Teaching Academy Members 2004

Earning membership in the Teaching Academy

Honorary Members

Honorary membership is awarded to a person who has made extraordinary contributions to the Teaching Academy or to faculty development at NMSU.
William V. Flores, Former Provost
Jozi De Leon, Former Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Carmen Gonzales, Vice President for Student Success

All Honorary Members

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.

Margaret Mendoza, Ph. D. Candidate, English

Margaret Mendoza is a Ph.D. Candidate in the English Department’s Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program. Her general area of interest is academic literacies focusing on mentoring, discourse acquisition, expository conversation, and research writing. Margaret will present her research this June at the Eleventh Annual International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning in Havana, Cuba. She coordinates the NMSU Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, conducts workshops on graduate school admissions for the NMSU student community, and directs the Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium Poster Session. Margaret says she is indebted to the Teaching Academy for teaching her more about managing workshops, for trusting her to run a writers’ group, and for helping her get organized just when she needed it the most. She is particularly grateful for the “Please do not disturb me” sign from Meggin McIntosh’s time management workshop.

Inna Pivkina, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Inna Pivkina grew up in Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia, Russia. Her childhood passion of solving puzzles led to her deep interest in mathematics and later in Computer Science. In 1990 Inna received her diploma with honors in mathematics (an equivalent of a master’s degree) from Novosibirsk State University. After graduation she worked at the Institute of Mathematics in Novosibirsk developing educational software for an electronic textbook in mathematical logic. Inna then attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington where she did Artificial Intelligence research and received her doctorate in Computer Science in August 2001. She continued working at UK for one year as an instructor to get more teaching experience. In August 2002 she joined the Computer Science Department at New Mexico State University as Assistant Professor. Inna researches and teaches courses on Artificial Intelligence. During 2003-2004, Inna took advantage of great opportunities provided by the Teaching Academy to improve her teaching and other skills. Her activities included Boot Camp for Profs in Leadville, CO, Peer Coaching, a classroom observation program, Publish and Flourish, and other activities for a total of 110 hours of professional development events.

All most distinguished members

Distinguished Members

Agriculture & Home Economics Rossana Alvarez–Diemer Ag Economics & Ag Business
Ereney Hadjigeorgalis Ag Economics & Ag Business
April Ulery Agronomy & Horticulture
Keith Mandaback HRTM
Jin Yao Jornada Experimental Range
Arts & Sciences Inna Pivkina Computer Science
Jody Crowley Criminal Justice
Ken Mentor Criminal Justice
Susanne Green English
Lydia Loskot English
Margaret Mendoza English
Dominic Simon Psychology
Business Elise “Pookie” Sautter Marketing & General Business
Doña Ana Community College Joseph Smith Business Office Technologies
Susan Pinkerton Library Technology Program
Shakir Manshad Math & Physical Sciences
Education Barbara Coppola Curriculum & Instruction
Mary Prentice EMD
Elissa Poel SPED/CED
Engineering Sheila Horan Electrical & Computer Engineering
Health & Social Services Jacquelyn Williams Nursing
Alison Mann Nursing
Robert Blair Social Work
Library Mardi Mahaffy Reference & Research Services
Kate Manuel Reference & Research Services
Staff Melissa Reyes Center for Learning Assistance


Sustaining Members

Agriculture & Home Economics Rolston St. Hillaire Agronomy & Horticulture
Ann Bock Family & Consumer Sciences
Vickie Galindo Family & Consumer Sciences
Arts & Sciences Kathi Sheehan Biology
Michele Shuster Biology
Anne Hubbell Communication Studies
Eric Morgan Communication Studies
Anibal Quintana Chemistry & Biochemistry
David Smith Chemistry & Biochemistry
Bob Weissberg Communication Studies
Lisa Bond–Maupin Criminal Justice
Jennifer Andrus English
Mary French English
Matthew O’Hara History
Amal Mostafa Mathematical Sciences
Michaela Burkardt Physics
Laura Madson Psychology
Alison Newby Sociology & Anthropology
Business Carolyn Chavez Business Admin & Econ Staff
Doña Ana Community College Kim Seifert Business & Marketing
Education Margaret Kacszmarek Counseling & Educational Psych
Nancy Baptiste Curriculum & Instruction
Carolyn Dietrich Curriculum & Instruction
David Rutledge Curriculum & Instruction
Alma Rodriguez SPED/CD
Engineering Martha Mitchell Chemical Engineering
Paola Bandini Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Lynn Kelly Engineering Technology
Gloria Maese Industrial Engineering
Judy McShannon New Mexico Space Grant
Health & Social Services Sue Forster-Cox Health Science
Irene Hurst Nursing



