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UNM Continuing Education offers education and training from the most talented, experienced and dedicated instructors! UNM Continuing Education has many outstanding instructors, and just like our students, a love for learning brings them here.



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Rick Berg UNMCE InstructorRick Berg graduated college in 1972, then spent the next 6 years traveling around the world. He was a diver and journalist in Costa Rica, climbed in the Himalayas and Andes, and hitch hiked across the Sahara. He was the sixth person to do a solo canoe descent of the Amazon. He then returned to the U. S. to get a Ph.D. in economics from UC-Berkeley, but mostly to climb rocks in Yosemite. After that he spent 5 years at UC-Santa Cruz, twice being nominated as its outstanding teacher. But once again adventure called, so he built a sailboat and spent 9 years sailing it around the Pacific and Indian Oceans, stopping to teach economics at universities in New Zealand and Macau, but mostly windsurfing, diving, and climbing coconut trees. In 1995 he sold the boat and moved to New Mexico, where he started a successful software development company, DataWizards, specializing in database design for both web and desktop, and the creation of custom Excel spreadsheets. Clients include the Albuquerque police and fire departments, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and many private corporations. Most recently, he has been writing software in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition, Rick satisfies his love of teaching by giving classes at the University of New Mexico Department of Continuing Education.

Upcoming Classes:

Access: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17
Access: Relational Database Design (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/4/17

BTS President, Jane Betterton, PMP and OPM3P - Since 1992 Jane has utilized best practices in project management to provide practical solutions in today.

Upcoming Classes:

Integrating Project Management: Principles and Practices (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/2/18

Mary Byrd UNMCE InstructorMary Byrd enjoys teaching and office automation consulting throughout the southwest and has been helping adults learn various computer software applications since 1989. She began teaching for UNM Continuing Education in 1998. Learning from her students and incorporating fun and real world examples into all of her classes is a priority. She is a Microsoft Office Certified Master Instructor and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mary currently specializes in Microsoft Project and Office applications, Intro to PCs and Windows operating systems. She is a Colorado Springs native and an ardent Rockies fan.

Upcoming Classes:

MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/1/17
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/15/17

Marianela (Mari) Gish is a professional mediator and nationally known trainer. Mari has worked with nonprofits for 17 years, working with recruiting, training and managing volunteers. She served on numerous boards ; including former board member of the New Mexico Mediation Association and has won numerous awards for her conflict resolution and mediation programs. She is a graduate of Getting to the Heart of Conflict and also The Master Class for Mediators, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Harvard School of Law. She has presented at the Conflict Resolution Education Network International Conference and has taught Restorative Justice at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has trained thousands of students, teachers, and professionals in mediation and conflict resolution both nationally and internationally. Mari is recognized as a leader in the field of mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution. Recently she was appointed a second term as one of two private ADR practitioners serving on The New Mexico Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in the Workplace (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/1/17



Upcoming Classes:

Evaluating Your Volunteer Program (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17

Rav Nicholson UNMCE InstructorRav Nicholson retired from government service at the end of 2006, and began teaching Desktop Computing courses shortly thereafter. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Nicholson worked for 30 years in counseling and dispute resolution. She relied heavily upon Access and Excel to manage client data, and served for several years as an Access instructor and consultant. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in sociology, magna cum laude ; a master's degree in counseling psychology ; and an education specialist degree in counseling and human systems. After completing her professional education in the counseling field, Ms. Nicholson earned the equivalent of a computer science minor in university-level courses. She has also completed non-credit technical training in computer hardware and software applications, and is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist. Her leisure activities include skiing, tennis, biking, swimming, running, skating, hiking, foreign languages, photography, reading, and playing the piano. She participates regularly in local foreign language conversation groups, and is a Forest Service trail maintenance volunteer.

Upcoming Classes:

Excel: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Excel: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17

Joseph Sandoval

Upcoming Classes:

PowerPoint: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17



Upcoming Classes:

Bonus Real Estate Exam Prep and Pass to Success (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/4/17

Our highly trained UNMCE Test Prep Instructor team is ready to teach you the skills and strategies you need to succeed on these important exams.

