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:

 

UNM Taos Core Transfer Area

Coordinator-Joel Whitehead

AA Liberal Arts

 

Writing & Speaking

Chair: R. Shawver

ENGL,CJ

AA Liberal Arts

 

Physical/Natural Science/Mathematics

Chair: C. Nicholls

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

PHYC

AS Pre Science (STEM Pathways)

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Chair: R. Archuleta

ANTH,CRJS,ECON,HS,LADAC,PCST,

PSY,POLS,SOC

AA Liberal Arts

 

Humanities

Chair: T. Shaw

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

WMST

AA Liberal Arts

 

Foreign Languages

Chair: L. Torres

LING, Foreign Languages, SIGN

AA Liberal Arts

 

Fine Arts

Chair: J. McDonnell

ARTH,ARTS,DANC,MA,FA,MUS,THEA,

ARCH

AA Fine Arts

 

Education

Chair for Elementary Ed: L. Moya

EDUC,NTSC,MATH for EDUC

AA Education

Media Arts

Chair: Louis Moya

MA & Digital Media Arts

 

Early Childhood & Multicultural Education

 Chair for Early Childhood and Multicultural Education (ECME):

G. Atias

ECME

AA ECME

 

UNM Taos Health Sciences Area

Coordinator- Martinez Hewlett

(BIOL-Health Sciences, HCHS, NUTR)

AS Pre Science (Health Science Pathways)

 

Integrative Health and Medical Massage

Therapy

Chair: K. Segarra

HHHA,MAS

Certificate in Holistic Health

Certificate in Massage Therapy

Yoga Teacher Certificate

 

Emergency Medical Services

Chair: F. Medina

EMS

EMT Basic & EMT Intermediate

 

ADN-RN Nursing Program

Director: M. Offenhartz

NURS

AD Nursing

 

Nurse Assistant Program

Chair: R. Vasquez

HCNA

Certificate in Nursing Assistant

 

Dental Assistant Program

Chair: M. Romero

HCDA

Certificate In Dental Assisting

 

Health Extension & Education

Chair: J. Anastasoff

HED

 

Physical Conditioning

Chair: J. Stewart

GNST

 

 

  

UNM Taos Business and Professional Skills Area

Coordinator-Victoria Gonzales

 

Business, Management, Administrative

Assistant, Paralegal

Chair: Tillie Valdez

AAST,MGMT,PLTR

AA Pre Business

AAS Administrative Assistant

Certificate in Administrative Assistant

 

Arts and Crafts

Chair: J. McDonnell

AAC

Certificate in Applied Arts and Crafts

 

Computer Technology

Chair: M. Foronda

CS,CT

Certificate in Business Computers

Certificate in Digital Graphic Design

Certificate in Internet Technology

 

Culinary Arts

Chair: B. Apodaca

CART

Certificate in Culinary Arts

 

Construction Technology

Chair: M. Goldman

CNST

Certificate in Construction Technology

 

Fine Woodworking

Chair: J. Rannefeld

WW

Certificate in Woodworking

 

 

Small Business Development Center

Director: G.Bouty/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.