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Meet the UNM Continuing Education Instructors

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.


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 hitchhiked 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: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/03/2020
Access: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/10/2020
Access: Advanced (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/17/2020

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 1: Project Plan Definition (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/05/2020
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/12/2020
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/26/2020

Cash Clifton is the Academic Foundations Coordinator at the University of New Mexico and possesses a background in business management, counseling, and teaching math in New Mexico public schools. He received a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a Master’s degree in counseling, receiving recognition as the outstanding student in both programs. Cash has been teaching math since 2007 and leading professional development trainings since 2014. My philosophy of life‐long education can be summed up as “success is all about hard work.”

Upcoming Classes:

Critical Thinking Certificate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020

Professor Norman H. Colter has been a full‐time faculty member in the department of accounting at the Anderson Schools of Management for the past 17 years. During that time, he has taught introductory Principles of Financial Accounting classes to thousands of students. Professor Colter had also taught accounting information systems, which is an upper‐level accounting course. In addition to his teaching duties, Professor Colter has taught in the Executive Professional Education Program (EPEC) at the Anderson Schools of Management. Professor Colter has taught several accounting courses for nonaccountants and other various management He has earned several degrees including an Associate in Liberal Arts degree from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico; a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico; an MBA with concentrations in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Professor Colter has been a certified public accountant in the State of New Mexico since November 2000. Along with his teaching duties, he participates on various boards in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho communities. He was, recently, recognized by UNM student‐athletes as being an “Inaugural All‐Star Faculty Member,” and by the New Mexico Society of CPAs as the “Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year.”

Upcoming Classes:

Regulation (REG) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/22/2020
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/22/2020
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/22/2020
Accounting and Attestation (AUD) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/22/2020

John has founded seven companies. He took two of them public and was a public company CEO and CFO for 15 years. He is the author of over 20 books, blogger, podcaster, online course creator, investor, inventor, entrepreneur, and musician. His current company MBA ASAP delivers digital content on business topics via eBooks, paperbacks, audiobooks, podcasts, and online courses. MBA ASAP also provides training to corporations including Adidas, Apple, General Mills, Kaiser Permanente, Lyft, PayPal, Pinterest, Mercedes‐Benz, and Volkswagon.

Upcoming Classes:

Business and Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020

Sonja Dewing is a Published Author, award‐winning Creative Writer, as well as a Creativity Instigator at her company, Plot Duckies. In addition, she mentors startups and entrepreneurs to help companies with their social media strategy, writes about local tech for Tech.Co, and is an avid photographer.

Upcoming Classes:

Excel: Beginning (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/17/2020
Excel: Intermediate (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/16/2020

Nancy Lewis, MPA, M.S, received a Master of Science degree in Speech‐Language Pathology from the University of Arizona and later earned an MPA from University of Colorado‐Denver. Ms. Lewis is the Director of The Canopy for Creative Collaboration at the University of New Mexico Innovation Academy housed at the Lobo Rainforest in Albuquerque New Mexico. Committed to democratizing access to the innovative mindset, she designed and developed The Canopy studio and curriculum to bring the design thinking methodology to address complex challenges to the UNM community and beyond. Ms. Lewis brings expertise in design thinking, human‐centered design as well as systems thinking, providing a powerful construct for critical and creative problem solving within the public and private sector. She is Principal at Inquiry 3, a consultancy firm devoted to applying human‐centered design to complex challenges through training, facilitation, strategic planning and systems thinking.

Upcoming Classes:

Design Thinking ‐ Collaborative Problem Solving (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020

Anne Lightsey UNMCE InstructorAnne Lightsey, a professional mediator since 1991, has mediated hundreds of cases and is a founding member of the mediation firm Alternatives: Dispute Resolution Services. Anne is also a specialty coach in balancing career and life, motivating employees, leading well‐run meetings, and creating win‐win communications. She is on the faculty at the University of New Mexico where she teaches mediation, and leads a variety of classes for business professionals at UNM’s Anderson School of Management. Anne began her training career in 1984 when she lived overseas in Brazil, specializing in preparing exchange students for the changes they would encounter when they traveled abroad. It was then that she discovered that creating and delivering customized trainings are both a passion and gift.It was at a doctor's request (the doctor was searching for a way to respond to her patients' needs to be more focused, less scattered – and thus have fewer accidents and missed appointments) that Anne began her career as a Professional Organizer. Since then, she has developed a national and international clientele.Anne’s Mission Statement:To create, facilitate and engage in experiences which are positively life changing for all involved, while operating a profitable, ethical business.Anne is delighted to be able to make a living doing work she loves while assisting others as they reach their goals.Anne holds a BS degree in Communication from the University of Texas, Austin.www.annelightsey.com

Upcoming Classes:

Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/16/2020
Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Summer 1) ‐ 06/10/2020
Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Summer 2) ‐ 07/15/2020

Carol Meincke has been employed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over 20 years. Her current assignment is Strategic Planner for Sandia’s Energy and Water Program. She is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) with recognized program and project management expertise in the facilities field. Carol holds a B.S. in Pre‐architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Carol has taught the PMP Exam Preparation course at UNM since 2001. Carol is a PMP, #21737 and a member of the Rio Grande Chapter of PMI. She is also a licensed Architect in New Mexico, a licensed Interior Designer in New Mexico, and a Certified Construction Specifier.

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/28/2020

Rav Nicholson UNMCE InstructorRav Nicholson retired from government service at the end of 2006 and began teaching MS Office applications and introductory computer 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: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Excel: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/05/2020
MS Office Essentials (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/17/2020
Excel: Advanced (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/24/2020
Excel: Pivot Tables and Charts (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/28/2020

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Upcoming Classes:

Broker Basics (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/14/2020
Real Estate Law (Section Summer 1) ‐ 07/13/2020
Real Estate Principles and Practice (Section Summer 1) ‐ 07/27/2020
Broker Basics (Section Fall 1) ‐ 08/10/2020

Audrey Tsaima has her Ed.M. in ‘Technology, Innovation, and Education’ from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she collaborated on projects at the MIT Media Lab and IDEO. In past lives, she resided in Washington, D.C. where she worked on initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education, focusing on the integration and support of educational technology in schools. Most recently, she was a Content Producer at LinkedIn, managing and designing courses for their technology learning library, with emphasis in data science and mobile development. Currently, Audrey is a Content Manager at BetterUp. Audrey's expertise and passions are at the intersections of educational design, emerging technologies, and global development. She also cares deeply about interdisciplinary education/training and is deeply committed to helping women and minorities grow and invest in their careers.

Upcoming Classes:

Boost Your Career with LinkedIn (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/18/2020

LaMonica Whittaker‐Walker, PMP is the Director of Technology Projects for Central New Mexico Community College. LaMonica earned her undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. She has over fifteen years of project management experience and has served as a business consultant for various Fortune 500 companies in the USA, Canada, and Europe. LaMonica enjoys volunteering and participating as a board member at the Ronald McDonald House Charities‐New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Practical Project Management (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/20/2020

Gilbert C. Baca Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Global One Defense, LLC. He has extensive military and law enforcement experience, combined with advanced martial arts skill and certification as a trainer for police and military organizations that he brings to his educational programs. View his full bio here: www.globalonedefense.com.

Upcoming Classes:

Active Shooter Training (Section Spring 1) ‐ 09/18/2020

Jay B. Cutts, MA (Special Education), has specialized in personalized instruction for standardized exams, including the LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, and GRE, for over 28 years. He is the lead author of the Barron's MCAT and LSAT prep books and the Barron's MCAT Flash Cards. He is an expert in test strategy, including intuitive math strategies, timing, logic, and problem‐solving and has helped hundreds of students overcome math anxiety and test anxiety through the mastery of powerful strategies.

Upcoming Classes:

MCAT/PCAT Test Prep (Section Summer 1) ‐ 06/13/2020

Barbara R. Ibáñez, M.A. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology. Ms. Ibáñez has over 26 years work experience in the field of disabilities, project coordination, training and development including mentoring over 400 trainers, authoring 50 curriculums and journal articles published. She has worked in private, non‐profit; self‐owned business; corporate; government; tribal and University settings Barbara specializes in providing stellar customer service, building rapport, designing communication systems, managing multiple projects, and developing programs and products including web design and multimedia. In addition to working at the Disability and Health Policy Division with the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disabilities. Barbara is sought‐after instructor with the Division of Continuing Education. Currently, Barbara is the Vice‐President of Communications on the Board of New Mexico Evaluators, the local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

Upcoming Classes:

Instructional Systems Design (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020

Ludmila C. Layne, Ph.D. in Psychology AND Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. Dr. Layne has over 30 years experience teaching, developing curriculum, and training students and faculty in instructional technologies in the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Afghanistan. Dr. Layne is a Senior Analyst and an e‐learning curriculum/instructional design specialist. She possesses more than 20 years experience, most recently as a consultant at the university level, helping clients to design, develop, support, and implement training and organization solutions for their organization. Excellent bilingual (Spanish and English) communicator.

Upcoming Classes:

Online Technologies for Teaching and Training (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/06/2020
Online Course Design and Development (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/04/2020

Antonia Roybal‐Mack is the founder and a managing partner of the Roybal‐Mack and Cordova, P.C. Antonia brings in vast experience as a litigation and planning attorney that aids in shaping the policies of the organization. She is a dynamic powerhouse in our organization, and this is evident from her honors throughout her career as a civil lawyer. The New Mexico Business Weekly honored Antonia as Best of the Bar. In addition to this, Antonia received the prestigious Outstanding Young Attorney Award from the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. To top it all, she was also honored by the Albuquerque Business First as 40 Under 40, Class of 2014. Born and raised in Mora, New Mexico, Antonia attained her first undergraduate degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from the University of New Mexico. She later graduated from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law, and because of her outstanding abilities when advocating for clients, Antonia was honored as the Outstanding Clinical Law Student. Antonia has been the President, and currently serving as one of the Board of Directors in the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. She was previously the Vice President of the New Mexico Women's Bar Association and a member of the Hospitality Industry Education Foundation Board of Directors.