Upcoming Classes:

GRE Live‐Online Course (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 11/28/17



Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 1/8/18
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/5/18



Upcoming Classes:

Explore Windows 10 (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/4/17

Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working in the field for 14 years. He received a Masters degree (MA) in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Bird

Upcoming Classes:

Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17

Marc Mintz UNMCE InstructorMarc Mintz

Upcoming Classes:

Android 6 Security Essentials (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/17

Glenn Norman UNMCE InstructorMA in English, University of New Mexico. Glenn is a Linux, Unix and Windows network consultant and programmer with 20 years experience in the medical, education and environmental fields. A member of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM), he is the Project Manager for Hacker Highschool v.2 and a contributor to the OSSTMM "hacker

Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/9/18
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/20/18

Joseph Sandoval

Upcoming Classes:

PowerPoint: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17

Aaron Barreras UNMCE InstructorAaron Barreras received his BS in Animation from Westwood University. He is an award winning animator, designer, visual effects artist, filmmaker and educator. With over 16 years professional experience in computer graphics, animation and digital media, he has worked on numerous independent films, commercials and interactive projects for companies such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Six Flags and Sandia National Laboratories.

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing with Illustrator (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Illustrator: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/17

Joey Belville UNMCE InstructorJoey Belville is an award-winning music producer who has many national releases to his credit, several of them recorded in Logic Pro. He was an early adopter of computer based audio recording and has been using it on a professional level for over 10 years. Joey is an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro.

Upcoming Classes:

Podcasting (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/17

Pat Berrett UNMCE InstructorPat Berrett received an MBA from UNM Anderson Schools. Pat has worked in commercial photography since 1980. His primary client base includes those in the arts, crafts, and performing arts. He also works with many high tech and emerging technology clients.

Upcoming Classes:

Macro Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17

Mary Elkins UNMCE InstructorMary Elkins has a BA in mathematics and an AA in commercial photography. A lifelong fan of cameras and lighting gear, Mary has mastered the most complicated style of imagery

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Black and White Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Lightroom and Photoshop: Photo Finishing Techniques (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17
From Camera to Computer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/7/17



Upcoming Classes:

Navigating the iPad (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/2/17

Adele Gangai UNMCE InstructorAdele Gangai received a BFA in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Adele has over 30 years of graphic design experience from working in advertising, newspaper, printing, animation and museum agencies. She has won several awards and was a contributor to the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service as a graphic developer. Adele owns and operates her own graphic design business.

Upcoming Classes:

InDesign: Beginning (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/4/17

Henry Lopez

Upcoming Classes:

Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section FAD-PD) ‐ 12/9/17

Joshua Martinez received his BS in Elementary Education and his MA in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology at UNM. Joshua has worked for UNM in several IT capacities since 2008. Joshua has over 10 years experience working in the IT Field on User and Hardware support as well as the Systems Administration level.

Upcoming Classes:

Captivate: Building Instructional Media (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17

Mary Ellen Merrigan received a BA in Speech with an emphasis in Radio/Television from Northwest Missouri State University. Mary Ellen is president of a local marketing business and develops successful D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) marketing strategies for a wide range of clients. Mary Ellen is certified in Social Media from VA Classroom and a graduate of SelfGrowth.com

Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media II (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/19/17

Caroline Orcutt UNMCE InstructorCaroline Orcutt has an MA in Art from UNM with an emphasis in Printmaking and Photography and a minor in Art History. Caroline has over 30 years of experience in graphic design and digital arts. She ran her own business for many years and specializes in teaching graphic design. Caroline originated the current Digital Arts Program (formerly the Graphic Design Program) at UNM Continuing Education in 1996.

Upcoming Classes:

Projects in Digital Arts (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 1/25/18

Chris Paul has a BA in Music from The Evergreen State College. Chris has shot and edited commercials, corporate video and documentaries for Motorola, Sandia National Labs, Peabody Energy, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and many more. He was an early adopter of nonlinear editing and has since expanded his experience to include visual effects, 3D animation and digital cinematography.

Upcoming Classes:

Premiere Pro: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/30/17
Premiere Pro: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17

Brad Stoddard UNMCE InstructorOwner of a local production and postproduction company, Brad Stoddard produces, directs and is a picture editor with awards and credits in television, documentary and narrative film. Brad is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro and President of the New Mexico Post Alliance.

Upcoming Classes:

Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAD-PD) ‐ 12/15/17

The instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

InDesign: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 1/8/18

Denise received her MFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Denise has been a graphic designer and artist for over 30 years. She has designed everything from advertisements to books, brochures, flyers, manuals, posters, signs, and websites and owns her own graphic design business. She is also a published poet and exhibits regularly as a fine artist.

