Professor Jack Lopez joined the faculty in the English Department in Fall 1989. He served on many committees including Faculty Senate, Humanities Academic Council, La Raza Faculty & Staff, Minority Creative Writing, and James Steel Smith Fund. His Department committee service included Personnel, Creative Writing, Graduate Studies, Lectures, Education Technology, and Honors/Awards. Jack published the books Cholos & Surfers: A Latino Family Album (Capra Press), Snapping Lines (UA Press), and In the Break (Little, Brown). In the Break was released in audiobook by Recorded Books and was translated into French as La Vague (Editions du Seuil). During the 1990s, he was part of the Latinoliterary boom in the U.S. and his fiction and essays appeared inmajor anthologies including: Iguana Dreams (HarperPerennial), Mirrors Beneath the Earth (Curbstone), Muy Macho (Anchor Doubleday), Currents from the Dancing River (Harcourt Brace), and Pieces of the Heart (Chronicle). Jack represented CSUN at bookstores, libraries, cultural centers, high schools, community colleges, the CSU, the UC, and on radio by giving talks, readings, book signings, interviews, and serving on panels.
- M.F.A. 1987, University of California Irvine
- B.A. 1983, Portland State University
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