Catalog - Department Of Instruction

Faculty

Programs of study are grouped into four areas. Coordinators direct programs within clusters and advise the Administration on curriculum and academic personnel matters while Department Chairs manage specific faculty to ensure a quality education through the development and implementation of outcomes and outcomes assessment, classroom visits, and student evaluations. These are just a few ways in which UNM-Taos strives to provide a high quality learning environment for all students.

The UNM-Taos areas and their associated disciplines are:

 

Academic Curricula

Area Coordinator-Joel Whitehead

 

Writing & Speaking

Chair: R. Shawver

ENGL,CJ

 

 Science & Mathematics

Chair: C. Nicholls

MATH,BIOL,CHEM,EPS,ENVS,GEOG,

PHYC, ASTR, STAT

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Chair: R. Archuleta

ANTH,CRJS,ECON,HS,LSAA

PSY,POLS,SOC

 

Humanities

Chair: T. Shaw

AMST,CLST,HIST,PHIL,RELG,UHON,

WMST

 

Foreign Languages

Chair: L. Torres

LING, Foreign Languages,

Fine Arts

Chair: S.Stolar

ARTH,ARTS,DANC,MUS,THEA

 

Education

Chair for Elementary Ed:

EDUC,NTSC,MATH for EDUC


Media Arts/Digital Media Arts

Chair: P. Walker

Early Childhood & Multicultural Education

 Chair for Early Childhood and Multicultural Education (ECME):

G. Atias

ECME

 

 Health Sciences

Area Coordinator- Melissa Offenhartz

Integrative Health and Medical Massage Therapy

Chair: K. Segarra

HHHA,MAS

 

Emergency Medical Services

Chair: J. Wright

EMS

 

ADN-RN Nursing Program

Director: M. Offenhartz

NURS

CNA

 

Health Extension & Education

Chair: J. Anastasoff

HED


 

Physical Conditioning

Chair: J. Stewart

GNST

 


 

 

 

  

Business and Professional Skills

Area Coordinator-Victoria Gonzales

 

Office Technology

Chair:

OT


 

Arts and Crafts

Chair: S.Stolar

AAC

 

Computer Technology

Chair: J. Whitehead

CS,CT

 

Culinary Arts

Chair: B. Apodaca

CART

 

Construction Technology

Chair: M. Goldman

CNST


Commercial Driver's License

Chair: M. Kaufman

CDL

 

Fine Woodworking

Chair: J. Rannefeld

WW


Instructional Support Services

Area Coordinator: D. Trujillo

 

 

Small Business Development Center

Director: D.Peralta

 

  

The faculty of UNM-Taos is predominately temporary part-time (adjunct) with a few who hold both teaching and administrative positions. Although faculty is predominately temporary (adjunct) part-time, many teach on a regular basis from semester to semester providing consistency and quality instruction in program areas.

UNM-Taos academic faculty have received approval from Main Campus in Albuquerque and are qualified in their fields. In addition, many have had years of experience working and/or teaching and enjoy outstanding reputations in their fields.