Upcoming Classes:

Paralegal Certificate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/30/2020

Frank Sedillo ('82 BBA, '87 JD) began his pursuit of a legal career began in the legislative branch when he served as Aide/Doorkeeper for Senator Pete Domenici and then as Aide to Congressman Manuel Lujan. He presides as a Metropolitan Court Judge and as host of The Advocate," a City of Albuquerque GOV 16 Television show. Judge Sedillo is a long‐term instructor for a children’s law camp at UNM Continuing Education."

Upcoming Classes:

Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10‐14) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/30/2020

Professional Development

Upcoming Classes:

Handling Conflict in the Work Place (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/16/2020
Handling Conflict in the Work Place (Section Spring 2) ‐ 05/18/2020

Ellen Welker, B.S. and M.A., has been a university instructor, editor, speech writer, public speaker, film production coordinator, radio and television news reporter, promotion writer, public relations manager and marketing and development manager for nonprofit agencies. Currently, she is a consultant assisting nonprofit agencies with branding, communications, events, fundraising, and marketing efforts and teaching classes at UNM Continuing Education including Nonprofit Boot Camp classes for nonprofits to improve their marketing, funding, operations and volunteer programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Professional Speaking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/05/2020

Gathen Garcia UNMCE InstructorGathen Garcia is a native (fourth generation) New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. He has been employed at PNM for the past 33 years, currently as the Manager of Drafting and Geographic Information Systems Department (DGIS). He is responsible for managing all GIS, CAD, and 3D Visualization support for electric transmission and distribution at PNM. He is also responsible for all AutoCAD customization. For the past 24 years, he has also been teaching beginning through advanced AutoCAD and 3D modeling and SketchUP through Continuing Education. He has been using AutoCAD since release 2.x which was introduced in 1984. He has trademarked and patented two software applications that have been sold and are being marketed to the global utility industry. His group has received geospatial awards from GITA and ESRI. He is a past board member of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC), a member of the Central New Mexico College GIS Advisory Committee, and a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools CAD Advisory committee. He first got involved with GIS in 1997 while managing the CAD Department for PNM. His involvement with GIS has primarily been in the Utility Industry.

Upcoming Classes:

AutoCAD 1 (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/29/2020
AutoCAD 2 (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/26/2020
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/15/2020

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’s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards the world’s mounting ecological and social problems. Towards this end, Mr. Menke focuses largely on conservation. With Bird’s Eye View he has worked for dozens of federal, state and municipal agencies, and non‐government organizations. He is proficient in the use of both ESRI and open source software, and the creation, analysis, modeling, and display of spatial data. Mr. Menke has served on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) and is a past President. He is currently President of the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council. He teaches GIS at UNM and other schools, and is a member of the Society for Conservation GIS.

Upcoming Classes:

QGIS: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/31/2020
QGIS: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/14/2020
QGIS: Advanced (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/14/2020

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’s handbook.”

Upcoming Classes:

Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/02/2020
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/18/2020
Network Support (Network+) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/06/2020
Ethical Hacking Part 1: Tools and Techniques (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/07/2020
Security+ (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/24/2020
Ethical Hacking Part 2: Prep for the CEH (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/05/2020

Digital Arts InstructorApple Lead Genius

Upcoming Classes:

iOS 11 Security Essentials (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/15/2020
Windows 10 Security Essentials (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/29/2020

Bryan O'Neill

Upcoming Classes:

Windows: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/23/2020

Mr. Sandeep Talasila is a certified GIS Professional working at the Earth Data Analysis Center, the University of New Mexico since 2009. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from the Louisiana State University. He has been involved in GIS‐based data analyses, developing customized GIS solutions for various projects leveraging GIS tools, applications, data visualization.  Mr. Talasila is experienced in ESRI ArcGIS Suite of products such as Desktop, Server, and Collector; developed web mapping and data collection applications. He has been teaching courses on GIS, Map Design, and Online Mapping at the UNM and for the NM Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). Mr. Talasila is a board member of New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC).

Upcoming Classes:

Cartography Basics (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Geographic Information Systems: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020
Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/24/2020
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/16/2020

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:

Digital Audio I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/03/2020
Podcasting (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Digital Audio II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/12/2020
Logic Pro X 10.4: Professional Music Production (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/29/2020

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:

Cell Phone Photography (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Photographing People (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/13/2020

Jeff Brody UNMCE InstructorJeff Brody has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Jeff has over 25 years experience in information technology and software development. He currently owns his own consulting company specializing in application programming, website development and training for small businesses.

Upcoming Classes:

HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/20/2020
JavaScript: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/17/2020
Modern HTML5 and CSS3 (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/01/2020
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section spring 1) ‐ 04/06/2020

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—architectural and interior photography while working for a local photography studio. Mary specializes in digital techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom.

Upcoming Classes:

Fast Track Photoshop (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/22/2020
Photoshop: Beginning (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/24/2020
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/04/2020
Drone Photography Overview (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/02/2020

Thomas Gagliano UNMCE InstructorTom Gagliano is a local graphic artist and illustrator with nearly 30 years of experience in drawing, illustration and design. He is published in internationally‐distributed science magazines and textbooks, and has adapted his hand illustration techniques to electronic format producing electronic illustrations and infographics since the mid 1990s. He currently works in the environmental industry as a Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Artist and Illustrator.

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/18/2020
Illustrator: Beginning (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/10/2020
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/31/2020
Fast Track Illustrator (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/09/2020

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Upcoming Classes:

Sound Recording for Film (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/04/2020
After Effects: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/21/2020

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:

Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/01/2020
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/03/2020
InDesign: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/10/2020
InDesign: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/24/2020
InDesign: Beginning (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/04/2020
Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/13/2020
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/03/2020
Fast Track InDesign (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/18/2020

Kevin Glasgow UNMCE InstructorKevin Glasgow holds a BS in Graphic Design and Art Education from Eastern New Mexico University. Kevin has over 25 years experience as a graphic designer in both print and broadcast media. He currently works as creative director for a regional industrial supply company.

Upcoming Classes:

History of Graphic Design (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/20/2020

Reinhard Lorenz UNMCE InstructorReinhard Lorenz is a Producer and Director who has been working in the film industry for 15 years. Among his work are featuredocumentaries, TV formats,corporate video and media content for exhibitions and installations. The award‐winning Feature Documentary Flamenco School on the Art of FlamencoDance went to festivals worldwide. He is currently researching for a documentary on education and learning.As an accomplished instructor and educator, he has taught internationally inGermany, the US and South Africa. His teachings draw from his academicbackground as well as his expertise from the field.He holds an MFA in Filmmaking from the University of the Arts in Berlin and an associate's degree in History from Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.For more information, visit the company website First Eye Films LLC, www.firsteyefilm.com

Upcoming Classes:

Film Editing Fundamentals (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/26/2020
Videography I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/27/2020
Producing and Directing the Documentary (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/10/2020
Photography I (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/20/2020
Photography 2 (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/06/2020
Do You Want to Be on a Film Crew? (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/12/2020

Digital Arts InstructorApple Lead Genius

Upcoming Classes:

Mac for New Computer Users (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/05/2020
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/08/2020

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 Spring 1) ‐ 02/12/2020
Cinematography Essentials (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/24/2020
Premiere Rush (Section SPring 1) ‐ 03/04/2020
Premiere Pro: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/18/2020

Zac Van Note received his BFA in Graphic Design from New Mexico State University. Zac has over 25 years of experience in graphic design, web development, marketing and communications. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including websites, mobile apps, user experience research, catalogs, magazines and tradeshow booths. He is currently a manager of User Experience (UX) Research and Design for a large government contractor.

Upcoming Classes:

Graphic Design II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/30/2020
Graphic Design I (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/19/2020
Graphic Design II (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/21/2020

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:

Web Design: Getting Started (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020
WordPress: Beginning (Section spring 1) ‐ 02/18/2020
Designing for the Web (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/04/2020

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:

Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/07/2020
Addiction Counselor Exam Preparation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/30/2020

Lupe Chavez is an experienced Senior Special Investigator who has been employed in the Health Care Industry for over 38 years. Her experience ranges from Medical Coding and Billing, Healthcare Compliance and Investigations to Provider and Employee education. She obtained her Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), and Certified Professional Billing (CPB) certifications from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She also obtained her Certified Compliance Professional Physician (CCP‐P) certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding. Ms. Chavez was the co‐founder of Medical Academy Services LLC and in 2008 became the sole owner of New Mexico Healthcare Consulting Services LLC.

Upcoming Classes:

CPC National Certification Boot Camp (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/08/2020
HCPCS Level II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/19/2020
CPT‐4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/27/2020
ICD‐10‐CM Coding Specialist (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/09/2020
FRESH LOOK ‐ Orientation to Medical Coding and Billing Training (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/13/2020
HCPCS Level II (Section Spring 2) ‐ 05/19/2020
Testing Strategies with CPC Exam Preparation (Section Summer 1) ‐ 06/01/2020
CPC National Certification Boot Camp (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/13/2020
Medical Billing and Healthcare Specialist (Section Summer 1) ‐ 06/18/2020
Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy for Coders (Section Fall 1) ‐ 08/17/2020
CPT‐4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) (Section Fall 1) ‐ 10/01/2020
ICD‐10‐CM Coding Specialist (Section Fall 1) ‐ 11/12/2020

Matilde Machiavello UNMCE InstructorMatilde Machiavello holds a Bachelor of Education, with a specialization in English language. She is a Brain Gym Instructor/Consultant, Life and Team Coach, and Master Practitioner in Neuro‐linguistic Programming with a focus on teaching and bilingual storytelling. These approaches are ‐ in her words ‐ the perfect blend to accompany learning paths, challenges and personal/professional processes and career moves. She is originally from Uruguay.

Upcoming Classes:

Brain Gym 101 ‐ Kinesiology Movements for Brain Focus and Life Improvement (Section SP20) ‐ 04/07/2020

Sonia Masocco, R.A.P., CH, is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy as well as a member of the American Herbalist Guild. For the past 14 years, Sonia has had a private practice in Albuquerque; she also participates in lectures and conferences worldwide.

