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allison-borden

Borden, Allison
Associate Professor: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 390
505-277-1285
aborden@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Preparation of Educational Leaders in the United States
  • Building-level Leadership and Education Reform in Latin America
  • Democratic Education

Courses taught:

  • LEAD 503: Data-Informed Instructional Leadership,
  • LEAD 520: The School Principalship,
  • LEAD 528: Leading Improvement in Low Performing Schools,
  • LEAD 560: Instructional Leadership, Supervision, and Evaluation,
  • LEAD 561: Legal Issues for School Leaders,
  • LEAD 603: Introduction to Data Analysis for Organizational Leaders,
  • LEAD 609: Quantitative Methods for Analyzing and Transforming,
  • LEAD 620: Democracy, Ethics, and Social Justice in Transformational Leadership,
  • LEAD 629: Seminar for Practicing School Administrators,
  • LEAD 693: (topics course) Workshop in Secondary Data Analysis

Background:
During the 25 years prior to her work in higher education, Dr. Borden served as a K-12 teacher and principal in the USA and Honduras, including service as a bilingual teacher and bilingual program director in Massachusetts. She has consulted on education reform projects and conducted research on principal preparation and professional development in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Paraguay. Her current research agenda focuses on democratic education and citizenship development in Guatemala and leadership preparation in the USA.

alicia-chavez

Chávez, Alicia F.
Associate Professor: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 392A
505-277-4387
afchavez@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Culture and College Teaching
  • Identity and Leadership in Higher Education
  • Applied Anthropology in Higher Education
  • Socio-cultural Studies in Higher Education

Courses taught:

  • LEAD 529: Adult Learning
  • LEAD 550: Culturally Responsive Leadership
  • LEAD 594: Practicum in Educational Leadership
  • LEAD 503: Data Informed Leadership
  • LEAD 501: Educational Leadership in a Democratic Society
  • LEAD 693/593: Enhancing Leadership through Educational Anthropology
  • LEAD 601: Perspectives in Leadership
  • LEAD 605: Qualitative Research Methods
  • LEAD 607: Qualitative Research Analysis
  • Faculty Development in the area of Culture and College Teaching

Background:
Dr. Alicia Fedelina Chávez has co-authored/edited 4 books on higher education with a fifth on the way in areas of culture and college teaching as well as identity and leadership. Her background in collegiate administration and faculty development serve her well as she mentors emerging and current leaders in education and offers consultation to faculty on teaching across cultures in college. Her Spanish and Apache ancestry are in the Taos and Luis Lopez/Socorro areas of New Mexico.

Crawford-Garrett, Katy
Assistant Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 236
505-277-4976
katycgarrett@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly Interests:

  • Critical Literacy
  • Feminist Pedagogy
  • Practitioner Inquiry
  • Corporate School Reform
  • Teach for America

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 330L- Teaching of Reading
  • EDUC 331L- Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School
  • LLSS 535- Critical Literacy

Special projects/initiatives:

  • Fulbright Grant Recipient- New Zealand 2016
  • TECLA program- Supporting arts integration and language diversity at La Mesa Elementary
  • Facing History and Ourselves Teaching Grant 2015

Background:
Katherine Crawford-Garrett is an assistant professor of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of New Mexico. Her research explores neoliberal contexts of schooling, teacher activism, critical literacy and arts integration. Her book, Teach for America and the Struggle for Urban School Reform: Searching for Agency in an Era of Standardization, traces the experiences of Teach for America corps members working in Philadelphia during an era of high-stakes accountability and privatization.

shiv-desai

Desai, Shiv
Assistant Professor: Elementary and Secondary Education
Hokona Hall 235
505-277-2338
sdesai@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Out-of-School Literacies (Spoken Word and Hip Hop)
  • Teacher Education
  • Social Justice
  • Transformational Resistance
  • Critical Race Theory

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 652: Teacher Education and Social Justice
  • EDUC 450: Issues in Secondary Education
  • EDUC 400: Student Teaching Elementary School Semester 1
  • EDUC 400: Student Teaching Elementary School Semester 2
  • LLSS 524: Critical Race Theory

