Teaching Academy Members 2016

Earning membership in the Teaching Academy

Honorary Member

Honorary membership is awarded to a person who has made extraordinary contributions to the Teaching Academy or to faculty development at NMSU.
Jean Conway, Teaching Academy

Jean Conway has worked quarter-time at the Teaching Academy this year, bringing her NMSU service to a quarter century. Jean has served NMSU since 1990, beginning in the Center for Educational Development (CED), continuing through the transition to the Teaching Academy. She served as interim director of the CED for seven years and as associate director of the Teaching Academy for 12 years.

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Most Distinguished Members

The most distinguished members are the graduate student and the faculty member with the most Teaching Academy training hours who have not received the award before.

Yuliana Zaikman, Graduate Student, Psychology

Yuliana Zaikman is a second-year PhD student in the Psychology Department. She teaches Sexual Behavior and Introduction to Psychology both in-person and online. Her courses employ the use of Team-Based Learning as well as the application of course concepts to popular media such as Harry Potter novels and The Big Bang Theory. This past year, she participated in several Academy workshops including Teaching Students Through Writing. She also led two workshops of her own on Team-Based Learning and on using media to make your course come alive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching TV.

Henrietta Williams Pichon, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Administration

Henrietta Williams Pichon, is an assistant professor in Educational Leadership and Administration (ELA). Her teaching focus is higher education administration and her research focus is the access and persistence of historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

As a faculty member in ELA, she has focused her professional development time on events that will make her a better teacher, scholar, and university citizen. Several that stand out are Team Mentoring; OCIP (online teaching); Teaching workshops on teaching difficult/sensitive topics, flipped classrooms, and so on; Managing diversity (with Prudence Carter, Stanford); and Writing groups.

She is especially thankful for the work in the writing groups because after receiving feedback on a manuscript, she was able to get three publications from it.

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Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Science
Animal & Range Sciences Amy Ganguli
Extension Animal Resources Jason Turner
Family & Consumer Sciences Esther Devall
Merranda Marín
Kourtney Vaillancourt
Fishery & Wildlife Sciences Kathryn Stoner
Plant & Environmental Sciences Ryan Goss
Manoj Shukla
Arts & Sciences
Biology Menuka Karki
Michele Nishiguchi
Michèle Shuster
English Kefaya Diab
Geography Michaela Buenemann
Government Jiaqi Liang
Mathematical Sciences Karen Villaverde
Physics Zahra Nasrollahi
Psychology Carrie Melia
Collin Scarince
Dominic Simon
Laura Thompson
Yuliana Zaikman
Jacqueline Zeiber
Theatre Arts Wil Kilroy
Finance Violeta Díaz Avilez
Doña Ana Community College
English & Communications Niki Mott
    Curriculum & Instruction Koomi Kim
Educational Leadership & Administration Mary Prentice
Henrietta Williams Pichon
Special Ed & Communication Disorders Randa Keeley
Breanna Sherrow
Linda Spencer
Chemical & Materials Engineering Catherine Brewer
Martha Mitchell
Industrial Engineering Alla Kammerdiner
Delia Valles-Rosales
Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering David Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering Vincent Choo
Mingjun Wei
Health & Social Services
Nursing Conni DeBlieck
Social Work María Ortiz
Library Access Services Susan Beck
Regular Academic Instruction Jon Strahan
Executive Vice President & Provost Daniel Howard
David Smith
Instructional Innovation & Quality Kerry Forsythe
Michelle Lebsock
Student Engagement Marissa Macías

