Instructor's Background


Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Regina Popper earned a B.A. in English from St. Mary's University and an M.A. in English from St. Louis University. Early in her career she taught high school for three years at Nerinx Hall in Webster Groves. Her interest in writing and media led to an internship at KETC/Channel 9 and then several years in public relations. Later, after working with her husband who made a feature film* in L.A., she began writing scripts and teaching screenwriting through Flo Valley's Continuing Education. After teaching part-time at Flo Valley and Maryville University, she joined the Flo Valley English Department as a full-time instructor in August of l998. She also works with Flo Valley's Student Retention program with Diane Savoca and teaches College 100 (Academic Orientation).

*(The film The Lounge People never had feature release but is periodically shown on certain cable networks. The film featured Buck Henry, Amanda Plummer and B.D. Wong.)