Upcoming Classes:

Food as Medicine (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 02/10/2020
Chikitsa: the 6 major factors of health and wellness (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 03/09/2020
Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 04/13/2020
Ethics of Herbal Medicine (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/11/2020
Clinical Herbalism 102 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/08/2020
Clinical Herbalism 101 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/05/2020

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:

Community Reinforcement Approach (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/02/2020
Women and Addictions (Section Summer 1) ‐ 07/25/2020

Venitia Moreno is an instructor of the Clinical Medical Assistant and EKG Tech courses. In addition to teaching, she is the Supervisor of Non‐Invasive Cardiology Clinic at Presbyterian Health Group in Albuquerque, NM and has been in this role since 2002. Previous to this, she was a Clinical Specialty Technician with Presbyterian and a Technical Assistant at the Heart Institute. Her career in the health care field spans over 28 years with 21 of these years being in a supervisory position. She is a certified CMA, EKG Tech, EMT, and Echo Sonographer. She holds certifications from PIMA, TVI and the College of Santa Fe. She enjoys teaching students how to interpret EKG rhythms. Caring for the patients is so important and she enjoys nurturing that passion in students. In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming, baking and her annual family vacation to Disneyland.

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Medical Assistant (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/02/2020
EKG Technician Certification Program (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/07/2020

Jonathan Smith is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer who has been teaching for over 10 years. With a Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition and Food Science, an RDN certification and his passion for healthy living, he’s focused on providing clients with the expert advice they need. Jonathan along with his partners created the Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics, known as ICWA, a local gym and health facility. He brings his experience in performance nutrition, weight management and general fitness to help people improve and maintain their health and he shares this passion with his students.

Upcoming Classes:

Personal Trainer for NASM Certification (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/08/2020

Julie K. Staples, Ph.D. received a doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology at St. Louis University. She is the research director at the Center for Mind‐Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University. She has been a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher since 1996. Julie is the author of the book Reclaiming Life after Trauma based on an Integrative Trauma Recovery Program using yoga and cognitive‐behavioral therapy for healing PTSD. She also teaches online courses on the basics of research and the science of yoga to health care practitioners, yoga teachers and yoga therapists.

Upcoming Classes:

Transforming Stressful and Traumatic Events (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/18/2020

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:

Working with Family Members (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/08/2020

Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP) is a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Education Coordinator at the TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque. Sharon is the lead instructor of our Phlebotomy/CLA program and oversees the clinical experience. She holds her Master’s in Education and her Bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Sciences, with honors from the University of New Mexico. She is an instructor in the Health Occupation Programs at CNM and for the Medical Laboratory Science department at the University of St. Francis. Sharon comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience and truly enjoys teaching.

Upcoming Classes:

Discover Phlebotomy Info Session (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 02/24/2020

Writers Conference Coordinator

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Writers Conference: Navigating the Publishing Landscape (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/18/2020

Tim Anderson is the former managing editor of CameraArts magazine and has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years. He has a wide range of experience from shooting dragsters and NASCAR sanctioned races to political figures to concerts (Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Motley Crüe, etc.). His real passions, however, is the female nude, the intimate portrait and the many opportunities they represent. Taking influences from Lucien Clergue, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Ruth Bernhard, Tim strives to discover new angles" of appreciation within the timeless form of the nude body and the human face. Whether the finished product is a full body image or an intriguing portrait, the message he attempts to convey is that of simplicity of line and form, light and shadow. He has published "Poser: a sketchbook of ideas for photographers and models," and the poetry book, "Frame of Mind." More of his work can be seen at timandersonstudio.com, and CygnetPress.com, and his writing has been internationally published.He has reviewed photography portfolios for a wide variety of organizations, including, but not limited to: Review Santa Fe, World Photography Gala Awards, Louisville Art Association, The Southwest Photo Summit, Vermont Photography Workplace, Photolucida, and Review LA, as well as a variety of local and regional review programs. Over the last few years he has photographed Santa Fe Workshops given by Joyce Tenneson, Elizabeth Opalenik, and photographer Lucien Clergue’s nude workshop in France. He is the publisher of Shadow and Light Magazine, a bi‐monthly PDF and print photography magazine, as well as the editor of The Journal, a bi‐weekly international photo‐based e‐mail newsletter."

Upcoming Classes:

Photography: Seeing with a New Eye (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/07/2020

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/10/2020

Italian Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Italian II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020
Let's Learn Italian Using Cinema / Impariamo l (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/12/2020

Sarah Baker UNMCE InstructorSarah H. Baker is a lecturer and workshop leader, the author of more than twenty published novels. She grew up in New Orleans and has lived all over the country from Alaska to Georgia, but seems to have sprouted roots in New Mexico. Retired from the government, Sarah holds an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from The University of Texas.

Upcoming Classes:

Pitch Presentation Workshop (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/17/2020

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Spanish II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
Spanish I (Section Spring 4) ‐ 02/10/2020
Spanish II (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/25/2020

Dylan graduated cum laude from Ohio State University in 2014 with a degree in Investment Finance. He is a Certified Financial Planner.

Upcoming Classes:

A Confident Financial Future (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020

PEP Instructor

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Qigong (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Qigong (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/31/2020

My fine art is an interpretation of social, historical and cultural arts. In my work, I deconstruct iconic images and interpret them by building on symbolic messages. Having engaged in subjects as diverse as the Mexican Revolution, Latino arts, traditional Spanish Colonial arts and Pop Culture, I reproduce familiar visual signs and some derived from ancient motifs, arranging them into conceptually layered pieces. These various bodies of work are exhibited in galleries and local venues.Experienced as a graphic illustrator and designer, I paint contemporary portraits of celebrities and musicians capturing their personalities and epic moments in their careers. As a muralist, my themes are historical and cultural; my intention is to bring awareness of environmental components and intertwine them with the culture and vitality of the community.I teach multicultural and fine arts workshops in public and private schools, UNM Continuing Education, city events, and community centers and museums. I began teaching in 2000, by bringing my own art after school programs to the community in order to support arts education. I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of children and families from many diverse cultures through out New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Making Marks ‐ Mixed Media Drawing All Levels (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020
Drawing and Painting with Line and Wash (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/05/2020
Keep it Simple! Acrylic Painting Basics for All Levels (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/18/2020
Drawing with Colored Pencils All Levels (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/18/2020

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’s Puppet Playhouse and co‐owner of Three Hour Tours, LLC, a local travel business. She is the Giant Puppet Parade coordinator for Offcenter Communty Arts annual Folk Art Festival in September. She travels and teaches art workshops for communities around the US. She has shown her artwork at Weems Artfest, NM Arts and Crafts Fair and in many galleries around the country. For photos and current engagements go to www.facebook/SunnyBirklund

Upcoming Classes:

Travel Sketchbook Journaling (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/08/2020
Nature Sketching and Journaling (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/12/2020

Flyfishing Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Flyfishing Basics (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/15/2020

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Japanese II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/30/2020

Mindy Bradford

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Oil Painting Basics (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020

Iliana Carrillo Is a Certified Instructor by Aida Chemicals Inc. in Japan, Senior Instructor by Art Clay World USA, Master Instructor by Art Clay World Mexico, PMC Certified Artisan, PMC Rio Rewards, and Accredited Instructor by Hadar Jacobson. She is Author of one of the first written Spanish books for Silver Clay. Iliana is a Metal Clay instructor at the UNM Continuing Education and Santa Fe Community College. At the moment, her main focus is to teach Instructors proper Metal Clay techniques in Mexico and USA.

Upcoming Classes:

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/29/2020

Italian Cooking Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mastering Pasta: Fresh pasta (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Mastering Pasta: Lasagne and Cannelloni (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020
Classic Italian Desserts ‐ Tiramis (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/20/2020
Classic Italian Desserts ‐ Cannoli and Panna cotta (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/27/2020

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Eastern and Archaic Religions (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020

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German II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/29/2020

This dedicated artist recently went full‐time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, “I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve.” Kristin was hooked immediately when she discovered the torch, its flame and the tools of jewelry metalworking in her youth; she had found her calling.Kristin earned a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Then, on to Missouri where she began teaching fine arts classes at a small college. Her questing spirit later took her to Boston, Massachusetts, to a job she loved, teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Kristin supplemented her income with residential and commercial painting in Boston and then her own house painting business when she came to Albuquerque. Recently, Kristin took the plunge and is now a full time artist and teacher with her own studio. Her work is selling in galleries in New Orleans and Albuquerque. She brings her MFA and professional teaching background to Continuing Education at UNM. In 2004, this unique individual began challenging Continuing Education students with her own brand of bold, unconventional and whimsical artistic vision, rooted in the solid fundamentals of a traditional jewelry‐making craft. Her classes have inspired a following from the start. Like Kristin with her own first jewelry instructor years ago, many of her students are very loyal to her instruction and repeat the advanced class to pursue their own artistic visions.The Beginning Jewelry / Metals course starts with a series of sterling silver rings. Students learn to size, texture, chase, and form, then bezel‐set a cabochon stone.“I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do when they come to the class, so I work with those ideas and desires. I don’t teach assignments,” says Kristin.Her smile seems to say, “you can do it” for her students. Kristin inspires them to dare to dream, big or small. “When teaching, I like to take something that can be very difficult and present it in a way that is simple and realistic,” says Kristin. Her students tackle the intricacies of fine metalworking in a spirit of fun under her watchful eyes, which may sport whimsy‐colored glasses. Kristin enjoys watching people react to her jewelry. Some of her work is on the serious side and some pieces, toy‐like, inspire people to play.Photo by Kyle Zimmerman.

