Cruz is the author of the novels Straight Outta Compton and Five Days of Bleeding. He was a teacher for the 2017 California State University Summer Arts Program at Fresno. He is finishing a third body of (s)language titled Premature Autopsies: Tales Of Darkest America.
447Creative Writing Seminar:Prose
365Movements & Periods In African American Literature & Culture
591Practicum (Internship) In College Teaching
599Research And Dissertation
Research Interests & Areas
(Re)Defining the Black Aesthetic, Relationship of Music and Fiction, (S)Language, Avant-Pop (Popular Culture in Fiction).
CAS Outstanding Service Award,
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award