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Bethany Adams Clinical Faculty, Counselor Education  
B.A., Psychology, University of Colorado
M.A., Clinical Mental Health, Denver Seminary

Christopher Adams (2021) Professor of Chemistry
B.S. in Chemistry, Adams State College
Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, University of Colorado

Courtney Allen (2015) Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in Psychology from University of Florida, 1998
M.Ed./Ed.S in School Counseling from University of Florida, 2002
Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, University of Florida, 2015

Meredith Anderson (2015) Professor of Mathematics
B.S. in Mathematics, Ohio State University, 2008
B.A. in Psychology w/ honors, Ohio State University, 2008
M.S. in Mathematics, New Mexico State University, 2011
Ph.D. in Mathematics, New Mexico State University, 2015

David Bertolatus (2021) Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.A. in Music Performance, University of Iowa, 2007
B.S. in Biology, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2013
M.S. in Biology, University of Colorado Denver, 2016 
Ph.D. in Integrative and Systems Biology, University of Colorado-Denver, 2021.

Bishal Bhattarai (2023) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering 
B.S. in Mechanical Engineerin, Visvesvaraya Technological University -India, 2015
M.S. in Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering, Wright State University, 2018
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, 2023.

Umesh Bhattarai (2018) Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S. in Chemistry, Tribhuvan University -Nepal, 2006
M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Tribhuvan University - Nepal, 2012
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of New Mexico, 2007. 

Beth Bonnstetter (2008) Professor of English and Communication
B.A. from Regis University, 1999
M.A. from Colorado State University, 2005
Ph.D. in Communications, University of Minnesota, 2008.

Benita Brink (1994) Professor of Biology
B.S. in Biology, Aquinas College, 1984
Ph.D. in Biology: Microbial Genetics, Marquette University, 1989.

Jessica Brown (2017) Associate Professor of English 
A.A./A.S. in English/Biology, Casper College
B.A. in English, BYU, 2006
M.A. in English, BYU, 2010
Ph.D. in English, Arizona State University, 2018. 

Laura Bruneau (2007) Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in Psychology, Miami University, 1998 
M.Ed. in Community Counseling, Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Kent State University, 2007.

Zena Buser (2007) Professor of Agribusiness
B.S. in AgriBusiness, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 1996
M.S. in AgriBusiness and Economics, West Texas A&M University, 2002
Ph.D. in Systems Agriculture, West Texas A&M University, 2007.

Reilly Caldwell (2023) Food Studies Program Coordinator and Lecturer 
B.S. Sustainable Development: Community, Regional, and Global Development, Appalachian State University, 2021
M.A. Sustainable Communities, Northern Arizona University, 2023.

Cecilia Ibarra Cantu (2022) Assistant Professor of Marketing 
B.S. in Actuarial Science, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla Mexico, 1994
M.B.A. in Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado del Puebla, Mexico, 2001
Ph.D. in Business and Management, University of Huddersfield, UK, 2021.

Rebecca Caple() Clinical Faculty, Counselor Education  
B.S. Psychology 1997 - Bridgewater University 
M.Ed Mental Health Counseling 2004 - University of Massachusetts, Boston 
Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision 2018 - Adams State University. 

Lisa “Mari” Centeno (2004) Professor of Political Science
B.A. in Political Science, Purdue University, 1993
M.A. in Political Science, Arizona State University, 1996
Ph.D. in Political Science, Arizona State University, 2003.

Kim Chacon (2016) Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. in Business Administration, Adams State College, 1998
B.S. in Nursing, Adams State College, 2007
M.S. in Nursing, University of Colorado, 2012.

Kathleen Chavez (2012) Instructor of English
M.A. in Education, Adams State College, 2003
M.A. in Leadership/Principal License, Adams State College, 2010 
M.A. in English - 18 hr. Credential Requirement, Western New Mexico University, 2020.

Ashley Clayton (2016) Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Midwestern State University, 2010
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 2016
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 2016.

Annaliesa Connor-Meissner (2021) Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
B.A. in Visual Arts with History, University of the West Indies - Trinidad and Tobago, 2006
M.A. in Art, Adams State University, 2015.

Carol Cotter (2021) Clinical Faculty, Counselor Education
B.A. in Psychology, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 1996
M.A. in Social Work, University of Houston, 1999
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University, 2021.