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Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Science
Animal & Range Sciences Gaylene Fasenko
Entomology Plant Path & Weed Science Erik Lehnhoff
Extension Animal Resources Gerald Hawkes
Fishery & Wildlife Sciences Wiebke Boeing
Sabrina Deeley
Hotel Restaurant & Tourism Management Keith Mandabach
Pete Mitchell
Jornada Experimental Range Headquarters Caitriana Steele
Plant & Environmental Sciences Mary O’Connell
Marisa Potter
April Ulery
Arts & Sciences
Anthropology Kelly Jenks
Art Julie Fitzsimmons
Astronomy Nancy Chanover
Kristian Finlator
R.T. James McAteer
Moire Prescott
Biology Youn Ji Nam
Graciela Unguez
Chemistry & Biochemistry Amanda Ashley
Communication Studies Greg Armfield
Vicki Nisbett
Criminal Justice Andrea Joseph
Criminal Justice Mercedes Valadez
English Lily Hoang
Elizabeth Schirmer
Government Diana Bolsinger
Thaddieus Conner
Interdisciplinary Studies Jim Maupin
Mathematical Sciences Amal Mostafa
Music Rhonda Taylor
Physics Michaela Burkardt
Michael De Antonio
Psychology Michael Collier
John Dennem
Jessica Madrid
Laura Madson
Tamara Stimatze
Tara Young
Sociology Stephanie Arnett
Sandra Way
Theatre Arts Tom Smith
Economics & International Business Naomi Schmidt
Finance J. Query
Management Wayne Crawford
Grace Ann Rosile
Marketing Ryan Cruz
Doña Ana Community College
Academic Support Mónica Torres
Adult Basic Education Deborah McCormick
Arts & Humanities Barbara Creider
Melinda Wilson
Digital Graphics Program Stephen Osborn
Electronic Technology Program Tarlochan Dhillon
Emergency Medicine Paramedic Program Joyce Bradley
Institutional Analysis Mia Kalish
Library & Media Center Tammy Powers
Math & Physical Science Katherine McGowan
Center for Research & Outreach Karen Trujillo
Counseling & Educational Psychology Heejung Chun
Curriculum & Instruction Cecilia Hernández
Koeun Kim
Julia Parra
Michelle Salazar Pérez
MariaElena Salazar
Kinesiology & Dance Joseph Berning
Sang-Rok Lee
Tanya Watson
Chemical & Materials Engineering Jessica Houston
Industrial Engineering John Mullen
Christina Schaub
Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Charles Boehmer
Laura Boucheron
Robert Paz
Mechanical Engineering Liang Sun
Health & Social Services
Nursing Davin Craig
Shelly Noe
Anita Reinhardt
Kristynia Robinson
John Scarbrough
Shawn Skurky
Jane Smith
Public Health Sciences Anup Amatya
Cynthia Kratzke
Social Work Ivan De La Rosa
María Gurrola
Frances Nedjat-Haiem
Library Norice Lee
Reference & Research Services Paula Johnson
Academic Readiness Center David Meléndez
Career Services Roseanne Bensley
Counseling & Student Development Center Meg Long
Director of Finance, Health & Social Services Aida López
Executive Vice President & Provost Greg Fant
Graduate School John Kulpa
John Schutte
Instructional Innovation & Quality Susan Ceppi-Bussmann
Miley Grandjean
Sandra Johnson
Sharon Lalla
Instructional Media Services Bryan Tempel
Student Engagement Terry Cook


