Faculty & Staff

B.A., Brigham Young University
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Kansas

Teaching interests: 20th-century Latin American literature and linguistics

Professor Pites, a native of Argentina, teaches all levels of grammar, composition, and conversation besides courses in her area of specialization. During the summer, she teaches culture and civilization of Spain for our Summer Study Abroad program in Salamanca, which she directs. Her research interests are centered in contemporary Latin American women writers and the historical novel of Argentina. She has written many articles and a culture manual for study abroad. An advocate for diversity, Dr. Pites is deeply committed to higher education as well as family, church, and community service. Her love for literature is equal to that of music and art, and her hobbies include photography, pottery, and a large collection of antique clocks. She also speaks other Romance languages and has traveled and resided extensively in many parts of the world.