Fallon Crowther (2017) Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S. in Commercial Recreation, Brigham Young University, 2008
B.S. in Nursing from Adams State University, 2015
M.S.N-Ed, Norwich University, 2019.

Morgan Cummons (2017) Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S in Business, Adams State College, 2009 
A.A.S. in Nursing, Fort Scott Community College, 2011
M.S. in Nursing, Grand Canyon University, 2017.

Terry Dupler (2019) Associate Professor of Human Performance and Physical Education
B.S. in Fitness and Human Performance, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 1989
M.S. in Fitness and Human Performance, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 1991
Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, Texas A&M University, 1996.

Jeff Elison (2011) Professor of Psychology
B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics Minor, Kutztown University, 1983
M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 2000
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 2003
Post-doc in Psychology, University of Denver, 2005.

Sara Erdner (2019) Clinical Professor of Kinesiology
B.S. in Communication Studies, University of Alabama - Huntsville, 2012
M.S. in Communication Studies, University of Tennessee, 2015
Ph.D. in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior, University of Tennessee, 2018.

Joy Ferenbaugh (2023) Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.S. in Zoology, University of California at Davis, 1995
M.S. in Wildlife Conservation, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 1999
Ph.D. in Biology - Ecological Specialization, Texas Tech University, 2007.

Melissa Freeman (2020) Visiting Assistant Professor of HEAL
B.S.S. in Specialized Studies, Ohio University, 1997
M.A. in Political Science, Ohio University, 2000
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Ohio University, 2007.

Caroline Gabe (2019) Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A. in Classical Archaeology and History, University of Michigan, 2003
M.S. in Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2008
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2019
M.S. Higher Education Administration, Southern New Hampshire University, 2022.

Jess Gagliardi (2021) Director of First Year Seminars
B.A. in History, Government, Adams State University, 2011
M.A. in United States History, Adams State University, 2015
M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Louisiana State University, 2018
Ed.S. in Education Innovation & Leadership, Fort Hays State University, 2020. 

Curtis Garcia (2015) Associate Professor of Education
B.A. in Political Science, Yale University, 2008 
M.A. in Educational Leadership, Adams State University,2011.
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research and Policy, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, 2020.

Sandra Gavin (2021) Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.S. in Psychology and Human Services, Upper Iowa University, 2015
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Iowa, 2018
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Northern Illinois University, 2021.

Kyle Glenn (2017) Associate Professor of Economics
B.S. in Economics, Portland State University, 2010
M.A. in Economics, University of Denver, 2014
Ph.D. in Economics, The New School for Social Research, 2020.

Anthony Guntren (2021) Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A. in Art, Western State College, 2000
M.A. in Art, Adams State University, 2011
M.F.A in Art (Sculpture), Colorado State University, 2015.

Christina Harrell (2020) Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in Business Administration, Adams State University, 2011
M.A. in Counseling, Adams State University, 2013
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University, 2020.

Sherie Hawkins (2013) Clinical Facility - Counselor Education
P.h.D in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, 2014.

Janessa M. Henninger (2015) Clinical Faculty, Counselor Education and Supervision 
B.S. In Psychology, College of Chrleston, 2004 
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, 2011 
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a doctoral minor in Applied Research and Statistics, University of Northern Colorado, 2015.

Elizabeth Hensley (2008) Professor of Business
B.S. in Business Administration (Emphasis in Marketing & Management), Adams State College, 2005 
M.B.A. in Business Administration, Arizona State University, 2007
Ph.D. in Organization and Management, Capella University, 2016.

Stephanie Hilwig (2003) Professor of Sociology
B.A. in Sociology, Adams State College, 1994 
M.A. in Sociology, California State University-Fullerton, 1999
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2003.

Karli Iceman (2023) Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in English, Oakland University, 2016
B.A. in History, Oakland University, 2016
B.A. in Psychology, Oakland University, 2016
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Oakland University, 2018
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Oakland University, 2023. 

Beth Johnston (2023) Assistant Professor of Art
B.A. in Psychology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2008 
M.F.A in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2022. 

Jamie King (2023) Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S. in Nursing from Adams State University, 2015
M.S.N-ED, Capella University, 2019.

Lynnea King (2011) Associate Professor of English
B.A. in English/Theatre, Wayland Baptist University, 1990 
M.A. in English, Texas Tech University, 1993
Ph.D. in English (20th Century American Literature and Film), Texas Tech University, 1998.