Special projects/initiatives:
National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16 Recipient

Background:
Dr. Desai is currently working with LOUD (Leaders Organizing 2 Unite & Decriminalize), where he is helping them conduct a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project that examines the school-to-prison pipeline as well as how YPAR can be utilized to inform new policies to shape a more socially just juvenile justice system. His other research interests include centering and privileging youth voices through spoken word poetry, hip hop and other forms of artistic expression. Shiv also recognizes that indigenous forms of knowledge are essential to reclaiming an education that pushes liberation. His research draws upon critical race theory, critical literacy, and decolonizing methodologies.

leila-flores-duenas

Flores-Duenas, Leila
Associate Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 211
505-688-0839
lflores@unm.edu

vi-florez

Florez, Viola
Professor and PNM Endowed Chair: College of Education
Professor: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 392
505-277-2367
vflorez@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Schooling, Teacher Education, and Leadership
  • Education and Democracy
  • Educational Politics and Policy

Courses taught:

  • LEAD 501 - Educational Leadership in a Democratic Society
  • LEAD 510 - School-Community Relations
  • LEAD 692 - Workshop in Educational Leadership
  • LEAD 611 - Community Learning as Leadership

Special projects/initiatives:

  • W.W. Kellogg Foundation Grant 2014-16: Supporting Transformation Action Reciprocity Together (START)
  • ECMC Foundation Grant 2014-2017:  Community Schools & Communities: Working Together to Transform Lives
  • Public Education Department (PED) Grant 2014-2016: Accelerated Alternative Licensure Program in Mathematics and Science

Background:
Dr. Florez is a Professor, PNM Endowed Chair, & Emeritus Dean in the College of Education.   She has held several executive administrative positions in higher education and served as NM Cabinet Secretary for Higher Education.  Dr. Florez values her work with schools and communities as a major focus for P-20 education renewal locally and nationally.  She currently serves as Chair for the National Network for Educational Renewal.

jennifer-gutierrez

Gutiérrez, Jenn
Lecturer III: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 116
505-277-1669
jenngutierr@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Arts Based Research
  • Technology Integration

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 542: Principals of Curriculum Development
  • EDUC 513: Process of Inquiry & Reflection
  • EDUC 331/531L: Teaching Reading in Elementary School
  • ENG 111: Composition I
  • ENG 112: Composition II
  • ENG 120: Composition III

Special projects/initiatives:
Elementary Education Program Coordinator 

Background:
Dr. Jenn Gutierrez holds a B.A. in English, an M.F.A. in English & Writing, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She was a 2014 AERA Arts Based Research Dissertation Finalist and has two collections of poetry. She is a Colorado native who holds camping a soul-giving necessity.
Pertinent website links:

Hathaway, Amy
Department Administrator
Hokona Hall 123
505-277-0504
ahathawa@unm.edu

Background:
Ms. Hathaway has worked at UNM since 2003.  Her goal is to facilitate the work of others and ensure the smooth operation of the department.

laura-haniford

Haniford, Laura
Associate Professor: Secondary Education
Hokona Hall 230
505-277-9971
haniford@unm.edu

sherry-jones

Jones, Sherry
Research Assistant Professor: Secondary Education / Research Assistant
Hokona Hall 291
sjones01@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Culturally Responsive Curriculum Development
  • Field Experience
  • Social Justice

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 362 Pre-Student Teaching

Special projects/initiatives:
Working as embedded faculty at Bernalillo High School as part of the Kellogg Grant

Background:
Professor Jones retired after 29 years at Albuquerque Public School in the field of Special Education.  Professor Jones is currently working in field supervision for secondary Education with an emphasis on culturally responsive teaching practices.