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 1/8/18
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Photoshop Elements: Digital Scrapbooking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/30/17
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/5/17

Jennifer Cady, MA, LPCC, LADAC has been on the faculty of the Substance Abuse Studies Training Program since 2000. She received her B.S. from Ohio University in Community Health Education and shortly thereafter a M.A. in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Case Western Reserve University and Ashland Theological Seminary. Her work includes Case Manager/Resident Advisor in Ohio and New Mexico, Mental Health Worker and UNM CASAA Counselor, Family Services Specialist and Clinical Coordinator for both adolescents and adults needing psycho social assessment, treatment planning, group and individual therapy to patients. Jennifer received her M.A. in counseling psychology in 1989 and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is actively involved with the New Mexico Addiction Education Network to help those entering this field become educated. Jennifer goes the extra mile with joy to guide those with a passion for this challenging but satisfying work.

Upcoming Classes:

Evidence‐Based Treatment (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/10/18
Managing Co‐Occurring Disorders (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/24/18
Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/21/18
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/5/18

Ms. Chavez has been employed in the Health Care Industry for over 28 years. Her experience ranges from coding and billing to compliance and education. She received her CPC (certified professional coder) certification in 1991 and her CPC-H (certified professional coder-hospital) certification in 1998 from the American Academy of Professional Coders. In 1998, Ms. Chavez is credited for initiating the Albuquerque AAPC Chapter in which she served as chapter president for 2 years. In 2007, Ms. Chavez received her CCP-P (certified compliance professional-physician) certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her CMAS (certified medical administrative specialist) from the American Medical Technologists. Ms. Chavez was the co-founder of Medical Academy Services LLC and in 2008 became the sole founder of New Mexico HealthCare Consulting Services LLC.

Upcoming Classes:

CPT‐4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/18/18
ICD‐10‐CM Coding Specialist (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/5/18
Testing Strategies with CPC Exam Preparation (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/18

Michael DeBernardi, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and Director of Behavioral Health Services at The Life Link in Santa Fe. He received degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse settings. A clinician, supervisor, researcher, teacher, and consultant, Dr. DeBernardi also serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists and has conducted a variety of CBT trainings around the country. His agency, The Life Link, is a major provider of mental health, substance abuse, case management, housing, employment, and a variety of other services for homeless and indigent clients in the Santa Fe area.

Upcoming Classes:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/24/18



Upcoming Classes:

Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Medical Billing and Coding (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Dialysis Technician (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Electronic Health Records Management (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
EKG Technician (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17

Frank G. Magourilos, MPS, CPS, ICPS is a Sr. Certified Prevention Specialist and a SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework National Trainer. Mr. Magourilos holds a Master

Upcoming Classes:

Prevention and Education (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/2/17

Dr. Vickie McGinley, DBH, LPCC, has been working in substance abuse and mental health for over 23 years. She has worked with homeless, homeless youth, criminal justice, and domestic violence clients during that time. For seven years, she worked at UNM/CASAA and is a veteran of several clinical trials with CRA, A-CRA CRAFT and MI protocols, including COMBINE (Combining Medications and Behavioral Interventions), ESTAR (Expanding Services to Albuquerque's Runaways), and OTEP (Opiate Treatment Enhancement Project). She has been teaching evidence based treatments for addictions at SASTP for the past 14 years. Recently she was working in Juvenile Justice and is a statewide coordinator of substance abuse treatment services, training staff in CRA and MI and is now at UNMH as a therapist. She received a Doctor of Behavioral Health Degree from Arizona State in 2014.

Upcoming Classes:

Group Therapies (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/27/18
Community Reinforcement Approach (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/10/18

Dara Saville is the founder and primary instructor of the Albuquerque Herbalism bioregional herbal studies program. She is also the Director of the Yerba Mansa Project, an all-volunteer endeavor to restore native plants in the Bosque and provide educational outreach regarding the importance of native plant communities. She has a Bachelor

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico Ecological Herbalism Series (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/22/18

Brian Serna UNMCE InstructorBrian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, is an international trainer and consultant in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) and Cultural Issues in Behavioral Healthcare. Mr. Serna has trained clinicians around the world in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) all of which are prominent EBPs in the treatment of addictions. His teaching style is engaging and experiential, demanding that students sometimes take risks in order to integrate the material. He has directed substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in New Mexico and Oregon. Currently, he is the Health and Wellness Division Director for the Pueblo of Tesuque, is in private practice in Santa Fe, NM and teaches at the University of New Mexico and Southwestern College.