Upcoming Classes:

Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/17/2020
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/18/2020
Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/23/2020
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/24/2020
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/25/2020
Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/27/2020
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section SEC A) ‐ 06/16/2020

Gloria is known for the intuition, empathy and compassion she brings to her role as a certified 500 hour Kripalu yoga instructor. She has been teaching for nearly 30 years. Her sessions are given in a non‐competitive environment where people are encouraged to participate at a level that is healthful and enjoyable. She is also the author of “Yoga and Grief”. Namaste,Gloria Drayer, RYT (500)Author of Yoga and Grief Kripalu and Yoga Alliance505‐275‐6638www.yogasimpleandsacred.comwww.yogaandgrief.com

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/23/2020

Wire wrap jewelry instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Wire Wrap Jewelry: Basics (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/07/2020

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Upcoming Classes:

Crochet: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/29/2020
Sashiko ‐ Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/11/2020
Crochet: Advanced (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/18/2020

Eva Garlez

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Tango for the Absolute Beginner (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/04/2020

Jill Gatwood has lived in New Mexico for 45 years. After working for many years as an epidemiologist in New Mexico and the Caribbean, Jill is now a fulltime mosaic artist and hiker. She likes art that is not just viewed, but is participatory: that can be experienced, touched and felt, and that changes with the light and angle. Jill’s focus has been in transforming common household items into works of mosaic art that highlight the innate, iconic beauty of their shapes and purpose. Some favorites are mailboxes, tables, toasters and other kitchen appliances, as well as skulls. She also teaches mosaic art classes and workshops in venues around Albuquerque and in her home studio. She loves to watch self‐proclaimed “non‐artists” redefine themselves when they start to work with tiles.

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: Beginning (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/25/2020

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Life Drawing (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/30/2020

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Painting for the Complete Beginner (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020

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Spanish I (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/06/2020
Sign Language I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020
Sign Language II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/02/2020

Hi! My name is Annick. I’m the French instructor at UNMCE. I was born in France, near Lyon, but I’ve lived in many different regions in France, as well as in England, where I taught French for a year after College. I worked for a long time as an information researcher, then, when my husband got a motivating job opportunity in the US, we moved to New York City, and began a whole new life. I opened a tour guiding business, catering to French speaking visitors, and even wrote a book about the city. After ten years of hustle and bustle though, we were ready for a less stressful life, so we settled in New Mexico. It was four years ago, and I absolutely love this region, Albuquerque, and my job at UNMCE. It’s just wonderful to see the pleasure in my student’s eyes, when they grasp a new concept, or realize they’ve said a whole sentence in French, almost naturally! I also feel very honored, because people here are very open, and all my students show a great curiosity about French culture.

Upcoming Classes:

French II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/29/2020
French III (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/30/2020

Rita Herther worked as a freelance writer for several years. She taught non‐fiction, creative writing, and journal writing classes. Her non‐fiction book, YOU ARE WISDOM, was a finalist in the 2017 Albuquerque Museum Writing contest. Since 2009 she has been the Programs Chair for Croak and Dagger, the NM Chapter of the national Sisters in Crime – an organization for mystery writers.For 18 years she was in private practice as a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified Hypnotherapist. Over nine years she spoke and taught workshops at international and national hypnotherapy conferences in three states (California, Florida, and New Hampshire).She is a skilled Pranic Healer (an energy modality) and has facilitated a Pranic Healing Clinic since 2009. Since 2010 she has organized weekend classes for Pranic Healing instructors.

Upcoming Classes:

New Beginnings: It's Never Too Late (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020

The Mission of High Desert Yoga is to create a nurturing environment that supports our community of students and teachers as they deepen their experience of body, mind and spirit. Through the teaching and practice of asanas (poses), pranayama (breath), and yoga philosophy, we strive to promote optimum physical health, clarity of mind and spiritual inspiration for all. We also invite you to our new Healing Arts Center; a wellness clinic offering the community a wide variety of holistic healing services and therapies. We will provide you with all that is needed to safely and comfortably begin your yoga practice offering you yoga classes, yoga workshops, yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings.

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Lunch (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/12/2020
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/24/2020
Yoga for Back Care (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/24/2020
Level 2‐3 Yoga (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/25/2020
Mindful Yoga and Meditation 75 Min. (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/25/2020
Yoga for Women (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/25/2020
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section Spring 4) ‐ 02/25/2020
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/26/2020
Mindful Yoga and Meditation 90 Min. (Section Spring 4) ‐ 02/26/2020
Yoga en Español (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/29/2020
Level 2‐3 Yoga (Section Spring 4) ‐ 02/29/2020
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/29/2020
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section Spring 4) ‐ 03/01/2020
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/01/2020
Mixed Level Yoga (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/05/2020
De‐Stress Yoga (BA) (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/12/2020
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Active Practice (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/12/2020
Yoga for Lunch (Section Spring 3) ‐ 03/16/2020
Yoga for Lunch (Section Spring 4) ‐ 03/25/2020
Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/13/2020
Yoga for Back Care (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/13/2020
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/13/2020
Level 2‐3 Yoga (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/14/2020
Mindful Yoga and Meditation 75 Min. (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/14/2020
Yoga for Women (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/14/2020
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section Spring 6) ‐ 04/14/2020
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/15/2020
Mindful Yoga and Meditation 90 Min. (Section Spring 6) ‐ 04/15/2020
Mixed Level Yoga (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/16/2020
Yoga en Español (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/18/2020
Level 2‐3 Yoga (Section Spring 6) ‐ 04/18/2020
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/18/2020
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section Spring 6) ‐ 04/19/2020
Yoga: Restore and Renew Week (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/19/2020
Open your wings, A Yoga Workshop for Cranky Shoulders (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/26/2020
De‐Stress Yoga (BA) (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/30/2020
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Active Practice (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/30/2020
Yoga for Lunch (Section Spring 5) ‐ 05/04/2020

For Russ Howell, the most personal artistic communication happens when we are allowed to see something that we are not otherwise privileged to see, and to see it through another’s eyes.Focused now solely on traditional watercolor, he works to portray moments in the natural world, hoping the viewer may feel some of the wonder of a unique time and place.

Upcoming Classes:

No Fear Watercolor Painting II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/23/2020
No Fear Perspective Drawing for Artists (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/02/2020

She began her study of Traditional Yang Family Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 1995 under Charles DeFilippo. In 1997 she made her first trip to Hong Kong to meet and get Form Correction from Mr. DeFilippo's teacher, Grandmaster Chung Tin. In 2000 she was accepted as a direct student of Chung Tin and became a member of the Hong Kong Hand Keen T'ai Chi Ch'uan Society. She lives in Hong Kong for a month every year, getting continued correction and instruction from Grandmaster Chung Tin in Hand Form, Sword Form and Pushing Hands. She has also competed in the national Taste of China T'ai Chi Ch'uan Tournament in Hand Form, Sword Form and Pushing Hands, and has completed Judges' Training under Patricia Rice, the founder and Director of the Taste of China tournament.

Upcoming Classes:

T'ai Chi Ch'uan ‐ Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Beginners (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/21/2020

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Upcoming Classes:

Spanish III (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/07/2020

Polly Jackson UNMCE InstructorProfessional fine artist with over thirty years of painting. Work shown in the Round House Capitol Arts Foundation Collection (permanent collection), Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, and private collections around the world. Her work has also been shown 11/6/99 on HGTV, Interiors of Design. Her art was selected for the 2002 poster for The Old Pecan Street Festival; Spring, Austin, TX. Polly has taught Painting with Acrylics and Drawing for the Absolute Beginner at UNMCE since 2009, Drawing with Flair/ Painting with Pastels since 2015, as well as private classes at Artisan Art Store (since 2009). She has exhibited in group art shows at Factory on Fifth, 2015, 2016, 2017.In 1975, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, NM issued four of her greeting card designs, and Gargoyles, Inc. sold her ceramic tile designs. Jumpin' Junipers Publishers of Santa Fe, NM has issued a poster and a greeting card with her designs. She has taught at Laguna Gloria Austin Museum of Fine Arts (3 years), Austin Community College (2 years) and Painting with Acrylics, Painting with Oils, Pastels and En Plein Air Painting through The University of Texas Informal Classes (8+ years) (and various private classes) and painting with acrylics at Gardner‐Betts Juvenile Facility, in Austin, TX (5 years).Walking History Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM, downtown Art Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM with Aboot About, Santa Fe Walks, Art instructor for Laguna Gloria (AMOA), UT informal classes, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility, Austin, TX, and private clients in Painting with Oils, Painting with Acrylics, En Plein Air, Painting with Pastels, Experimental Drawing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Papier Mache, Knowledge and experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, MS Word, FileMaker Pro, DreamWeaver, data entry, scanning and HTML Knowledge of Museum Practices and Curatorial Practices, and researcher for Art History Slide Library, College of Santa Fe.One Person Show:Brick Oven Restaurant on 35th, 2008, Austin, TX, WestlakeRetrospective, 2007, Austin, TX, Ruta Mayas, 2006, Austin, TX, Curras,2004, Austin, TX, The Collin B Restaurant 2002, Austin, TX., West LynnCafe 2001, Austin, TX., Lazy Oak Bed and Breakfast 2001, Austin, TX.,The Allen Collection 1996, Vail Colorado, American Indian Art Gallery1989, New Orleans, LA., Jeffrey's 1989, Austin, TX., Galisteo Inn1989, Galisteo, NM, Santa Fe East Gallery 1988, Santa Fe, NM., Origin,1985, Soho, NY.Two Person Show:Hyde Park Bar and Grill, 2006, Austin, TX, Kent Galleries 1994, SantaFe, NM, Galisteo Inn 1986, Galisteo, NM, St. John's College 1985,Santa Fe, NMThree Person Show:Edith Lambert Gallery 1991, Santa Fe, NM.PUBLICATIONSSouthwest Art Magazine 1994, Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny 1991,Knight of Shadows by Roger Zelazny 1990, Old Cars Weekly 1990, FocusArt Magazine, Santa Fe, NM 1988, Horizon Art Magazine 1988.

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/14/2020
Drawing with Flair (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/02/2020
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section Spring 3) ‐ 03/30/2020
Painting with Acrylics (Section Spring 4) ‐ 04/16/2020
Painting with Pastels (Section Spring 2) ‐ 05/01/2020

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Continuing Jazz Guitar (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/03/2020
Latin Jazz and Improvisation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Community Big Band (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
Jazz Singing (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020
Jazz Improvisation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/16/2020
Vocal Technique (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/02/2020

Vasu grew up in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India where she learned how to cook from her mother. She came to the U.S. for her Ph.D. in cell biology. Teaching Indian cuisine allows Vasu to keep in touch with her Indian culture. Vasu's experience in teaching Indian cooking has expanded her knowledge and expertise with the cuisine and refined her appreciation for both Indian and American cultures.

