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Emily Williams, PhD.,  Assistant Professor Special Education, Department Chair Special Education and Teacher Education

Emily Williams (1 of 1)She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education (Language Arts) from Ottawa University, a Masters of Arts in Special Education from the University of Florida, an Ed. S. in School Psychology and a Ph. D. in Special Education from New Mexico State University. As a k-12 educator in Florida and New Mexico in General and Special Education and served as a school psychologist for several years. Her research interests include teaching efficacy, parents and families of children with disabilities, online education, and Autism based disorders.

Phone: 505-454-3535
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Jeremiah Cronin, PhD., Assistant Professor

Phone: 505-891-6925

Michael Immerman, PhD., Associate Professor (General and Secondary Education)

Michael ImmermanTeaching – Michael is involved in the undergraduate teacher preparation program ranging from the Introduction to Teaching offerings to Evaluation & Assessment, and Theories of Secondary Education.

Research – Michael is involved in creating a model of pre service teaching apprehensions and potential areas of concern pre and post the student teaching experience.

Service – Michael currently is a Board Member for the Las Vegas Rio Gallinas Charter School.  He is active on several university committees including: (a) The Center for Teaching Excellence Board, and (b) The Faculty Senate Budget Committee.

Phone: 505-454-3548
Curriculum Vitae

Taik Kim, PhD., Associate Professor

Phone: 505-454-3538

Shirley A. Meckes, PhD., Assistant Professor

Shirley Meckes (1 of 1)Dr. Meckes owned and operated a pre-school (including a certified Kindergarten) for over 2 decades in the state of RI. She also conducted extensive research on the effect of using the computer as a learning tool in a Kindergarten classroom and is currently in the progress of writing a paper on the “Collapse of Cursive Writing”.


Phone: 505-891-6923/3514
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Carolyn Newman, PhD., Professor

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Dr. Newman is a professor of early childhood education and  has more than 14 years in teaching in P-K, kindergarten, bilingual Grade 1,  early childhood special education, and 6 ½ years as a primary school principal. Dr. Newman is interested in international education and has coordinated NMHU student study abroad experiences in Spain and Mexico.  She serves on several early childhood education advisory boards in the state.


Phone: 505-454-6909
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