Teaching Academy Members 2018

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.

Sandra Lujan
Sandra Lujan served the Teaching Academy tirelessly for 20 years and still manages our budgets. She is our go-to person for all things finance. No one knows better than Sandra the mysterious inner workings of finance. Sandra is the ultimate team player and helps out in every way imaginable whether or not it is in her job description. For twenty years, Sandra kept the Teaching Academy running smoothly by operating the unseen gears. For Sandra, there is no bureaucratic mountain too high or red tape too long.

While at the Teaching Academy, Sandra earned two degrees, with the support of her two sons. She earned her Associates and Bachelors of Business Administration with minors in both Management and Marketing. Sandra was a Crimson Scholar and was awarded a stole from the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus for her excellence in Academics and Leadership. She is currently a graduate student earning her Master’s in Business Administration.

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.

René Guillaume, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Administration
Dr. René Guillaume is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration. His teaching interests include Higher Education Law and Qualitative Research Methods. His research interests include social justice in education, racial and ethnic identity development, and faculty teaching, life, and culture. A few years ago he interned at the Academy studying faculty teaching, life and culture. Last year, he completed many workshops on teaching, including Teaching in a Diverse Classroom. This year, he focused his professional development on scholarship and logged 140 hours at the Teaching Academy. He participated in workshops such as the Scholarly Writing Retreat and Establishing and Maintaining the Quote-Unquote “Write” Habit.
Nina Dropcho, Biology
Nina Dropcho received her Master of Science degree in Biology from NMSU in May 2017 under the mentorship of Brook Milligan. She studied the population ecology and morphology of crown conchs, exposing a unique biosis between the conchs and algae. Nina reports that, at the Academy, Publish & Flourish has been her #1 most valuable course, which is why she took it twice! She also liked Writing Groups and 7 Easy Ways to Engage Your Students. She says, “Writing Across the Curriculum changed my teaching.”

Nina has treasured the Teaching Academy since she started at NMSU in 2015. She believes that the Academy is a gem on our campus, and that more grad students should take advantage of its many skill-enhancing workshops.

Distinguished Members

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Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
 Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Brian Hurd
 Cooperative Extension Service Plant Sciences Kelly White
 Family and Consumer Sciences Efren Delgado
Esther Devall
 Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management Daren Bloomquist
Betsy Stringam
 Plant and Environmental Sciences Ryan Goss
Arts and Sciences
 Art Margaret Goehring
 Biology Nina Dropcho
 Communication Studies Greg Armfield
 Criminal Justice Francisco Alatorre
 English Gina Lawrence
 History Inigo Garcia-Bryce
 Interdisciplinary Studies Manal Hamzeh
 Journalism and Mass Communications Ana Cardenas
 Languages and Linguistics Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza
 Theatre Arts Nichole Hamilton
Wil Kilroy
Business
 Accounting and Information Systems Paul Hamilton
Cindy Seipel Tunnell
 Economics and International Business Christopher Sroka
 Finance Gavin Clarkson
 Management Robert Macy
William Smitd
 Marketing Erin Blaugrund
Doña Ana Community College
 Sciences Program Joann Latorre
Becky Corran
Education
 Counseling and Educational Psychology Gladys De Necochea
 Curriculum and Instruction Tabitda Parry Collins
Juditd Flores Carmona
 Educational Leadership and Administration René Guillaume
Henrietta Pichon
Mary Prentice
 Institute For Excellence In Mathematics and Science Education Stacey Duncan
 Kinesiology and Dance Christopher Aiken
 Special Education and Communication Disorders Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier
Executive Vice President and Provost
 Executive Vice President and Provost Greg Fant
Daniel Howard
 Graduate School Najah Al-shanableh
 Instructional Innovation and Quality Nancy Chartschlaa
Michelle Lebsock
Christina Schaub
Health and Social Services
 Nursing Conni DeBlieck
Shelly Noe
 Social Work Olga Cabada
Ivan De La Rosa
Stacy Gherardi
Frances Nedjat-Haiem
Wanda Whittlesey-Jerome
Engineering
 Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center Ila Pillalamarri
 Chemical and Materials Engineering Umakanta Jena
Martha Mitchell
Sahar Qavi
Neda Sanatkaran
Meng Zhou
 Civil Engineering Ehsan Dehghan Niri
Zohrab Samani
 Engineering Technology Philip Braker
Eduardo Gamillo
Luke Nogales
Rolfe Sassenfeld
John Tapia
Kurt Wurm
 Industrial Engineering Talayeh Razzaghi
 Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Hameed Badawy
Jaime Ramirez-Angulo
Steven Stochaj
Library
 Access Services Susan Beck
 Reference and Research Services Mariaelena De la Rosa
NMSU–Alamogordo
 Regular Academic Instruction Robert Klinger

