Dr. Barbara Griest-Devora

Griest-Devora, Dr. Barbara
Title: Professor of English
Department: English & Reading
Office: JH-213

About Dr. Barbara Griest-Devora

Institute:  Creative & Communication Arts


PhD.|Education Leadership|Capella University

M.A.|English|University of Texas at San Antonio

B.A.|Humanities|University of Texas at San Antonio


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As a small business owner, I have experience in technical writing and branding. I have been teaching writing and literature for 30 years, 7 of which were at the high school level. I also have training in continuous quality improvement methods, and I am a member of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International). I also have experience in creative writing and literary publishing. 


I'm Dr. Griest-Devora (but please call me Barbara), and I am a Professor of English with Northwest Vista College, where I started in 1998--the year the college opened. I’m probably the biggest English nerd you will ever meet. I am also a small business owner, as my husband and I have a photography studio in the Deco District, near downtown San Antonio. In 2003, I published a chapbook of poetry, and I have numerous publications in magazines, journals, and anthologies.