Agriculture & Home Economics Connie Faulk Ag Economics & Ag Business
Jim Libbin Ag Economics & Ag Business
Jennifer Wood Ag Economics & Ag Business
Randy Andreasen Agricultural & Extension Education
Dawn VanLeeuwen Agricultural & Extension Education
Ali Al Lawati Agronomy & Horticulture
Chris Cramer Agronomy & Horticulture
Lei E Agronomy & Horticulture
Champa Gopalan Agronomy & Horticulture
Yingzhi Lu Agronomy & Horticulture
Andrea Medina Agronomy & Horticulture
Jason Turner Animal & Range Sciences
Meghen Allen Entomology, Plant Path & Weed Sci
Joleen Atencio Entomology, Plant Path & Weed Sci
Rebecca Creamer Entomology, Plant Path & Weed Sci
Melina Sedano Entomology, Plant Path & Weed Sci
David Thompson Entomology, Plant Path & Weed Sci
Ann Bock Family & Consumer Sciences
Mark Anderson Fishery & Wildlife Sciences
Mary Lucero Jornada Experimental Range
Arlene Tugel Jornada Experimental Range
Wendy Hamilton NM Cooperative Extension Service
Denise McWilliams NM Cooperative Extension Service
Arts & Sciences Nancy Chanover Astronomy
Jim Murphy Astronomy
Amy Lucero Biology
Graciela Unguez Biology
Guadalupe Vidal Biology
Zully Villanueva Biology
Hope Woodward Biology
Antonia Lara Chemistry & Biochemistry
David Smith Chemistry & Biochemistry
Suzanne Buker Communication Studies
Anne Hubbell Communication Studies
Melanie Martin Computer Science
Heather Pfeiffer Computer Science
Abhishek Ray Chaudhuri Computer Science
Kun Xiang Criminal Justice
Sumanagala Bhattacharya English
Joyce Garay English
Harriet Linkin English
Cindy Murrell English
Nadezhda Shalamova English
Kathryn Valentine English
Merced Jasso Ethnic Studies Program
Freddy Marquez Ethnic Studies Program
Jarma Jones History
Hwiman Chung Journalism & Mass Communications
Josefina Alvarez Mathematical Sciences
Melinda Caskey Mathematical Sciences
Jens Funke Mathematical Sciences
Tiziana Giorgi Mathematical Sciences
Kristina Trujillo Molecular Biology
Bob Armstrong Physics
Melissa Guynn Psychology
Deborah Russell Psychology
Lisa Frehill Sociology & Anthropology
Tom Pardikes Sociology & Anthropology
Kathryn Briggs Women’s Studies
Business Jennifer Kreie Accounting & Bus Comp Systems
Sherry Mills Accounting & Bus Comp Systems
Robert Schoener Accounting & Bus Comp Systems
Van Bullock Economics & International Business
Bill Gould Economics & International Business
Ken Martin Finance
Janice Black Management
Rawiporn Koojaroenpaisan Marketing & General Business
Shaun McQuitty Marketing & General Business
Maureen Pollack Marketing & General Business
Doña Ana Community College Winston Comer Academic Support
Paul Cline Emergency Med Paramedic Program
Teresa Brandon Health Occupations
Vickie Aldrich Math & Physical Sciences
Education Esther Enriquez Curriculum & Instruction
Herman Gracia Curriculum & Instruction
Tony Mahung Curriculum & Instruction
Marc Pruyn Curriculum & Instruction
Teresita Ronquilo Curriculum & Instruction
Teresa Rowlison Educational Research Center
Dana Christman EMD
Beatriz Curry EMD
Kristine Derer SPED/CD
Engineering Abdulrahman Alshehri Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Venkataramana Gadhamshetty Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Joseph Gunaranjan Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Saravanapavan Kandeepan Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Nirmala Khandan Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Imelda Olague Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Thang Phan Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Selvarajah Ramesh Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Thanabalasingam Sathees Civil, Ag & Geological Engineering
Jeanine Cook Electrical & Computer Engineering
Paul Furth Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sheila Horan Electrical & Computer Engineering
Joydeep Mitra Electrical & Computer Engineering
Craig Ricketts Engineering Technology
John Mullen Industrial Engineering
Edward Pines Industrial Engineering
James Allen Mechanical Engineering
Health & Social Services Jeff Brandon Health & Social Services
Annie Jeanne Hoffman Nursing
Alison Mann Nursing
Marilyn Pase Nursing
Trinette Radasa Nursing
Robert Blair Social Work
Ivan De La Rosa Social Work
Harriet Meek Social Work
Library Susan Beck Reference & Research Services
Kate Manuel Reference & Research Services
NMSU–Alamogordo Gloria Chestnut Academic Instruction
Glenda Elser Academic Instruction
Linda Fritze Occ & Voc Instruction Program
Jim Gallagher Academic Instruction
Ron McNeel Academic Instruction
Staff Terry Cook Center for Learning Assistance
Dominique DeSpain Center for Learning Assistance
Carmen Gonzales College of Extended Learning
Bethany Bovard Distance Education
Julia Parra Distance Education
Sittiporn Iamsen Graduate School
Brian Ormand Information & Comm Technologies
Debra Ponds New Mexico ADVANCE/AGEP
Judy McShannon New Mexico Space Grant
Luz–Elena Mimbela SW Tech Development Institute