InStructional Staff

Dr. Merrill Adams-Professor, Biology
   B.S., The Citadel, 1968
   Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1979
   Certification in Business Management, University of Scranton, 1999

Jake Arellano-Instructor, Operations Apprenticeship
  A.A.S., San Juan College, 1988

Christine Baade-Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1985
  M.S., Eastern New Mexico University, 1988

Danny Barela-Instructor, EMS Program
  A.A.S., Colorado Mountain College, 1979
  B.S., Colorado Mesa University, 2013

James Barnes-Assistant Professor, Physics
  B.S., Fort Lewis College, 1985
  M.S., Montana State University, 1987

Richard J. Barnes-R.N.-Instructor, Nursing
  A.A., Olympic College, 1986
  A.D.N., Pasadena City College, 2000
  B.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2010
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2012
  M.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2012

Eric Bateman-Assistant Professor, English
   B.A., Brigham Young University, 1990
   M.A., Idaho State University, 1992

Keith Bates-CDL Assistant Professor, CDL
  New Mexico State Certified CDL Examiner

Donald Beauregard-Professor, Automotive Program
  B.S., Adams State College, 1974
  M.S., University of New Mexico, 1990

Michele Berkey-Associate Professor, Chemistry
  B.S., Fort Lewis College, 1991
  M.S., University of New Mexico, 1996

Carl Bickford-Professor, Engineering
  B.S., Clarkson University, 1990
  M.S., Colorado State University, 1994

Laura Black-Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
  A.A.S Cedar Valley College, 1997

Jared Blood, Assistant Professor, Auto Body
  Auto Certificate, San Juan College, 2005
  A.A.S., San Juan College, 2009

Marsha Bouchard, R.N.,-Assistant Professor, Nursing
  B.S.N., New Mexico State University, 1999
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2005

Dr. David Bramhall-Professor, History & Philosophy
  B.A., Wake Forest University, 1972
  M.A., Monmouth University, 1995
  Ph.D., Drew University, 1999

Troy Brown-Instructor, Fire Science
  Retired Battalion Chief, 20 years of service
  25 years Fire and EMS instructor
  Certified Fitness Coordinator

Tina Bruce-Instructor, Health Information Technology Program
  B.S., Louisiana Tech, 2009

Tom Burns-Assistant Professor, Process Technology
  B.S., New Mexico State University, 1973

Dr. John Burris-Professor, Geology
  B.A., Miami University, 1996
  M.S., University of Wyoming, 1998
  Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004

Maxine Chapman-Instructor, Surgical Technology
  Certified Surgical Technician, 2003

Christopher Caine-Instructor, CDL Program
  NM State Certified CDL Examiner

Louella Clary-Assistant Professor, Cosmetology
  A.A., Trinidad State Junior College, 1981
  Mr. John’s Beauty School, 1987

Dr. Keith Cochrane-Professor, Instrumental Music
  B.M., Berklee College of Music, 1982
  M.A., Western State College, 1984
  D.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1994

Tamara Coombs, Instructor, Math
  B.S., Fort Lewis College, 1991
  M.S., New Mexico State University, 2005

Amy Cooper D.P.T.-Associate Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  B.S., University of Tennessee, 1997
  M.P.T., Northwestern University, 2002
  D.P.T., Northwestern University, 2002
  M.S., Northwestern University, 2004

Dr. Andrea Kay Cooper, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  B.A., Grinnell College, 1998
  M.S., University of New Mexico, 2002
  Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2007

Georgia Cortez-Assistant Professor, School of Energy
  M.A. Webster University, St. Louis/Albuquerque Branch, 1994

Douglas Coyner-Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
  B.S., Ohio State University, 1966
  J.D., Capital University, 1976

Danl Crossley-Instructor, Auto Body
  ASE Certified Collision Repair Technician, 2011

Jason Curtis-Instructor, Physical Education
  B.B.A., Texas Tech University, 2000
  M.S., Texas Tech University, 2003

Gordon DeSpain-Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., University of Houston, 1984
  M.A., Doane College, 1997

Rick DeLaBarcena-Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Controls Technology
  10 years of industrial experience
  17 years Instrument and Electrical Instructor, PNM
  11 years Instrument and Electrical Instructor, SJC

Kari Deswood-Instructor, English
  B.A., Fort Lewis College, 2004
  M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University, 2011

Margret Donohue, R.N.-Instructor, Nursing
  B.A., College of St. Thomas, 1989
  A.D.N., San Juan College, 2002
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2012

Mary Doshi-Director/Assistant Professor, Medical Laboratory Technology
  B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1971
  M.A., Central Michigan University, 1978

