Research & Outreach

As the state’s land-grant university, NMSU’s mission is to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. The College of Education achieves this mission through active research and outreach partnerships in the areas of early childhood education; education for diverse populations; bilingual/TESOL education; students with special needs; effective leadership; STEM education; counseling and psychology; and human performance. In 2009-2010, the College of Education attracted over $10 million in external funding to support many of these projects.

Kathleen CroninKathleen Cronin Receives Award to Prepare Autism Specialists Kathleen Cronin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, will receive $951,497 over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare autism specialists. Read more ….
Philip PostImagery Research Uncovers How Athletes Prepare Mentally Phillip Post, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Performance, Dance and Recreation, has helped shed light on the way athletes use imagery to mentally prepare for competition. Read more …

Image of Mikaela BohamHead Injuries Focus of Mikaela Bohan’s Research Mikaela Boham, NMSU Athletic Training Education Program director and professor for the HPDR is working to help prevent common head injuries for NMSU rodeo athletes, especially those involved in rodeo events where the competitors can be thrown from animals. Read More
Susan Brown

Susan Brown and colleagues receive $2.4 million NSF grant Susan Brown, director of the College’s Institute for Equity in Math and Science Education, is a member of an interdisciplinary team that has been awarded $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation. Read more…

Image of child readingCollege of Education Hosts Literacy Kick-Off The Children’s Reading Foundation, a community-based, county-wide effort, broadcasts the message, “Read to a Child Every Day,” and promotes literacy improvement throughout the county. Read more …
Image of Dr. KinzerCathy Kinzer Supports Math Teachers through Research and Workshops Cathy Kinzer, assistant professor in the department of Curriculum and Instruction, leads a team of researchers and teachers from the Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) in a study of mathematics teaching and learning in grades K-8. Read more ….

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Pierre Orelus Recognized as “Intellectual Freedom Fighter”  A native of Haiti and a naturalized citizen of the U.S., Pierre Orelus, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is a prolific writer who has written on issues, such as race, neocolonialism, transnationalism, language, multiracialism, literacy, gender, and multiculturalism. Read more …

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Students with Disabilities Attracted to STEM Careers  Elissa Poel, Associate Professor in SPED/CD, is a co-PI with Phillip King, Professor of Civil Engineering, in a project entitled Reaching the Pinnacle, funded by the National Science Foundation. The project is directed by Randy Larry, a graduate of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Read more…

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Course Revision Improves Preparation of Early Childhood Educators  Nancy Baptiste, College Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Gloria Gonzales, Director of the College’s La Vida Institute, coordinated an intensive revision process for the New Mexico 45-Hour Entry Level Course to help prepare early childhood professionals. Read more ….

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Graduate Students Gain Recognition for Research Two graduate students in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, Cynthia E. Guzmán and Ana Magallanes, have been recognized for their research on Marianismo (the traditional sexual code of behavior for Latinas that specifies feminine passivity, self-sacrifice, duty, honor, and sexual purity based on the cult of the Virgin Mary). Read more …

Border Walking Journal  – The Border Walking Journal, a juried publication that addresses educational issues of the Borderlands, has recently published its Winter 2010 edition. The Journal is available online at https://alliance.nmsu.edu/pubs/