Dr. Villalba earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Miami. She specializes in first-year writing, the multi-ethnic literature of the U.S. Prison literature, and autobiography. She regularly teaches ENC 1101 and ENC 1102.
Dr. Villalba currently serves on the Community Writing Committee and the Justice Studies Committee.
She is currently researching the ways American prison literature participates in discourse about the criminal justice system.