Sustaining Members

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Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
 Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Ram Acharya
Steven Ramsey
 Agricultural Experiment Station Biological Security and Food Safety Center Willis Fedio
 Animal and Range Sciences Hatim M.E. Geli
 Entomology Plant Pathology and Weed Science Alvaro Romero
 Family and Consumer Sciences Stephanie Rogus
 Fishery and Wildlife Sciences Wiebke Boeing
Jennifer Frey
 Plant and Environmental Sciences Subhankar Mandal
Nicole Pietrasiak
Manoj Shukla
April Ulery
Arts and Sciences
 Art Brita d’Agostino
 Astronomy Moire Prescott
 Biology Elba Serrano
Michèle Shuster
 Computer Science Jonathan Cook
 Criminal Justice Marija Dimitrijevic
Dennis Giever
 English Marissa Bond
Niki Mott
Nathan Wilkerson
 Geography Carol Campbell
Eric Magrane
 Interdisciplinary Studies Patti Wojahn
 Languages and Linguistics Marta Rodriguez Garcia
 Music Sarah Daughtrey
 Psychology Michael Collier
Daniel Henning
Laura Madson
Dominic Simon
Bryan White
Business
 Accounting and Information Systems Roy Clemons
 Economics and International Business Karl Geisler
Lawrence LaPlue
 Finance Michael McGonigle
 Management Dina Denney
 Marketing Reza Fazli Salehi
Lina Xu
Doña Ana Community College
 Academic Support Mónica Torres
 Art Barbara Creider
 Business Office Technical Program Hillary Avitia
 Education Program Kathryn Million
 Electronic Technology Program Tarlochan Dhillon
 English Department Justin Lewis
Megan Mc Kinney
Maria Torres
 Humanities Department Lisanne Grant
 Mathematics and Statistics Department Vickie Aldrich
 Nursing Associate Degree Program Kathy Garza
 Sciences Program Concepcion Miller
Education
 Counseling and Educational Psychology Anna Lopez
Jessica Smith
 Curriculum and Instruction Lucia Chacon Diaz
Johanna Esquivel
Mary Fahrenbruck
Daniel Gonzalez
Jeanette Haynes Writer
Samar Khalil
David Rutledge
 Educational Leadership and Administration Dana Christman
 Special Education and Commication Disorders Sergio Madrid Aranda
Breanna Sherrow
Engineering
 Civil Engineering Douglas Cortes
Yanyan Zhang
 Engineering Technology Samah Ben Ayed
 Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Laura Boucheron Spence
David Mitchell
Executive Vice President and Provost
 Executive Vice President and Provost David Smith
 Instructional Innovation and Quality Beth Apodaca
Kerry Forsythe
Miley Grandjean
Daniel Olsson
Susana Venegas
Health and Social Services
 Health and Social Services Karen Kopera-Frye
 Nursing Stephanie Lynch
Lori Saiki
Jacquelyn Williams
 Public Health Sciences Sue Forster-Cox
 Social Work Erika Gergerich
Maria Ortiz
Library
 Reference and Research Services Michael Gutierrez
NMSU–Alamogordo
 Regular Academic Instruction Catherine Hartkorn
Mary Lutz
Becky Ross
NMSU–Carlsbad
 Regular Academic Instruction Shane Stailey
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 Student Success Center Matthew Ferguson
Yvonne Franco
Cynthia Garcia
Leslie Gasper
Diana O’Brien
Janita Randolph
Michelle Saenz-Adames