Rena Kirkland (2017) Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of California-San Diego, 1997 
M.A. University of Northern Colorado, 2004
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 2013.

Angel Knoverek (2017) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty
B.S. in Psychology, Culver-Stockton College, 1993
B.A. in English, Culver-Stockton College, 1993
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Benedictine University, 2000
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, Regent University, 2012.

Chayan Lahiri (2018) Assistant Professor of Earth Science
B.S. in Geology, University of Calcutta, 2003
M.S. in Geosciences, University of Idaho, 2008 
Ph.D. in Geosciences, University of Mississippi, 2018.

Michelle Le Blanc (2016) Assistant Professor of English
B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1993
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Antioch University, 2012 
Cert. in Creative Writing Teaching Pedagogy, Antioch University, 2012.

Melinda Leoce (2020) Assistant Professor of Music
B.M.E. from University of Central Florida, 2010 
M.M. in Percussion Performance and Certificate in Ethnomusicology, Florida State University.

Michael Liebhaber (2019) Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A. in Wildlife Biology, University of Arizona, 1975
B.A. in Management Information Systems, University of Arizona, 1977
M.A. in Psychology, University of Kansas, 1986
Ph.D. in Child Language, University of Kansas, 1989
PostDoc in Psycholinguistics, University of California - San Diego, 1991
M.F.A in Painting, Western Connecticut State University, 2006.

Natasha Liebig (2018) Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A. in Philosophy, International Relations, and Political Science, Carroll College, 2001
M.A. in Philosophy, University of South Florida, 2010
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of South Florida, 2016.

James M. Lind (2023) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Applied Brass 
B.A. in Music, Summa Cum Laude, Texas Wesleyan University, 2003
M.M. in Music Performance, University of North Texas, 2005 
D.M.A. in Music Performance and Wind Conducting, Univerisity of North Texas, 2012.

William Lipke (2001) Professor of Music
B.M. in Music Performance, University of Arizona, 1982
M.M. in Music Performance, University of Cincinnati, 1984 
D.M.A. in Music Performance with a Doctoral Cogane in Music History, University of Cincinnati, 1990.

Richard Loosbrock (2000) Professor of History 
B.A. in History, University of Kansas, 1988
M.A. in History, University of New Mexico, 1993
Ph.D. in History, University of New Mexico, 2005.

Michele Mann (2019) Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.S. in Biology, Furman University, 1986
M.A. in Biology/Science Education, University of South Florida, 2000
Ph.D. in STEM Education, University of Texas - Austin, 2019.

Mark Manzanares (1996) Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in Psychology, Adams State College, 1989
M.A. in Community Counseling, Adams State College, 1992
Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University, 2004.

Maria Martinez (2014) Visiting Instructor of Human Performance and Physical Education
B.A. in Human Performance and Physical Education, Adams State University, 2012
M.S. in Human Performance and Exercise Science, Adams State University, 2014.

George McConnell (2019) Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A. in Theatre Performance, Western Michigan University, 1997
M.A. in Theatre Studies, Florida State University, 2006
Ph.D. in Theatre Historiography, University of Minnesota, 2011.

Cheri Meder (2013) Chair and Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Western State College, 2004
M.A. in School Counseling, Adams State College, 2008
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, 2013.

Rebecca Meidinger (2022) Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.S. in Psychology, North Dakota State University, 2012
M.S. in School Counseling, University of Mary, 2014
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University, 2019.

Chris Merriman (2023) Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A. in Anthropology and History, Western State College, 2003
M.S. in Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2008
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2022.

Christina Miller (2001) Professor of Chemistry 
B.S. in Chemistry, Adams State College, 1992
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Arizona, 1998.

Gina Mitchell (2006) Associate Professor of Psychology 
B.A. in Psychology/Spanish, University of South Dakota, 2002
M.S. in Psychology, Developmental and Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2004
Ph.D. in Psychology, Developmental and Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2006.

Steve Moody (2023) Clinical Professor, School of Counselor Education 
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1996
M.C. in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling, Idaho State University, 2007
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling, I daho State University, 2012.

Kieran Nduagbo (2019) Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.S.Ed. in Special Education, Loyola University, 2001
M.A. in Educational Administration, Governors State University, 2005
Ph.D. in Higher Education, Seaton Hall University, 2018.