Kingsley, Karla
Associate Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 289
505-277-1625
karlak@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Digital game-based learning
  • Media literacy education
  • Aesthetically-oriented multiliteracies/new literacies for 21st century learning
  • Digital critical pedagogy
  • Interactive participatory approaches to equity and social justice
  • Technology for authentic instruction, learning, and assessment
  • Culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogy

Courses taught:

  • EDUC/MSET 570 Digital Game-Based Learning,
  • EDUC/MSET 571 Multimedia Literacy for Educators,
  • EDUC 500 Research Methods in Education,
  • EDUC 502 Advanced Instructional Strategies,
  • EDUC 400 Student Teaching,
  • EDUC 590 Masters Seminar,
  • MSET 365 Technology Integration for Effective Instruction

Special projects/initiatives:

  • Kellogg START Grant: Participatory, Interactive, Professional Development (PIPD) at Pajarito Elementary and G.I. Sanchez Community School
  • National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Studies in Multimedia and Literacy (SLAM) Assembly Secretary and founding member
  • Cyberbullying/bullying prevention professional development initiatives with K-12 Teachers
  • Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice Board Member; UNM COE Graduate Committee Chair
  • LGBT Education Group (LEG) Founding member

Background:
Dr. Kingsley earned her MA and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has been teaching instructional technology and educational computing for 28 years; currently she serves on the editorial boards for three scholarly journals: Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Intervention in School and Clinic, and the Journal of Multicultural Praxis. She has worked as a computer programmer, instructional designer, director of information management training, and educational consultant.

Pertinent website links:

Hope Kitts

Kitts, Hope
Research Assistant Professor
Hokona Hall 387A
andromeda@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Teacher Education
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Critical Whiteness Studies
marjori-krebs

Krebs, Marjori
Associate Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 110
505-277-0602
mkrebs@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Service-Learning
  • Project-Based Learning

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 321L:  Teaching Social Studies K-8
  • EDUC 516: Curriculum & Inquiry
  • EDUC 568: Art of Masterful Teaching
  • EDUC 563: Mentoring Educators for Professional Growth
  • EDUC 400: Elementary Education Seminar
  • EDUC 502: Advanced Instructional Strategies
  • EDUC 505:  Service- and Experiential Learning
  • EDUC 660: Instructional Leadership & Supervision
  • EDUC 662: Practicum in Supervision & Instruction

Special projects/initiatives:
W. K. Kellogg Grant Recipient 2013-2016:  ZETAC:  Zuni Engaging Teachers and Communities

Background:
Dr. Krebs is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Studies.  She obtained her Master's Degree in Educational Theory & Practice from The Ohio State University, and her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Oklahoma, with a Major in History with an Emphasis in Education.

woong-lim

Lim, Woong
Assistant Professor: Secondary Education
Hokona Hall 287
505-277-7305
woonglim@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Mathematics Teacher Preparation
  • Language and Mathematics
  • Equitable Classroom Practices
  • Classroom Discourse Assessment

Courses taught:

  • MSET 429: Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
  • EDUC 462: Student Teaching
  • EDUC 464: Student Teaching Seminar

Background:
Professor Lim is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of New Mexico since 2015. He has a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.A. and Ed.D from University of Houston. He has taught mathematics (high school and college) and mathematics education (undergraduate and graduate).

Pertinent website links:
unm.academia.edu/WoongLim

anne-madsen

Madsen, Anne
Interim Associate Dean: College of Education
Associate Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 214
505-610-6884
madsen@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Mathematics Education, K-12
  • Professional Development in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction
  • Mathematics Education for Pre-service Teachers
  • Research in Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 361: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School,
  • EDUC 461: The Mathematics Program in the Elementary School,
  • MSET 561: Seminar in Teaching Mathematics,
  • EDUC 400: Student Teaching in the Elementary School,
  • EDUC 542: Principles of Curriculum Development,
  • EDUC 590: Seminar,
  • LLSS 501: Practitioner Research

Background:
Dr. Madsen received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in "Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy." She has teaches mathematics education courses for inservice and pre-service teachers at Michigan State University, The University of Texas at Austin, and UNM. In addition, she taught mathematics education courses in the following areas: Bangkok, Thailand; Yokota, Japan; Yokosuka, Japan; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Okinawa, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Manila, Philippines. Dr. Madsen was the PI for the "Lockheed Martin Mathematics and Science Teacher Academies for Professional Development" from 1994 to 2008.