Linda Edwards-Associate Professor, Music
  B.M.E., University of Kansas, 1969
  M.A., University of Kansas, 1987
  M.A., California State University, 1988

Keith Elphick-Instructor, English
  B.A., Salisbury University, 2008
  M.A., Salisbury University, 2011

Carrie Elledge-Instructor, Mathematics
  B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1995

Don Ellis-Associate Professor, Ceramics
  B.S., McMurry University, 1982
  M.F.A., University of North Texas, 1986

Dr. Andrea Ericksen- Professor, Psychology
  B.A., University of California, Riverside, 1998
  M.A., University of California, Riverside, 2000
  Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2003

Dr. Veronica Evans-Associate Professor, Biology
  B.S., University of New Mexico, 1998
  Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2005

Jonathan Fisher-Instructor, English
  B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001
  M.A., San Francisco State University, 2006

Kate Fulton-Assistant Professor, Psychology
  B.A., James Madison University, 1984
  M.Ed., Southwest Texas State University, 1991

Darcie Garcia-Instructor, Physical Therapy Assistant Program
  A.A.S., San Juan College, 2004

Russell Grahn-Instructor, Biology
  B.S., University of California at Irvine, 1993
  M.N.S., Idaho State University, 2005

William Gray-Assistant Professor, English
  B.A., Bucknell University, 1968

R. Elliott Guinn-Instructor, EMS Program
  Certificate of Paramedicine, Central New Mexico College, 2008

Sherry Hair, Coordinator/Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
  B.S., New Mexico State University, 1986

Traci HalesVass-Assistant Professor, English
  A.A., Palomar College, 1994
  B.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 1996
  M.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 1998
  M.F.A., Naropa University-Boulder, 2005

Ann Hardy-Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.D.N., San Juan College, 1989
  B.S.N., New Mexico State University, 2007
  M.S.N., University of New Mexico, 2011

William Hatch-Professor, Art
  B.F.A., Brigham Young University, 1982
  M.F.A., Brigham Young University, 1984

Dr. Michael Hattabaugh-Instructor, Communication Studies
  B.A., Henderson State University, 1986
  M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990
  D. Min., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001

Jason Hayes-Assistant Professor, Diesel
  A.A.S., San Juan College, 2006

Dr. Donna Hobbs-Professor, Biology
  B.A., Western Washington University, 1966
  M.S., University of Idaho, 1970
  Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1980

John Hoff-Coordinator/Assistant Professor, Welding
  B.S., Black Hills State University, 1988

Earlanda Houghton, R.N.-Instructor, Pre-Nursing
  A.D.N, San Juan College, 1997
  B.S.N., New Mexico State University, 2008

Judy Hudson-Director, Early Childhood Education
  B.S., Kansas State University, 1972
  M.S., Emporia State University, 1992

Paul Hughes-Instructor, Welding
  12 years experience in Welding

Dr. Donald Hyder-Associate Professor, Biology
  B.S., New Mexico State University, 1976
  M.S., Tarleton State University, 1980
  Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 1988

Ray John– Instructor, Energy
  A.S., San Juan College, 1977

Ken Johnson-Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Petroleum Technology
  Certified IADC Well Control Instructor
  25+ years experience in the oil and gas industry

Dr. Mark Johnson-Assistant Professor, Mathematics/Engineering
  B.S., Brigham Young University, 1996
  M.S., Brigham Young University, 1997
  Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2007

Sandra Johnson–Assistant Professor, Health Information Technology
  Certificate in Medical Transcription, San Juan College, 2001
  A.A.S., San Juan College, 2002
  B.A.A.S., Eastern New Mexico University, 2006

Cheryl Jordan-Professor, Computer Science
  B.B.A., Wayland Baptist University, 1993
  M.B.A., Wayland Baptist University, 1995

Jack Kant-Associate Professor, Business Administration
  B.S.A.S., University of Illinois, 1975
  M.B.A., Northern Arizona University, 1988

Christopher Keating, Fitness Coordinator/Instructor, Health & Human Performance Center
  A.A., Western Wyoming Community College, 2003
  B.S., Northwestern College, 2007
  M.S., Arizona State Univeristy, 2009

Shawna Kemper, R.N.-Assistant Director/Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.D.N., San Juan College, 1999
  B.S.N., University of New Mexico, 2005
  M.S.N., University of New Mexico, 2011

Pete Kinnas-Associate Professor, Reading
  B.A., San Francisco State University, 1979
  M.S., San Francisco State University, 1983
  M.A., Arizona State University, 2004

Larry Kraemer-Associate Professor, Controls Technology
  B.S., Appalachian State University, 1986
  M.S., Appalachian State University, 1988

