion of the paradigm shift through literary and cultural manifestations vis-à-vis Contemporary Iberian poetry. He has also written on themes of nationality in the Post-colonial context of Luso-African literatures (African literatures in Portuguese language), particularly Contemporary Angolan poetry, as well as on the presence of the Postcolonial voice in Iberian poetics. His own original poetry, composed in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, elaborates on the themes of love, travel, and self-imposed barriers to interpersonal relationships and communication.
Dr. Simon currently serves as Coordinator of the Department of Foreign Languages Portuguese Program. He is creator and current webmaster for Poetry in the Department of Foreign Languages, the creator and former Editor-in-Chief (2008-2011) of The Kennesaw Tower, and the former Vice-President (2008-2010) of the Georgia Poetry Society.
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Boston University
M.A., Boston University