Matthew Nehring (1998) Professor of Physics
B.S. in Physics Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1990
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1995.

Jenna Neilsen (2007) Professor of Theatre
B.A. in Theatre and Psychology, Ohio Northern University, 2001
M.F.A. in Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007.

Frank Novotny (2004) Professor of Chemistry 
B.S. in Chemistry, St. Norbert College, 1989
Ph.D. in Chemistry, South Dakota State University, 1993.

Theresa O’Halloran (2001) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty
B.S. in Communication, Arizona State University, 1988
M.C. in Counseling, Arizona State University, 1992
Ed.D in Counselor Education, University of Northern Colorado, 1998.

Melissa O’Neil (2021) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty
B.A. in Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,2009
M.A. in Counseling, Eastern New Mexico University, 2013
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University, 2021.

Meliza Ramirez (2023) Assistant Professor of Spanish 
B.A. in English and Spanish, Idaho State University, 2002
M.A. in Romance Languages: Spanish, The University of Alabama, 2005
Ph.D. in Romance Languages: Spanish, The University of Alabama, 2008
M.A. in TESOL, University of Central Florida, 2019. 

Blaine Reilly (2016) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty
B.A. in Psychology, Gonzaga University, 1999 
M.C. in Counseling, Idaho State University, 2007
Ph.D. in Counselor Education, Idaho State University, 2016.

Neil Rigsbee (2015) Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in Psychology, College of Santa Fe
M.A. in Counseling, Webster University
Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of New Mexico.

Tracey Robinson (2001) Professor of Human Performance and Physical Education
B.S. in Human Kinetics, University of Guelph, 1985
M.S. in Physical Education and Biology, New Mexico State University, 1987
Ph.D. in Human Performance, Oregon State University, 1994.

Beth Robison (2009) Professor of Music
B.M. in Vocal Performance, Ohio University, 1986
M.M. in Choral Conducting, Ohio University, 2005
D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, University of Kansas, 2008.

Natalie Rogers (2014) Assistant Professor of Accounting 
CPA; M.B.A. in Business Administration, Adams State College, 2011
M.S. in Accounting, Grand Canyon University, 2018.

Katrina Ruggles (2023) Clinical Faculty, Counselor Education and Supervision
B.A. in Psychology and Sociology/Social, Adams State University 1996
M.A. in Community Counseling 1998, School of Counseling Emphasis 2010, Adams State University
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University 2023.

Charles (Nick) Saenz (2013) Professor of History
B.A. in History and Political Science, University of Chicago, 2005
M.A. in History, University of California-San Diego, 2009
Ph.D. in History, University of California-San Diego, 2013.

Penny Sanders (2013) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty
B.S. in Radio/TV Communication, Eastern New Mexico University, 1984
M.A. in Counseling/Student Personnel, Northern Arizona University, 1988
Ed.D. in Counseling, Texas A&M -Commerce, 1999.

Kelsey Scanlan () Clinical Faculty, Counselor Education and Supervision
B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University (2012)
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University (2016) 
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Adams State University (2023).

Colleen Schaffner (2018) Professor of Psychology
B.A. in Psychology, George Washington University, 1985
M.A. in Animal Behavior, Bucknell University, 1991
Ph.D. in Biological Psychology, University of Nebraska, 1996.

Matthew Schildt (2005) Professor of Music
B.M. in Music Recording Technology and Composition, Lebanon Valley College, 1998
M.A. in Music Composition, Kent State University, 2000
Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition, Kent State University, 2005.

Heidi Schneider (2018) Associate Professor of Sociology 
A.A. in Criminology and Justice Studies, Mira Costa Community College, 2007
B.A. in Criminology and Justice Studies, California State University-San Marcos, 2009 
M.A. in Sociology, University of California-San Diego, 2013
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California-San Diego, 2016.

Justine Schwarz (2023) Assistant Professor of Education 
B.A. in Elementary Education, Truman State University, 1988
Masters in Teaching and Leadership, St. Xavier University, 2000
Ph.D. in Cognition and Instruction, Gradn Canyon University, 2022.

Christopher Schwinghammer (2023) Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.S. in Biology, Emporia State University, 2014
M.S. in Natural Science, Southeast Missouri State University, 2017
Ph.D. in Forest Resource Science, West Virginia University, 2022.