Kris Kraly-Assistant Professor, English
  B.A., University of Wyoming, 1979
  M.A., University of Wyoming, 1982
  M.A., University of Arizona, 1996

Kristina Lacey-Instructor, Physical Therapy Assistant Program
  A.A.S., San Juan College, 2010

Jenny Lambert-Director/Assistant Professor, Adult Education Program
  B.A., San Diego State University, 1993
  M.A.T.B.S., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2006

Sally Lane, R.N.-Coordinator, Nursing Simulation Center/Instructor Nursing
  A.D.N., San Juan College, 2006
  B.S.N., New Mexico State University, 2008
  M.S.N., New Mexico State University, 2011

Jody Laughlin-Instructor, Math
  M.A., New Mexico Highlands University, 2008

Jennifer Lewis-Assistant Professor, Biology
  B.A., College of Wooster, 1994
  M.S., Wayne State University, 2003

Vaughn Lewis-Instructor, Automotive
  33 years Auto Technology experience

Kenneth Lillie-Instructor, Math
  B.S., George Fox College, 1975
  M.A., Eastern New Mexico University, 1980
  M.S., University of Colorado, 1988

Murdoch Maloney-Assistant Professor, Business and Marketing
  B.A., University of New Mexico, 1990
  M.B.A., University of New Mexico, 1993

Lorraine Begay-Manavi-Assistant Professor, Navajo Language
  A.A., Diné College, 1986
  A.A., Diné College, 1993
  B.A., Ft, Lewis College, 1994,
  M.A., Arizona State University, 2001

Robert McCartney-Instructor, Automotive
  A.A., San Juan College, 1997

Kerry Meier-Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology
  B.S., University of Southern Colorado, 1984
  M.A., New Mexico State University, 1996

Nancy Mike-Instructor, Administrative Office Assistant Program
  B.S. Northern Arizona University 1973
  M.S.S. United States Sports Academy 1997
  M.B.A. Gonzaga University 2004

Dr. Eric Miller-Professor, Chemistry
  B.A., University of Colorado, 1986
  Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1994

Dr. Therese Millis, Interim Director/Assistant Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  A.A.S., Northwest Community College, 1978
  B.S., University of Wyoming, 1981
  B.S., University North Dakota, 1985
  D.P.T., Arizona School of Health Sciences, 2009

Mollie Mook-Fiddler-Instructor, Theatre
  B.A., University of Colorado, 1999
  M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2003

Mary Mould-Instructional Specialist/Instructor, Vet Tech
  A.S., St. Petersburg College, 1999
  A.A., St. Petersburg College, 2010
  B.S., St. Petersburg College, 2010
  M.A., University of Phoenix, 2012

Dr. Lance Myler-Instructor, Human Anatomy and Physiology Instructor
  B.S., National University of Health Sciences, 1985
  D.C., National University of Health Science, 1987

Paul O’Leary-Instructor, Medical Lab Technology
  B.S., University of New Mexico, 2004
  M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2009

Elizabeth Onik-Instructor/Coordinator, Dental Hygiene Program
  A.S., Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists/Northeastern University, 1972
  B.S., Colombia University, 1977
  M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Tony Otero-Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Industrial Process Operator
  Journeyman, PNM, 1980
  B.A., University of Phoenix, 1995

Kyle Owens-Instructor, Instrumentation and Controls
  34 years Journeyman experience

Dr. Judith Palier-Professor, Political Science
  M.A., University of New Mexico, 1995
  Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2000

Judy Panek, R.N.-Program Advisor, Nursing
  A.D.N., Marshall University, 1977
  B.S.N., West Virginia University, 1986
  M.S., University of Colorado, 2007
  B.S., New Mexico State University, 2008

M. Dean Patscheck-Instructor, Safety
  13+ years in Health and Safety Industry

Sherry Paxson-Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene
  B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1987

Dr. Janet L. Peterson-Professor, English
  B.A., University of Colorado, 1990
  M.A., Arizona State University, 1994
  Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2000

Pamela Peters-Assistant Professor, Math
  B.A., Arizona State University, 1976
  M.S., University of Southern California, 1982
  M.S., Colorado State University, 2003
  Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2007

Elizabeth Phelps-Instructor, Reading
  B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1980
  M.A., New Mexico Highlands University, 2008

John Prather-Assistant Professor, School of Energy
  30+ years of experience in Oil & Gas Industry

Randy Randall-Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Natural Gas Compression
  30+ years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry

Dr. Debra Reed-Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology
  B.S., Colorado State University, 1982
  D.V.M., Colorado State University, 1991

Theresa Reherman-Associate Professor, Speech Communications
  B.S., University of Utah, 1987
  M.S., Purdue University, 1989

