Anita Hernandez, C&I Associate Professor, provides leadership for improved literacy to the residents of New Mexico and far beyond. Hernandez serves as editor of the New Mexico Journal of Reading. She established the Children’s Choice Project in New Mexico and is the recipient of a $1.8 million federal grant to provide professional development training designed to improve the quality of instruction for English learners. The Kidds established the chair with the vision of providing a model of high-quality research, teaching, service and collaborative outreach to improve literacy for people of all ages
Azadeh Osanloo, EMD Associate Professor, is working to expand, improve and coordinate outreach programs and research activities. The Stan Fulton Chair was established to enhance synchronistic communication and partnerships between NMSU and pre-K through 12th-grade students with the goal of improving border and rural schools. Osanloo’s research surrounds issues of educational equity, leadership for social justice, civic and human rights education and multiculturalism. While serving as chair, she plans to continue her work in social justice relating to the borderland and rural schools.