Members

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Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
 Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Ram Acharya
Steven Ramsey
 Agricultural Experiment Station Biological Security and Food Safety Center Willis Fedio
 Animal and Range Sciences Hatim M.E. Geli
 Entomology Plant Pathology and Weed Science Alvaro Romero
 Family and Consumer Sciences Stephanie Rogus
 Fishery and Wildlife Sciences Wiebke Boeing
Jennifer Frey
 Plant and Environmental Sciences Subhankar Mandal
Nicole Pietrasiak
Manoj Shukla
April Ulery
Arts and Sciences
 Art Brita d’Agostino
 Astronomy Moire Prescott
 Biology Elba Serrano
Michèle Shuster
 Computer Science Jonathan Cook
 Criminal Justice Marija Dimitrijevic
Dennis Giever
 English Marissa Bond
Niki Mott
Nathan Wilkerson
 Geography Carol Campbell
Eric Magrane
 Interdisciplinary Studies Patti Wojahn
 Languages and Linguistics Marta Rodriguez Garcia
 Music Sarah Daughtrey
 Psychology Michael Collier
Daniel Henning
Laura Madson
Dominic Simon
Bryan White
Business
 Accounting and Information Systems Roy Clemons
 Economics and International Business Karl Geisler
Lawrence LaPlue
 Finance Michael McGonigle
 Management Dina Denney
 Marketing Reza Fazli Salehi
Lina Xu
Doña Ana Community College
 Academic Support Mónica Torres
 Art Barbara Creider
 Business Office Technical Program Hillary Avitia
 Education Program Kathryn Million
 Electronic Technology Program Tarlochan Dhillon
 English Department Justin Lewis
Megan Mc Kinney
Maria Torres
 Humanities Department Lisanne Grant
 Mathematics and Statistics Department Vickie Aldrich
 Nursing Associate Degree Program Kathy Garza
 Sciences Program Concepcion Miller
Education
 Counseling and Educational Psychology Anna Lopez
Jessica Smith
 Curriculum and Instruction Lucia Chacon Diaz
Johanna Esquivel
Mary Fahrenbruck
Daniel Gonzalez
Jeanette Haynes Writer
Samar Khalil
David Rutledge
 Educational Leadership and Administration Dana Christman
 Special Education and Commication Disorders Sergio Madrid Aranda
Breanna Sherrow
Engineering
 Civil Engineering Douglas Cortes
Yanyan Zhang
 Engineering Technology Samah Ben Ayed
 Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Laura Boucheron Spence
David Mitchell
Executive Vice President and Provost
 Executive Vice President and Provost David Smith
 Instructional Innovation and Quality Beth Apodaca
Kerry Forsythe
Miley Grandjean
Daniel Olsson
Susana Venegas
Health and Social Services
 Health and Social Services Karen Kopera-Frye
 Nursing Stephanie Lynch
Lori Saiki
Jacquelyn Williams
 Public Health Sciences Sue Forster-Cox
 Social Work Erika Gergerich
Maria Ortiz
Library
 Reference and Research Services Michael Gutierrez
NMSU–Alamogordo
 Regular Academic Instruction Catherine Hartkorn
Mary Lutz
Becky Ross
NMSU–Carlsbad
 Regular Academic Instruction Shane Stailey
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 Student Success Center Matthew Ferguson
Yvonne Franco
Cynthia Garcia
Leslie Gasper
Diana O’Brien
Janita Randolph
Michelle Saenz-Adames