English Faculty and Staff

Prescilla Salazar

Prescilla Salazar
Administrative Assistant
psalazar@nmhu.edu
505.454.3414

Interests are Highlands Homecoming events, being a judge for MESA and Relay for Life Cancer Walk.

 


 

Helen Blythe

Helen Blythe
Professor, Chair
helenblythe@nmhu.edu
505.454.3329

Teaching, research and interests are 19th, 20th, and 21st Century British literature; colonialism and literature of empire, genre studies including romance, pastoral, gothic and aesthetics; Anglophone, and postcolonial literatures and theory; literary vampires and theory..


 

Barbara Risch
Professor, Coordinator of Academic Enrichment Programs
barbararisch@nmhu.edu
505.454.3451

Teaching, research and interests are English language, language and writing, language and cognition, language and narrative discourse, Lakota pictography and Old English.


 

Brandon Kempner

Brandon Kempner
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
bkempner@nmhu.edu 
505454.3286

Teaching, research and interests are 19th, 20th and 21st Century American literature, Southwestern literature, multi-ethnic American literature, literary theory and popular culture.


 

Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez
Associate Professor
drmartinez@nmhu.edu
505.454.2073

Teaching, research and interests are creative writing-poetry, American, European and Latin American poetry, poetry writing Chicana/o literature, New Mexico folklore and composition and technical writing.


 

Eddie Tafoya

Eddie Tafoya
Professor
eddieT19@nmhu.edu
505.454.3207

Teaching, research and interests are creative writing-fiction, stand-up comedy as literature, American humor, the New Testament as political literature and American literature.


 

Donna Woodford-Gormley

Donna Woodford-Gormley
Associate Professor, Academic Affairs Chair
dwoodford@nmhu.edu
505.454.3253

Teaching, research and interests are British literature to 1700, international Shakespeare, early modern Renaissance women writers, Isabella Whitney, orphans and foster children in Renaissance literature, motherhood in Renaissance literature, Harry Potter and fairy tales.


 

Jason McIntosh

Jason McIntosh
Assistant Professor, Director of Composition
jlmcintosh@nmhu.edu
505.454.3450

Teaching, research and interests are rhetoric and composition, place-conscious writing, place-based education, National Writing Project, computers and writing, writing centers, Writing Program administration.


 

Jessica Hindman

Jessica Hindman
Assistant Professor, Writing Center Director
jhindman@nmhu.edu
505.454.3191

Teaching, research and interests are creative non-fiction writing, literary journalism; cultural criticism; pre-Twentieth Century autobiographical narrative; race, gender and class identity writing; academic writing; Middle Eastern literature; women’s literature, Appalachian studies; music writing; and narrative medicine.


 

Stephen J. Weatherburn

Stephen J. Weatherburn
Instructor, Assistant to Director of Composition
sjweatherburn@nmhu.edu
505.454.3313

Teaching, research and interests are first-year composition studies; learning communities with forestry, history and NAHS; Synthesizing pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy; the motorbike as cultural icon and as transportation; Haiku and Renga.


 

Casey Applegate-Aguilar

Casey Applegate-Aguilar
Instructor, Assistant Coordinator of Academic Enrichment Programs
caseyaguilar@nmhu.edu
505.454.3071

Teaching, research and interests are first-year composition, learning communities fiction, multicultural and social justice literature, poetry, narrative therapy, issues in special education, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, validity and reliability issues in neuropsychological and educational testing, young adult and children’s literature, and dystopian.


 

Melissa Newfield

Melissa Newfield
Instructor, Assistant to Writing Center Director
menewfield@nmhu.edu
505.454.3063

Teaching, research and interests are composition, writing, popular culture, media theory, and English literature.

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