Alan Astro, Ph.D.
- Professor , Modern Languages and Literatures
A native of Brooklyn, I have been at Trinity University for over a third of a century and have come to appreciate greatly San Antonio culture and ease of life. I used to follow all kinds of theoretical approaches to literature, but now I approach texts more and more as esthetic works and historical testimony and try to influence my students in the same direction: less cogitation, more informed appreciation.
I translate documents for locals doing genealogical research and am a member of organizations furthering viewpoint diversity.
I have served on various University committees and once was member of the Faculty Senate. I enjoy advising students and helping them navigate bureaucratic complexities.