Dr. Theresa Gregor is a descendant of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel (Kumeyaay). She grew up on the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation where five generations of her family have resided since its formation in 1875.
Dr. Gregor teaches Composition & Literature courses for the English Department. Her courses cover a range of literary terrain from Multi-Cultural American Literature. Dr. Gregor's academic specialty is Native American and Women's Literature. She is passionate about introducing students to the diverse history, culture, and literature of Native Americans in San Diego as a part of all her courses.
PhD, University of Southern California, English (Native American Literature & Film Studies)
MA, University of Southern California, English
BA, Cal State San Marcos, Literature and Writing Studies, Minor in Spanish
Professor Gregor brings dedication, enthusiasm, passion, and a fierce respect for learning into the classroom because of her unique and fortunate life and educational experiences. Her journey through academia helped foster her approach to teaching, mentoring, and community service. Her teaching and research interests include: American/Indian literature, captivity narratives, women's literature, the western, and multi-cutlural literature.