robin-minthorn

Minthorn, Robin
Assistant Professor: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 377
505-277-5950
rminthorn@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Molina, Nathan A.
Coordinator: Education Support
Hokona Hall 126
505-277-0513
namolina@unm.edu

Russ Romans

Necochea, Virginia
Research Asst Professor
Hokona Hall 387A
vneco@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Roberts-Harris, Deobrah
Assistant Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 267
505-277-0282
drober02@unm.edu

Russ Romans

Romans, Russ
Lecturer 3: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 378
505-277-2207
ruromans@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Sánchez, Rebecca
Associate Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 238
505-277-1624
sanchezr@unm.edu

Secatero, Shawn
Assistant Professor: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 388
505-277-6018
ssecater@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Higher Education, Indigenous Leadership
  • Holistic Education
  • Wellness Studies
  • Literacy Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Program Development

Courses taught:

  • LEAD 521: School Finance and Resource Allocation
  • LEAD 501: Leadership in a Democratic Society
  • LEAD 530 Conflict Resolution in Schools and Organizations
  • LEAD 601 Leadership Perspectives
  • LEAD 505: Visionary Leadership for Learning
  • LLSS 593: Issues in American Indian Education.

Special projects/initiatives:

  • Coordinator of Educational Leadership POLLEN (Promoting Our Learning, Leadership and Empowering Nations) Kellogg Grant School Administrators Program for Native American Schools Cohort
  • Faculty Advisor for Society of Native American Graduate Students (SNAGS) at UNM
  • Director of Striking Eagle Native American Basketball Invitational and Education Fair at UNM

Background:
Dr. Shawn Secatero is a member of the Canoncito Band of Navajos and is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education, Educational Leadership Program at UNM. He has ten years of teaching background at the secondary-higher education level and specializes in holistic education and wellness. Dr. Secatero is currently developing an indigenous based holistic well-being model in education and leadership as part of his research.

teri-sheldahl

Sheldahl, Teresa
STEMS Program Manager: APS/UNM Partnership Programs
Sr. Lecturer: Secondary Education
Hokona Hall 130
505-277-2320
terishel@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Induction

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 450/550 Issues in Secondary Education
  • EDUC 568 The Art of Masterful Teaching
  • EDUC 502 Advanced Instructional Strategies
  • EDUC 513 The Process of Reflection and Inquiry
  • EDUC 362 Field Experience I
  • EDUC 462 Field Experience II
  • EDUC 464 Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDUC 595 Advanced Field Experience

Background:
Dr. Sheldahl received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 2007.  She taught high school science, served as an instructional coach, and a clinical supervisor for student teachers as a public school employee in three different districts in New Mexico.  She currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Accelerated Alternative Licensure Program for STEM professionals.  

Sosa-Provencio, Mia
Assistant Professor: Secondary Education
Hokona Hall 233
505-277-2977
msosaprovencio@unm.edu

Torres-Velásquez, Diane
Associate Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 113
505-277-9098
505-917-5070
professortorres1@aol.com
vlasquez@unm.edu

cheryl-torrez

Torrez, Cheryl
Associate Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 244
505-277-1169
catorrez@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Teacher inquiry and practitioner research
  • PK-12 school/university partnerships
  • Curriculum and instruction in PK-12 settings

Courses taught:

  • Curriculum Theory Seminar,
  • Principles of Curriculum Development,
  • Advanced Instructional Strategies,
  • Elementary Social Studies Methods,
  • Elementary Student Teaching/Seminar,
  • Processes of Reflection and Inquiry,
  • Research Applications to Education

Special projects/initiatives:

  • W.K. Kellogg Grant Recipient: Zuni:Engaging Teachers and Community (ZETAC)
  • Faculty Sponsor: CoTeaching Collaborative Schools (CTCS)

Background:
Dr. Torrez received her Ph.D. in Education, from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and her M.A. in Education- Curriculum and Instruction at California State University, Sacramento.  She was a Distinguished Teacher in Residence at California State University-Sacramento.  She taught in elementary school classrooms in California for 12 years and also held an academic appointment as Assistant Professor at Boise State University before joining the teacher education faculty at UNM. 