Upcoming Classes:

Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/29/2020

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Country Western Dance (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020

Tae Kunisawa, Ph.D. Instructor

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Japanese I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/30/2020

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:

Cooking the Keto Way (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/30/2020
Stews and Soups (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020
Vegetarian Feast (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020
Instant Pot Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/13/2020
Couples Cooking Cuisine (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/14/2020
One Pot Meals (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/18/2020
Gluten Free Baking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/20/2020
Healthy Asian Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020
Vegan Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020
Crêpes (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/05/2020
Greek Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/10/2020
New Mexico Red or Green (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/11/2020
Chinese Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/12/2020
Tapas (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/18/2020
Thai Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/19/2020
Italian Made Easy (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/24/2020
Cuban Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/25/2020
Mexican Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/31/2020
Contemporary Southwest (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/02/2020
Two Bites ‐ Sweet and Savory Bites (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/14/2020
Spices and Herbs (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/16/2020
Breakfast For Dinner (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/21/2020
Grilling and Smoking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/01/2020

Lucio Lanucara received his JD from the University La Sapienza of Rome. Following a career spanning over twenty years and several countries, he is full time Business Administration faculty at CNM and at UNM as a Political Science and Management adjunct professor. His passion for food led him to teach Italian cooking classes at UNMCE. As a national of Italy, he has developed an expertise as a historian of Italian cuisine.

Upcoming Classes:

Italian Regional Cooking: Rome (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/21/2020
Ancient Rome Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/24/2020

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:

French Bistro Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020
The Art of Baking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/18/2020
Paella Valenciana (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020
Mediterranean Table (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/17/2020
A Northern Italian Dinner (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/14/2020
Fish Cookery (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/28/2020
Sensational Salads (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/05/2020

Dr. George Leone has taught at the university level for 25 years in both undergraduate Philosophy courses and in graduate level Counseling courses. He served as the chair of the Counseling Department at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, for 20 years, retiring in 2015. In addition to this academic background, George studied Japanese sumi‐e painting with Michio Takayama, a Taos Japanese painter, from 1971 through 1973. He has been practicing this art form, Japanese sumi‐e painting, ever since then. He has taught this style of painting through UNM’s Continuing Education every spring and fall semester since 2009.

Upcoming Classes:

Japanese Sumi‐e Painting (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/01/2020

Aparna is the Director and Founder of Yogasaar Studio. Born and raised in India, the land where yoga was born she ignites enthusiasm for yoga in her students by bringing her 30 + years of study and practice into her teaching style that embodies the energy and spirit of yoga. Her classes inspire fluid movement while focusing on mindfulness of breath and alignment, compassionate self‐awareness and encourage a safe environment in which to explore practice for all levels. She is known for her sensitive, joyful, engaging and determined approach to teaching and extensively leads classes, retreats, workshops and trainings in Yoga,Ayurveda and Mindfulness Meditation both nationally and internationally. She is the creator of several yoga dvd's and meditation cd's available on Amazon. To read more about Aparna or to connect please visit www.livingyouryoga.org.

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: The Full Scope (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/17/2020
Mindfulness Meditation (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/18/2020
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/18/2020
Yoga: with Purpose (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/18/2020
Yoga: The Full Scope (Section Spring 4) ‐ 02/19/2020
Mindfulness Meditation (Section Spring 4) ‐ 02/20/2020
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section Spring 4) ‐ 02/21/2020
Yoga: Take it to the Next Level (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/14/2020
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section Spring 6) ‐ 04/03/2020
Yoga: The Full Scope (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/06/2020
Mindfulness Meditation (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/07/2020
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/07/2020
Yoga: with Purpose (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/07/2020
Yoga: The Full Scope (Section Spring 6) ‐ 04/08/2020
Mindfulness Meditation (Section Spring 6) ‐ 04/09/2020
Yoga: with Purpose (Section Spring 4) ‐ 04/09/2020

Carol March UNMCE InstructorCarol March is a career development specialist, trainer, and published author who teaches individuals and groups how to succeed and thrive in today's workplace. Carol has a MS degree in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University. Carol's specialty is helping people navigate life transitions and find ways to bring their natural creativity into their professional lives.

Upcoming Classes:

The Artist's Way for People Who Want to Write (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020

Steven Margulin UNMCE InstructorSteven P. Margulin is a practicing financial advisor in Albuquerque. He teaches estate planning to CFP

Upcoming Classes:

Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/23/2020
Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/28/2020
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section Spring 2) ‐ 05/02/2020

Sonia Masocco, R.A.P., CH, is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy as well as a member of the American Herbalist Guild. For the past 14 years, Sonia has had a private practice in Albuquerque; she also participates in lectures and conferences worldwide.

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/29/2020
Conversational Spanish Part II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/01/2020

My name is Bob May, I am the Owner and Director of Instruction for the Albuquerque Golf and Fitness Academy. I have been a PGA teaching professional in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area for the past 29 years. I have had the great fortune of working with some of the best golfers in New Mexico over those 29 years. My passion for passing on this great game is as strong today as it was when I started teaching golf in 1987. The past 3 years I have spent time obtaining my personal trainer certification and becoming a Level 2 Titleist Performance Institute certified Golf Fitness practitioner. I also have been certified a Level 2 TPI Junior Golf Practitioner.

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/19/2020
Golf I (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/21/2020
Golf II (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/05/2020

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Discover Your Life Myth (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/11/2020

Santa Ana Golf

Upcoming Classes:

Golf II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/22/2020

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Basket Weaving: Wire Hanger Wall Basket (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/21/2020

Caroline Orcutt UNMCE InstructorCaroline has over 30 years of experience in adult education, developing and directing numerous certificate programs and courses in graphic design, digital arts and IT. In addition, she ran her own business for many years, specializing in graphic design and marketing. Expanding on her career in adult education and more recent education in psychology, Caroline is enrolled in the Mindfulness‐Based Professional Training Institute at the University of California San Diego and is a Qualified Teacher of Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She is also a Certified Crisis Helpline Specialist. “Mindfulness and well‐being have become a central focus of my life and I am genuinely enthusiastic about sharing my experience with others.”

Upcoming Classes:

MBSR Day of Mindfulness (Section Custom Spring 1) ‐ 02/29/2020
Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/23/2020
Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/30/2020
MBSR Day of Mindfulness (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/09/2020

Michael Ottersen, Art instructor.I was born in Massapequa, Long Island in 1956.Grew up mostly in Norwalk, Connecticut.Majored in painting and got a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. (spent 3 of my final semesters in Rome, Italy).Lived and worked in N.Y.C. from 1979‐1992, worked in magazine production and maintained a studio, and exhibited artwork at several galleries in the city.Moved to New Mexico from 1992‐1997. (Madrid, Glorieta, Moriarty).Worked as a gardener, illustrator and in graphic production. Moved to Seattle, WA in 1997, and in addition to gardening, started teaching painting and drawing at several art schools and colleges. Was exhibiting art in both N.Y.C. and in Seattle.Currently live in Albuquerque, NM. since 2017 and teach at several art schools in addition to maintaining a studio.Website: michaelottersen.com

Upcoming Classes:

Abstract Drawing: Line, Form, Value and Texture (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/03/2020
Abstract Painting: Line, Form, Color and Surface (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/19/2020

Lance Ozier is a career public broadcasting executive, and is passionate about poetry, photography, classical music, and the history of science. He holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Corrales.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Camera Basics (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020
Digital Camera Basics (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/04/2020

Herbal instructor for Personal Enrichment

Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Walk (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/16/2020

Lourdes Alexandra Riera is from the charming Ecuadorian mountain town of Guaranda, “ La Ciudad de los Eternos Carnavales”. She has a bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Bolivar and has been teaching languages since 2008. In 2010, she moved to the United States and has been teaching Spanish with Continuing Ed since 2012. Her other full time job is caring for Adela and Elias, her two adorable kids.

Upcoming Classes:

Spanish IV (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020
Spanish II (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/10/2020
Spanish I (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/10/2020
Spanish I (Section Spring 5) ‐ 02/26/2020

Tennis Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Tennis: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/01/2020

Dave Sabo is a New Mexico native, born and raised in and around Albuquerque. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of New Mexico. Son of one of the most prolific southwestern painters and sculptors, he follows in a tradition of family artists. He utilizes a forge, anvil, and hammer along with techniques developed by old time blacksmiths to create his art. He is one of the few true blacksmith artists in NM whose work encompasses hand forged metal along with fused glass, and native stone to capture truly unique art forms, symbolic of New Mexico’s heritage.Dave was for the past 6 years, the Vice‐ President of the New Mexico Artist Blacksmith Association. His art work is displayed in galleries in Old Town Albuquerque, Corrales, and Madrid, NM.

Upcoming Classes:

Blacksmithing Basics (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/21/2020

Diana Segara is a New York City composer and singer. Her CDs include Song Affirmations ; The Gift of Song ; and Songs for Poems of the Spirit, Volumes I ‐ IV, in which she sets to song the works of American, Irish, and Russian poets Emily Dickinson, Yeats, Joyce, Kennelly, Akhmatova, and many other great poets. Performances of her compositions have been well received at the James Joyce Centre and Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin, Kerry Intl. Summer School, Listowel Writers Week, Intl. Women's Day, and Kerry's Samhlaiocht Chiarrai. You can visit her website at http://dianasegara.com/

Upcoming Classes:

Singing for Those Who Can't Carry a Tune (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020
Singing (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/02/2020

Originally from Yemen, Abdullah Serag has been teaching Arabic to non‐native speakers for nearly 20 years. He authored a textbook on the Yemeni dialect and teaches a range of Arabic dialects, from Modern Standard Arabic to Egyptian. He currently teaches Arabic at UNM.

