English Faculty and Staff
Interests are Highlands Homecoming events, being a judge for MESA and Relay for Life Cancer Walk.
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..
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Teaching, research and interests are 19th, 20th and 21st Century American literature, Southwestern literature, multi-ethnic American literature, literary theory and popular culture.
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.
Teaching, research and interests are creative writing-fiction, stand-up comedy as literature, American humor, the New Testament as political literature and American literature.
Associate Professor, Academic Affairs Chair
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.
Assistant Professor, Director of Composition
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.
Stephen J. Weatherburn
Instructor, Assistant to Director of Composition
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.
Instructor, Assistant Coordinator of Academic Enrichment Programs
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.
Visiting Professor of Creative Nonfiction
Teaching, research and interests are creative nonfiction, the personal essay and memoir; the postmodern American novel, Native American literature, literature of the West; Film Studies; experimental writing, genre-blurring, and theory and craft of the essay.
Juan M. Gallegos
Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Director
Teaching and research interests include composition theory, pedagogy, and history, Basic Writing, Latino/a rhetorics, Nuevomexicano/a historical literacy practices, and NMHU history. Developing research interests include spatial rhetorics and writing centers.
Assistant Professor of English
Teaching and research interests are historical linguistics, modern grammar,medieval literature, Old English and Anglo-Latin poetry, hagiography, manuscript studies, Old Norse, Middle English, phenomenology and literary theory.