Upcoming Classes:

Motivational Interviewing Level 2 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/24/18
Cultural Competencies for Counselors (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/7/18

Robert M. Tanner, M.A., MPA, Ph.D., LMFT is the coordinator of the counseling and human development department at Albuquerque Academy. He has a myriad of experiences in mental health that spans a 30-year period, including independent schools, inpatient and outpatient services, and addictions/dual diagnosis treatment. He has also taught counseling and psychology courses at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level. Bob is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and has been deployed on a number of national disasters. He has worked with families of victims lost in the World Trade Center, and more recently, with victims of Hurricane Katrina. In recognition of Bob's many volunteer disaster preparedness and response activities with the American Red Cross, the New Mexico Psychological Association in 2009 appointed him to lead its Disaster Response Network program. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Michigan State University, a master's degree in counseling from the University of New Mexico, a master's degree in public health administration, also from UNM, and master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

CRAFT and Working with Family Members (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/5/18


Personal Enrichment

Sunny Birklund is an artist, teacher, puppeteer, historian, author and travel guide. Sunny has taught Travel Sketching and Journaling and a variety of art classes for University of New Mexico Continuing Education in Albuquerque, New Mexico for many years. She earned her degree from UNM in 1986 specializing in Art Education and Recreation Management. She has published two books about her puppetry "Puppet Animal Kingdom" and "Puppets and Dolls of the Southwest". Sunny is the artistic director and owner of Sunny

Upcoming Classes:

Sparkly Holiday Shadow Box (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/16/17

Janice Laird UNMCE InstructorJan Laird is a Native New Mexican. She grew up in Santa Fe and attended the University of New Mexico where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Home Economics and Nutrition Education. Jan also obtained her personal chef certificate from the United States Personal Chef Association. Jan is a Certified Personal Chef, Cooking School Instructor and Caterer. She teaches cooking classes that focus on the practical aspects of cooking good food that is both pleasing and nourishing. Chef Jan and her husband, C.E. started their business "Jan Can" in 2008. After raising 7 children together, they have been making Jan Can a successful business.

Upcoming Classes:

Tamales and Tortillas (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/28/17
Tamales and Tortillas (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/30/17
Pressure Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/5/17

Gilda Latzky UNMCE InstructorGilda Latzky has been a cooking teacher and caterer for 35 years. She originally ran a very successful business in New York City.She migrated to the Southwest 14 years ago and has traveled to teach in Continuing Ed programs all over the West. She has been a member of the Personal Enrichment faculty for 13 years. Gilda loves to get everyone involved and demystify cooking to make it a fun experience.

Upcoming Classes:

A Kaleidoscope of Cookies (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/5/17



Upcoming Classes:

Blacksmithing Basics (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 2/24/18


Culture

Richard Blankmeyer was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. He attended the University of Southern California in on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1960 with a BA in Social Studies. Upon graduation, Dick served three years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he was assigned to an LST home ported in San Diego. After leaving the navy, he embarked on a 39 year career in banking which included various management positions in internal audit, consumer loan operations, and project development. Dick retired in 2002 and moved to New Mexico with his wife, Carol.

Upcoming Classes:

Home Front to War Front:The Contributions of American Women to the Allied Victory in World War II (Section FAA) ‐ 12/6/17

Roberta Boggess UNMCE InstructorRoberta Boggess is on the Leadership Council of the OLLI at the University of New Mexico. She is an active volunteer, participating in membership drives and any necessary events from baking cakes to making presidential decisions. Roberta has a B.A. in literature and an M.A. in linguistics. She taught writing and literature in Albuquerque Public Schools for 31 years. "Bobbie" has received several teaching awards including the Chamber of Commerce's Blue Ribbon Teacher of the Year in 1990 and 1998. An informed and animated teacher, she loves explaining "the story behind the story" to make literature and history come alive. Ms. Boggess has taught the following courses for the Osher program: Beowulf, Chaucer

Upcoming Classes:

Escape? From Alcatraz (Section FAA) ‐ 12/15/17
Christmas in Excess (Section FAA) ‐ 12/8/17

Angelo Cervantes UNMCE InstructorAngel Cervantes is an avid genealogical researcher and has done historical and genealogical research in the Archivos of Chihuahua, Colima, Jalisco and Zacatecas, Mexico. He worked as a NM State Archivist in Santa Fe in 2001.