kersti-tyson

Tyson, Kersti
Assistant Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 234
505-277-4979
kersti@unm.edu

Vernon, Mary B.
Coordinator: Education Support
Hokona Hall 128
505-277-9439
mgurule2@unm.edu

francis-vitali

Vitali, Frances
Sr. Lecturer: Elementary and Secondary Education
Farmington
505-566-3480
fvitali@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Storytelling in Education
  • Teacher Practitioner Research
  • Social Justice in teaching
  • Rural literacy
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Authentic learning

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 400
  • EDUC 513
  • EDUC 590
  • LLSS 315
  • THEA 418
  • MUSE 298
  • LLSS 443
  • EDUC 552
  • EDUC 438*

Special projects/initiatives:
Storyteller, Chautauqua presenter, creative drama workshops in local school districts

Background:
Dr. Vitali has been an educator for 15 years teaching in the areas of music education, special education, and general education. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kosrae, Micronesia.

trenia-walker

Walker, Trenia
Department Chair
Professor:
Hokona Hall 121
505-277-9611
tlwalker@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Media, culture, and curriculum
  • Teaching history
  • Comparative education
  • School/teacher effectiveness

Special projects/initiatives:

  • Fulbright Scholar in Kosovo 2013-2014
  • U.S. State Department/U.S. Embassy in Kosovo Grant - 2014 ""Supplemental Teacher Training Program - Preparing Better Teachers""
  • Conducted a 5-week ""Institute in American Education"" for 10 undergraduate students from the University of Pristina who were preparing to become teachers in the Republic of Kosovo.

Background:
Dr. Walker is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy.  She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, her M.A. in History, and her B.A. in English from the University of Houston.  Walker has served as a middle- and secondary- school History and English/Language Arts teacher, university History lecturer, a supervisor of student teachers, and held several administrative positions at the university-level.

Pertinent website links:
lostinsimulacra.wordpress.com

nancy-wasser

Wasser, Nancy
Research Assistant Professor: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 291
nwasser@unm.edu

Watkins, Kathryn
Associate Professor: Secondary Education
Hokona Hall 296
505-277-8186
watkins@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Development of science pre-service teachers
  • Professional development for novice and in-practice science teachers.
  • Models of student teaching that support student and mentor teachers.

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 500 Research Application to Education
  • MSET 530 Seminar in Science Teaching
  • MSET 431 Teaching Secondary Science
  • EDUC 590 Seminar
  • EDUC 542 Curriculum Development           

Special projects/initiatives:

  • Kellogg Grant Participant 2014-2016
  • AALP Advisory Board
  • Secondary TAG
  • Bernalillo supervision and professional development in Mathematics and Science.

Background:
Dr. Kathryn Watkins has a B.S. in Biology in 1974 from University of Houston, MEd in Secondary Education in 1978 ( Lifetime Secondary Teaching License in Texas and Level 3 Teaching License in New Mexico, Endorsements in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Texas and Science in New Mexico), and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (concentration in Science Education) in 1996 from Texas A&M. Dr. Watkins began her career in education in 1976 as a Physical Science teacher at a middle school in Houston, TX then continued her teaching career in Harlingen, Texas as a teacher in HISD from 1979 to 1996. She received numerous awards during her teaching career at Harlingen as well as teaching classes in Advanced Placement Biology and International Baccalaureate Biology. Since coming to the University of New Mexico, Dr. Watkins had taught a wide range of graduate and doctoral courses from research to curriculum development as well as being an active member of the Secondary Education Program and focusing on the secondary science and mathematics component of the program.

bryan-wehrli

Wehrli, Bryan
Visiting Lecturer III: Secondary Education
Hokona Hall 250
505-277-0263
bwehrli@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Teacher Education
  • Clinical Practice
  • Urban Teacher Residencies
  • Denver Teacher Residency
  • Education Reform
  • Teacher Education Reform

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 362: Field Experience I
  • EDUC 462: Field Experience II
  • EDUC 450: Issues in Secondary Education
  • EDUC 464 Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDUC 590: Masters Capstone
  • CMTE 595: Advanced Field Experience
  • LLSS Teaching of Social Studies

