Valerie Thomas has been teaching professional writing and composition courses at the University of New Mexico wince 2000. She received her master's degree in English with a concentration in Professional Writing from the University of New Mexico and her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Valerie has worked as a production manager and assistant director on films, commercials, and television programs for Lucasfilm, Columbia Pictures, ABC, PBS, and HBO. She has also worked as a graphic designer and computer instructor.
Currently, Valerie serves as the coordinator of English 219: Technical and Professional Writing courses and oversees WebCT online courses for the department. Valerie's focus is in grant writing, distance education, and teaching professional writing to professionals.