Upcoming Classes:

Who was the Roman Emperor Hadrian? (Section FAA) ‐ 12/1/17
Anthropological Genetic History: The Visigoths Connection to New Mexican Families (Part I) (Section FAA) ‐ 12/15/17



Upcoming Classes:

Viktor Frankl and Our Search for Meaning (Section FAA) ‐ 12/11/17

Jane Ellen UNMCE InstructorJane Ellen is a published, award-winning composer who shares her passion for music, history, and religious studies with Albuquerque audiences. Jane completed double majors with honors at the University of New Mexico, and shortly thereafter began working as a freelance lecturer. A popular, long-time instructor for OASIS, Jane has also presented programs for the International Anne Frank Foundation, Elderhostel, KHFM-Radio, and various social and religious groups. With a catalog of over 60 published works, and numerous commissions, she has released four CDs of original compositions and written for musical theatre, television, radio and film. An award-winning member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and former National Director of Sigma Alpha Iota's American Composers Bureau, her works have been internationally performed.

Upcoming Classes:

19637 Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Section FAA‐EFA (Section FAA) ‐ 12/1/17



Upcoming Classes:

Why We Won the American Revolution (Section FAA) ‐ 12/11/17

Donald Gluck has four university degrees including a PhD in Engineering. He was an early subscriber to William Buckley

Upcoming Classes:

Conservatism from Its Beginnings to Today (Section FAA) ‐ 12/5/17

Carol A. Hill is a geologist and author of many books including Cave Minerals of the World, and Geology of Carlsbad Cavern, and Geology of the Delaware Basin. She was featured on the NOVA show "Mysterious Life of Caves," which aired on PBS on October 1, 2002. Carol has been an ASA member since 1984 and a member of the ASA Affiliation of Geologists since its foundation.

Upcoming Classes:

The History of Geology (Section FAA) ‐ 11/29/17

Stephen Poland UNMCE InstructorSteve Poland has a passionate interest in the area of happiness and well-being. He has been greatly influenced by the science of positive psychology with its focus on human strengths rather than human weakness. As a New Mexican, he is committed to bringing these insights to our state. His presentations on happiness and well-being at the New Mexico Psychological Association and the New Mexico Conference on Aging have been well received. For many years he

Upcoming Classes:

Living Resilient Lives (Section FAA) ‐ 11/28/17

Howard Romanek UNMCE InstructorHoward Romanek was a history and urban studies teacher for most of his career at the Glenbrook High Schools in Illinois. While there, he helped to create the first four year international studies program in Illinois, the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies. Since retiring in 2003, he has been a substitute teacher, guest lecturer and volunteer basketball coach at Glenbrook South High School. From 2005 - 2010, he was a member of the history Department as Illinois State University. He

Upcoming Classes:

The Galileo Case Revisited (Section FAA) ‐ 12/4/17
Emergence of Japan and the United States on the World s Stage: The Columbian Exposition of 1893 (Section FAA) ‐ 12/7/17

From Washington DC to teaching in South America, from Mexico to teaching in Mongolia and England, Dr. Maya Sutton is a traveler and educator. Maya graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of New Mexico. Her specialties are adult learning, cognitive development, life stages, and experiential learning. Since the 1980s Maya has been active in distance learning for adults and in taking education to adults where they work. As president of Sutton Seminars, she has trained thousands of people in stress management at government and private organizations throughout the West.

Upcoming Classes:

Mont‐Saint‐Michel and St. Michael's Mount (Section FAA) ‐ 11/28/17
Celts and Vikings – How did they Mix? (Section FAA) ‐ 12/5/17

Mr. Trestrail graduated with honors, obtaining a B.S. degree in Pharmacy, from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1967. In 2010, he received the "Distinguished Alumnus Award" from his alma mater. Mr. Trestrail

Upcoming Classes:

The History of Toilet Paper: A Story That Begins at the END! (Section FAA) ‐ 12/4/17


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