Luke Renner-Assistant Professor, Digital Media Arts and Design
  B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1997

Gregory Reynolds-Instructional Specialist, Health Informatin Technology Program
   A.A., New Mexico State University
   B.U.S., University of New Mexico

Dr. Beverlee Rice-Professor, Physical Education
  B.S., West Virginia University, 1973
  M.A., Brigham Young University, 1976
  Ed.D., Brigham Young University, 1984

Dixie Roberts, R.N.-Assistant Professor, Pre-Nursing
  A.D.N., Laredo Jr. College, 1987
  B.S.N., Eastern New Mexico University, 2012

Dr. Kelly Robison-Professor, History
  B.A., Kenyon College, 1988
  M.A., University of Montana, 1992
  Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1997

Nikki Roddy-Coordinator/Instructor, Cosmetology
  Cosmetology License, Mr. John’s Academy, 1983
  Cosmetology Instructor License, Mr. John’s Academy, 1984

James Rooker, Jr.-Assistant Professor, Automotive
  B.S., Western New Mexico University, 2003

Brenda Rust, R.N.-Instructor, Nursing
  B.S.N., American International College, 1997

Dr. Ron Salazar-Professor, Psychology
  B.A./B.S., Regis College, 1983
  M.A., University of Hartford, 1988
  Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1995

Laura Scavo-Instructor, Cosmetology
  Cosmetology License, 1996
  Instructor License, 2009

Lori Schiess-Instructor, Biology
  B.A., Idaho State University, 1994
  M.A., Louisiana State University, 2002
  M.A., Michigan State University, 2004

Chris Schmitt-Assistant Professor, Machine Shop
  A.A.S., San Juan College, 2006

Jeffry Schofield-Assistant Professor, Automotive
  ASE Certified Master Technician, 1981

Mary Schumacher-Hoerner-Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
  B.A., University of Wyoming, 1989
  M.A., University of New Mexico, 2004

David Scott-Assistant Professor, Drafting
  B.S., University of Houston, 1982

Brian Seavey-Assistant Professor, Drafting
  B.S., University of New Mexico, 1991
  B.S., University of New Mexico, 2000

Dr. Alicia Skipper-Assistant Professor-English
  Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010

Bryan Smiley-Assistant Professor, CDL
  NM State Certified CDL Examiner

Diane Stahl, EMTP-Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, EMS
  Paramedic Certificate, HealthOne Denver, 2002

Chris Strouthopoulos-Assistant Professor, College Success Strategies
  B.S., Claremont McKenna College, 1999
  M.A., Dartmouth College, 2005

Danielle K. Sullivan-Assistant Professor, English
  B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1997
  M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2002

Dr. Terry Swan-Associate Professor, Sociology
  B.A., University of California, 1982
  M.A., School of International Training, 1991
  Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2010

Michael Tenski-Instructor, Automotive
  Certified in Automotive and Diesel Technology
  27+ years experience

Maury Tiehen-Associate Professor/Coordinator, CDL
  A.A., Golden West College, 1975
  NM State Certified CDL Examiner/Trainer

Roger Tingley-Instructor, Maintenance Mechanic
  San Juan Basin Vo-Tech, 1986
  20+ years experience

Patricia Tomaskovic-Instructor, Pre-Nursing
  B.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
  M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1998

Chad Triplett-Instructor, Carpentry
  B.S., Aurora University, 1994
  M.S., Aurora University, 1995
  15 years construction experience

Karen Tuohey-Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Respiratory Therapy Program
  A.A.S., Macomb Community College, 1982
  B.S., University of Phoenix, 1999

Dr. Callie Vanderbilt-Professor, Biology
  B.S., Colorado State University, 1986
  M.A., University of California, 1991
  Ph.D., University of California, 1994

LuAnn Walton-Assistant Professor, Developmental Mathematics
  B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1978
  M.A., New Mexico State University, 2002

Dianna White-Instructor, Cosmetology
  Cosmetology License, Lancaster Beauty School, 1996
  Cosmetology Instructor, Lancaster Beauty School, 1996

Gerald Williams-Associate Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., California State University, 1989
  M.S., Yale University, 1992

Vernon Willie-Associate Professor, Mathematics
  B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1994
  M.S., Northern Arizona University, 1996

Shannon Wilmer-Assistant Professor, Welding
  A.S., San Juan College, 1996

Ronald Winston-Instructor, Health Information Technology Program
  25+ years of experience in Technology

Barton Womack-Associate Professor, Economics
  B.S., University of Wyoming, 1986
  M.B.A., University of Wyoming, 1989

Lisa Wurtz-Assistant Professor, Math
  B.S., Montana State University, 1979
  M.S., University of Illinois, 1983