Geneveva Cruz

Lecturer, The Writing Program

Geneveva Cruz



Call me Gen. It’s easier. I am a San Antonio native. Born and raised on the east side of town. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Journalism. Upon my return to San Antonio (traveling military wife for 10 years), I earned my Masters in English Language and Literature at Our Lady of the Lake University. After completing my Ph.D. coursework in Leadership, I have decided to change routes toward my passion, Composition and Rhetoric. I will soon begin working toward completing my doctorate at Texas Woman’s University.

I am convinced teaching writing is my calling, and the Writing Department is where I belong. I have been teaching for 12 years, and I have been fortunate to be with UTSA since 2017.  

I am the lucky mom of two daughters, 22 and 14 years old, one 12-year-old weenie dog, Oscar, and my grand-dog, 3-year-old Derek James. I am a self-proclaimed TV junkie and in my leisure time, I can be found binge-watching reruns of Friends or The Tudors and MCU films.

I approach teaching with a sense of humor, but I have high expectations for my students. I see potential in each and every one of them. At the end of each semester, you can find me in my office sobbing over final self-reflection essays as they realized they could do it all along.

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