Upcoming Classes:

Arabic for Beginners (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020

Rob Spiegel UNMCE InstructorRob Spiegel is a career writer of 35 years, who has sold fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to national and international markets. He is currently senior editor at Design News, an international trade magazine. His work has appeared in hundreds of magazines, from Rolling Stone and New Mexico Magazine to True Confessions and Concrete D

Upcoming Classes:

Writing for Magazines (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/01/2020

Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW‐II, CPTDirector, Athletic PerformanceInstitute of Community Wellness and Athletics She has a Master's in Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a USA Weightlifting level II and Crossfit L1 coach. I've been working in the field for over 10 years and owner of a Fitness/Wellness and Crossfit facility that has been in operation for 6 years. Personal training goals are endurance running and Crossfit with a background in collegiate Soccer.

Upcoming Classes:

Running Level 1 (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/01/2020
Running Level 2 (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/28/2020

Lisa Tannenbaum UNMCE InstructorLisa Tannebaum holds a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. An award‐winning natural light digital photographer, Lisa owns and operates an online photography business. In addition, she has worked as a freelance web designer, specializing in search engine optimization and the arts, since 1998.

Upcoming Classes:

Tarot Cards: An Introduction (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/18/2020

Reiki Instructor for PEP

Upcoming Classes:

Reiki: An Introduction (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/02/2020

I began my career as a potter in 2005. My first art class in 12 years of education was a tile making class with a friend. This was the first time that I had ever seen a potter’s wheel in use. I watched more potter’s wheel throwing than I did make tiles that semester. The instructor never did allow me to use the wheel, so during that same semester I took out a loan and purchase a potter’s wheel. Using this wheel and eventually taking beginning ceramics courses, I learned a great deal. Because of this skill I developed I was recruited to run ASUNM’s craft studio. This short period of time gave me the knowhow and confidence to open my own studio, which I did in 2008. Beginning with 1 pottery wheel in my living room, I was able to slowly accumulate over 9 years: 6000 sqft studios, 12 pottery wheels, slab rollers, extruders, and kilns. Throughout the last 9 years my partner and I have taught over 40,000 beginners in pottery. This is where I honed the skills that I developed in self‐study. Each person I taught had things that they did right and things they did wrong. After the first 10,000 people, a method emerged that is the most efficient transfer of artistic skill I have ever encountered and I am always eager to share these skills with any willing participant.I have made my career in teaching pottery classes and producing pottery for customers, and businesses. Because of the sheer volume of both, my own personal aesthetic has deconstructed visually, functionally, and philosophically to form and form alone. I have spent the last two years doing two things: understanding the vortex technology of the wheel thrown vessel (both intellectually and functionally) and creating highly functional pottery that is created using curve and light. I have tried to describe the style as Etruscan in form and function and Japanese in methodology and spirit. I create all of my vessels from one piece of clay, regardless of size or number of component parts. I have heard an old adage that there are three relationships developed in a potter’s relations to his or her craft. First is the connection with the material of clay. Second is the is the relationship to the glaze in accordance with the clay. Third is the connection of the clay and the glaze within the fire. I have found this to be very true, especially as I enter into my tenth year and hopefully will begin to say that I am a potter.

Upcoming Classes:

The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/01/2020
The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/01/2020
The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/04/2020
The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section Spring 4) ‐ 04/04/2020

Guitar instructor, Personal Enrichment

Upcoming Classes:

Guitar II (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020
Guitar I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020

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Bicycle Repair: Bicycle Certified Mechanic (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/26/2020

Afton Warrick is an experienced educator with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction who has taught Continuing Education at UNM since 2012. She instructed at both private and public intuitions prior to taking a leave from elementary education to raise her four children, and holds the highest level of licensure offered by NM. Warrick is passionate about fiber arts and offers a variety of quilting technique and project courses. Her efficient methods make classes fitting for enthusiasts of all experience levels. Warrick specializes in original design. She has won numerous quilt show awards and been exhibited at venues including The National Quilt Museum. See more at www.quiltingmod.com.

Upcoming Classes:

Beginning Free‐Motion Quilting (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/20/2020
Quick Quilts (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/16/2020

Ms. Wasko has earned widespread recognition, honors and awards. Her work has received excellent reviews in Newspapers and Magazines such as The Enugu News, Nigeria, Africa; Gallery and Studio Magazine, Soho, New York; Focus Santa Fe Magazine, NM; Boston Globe, MA; Albuquerque Journal, NM; Santa Fe New Mexican, NM; and The News, Mexico. She has been chosen as an artist for the 7th International Global Culture Center Show in Nigeria, and as an Artist‐In‐Residence for New Mexico. She has received most recently an Adolph and Esther Gottieb Foundation, Partners in Education, New Mexico Arts Council grants. She served as a juror for art shows, a Program Director and Moderator for WGBH‐TV/Boston, and as a Lecturer.Ms. Wasko has been featured at a variety of exhibitions, most notably at a commissioned exhibit at the Pueblo of Zia, NM; Cornell University, NY; MIT Gallery and Boston City Hall, MA; Enugu Museum, Nigeria, Africa; and in Mexico at the Instituto Allende and Galeria San Miguel. Her work is currently shown both nationally and internationally at the Montserrat Gallery, and Michael Perez Gallery, New York, NY; Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Esthetix Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and the Enugu Museum, Nigeria, Africa.

Upcoming Classes:

Monotype Printmaking Without a Press (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/15/2020

Ingrid has been helping people challenge themselves through fitness since 1998. She started out working with faculty and staff at UNM, and has continued to focus on adult fitness, opening a personal training studio in 2015. She enjoys both the outdoors and the gym, and takes every opportunity to walk, hike or bike. Her training philosophy is to challenge and nurture each student based on their individual needs, goals and abilities. She is certified as a Personal Trainer and Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise, with numerous specialty certifications including Pain‐Free Movement and High Intensity Interval Training. She also holds a Masters degree in Health Education. This, along with her ten‐plus years in weight management counseling, form a broad knowledge and experience base from which to educate, coach and train clients toward a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Upcoming Classes:

Core Competency (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/24/2020
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/25/2020
HIIT For Lunch (Section Spring 2) ‐ 02/28/2020
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section Spring 3) ‐ 02/29/2020
Core Competency (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/06/2020
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section Spring 4) ‐ 04/07/2020
HIIT For Lunch (Section Spring 3) ‐ 04/10/2020
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section Spring 5) ‐ 04/11/2020

Denise Wheeler UNMCE InstructorDenise has been teaching Basic Home Repair for more than twenty years. Her love of teaching and sharing skills are incorporated into her not for profit building group, CREW Community Renovation Empowering Women. Denise grew up learning electrical work and building skills. Denise has a Special Major Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Women’s Studies. She combines her building skills and education to assist agencies which support women and children.

Upcoming Classes:

Home Repair: Basic (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/25/2020

Barbara Wisoff, Visual Artist Albuquerque NM StudioStudio Art B.A, Brown UniversityBarbara is visual artist who works in many different mediums. She has years of design and production experience in knitwear, jewelry, and accessories. Her artwork is on view at bybarbarawisoff.com, @bybwisoff, on her FB page Barbara Wisoff Art and Design, and in exhibitions.

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Knit Design (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/07/2020

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Upcoming Classes:

Basic Navajo Language (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020

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Tennis: Intermediate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/04/2020

Denise Ames holds a doctorate in history and is currently the founder and president of the non‐profit Center for Global Awareness. A long‐time educator from the elementary to university and adult education levels, Dr. Ames is the author of seven books. She has presented classes, workshops, and lectures on global topics locally, nationally, and internationally.

Upcoming Classes:

Cross‐Cultural Awareness: Learning About and From Others (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
A Transformative Worldview: A Vision for the Future (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020

Dodici Azpadu UNMCE InstructorDodici Azpadu holds a Ph.D. in Language and Literature and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She is a prize‐winning poet and author, has taught in the Honors College at UNM, and currently teaches writing at CNM. Her novels have been published in the US and Great Britain and she was a 2010 finalist for the NM Book Award.

Upcoming Classes:

Fiction Writing (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/06/2020
Flash Your Fiction (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/07/2020
Grammar For Writers (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/12/2020

Sarah Baker UNMCE InstructorSarah H. Baker is a lecturer and workshop leader, the author of more than twenty published novels. She grew up in New Orleans and has lived all over the country from Alaska to Georgia, but seems to have sprouted roots in New Mexico. Retired from the government, Sarah holds an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from The University of Texas.

Upcoming Classes:

A History of the Romance Novel (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/13/2020
Microsoft Word Tools for the Writer (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/05/2020
E‐Publishing: The Wave of the Future! (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/09/2020

Jeff Berg UNMCE InstructorJeff Berg is a freelance writer, journalist and New Mexico film historian living in Santa Fe. He has traveled around New Mexico presenting his noted Made in New Mexico film clip series, doing live narration for each show. Previously, he served on the board of the Mesilla Valley Film Society located in Mesilla, New Mexico, and was Assistant Manager for the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe. He is the author of New Mexico Filmmaking.

Upcoming Classes:

The Grattan Incident to the First Wounded Knee‐ An Overview of the Wars Against the Plains Indian Tribes (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/08/2020

Richard Blankmeyer attended the University of Southern California in on an NROTC scholarship, graduating with a B.A. in Social Studies. Upon graduation, Dick served three years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the navy, he embarked on a 39‐year career in banking. He is an aficionado of history and an avid investigator of American social issues. Dick retired in 2002 and moved to New Mexico with his wife, Carol.

Upcoming Classes:

The Battle for Iwo Jima (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
Golden Anniversary: Woodstock Music and Art Fair (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/06/2020

Roberta Boggess UNMCE InstructorRoberta Boggess 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. She is past president of the Albuquerque Assistance League and serves in multiple volunteer capacities with OLLI at UNM."