Background:
Dr. Wehrli is a home grown educator, having earned licensure and an MA in Secondary Education at UNM, and then an MA in Liberal Arts at St. John's College in Santa Fe. After completing his doctorate at UNM, he recently joined the COE faculty as a practitioner, with 20 years experience teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in local high schools. At Amy Biehl HS, he served in a variety of roles, including instructional leader, over a period of 10 years.

irene-welch

Welch, Irene
Sr. Lecturer: Elementary Education
Hokona Hall 207
505-277-0578
iwelch@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Literacy, Bilingual Education
  • TESOL
  • Translanguaging
  • Co Teaching
  • Teaching of Writing

Courses taught:

  • EDUC 330L, Teaching of Reading
  • EDUC 333L, Oral and Written Language
  • EDUC 331L, Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 400, Student Teaching Seminar

Special projects/initiatives:
Teacher Education Collaborative for Language and Arts Integration (TECLA) at La Mesa Elementary School

Background:
Dr. Welch received her PhD in Language and Literacy Education from Georgia State University.  She teaches literacy courses and has served as embedded faculty as part of the CoTeaching Collaborative School model in the Elementary Education Program.  Her teaching and research focus on issues related to teacher preparation, co teaching, language and literacy development, bilingual education and ESL.

sheri-williams

Williams, Sheri
Assistant Professor: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 380
505-277-2839
ssw@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly interests:

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership & Learning
  • Community Engagement

Courses taught:

  • LEAD 503 Data-Informed Instructional Leadership
  • LEAD 510 School Community Relations
  • LEAD 520 The School Principalship
  • MGMT 707/LEAD 560 Executive Leadership for Educators
  • LEAD 615 Leadership Group Dynamics
  • LEAD 629 Seminar for Practicing School Administrators
  • LEAD 699 Dissertation

Special projects/initiatives:

  • COE Grant Recipient 2013-2016: Assessing Learning in F2F and Online environments and Using performance tasks to teach Critical Thinking
  • Kellogg Grant Recipient 2014-16: Curriculum Revision
  • RAC Proposal 2015-2016: Student Employee and Employer Experience

Background:
Dr. Sheri Williams received her
 Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University and a post-doctoral Executive Leadership Administrative Certificate from the University of Colorado. She earned an M.A. in the Teaching of Speech Communications from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in Speech Arts from Colorado State University. Prior to her appointment at UNM, Dr. Williams served six years as a high school teacher, four years as a college instructor, and 24 continuous years as a public school principal, district instructional manager, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools in Colorado and New Mexico

Pertinent website links:

Winfield, Maria
Lecturer III: Elementary and Secondary Education
Gallup
505-863-7533
mwinfield@unm.edu

Scholarly interests:

  • Arts based learning, pedagogy and research
  • Critical race theory
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • The intersectionality of language and visual arts
  • Qualitative research
  • Social justice

Courses taught:

  • Hampton University, Hampton, VAw
    • EDU 295 (Learning to Learn)
    • EDU 314 (Teaching Reading in the Content Area)
    • EDU 610 (Current Issues)
    • EDU 623 (Teaching Reading in the Content Area)
    • ENG 209 (Children’s Literature)
    • EDU 556 (High School English Pedagogy)
  • ma
  • The University of Georgia, Athens, GA:
    • ENGL 0442 (Multicultural Literature)
    • ELAN 5220 (Middle School Writing Pedagogy)
    • ELAN 4120 (Pre-K-5 Writing Pedagogy)
    • ARED 3350 (Pre-K- 5 Art Education)

Background:
Maria Inez Winfield earned her PhD in Language and Literacy Education from the University of Georgia, Athens. She earned Her Master of Liberal Arts from the prestigious Bread Loaf School of English where she studied Renaissance Literature in Oxford, England. Her research agenda includes metacognitive engagements with language and visual arts, qualitative research methodologies, and social justice issues


Woodrum, Arlie
Associate Professor: Educational Leadership
Hokona Hall 370
505-277-2578
awoodrum@unm.edu