Ahmed Shafee (2021) Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S. in Communication and Information, Helwan University (Egypt), 2011
M.S. in Computer Engineering, Helwan University (Egypt), 2018
ABD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 2022 (Expected in Spring).

Julie Silipo (2023) Clinical Faculty, School of Counselor Education 
B.A. in Psychology, Whitman College, 2005
M.S, in School Counseling, Syracuse University, 2011
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University, 2023.

Kassiopeia Smith (2023) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, 2014
M.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University, 2017
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University, 2018.

Madeleine Stevens (2017) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty
B.A. in Liberal Arts with emphasis in Studio Arts, University of Colorado-Denver, 1994
M.A. in Art Therapy, Southwestern College, 2005
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University, 2020.

Colleen Stabolepszy (2023) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty 
B.A. in Biology and Psychology, Adams State College (1993)
M.A. in Counseling, Adams State University (1997). 

Michael Stewart (2017) Associate Professor of Sociology 
B.S. in Sociology/Psychology, East Central University, 1996
M.S. in Sociology, Florida State University, 2003 
Ph.D. in Sociology, Florida State University, 2008.

John Taylor (1999) Professor of Theatre
B.A. in Theatre, Wichita State University, 1988
M.A. in Theatre (Hist. Lit. Crit.), Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D. in Theatre (Hist. Lit. Crit.), Ohio State University, 1994.

Jared Thiemann (2014) Associate Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. in General Studies, Idaho State University, 2007
M.C. in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling, Idaho State University, 2009
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University, 2013.

Kirk Thiemann (2022) Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Counselor Education
B.A. in General Studies, Idaho State University, 2013
M.COUN. in Student Affairs Counseling, Idaho State University, 2015
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Wyoming, 2021.

William (Bill) Tite (2019) Assistant Professor of Art 
B.F.A. in Graphic Communications, Center of Creative Studies, 1980
M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2016.

Aaron Tuioti-Mariner (2018) Assistant Professor of Sports Management
A.A. in Business Administration, Brigham Young University, 2000
B.S. in Business Administration, Adams State College, 2002
M.A. in Sports Administration, Adams State University, 2011
M.B.A. in Leadership, Adams State University, 2012
E.L.I. in Educational Leadership, Adams State University, 2013.

Paul Tunis (2020) Assistant Professor of Communications
B.A. in English Literature, Arizona State University, 2006
M.F.A. in Writing (Fiction), Sarah Lawrence College, 2009.

Billy Ulibarri (2021) Assistant Professor of Sociology 
B.A. in Sociology/Social Welfare, University of New Mexico, 2001
M.A. in Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2004
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2015.

Mark Vander Ley (2019) Counselor Education Clinical Faculty
B.A. in Business Administration, Dordt University, 1999
M.C. in Counseling, University ofPhoenix, 2006
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Adams State University, 2018.

Alex Vernon (2022) Assistant Professor of Management
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1985
M.B.A. in Business Administration, University of Mississippi, 1987
D.B.A. in Quantitative Analysis, Louisiana Tech University, 1994.

Joaquin Vila (2019) Professor of Teacher Education
B.A. in English, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, 1975
M.A. in Linguistics, Michigan State University, 1983 
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Michigan State University, 1991.

Tony Weathers (2005) Professor of Mathematics
B.S. in Mathematics (Minor in Physics), Mercer University, 1991
M.S. in Mathematics, Auburn University, 1993
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Auburn University, 1998.

Ben J. Wilson (2023) Clinical Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
B.G.S. (General Studies), Indiana University, 2006 
M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Capella University, 2010 
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Capella University, 2017. 

Anthony (AJ) Webb (2017) Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration
B.S. in Business Administration (Emphasis in Healthcare, Minor in Marketing and Management), Adams State University, 2010
M.B.A. in Leadership Track, Adams State University, 2013.

Mohamed Yusri Zaro (2010) Assistant Professor of Finance
M.B.A. in Finance, California State University, 1984
CAGS (Doctoral Level) Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Financial Management, North Central University, 2015.

Brian Zuleger (2014) Professor of Human Performance and Physical Education
B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, Western Washington University, 2009
M.S. in Human Movement and Performance, Western Washington University, 2011 
Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion, University of Missouri, 2014.