Upcoming Classes:

The Tudors, Part III (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/29/2020
If Walls Could Talk – Part III (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/03/2020
How Sweet It Is! A History of Candy (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020
Love and Marriage: Why Do We Say That? (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/10/2020
Valentine's Day: What They Didn't Tell You (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/12/2020
Flowers, Fans and Pornography: Flirtation in Victorian England (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/26/2020
Secrets of World War II, Part V (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/06/2020
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/16/2020
Dinner at George and Martha's (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/25/2020
Puritanism, Cromwell and the English Civil War (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/30/2020
A Hodgepodge of Potpourri Part I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/01/2020
A Hodgepodge of Potpourri: Why Do We Say That? Part Two (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/15/2020
Longfellow (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/20/2020

John Bratzel UNMCE InstructorJohn Bratzel is Professor Emeritus from Michigan State University where he taught for thirty‐six years. He was the graduate director of the MSU Latin American Studies Center and President and later Executive Director of the Popular Culture Association. A specialist concerning Latin America during World War II, he has authored or edited two books on the subject as well as many articles. He has won the prestigious MSU Teacher‐Scholar Award as well as two book awards. Bratzel recently moved to New Mexico to avoid the northern winters and to be with his grand children.

Upcoming Classes:

Espionage in Latin America during WWII (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/29/2020

Vicky Burke has taught line dancing for adults through community education programs, retirement communities and senior programs for over twenty years. A native of New Mexico, Vicky is on staff at UNM Continuing Education.

Upcoming Classes:

Line Dance: Beginning (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020

Heidi Carlson UNMCE InstructorHeidi Carlson has been an active member of the New York publishing industry for the past 30 years. She worked for the book publisher HarperCollins where she developed her skill analyzing manuscripts. She has reviewed the unpublished books of everyone from James Michener to Tom Clancy and looks forward to helping aspiring writers achieve success with their writing projects.

Upcoming Classes:

Facilitated Writers Group (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/25/2020

Angelo Cervantes UNMCE InstructorAngel R. Cervantes is an avid genetic genealogical researcher. In 2004, he pioneered the study of Anthropological Genetic Genealogy with the creation of the New Mexico DNA Project. He has also been a key lecturer and speaker on the study of Anthropological Genetic Genealogy for various historical and genealogical organizations in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Mexico. Mr. Cervantes teaches Advanced Placement History at Albuquerque High School.

Upcoming Classes:

Roanoke: The Lost Colony through DNA (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/07/2020
The Visigoths Connection to New Mexican Families ‐ The Roman Perspective (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/21/2020
Who Was the Roman Emperor Trajan? (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/06/2020
The Visigoths Connection to New Mexican Families ‐ The Visigoth Perspective (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/20/2020
Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/03/2020
The Franks Connection to New Mexican Families (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/17/2020
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/01/2020
The Byzantine Connection to New Mexico Families (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/15/2020
The Conquest of Florida and Andrew Jackson (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/22/2020
Who Were the Knights Templar? (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/29/2020

Mary Clark UNMCE InstructorMary Clark has a degree in Medical Technology, working in hospital labs and eventually at the Mayo Clinic in MN. She worked at a Medical Device company in California for nearly 28 years. A skilled and experienced trainer in volunteer and professional settings, Mary holds a certificate in Training Program Development from California State University, Fullerton. She also received a Certificate as a Hearing Loss Support Specialist from HLAA.

Upcoming Classes:

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/13/2020
OK, I've got a hearing aid – NOW What? (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/04/2020

Daniel Steven Crafts is a composer, performing and recording artist and wrote for the great tenor, Jerry Hadley, until his tragic death. To date, Mr. Crafts has completed 17 operas, 13 symphonies, 6 concertos, and 15 large orchestral works, as well as a variety of shorter pieces. Having spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Crafts moved to New Mexico in 1999.

Upcoming Classes:

What Pleasure Have Great Princes": Music of the English Renaissance" (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/03/2020
The Shakespeare Authorship Question (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/09/2020

Rosemary Day holds a Ph.D. in English and an M.A. in Humanities and taught college English classes for 32 years. She studied at the University of New Mexico and State University of New York at Buffalo and is recently retired from Central New Mexico Community College. Growing up semi‐rurally in western New York, she has always been a voracious reader. She also writes, does oils and pastels and photography, plays guitar and sings.

Upcoming Classes:

Mary Shelley: Not Only the Author of Frankenstein (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/10/2020

Mary Mortensen Diecker is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque. She attended the University of Oklahoma and has published three volumes of Roadrunner Tales. Mary is a member of the Chautauqua/Speakers Bureau of the New Mexico Humanities Council and has taught at Central New Mexico Community College, as well as for organizations around the state.

Upcoming Classes:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to... (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
More Strange, But True Tales of New Mexico (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/18/2020

Dr. Duncan is a licensed, clinical child psychologist experienced in working with children and families on humor. He has fostered school‐wide humor in a school where he consulted and more generally, he's knowledgeable about how children learn.

Upcoming Classes:

Grow Laughter: Foster a Sense of Humor in Your Children and Grandchildren (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/27/2020

Chris Duvall, Ph.D. received an appointment with the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at The University of New Mexico in 2008. As a biogeographer, Duvall’s research relates to how humans represent and depict their environment, as well as human‐plant interaction His research has focused on cannabis and other plants that enslaved people in western Central Africa used medicinally, including his books Cannabis (Reaktion Books, 2015) and The African Roots of Marijuana (Duke University Press, 2019).

Upcoming Classes:

A Cultural History of Cannabis (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/23/2020

John Farris received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNM and served two years as a Lt. in the USAF. He worked as an engineer, sales and marketing manager, subsidiary president, corporate VP and consultant for Pall Corporation for 45 years. An avid genealogical researcher, he serves as a volunteer and President of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society with 15 years of DNA experience.

Upcoming Classes:

Testing Your DNA (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/14/2020
Understanding DNA Results and What They Mean for You (Section Spring 2) ‐ 05/15/2020

Peter Fisk, Ph.D., holds a Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, a Masters in Counseling, from USC and a Doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), in Los Angeles. He worked for many years in large health systems, private mental health clinics and in private practice. Dr. Fisk is an enthusiast of American history and classical music; he’s a published author and playwright.

Upcoming Classes:

Abraham Lincoln (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
Harriet Tubman (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020
The Life of Ernest Hemingway (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/10/2020
The Case for Reincarnation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/12/2020
The Psychology of Current Events (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/31/2020
Baseball as a Metaphor for Life (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/16/2020
The Basics of Music Theory (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/06/2020
New Mexico's Role in the Civil War (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/19/2020
The Psychology of Charisma (Section Spring 1) ‐ 06/04/2020

Ramon Flores UNMCE InstructorRamón Flores earned a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Cultural Pluralism from Stanford University and a M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. During a thirty‐year career as a theatre director, playwright, actor and producer, Ramón has extensively researched and written on a number of historical issues. Ramón is a popular lecturer, leading a film series and other discussion groups.

Upcoming Classes:

A Comparative Analysis of Virtues and Shortcomings of AMC's Hell on Wheels and WGN's Manhattan (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/30/2020
Pivot Point of History: The Fall of France (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
How the Manhattan Project can Serve as a Template for Effective Global Warming Mitigation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/18/2020
Taylor Sheridan: Screenwriter of the Modern Western (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/20/2020
The Hidden Jews of Colonial New Mexico (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/31/2020
The Right to Bear Arms and the NRA Role in Public Policy (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/16/2020

William E. (Bill) Foote has been a forensic psychologist in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1979. He is an affiliate faculty member of the University of New Mexico Department of Psychology and has taught in the UNM School of Law and Medical School. He is the author of many peer‐reviewed professional articles and book chapters, and is the co‐author, with Jane Goodman‐Delahunty of two books on psychological evaluation in sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases. Dr. Foote enjoys singing first tenor in the acapella men’s group DeProfundis, playing guitar and mandolin, traveling, hiking and fly fishing.

Upcoming Classes:

PTSD–An Introduction to Emotional Reactions Following Traumatic Events (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/20/2020

Karen A. Foss is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico and coauthor of ten books that challenge and reframe the disciplines of communication and women studies, including Inviting Transformation, Women Speak, and Gender Stories. She is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, addressing issues of communication, gender, social change, and feminist perspectives. Accomplished public speaker and facilitator, Karen has received teaching awards from Humboldt State University and the University of New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

More on a Colorful Life: Out in the World (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/01/2020

Robert Gish UNMCE InstructorRobert F. Gish holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in English and American Studies from UNM and is the recipient of the Erna Fergusson Distinguished Alumni Award from UNM. He is the author of over twenty works of fiction, memoir, folktales, and literary biographies as well as numerous monographs and essays on the literature, history, and culture of the American Southwest. Dr. Gish is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Pen West, the Authors Guild, and the Screen Actors Guild.

Upcoming Classes:

The Delights of Doggerel (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/04/2020
The Masterful Mediation of James Welch (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/31/2020
Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Unpardonable Sin (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/30/2020
Writing Short Stories from Start to Finish (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/05/2020

Tim Goloversic earned an MBA from IUP, an MS in International Relations from Troy University, and a BS in Aeronautics from ERAU. He is a retired Army Major and has completed numerous military leadership courses. His teaching focuses on developing plans for sustainable peace and economies in war torn countries.

Upcoming Classes:

A Primer in German Reunification (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/30/2020
Iraq: The First Gulf War to the Present (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/12/2020

Greg Gould was born in France, educated in New York City, seasoned in California and cured in New Mexico. He grew up in a family with an intense food culture. He discovered his calling as a food historian with an interdisciplinary approach in 1999.

Upcoming Classes:

A History of Food: Globalization and Industrialization (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/02/2020

Ralph Greene UNMCE InstructorRalph Beery Greene, Jr., more or less abandoned the mainstream at 18, has never really looked back and remains an iconoclast to this day. A Brooklyn raised eldest son of enterprising and conservative parents, he began adulthood not as an artist, but as a soldier after skipping a high school class one day with the “better idea” of enlisting in the Marine Corps. There he remained for the better part of ten years. In Washington DC after his discharge, Greene attended his first drawing classes at a Georgetown University summer art program, and knew immediately, at 25, that he’d found his m

Upcoming Classes:

The History of Art (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/12/2020

Melody Groves was born and raised in Las Cruces, but spent a few years growing up on Guam and in the Philippines.” She holds a B.S. from New Mexico State University and an M.A. in Education from the University of New Mexico. Melody taught in Albuquerque until leaving the classroom to become a full‐time freelance writer. She writes award‐winning novels and non‐fiction while writing for Wild West, True West, New Mexico and other magazines."