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Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Science
Agricultural & Extension Education Thomas Dormody
Frank Hodnett
Agricultural Science Center at Artesia Jane Pierce
Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Science Jim Libbin
Animal & Range Sciences Derek Bailey
Andrés Cibils
Glenn Duff
Shanna Ivey
Sergio Soto–Navarro
Laura White
Entomology Plant Path & Weed Science Jamshid Ashigh
Rebecca Creamer
Álvaro Romero
Extension Plant Sciences Leslie Beck
Natalie Goldberg
Family & Consumer Sciences Wanda Eastman
Marcel Montanez
Fishery & Wildlife Sciences David Cowley
Martha Desmond
Nicole Harings
Hotel Restaurant & Tourism Management Betsy Stringam
Plant & Environmental Sciences Kenneth Carroll
Christopher Cramer
David Dubois
Mark Uchanski
Academic Advising Jarod Gonzalez
Kelley Hestir
Anthropology Fumiyasu Arakawa
Hailey Jung
Mary Alice Scott
M. Stanford
Art Tauna Cole-Dorn
Biology María Castillo
Randy Coryell
Nina Dropcho
Kathryn Hanley
Gizelle Hurtado
Avis James
Patricia Lodato
Giancarlo López
Amy Marion
Brook Milligan
Neda Nourabadi
Steven Ontiveros
Elba Serrano
Charles Shuster
Timothy Wright
Chemistry & Biochemistry Jeffrey Arterburn
Shelley Lusetti
Barbara Lyons
William Quintana
Rishi Sapkota
Erik Yukl
Communication Studies Vanessa Mendez
Computer Science Jonathan Cook
Shaun Cooper
Creative Media Amy Lanasa
Criminal Justice William Corbett
Mike Tapia
English Electra Rich
Kellie Sharp-Hoskins
Kelly Whitney
Patricia Wojahn
Geography Christopher Brown
Carol Campbell
Geological Sciences Jeffrey Amato
Government Neil Harvey
Kim Seckler
Interdisciplinary Studies Manal Hamzeh
Languages & Linguistics Sandra Flickinger
Carlos Joloy Carballo
Jeffrey Longwell
Patricia MacGregor–Mendoza
Mathematical Sciences Mary Ballyk
India Dytzel
Laura White-Hosford
Music Lonnie Klein
Philosophy Jennifer Noonan
Physics Matthias Burkardt
Psychology Timothy Ketelaar
Justin MacDonald
Hunter Myuz
Lindsay Ruckel
David Trafimow
Joshua Uhalt
Sociology David LoConto
Megan Miller
David G. Ortiz Canseco
Theatre Arts Joshua Chenard
Accounting & Information Systems Kevin Meléndrez
Business College Kathy Brook
Myong O’Donnell
Economics & International Business Charlotte Gard
Karl Geisler
Yu-Feng (Winnie) Lee
Randy McFerrin
Rafael Pérez Pena
Finance Gavin Clarkson
Rich Fortin
Kenneth Martin
Harikumar Sankaran
Management David Boje
Steven Elias
Ruoqing Zhang
Doña Ana Community College
Adult Basic Education Lora Ross
Arts & Humanities David Burleson
Business & Marketing Kim Seifert
Business Office Technology Program Mary Sletten
English & Communications Debasmita Roychowdhury
Health Occupation Program Amy Collins
Ratna Pankayatselvan
Hiranya Roychowdhury
Sonography Program Faith Hutson
Counseling & Educational Psychology Elsa Arroyos
Chelsea Bridges
Gladys De Necochea
Anna López
Curriculum & Instruction Armando Altamirano
Rudolfo Chávez Chávez
Jeanette Haynes Writer
Emily Heins
Leanna Lucero
Lida Uribe–Florez
Angelica Wortham
Educational Leadership & Administration Denise Rodríguez-Strawn
Kinesiology & Dance Hannah Cole
Shon Meyer
Oscar Nuñez Enríquez
Kim O’Connell–Brock
Arryn Robbins
Special Ed & Communication Disorders Brandon McIntire
Chemical & Materials Engineering Hongmei Luo
Julio Martínez
David Rockstraw
Civil Engineering Paola Bandini
Dusan Jolovic
Jelena Karapetrovic
Lambis Papelis
Rodolfo Rascón de Lira
Hamed Zamani Sabzi
Engineering College Sonya Cooper
Juanita Miller
Steven Stochaj
Engineering Technology Barbara Gamillo
John Tapia
Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Muhammed Dawood
David Voelz
Health & Social Services
Health & Social Services Joe Tomaka
Nursing Debbie Cates
Debbie Kane
Teresa Leon
Martha Morales
Linda Summers
Public Health Sciences Sue Forster–Cox
Joseph Gladstone
Chuck Kozel
Jill McDonald
Ernesto Moralez
Rebecca Palacios
Satya Rao
Social Work Robert Blair
Susan Burns
Erika Gergerich
Tina Hancock
Wanda Whittlesey–Jerome
Library Samantha Rich
Reference & Research Services Theresa Westbrock
Director of Institutional Effectiveness Anne Ricksecker
Regular Academic Instruction Kim López Gallagher
Sherrell Wheeler
Regular Academic Instruction Kathleen O’Connor
Academic Readiness Center Michelle Saenz-Adames
American Indian Program Michael Ray
Chicano Programs Laura Gutierrez Spencer
Economic Development VPres Office Kevin Boberg
Christa Slaton
Employee & Labor Relations Ralph Lucero
Employee Health Services Dario Silva
Executive Vice President & Provost Kimberly Rumford
General Counsel Office Lizbeth Ellis
Human Resource Services Andrew Peña
Instructional Innovation & Quality Timothy Strasser
Susana Venegas
David Chavez
International & Border Programs Elvira Masson
Police Department NMSU Stephen López
Research Integrity & Ethics Luis Vázquez
Student Affairs & Enroll Management Bernadette Montoya
Student Engagement Tony Marin
University Advancement Vice President Office Andrea Tawney
Wellness Dawn Browning