College of Education students have the opportunity to engage with distinguished and diverse faculty who are invested in their student’s success. Our faculty are held to the standard of excellence in research, teaching and service and hold their students to the same standard. They encourage discovery and creative activity to continuously engage and inspire achievement. Our faculty have received numerous local and national awards for outstanding research and contributions to their field of practice. They are frequently selected for recognition as experts in their fields by their colleagues as well as national professional associations.

The College of Education is home to 2 Endowed Chairs and 1 Endowed Professorship. Learn about our faculty and their area of expertise and research by visiting our Faculty Directory.  See also our New Faculty profiles!

Feel confident that our faculty, staff and administration will mentor and support you until you achieve your academic goals.

Michelle Salazar PĂ©rez, is the recipient of the J. Paul Taylor Endowed Professorship in Education.

Michelle Perez

Dr. Michelle Salazar PĂ©rez

Michelle Salazar PĂ©rez, associate professor of Early Childhood Education, is the recipient of the J. Paul Taylor Endowed Professorship in Education.

The professorship was established in 2004 by family and friends of J. Paul Taylor, a retired state representative who received three degrees from NMSU. Taylor has been a lifelong advocate for PreK-12 education, most notably early childhood and bilingual education.

PĂ©rez, who is in her sixth year at NMSU, will help organize the 27th International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference, which will take place at NMSU next fall.

NMSU College of Education selects Blanca Araujo as new Stan Fulton Chair

Blanca Araujo

Dr. Blanca Araujo

Blanca Araujo, left, director of the Office for Teacher Candidate Preparation at New Mexico State University, has been named the Stan Fulton Chair in Education for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools.

The Stan Fulton Chair was established in 2005 to enhance communication among NMSU faculty, staff and students and pre-kindergarten through 12th grade constituents to improve border and rural schools. The chair works to expand, improve and coordinate existing outreach programs and research activities, and is funded in part by an endowed gift from Stan Fulton, a benefactor to the university and owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino who died in January 2018.

Regents Professor, Dr. Eve Adams is the recipient of Grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

NMSU College of Education faculty member Eve Adams (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Dr. Eve Adams

Dr. Eve Adams, a professor in New Mexico State University’s College of

Education, was recognized at New Mexico State University’s spring 2018 convocation ceremony for being the recipient of a Regents Professorship. This is a lifetime honor and the most prestigious award a faculty member at NMSU can receive. Dr. Adams received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration that will help increase and improve behavioral health services in medically under served communities.

Recipient of Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Award

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Dr. Henrietta Williams Pichon

Dr. Henrietta Williams Pichon, Assistant

Professor in Educational Leadership and Administration, honored with the Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Award. The accolade is named after Roush, a former NMSU executive vice president, in recognition of his 35 years of teaching improvement in New Mexico.