Upcoming Classes:

Butterfield's Byways: America's First Mail Route Across The West (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/30/2020
Nine Things You May Not Know About Billy the Kid (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/06/2020
Boots and Spurs, and Chaps... Oh My! (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/30/2020
When Old West Lawmen Went Bad... and Vice Versa (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/07/2020
Old Town: 300 Years in the Making (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/14/2020
Writing Realistic Characters in Dialogue: Fiction and Non‐Fiction (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/21/2020
Putting emotion into your Writing (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/28/2020

Loretta Hall is a freelance writer who has lived in Albuquerque for more than forty years. She has won multiple awards for her nonfiction books, magazine articles, and public speaking. She is active in Southwest Writers, is an officer in New Mexico Press Women, and is a Certified Space Ambassador for the National Space Society. In 2016, she was named Communicator of Achievement by the National Federation of Press Women. She still thinks of Pluto as a planet.

Upcoming Classes:

OLLI Member Event: Women and the History of Manned" Space Flight" (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/24/2020

Hi! My name is Annick. I’m the French instructor at UNMCE. I was born in France, near Lyon, but I’ve lived in many different regions in France, as well as in England, where I taught French for a year after College. I worked for a long time as an information researcher, then, when my husband got a motivating job opportunity in the US, we moved to New York City, and began a whole new life. I opened a tour guiding business, catering to French speaking visitors, and even wrote a book about the city. After ten years of hustle and bustle though, we were ready for a less stressful life, so we settled in New Mexico. It was four years ago, and I absolutely love this region, Albuquerque, and my job at UNMCE. It’s just wonderful to see the pleasure in my student’s eyes, when they grasp a new concept, or realize they’ve said a whole sentence in French, almost naturally! I also feel very honored, because people here are very open, and all my students show a great curiosity about French culture.

Upcoming Classes:

That's So French! A Study in Cultural Contrast (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/21/2020

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:

Geology of Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
Planetary Geology (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
Geology of the Grand Canyon (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/01/2020
Geology of the Jemez Mountains (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/29/2020

Lizabeth Johnson UNMCE InstructorLizabeth Johnson earned her M.A. in History from UNM and her Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has long had an interest in both ancient and medieval history, particularly the history of Celtic peoples. This interest in Celtic history led her to an interest in colonialism, particularly Roman and English colonialism in the British Isles. Her recent research has revolved around the survival of native legal practices in Wales in the century after the English conquest of Wales.

Upcoming Classes:

The Persian Empire (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
The Byzantine Empire (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/04/2020
History of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/15/2020

Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher and literary consultant. She worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television before turning her attention to fiction and essay writing. Ms. Josefs holds an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Antioch University. She currently leads workshops and provides coaching, editing and manuscript consultation through The Writing Circle.

Upcoming Classes:

Reading for Writers (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/12/2020
"You Had To Be There" ‐ Writing Scene in Memoir (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/13/2020
The Shape of Time in Memoir (Section Spring 2) ‐ 03/20/2020
Writing the Collage Memoir (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/16/2020

Julius Kaplan earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia. An art historian by profession, now retired, he has been an opera fanatic since his mid‐teens. Attracted to New Mexico by Santa Fe Opera, he is currently on the Board of Opera Southwest.

Upcoming Classes:

Wagner's Ring (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/31/2020

Dr. Kathy Kitts, a recently retired geology professor, served as a science team member on the NASA Genesis Discovery Mission. Before that, she directed a planetarium for nine years. She has dozens of non‐fiction publications spanning professional papers to textbooks to general interest articles. However, she no longer writes about “what is” but rather “what if.” Her speculative short fiction has appeared in James Gunn’s Ad Astra, Mad Scientist Journal and The Storyteller’s Anthology. Her latest short story collection Getting What You Need is now available on Amazon. Born and raised in the southwest, she is currently living in the high desert of New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Creative Blocks: What Causes Them and How To Move Through Them (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020

Childhood plant enthusiast, son of a storyteller, trained at the U of Hawaii with 2.5 years in the Peace Corp in Borneo teaching Tropical Agriculture (figs are subtropical), 15 years as Figman of New Mexico in every aspect of hands on work: collecting and propagating over 80 varieties of figs, teaching propagation and fig history statewide, running a one‐man fig nursery. Lloyd has presented at Albuquerque Bio Park, Santa Fe Bio Park, ABQ Museum, Corrales Museum, Open Space and Master Gardeners, Zapotec Ecovillage, Oaxaca Lending Library in Oaxaca, Mexico, radio, TV, organics and xeriscape conferences sharing his love, stories and enthusiasm for the fig and its history world wide with emphasis on its over 300 year history in New Mexico. Lloyd is an herbalist and therapist in the healing arts for 50 years. He holds a BA in Sociology and did four years post graduate study in Feldenkrais, under Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

Upcoming Classes:

The History of the Fig in New Mexico: A Love Story (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/21/2020

Stacey Lane holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies and is a Certified NLP Practitioner. Ms. Lane is also a published writer and journalist. A lifelong learner, Stacey is a currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University. She has a private practice and also teaches classes with the New Mexico EDGE.

Upcoming Classes:

The Science of Love (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/14/2020
Writing and Being ‐ Taking Back the Gift of Language (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/22/2020
Social Influence and Persuasion (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/28/2020
Expanding the Writing and Being Process ‐ Harness the Healing Power of Language (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/04/2020
Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/01/2020
Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): The NLP Meta‐Model (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/15/2020
Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Manifestation and the Power of Intention (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/29/2020

Lucio Lanucara received his JD from the University La Sapienza of Rome. Following a career spanning over twenty years and several countries, he is full time Business Administration faculty at CNM and at UNM as a Political Science and Management adjunct professor. His passion for food led him to teach Italian cooking classes at UNMCE. As a national of Italy, he has developed an expertise as a historian of Italian cuisine.

Upcoming Classes:

History of Italian Cuisine (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/07/2020
Ancient Roman Cooking (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/21/2020

Miriam Ginny" LaPore is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist with 30 years of professional experience, including teaching at the University of New Mexico both undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses for four years. Ms. LaPore has a Masters in Education (MEd) and has completed all my coursework for a Doctorate in Adult Education with a Nutrition focus. She's taught several courses and planned and coordinated colloquium series. In addition, she is also certified in Advanced QEEG and Neurofeedback."

Upcoming Classes:

NeuroNutrition: Change Your Brain, Overcome Anxiety, Depression and ADHD (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/20/2020
NeuroNutrition: Change Your Brain, Change Your Weight (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/17/2020

Dianne R. Layden, Ph.D., is a semi‐retired college professor and writer, who has studied public violence for over 30 years and is currently at work on a book about mass shootings. She holds a doctorate in American Studies from UNM, has taught college classes for 45 years, and has given numerous presentations on violence‐related subjects.

Upcoming Classes:

Hate Crimes in the US and New Mexico (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/07/2020

Norma Libman UNMCE InstructorNorma Libman is a journalist and educator. She is the author of Lonely River Village and has written more than 500 articles for newspapers nationwide. She has taught at colleges and universities in Illinois and New Mexico. She also leads writing workshops and holds degrees in Education and Literature.

Upcoming Classes:

Benjamin of Tudela, Christopher Columbus, and the Jews of Spain (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/28/2020

Doug Lindsey UNMCE InstructorDoug Lindsey has a bachelor's degree in computer science and has worked for IBM, Albuquerque Public Schools and Intuit, makers of Quicken and Turbotax. He is a member of the local chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and recently accepted a position on the FPA board. Doug Lindsey is a Certified Financial Planner

Upcoming Classes:

Savvy Social Security for Boomers (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/03/2020
Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/05/2020
Savvy Personal Finance Technology: What Baby Bomers and Gen‐X'ers Need to Know About FinTech (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/07/2020
Savvy Cybersecurity (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/12/2020

Matilde Machiavello UNMCE InstructorMatilde Machiavello holds a Bachelor of Education, with a specialization in English language. She is a Brain Gym Instructor/Consultant, Life and Team Coach, and Master Practitioner in Neuro‐linguistic Programming with a focus on teaching and bilingual storytelling. These approaches are ‐ in her words ‐ the perfect blend to accompany learning paths, challenges and personal/professional processes and career moves. She is originally from Uruguay.

Upcoming Classes:

Brighten Your Brain (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/11/2020

Carol March UNMCE InstructorCarol March is a career development specialist, trainer, and published author who teaches individuals and groups how to succeed and thrive in today's workplace. Carol has a MS degree in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University. Carol's specialty is helping people navigate life transitions and find ways to bring their natural creativity into their professional lives.

Upcoming Classes:

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/05/2020
Shamanism: From Witch Doctors Through the New Millennium (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/07/2020

John A.J. Matthews is a Professor of Physics at the University of New Mexico with research interests in experimental elementary particle physics and most recently in particle astrophysics. Dr. Matthews’ particle astrophysics experiments have included the Pierre Auger Observatory focused on the study of the highest energy cosmic rays and the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory focused on the study of the highest energy gamma‐rays.

Upcoming Classes:

Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (I): Land Sculpted By Ice (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/17/2020
Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (II): Shaped By Plate Tectonics (Section Spring 2) ‐ 04/24/2020
Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (III): Waves in the Ocean (Section Spring 3) ‐ 05/01/2020
Science for Lunch: Out of this World (I): Our Unexpected Solar System (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/08/2020
Science for Lunch: Out of this World (II): 1960s Serendipity (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/15/2020

Jon Nimitz UNMCE InstructorJon Nimitz has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University, and taught at universities for about 10 years. He spent a total of about two years in India, teaching high school and traveling with Indian friends through all regions of the country. Dr. Nimitz explored a wide range of spiritual traditions. He has published two books and over 100 technical reports and papers.

Upcoming Classes:

Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/01/2020
Taoism (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/29/2020

Hana Samek Norton graduated from the University of Western Ontario with B.A. and M.A. degrees in history. She holds a Ph.D. and is a historian, litigation consultant for the US Department of Justice on Native American natural resources issues and an expert witness in several water litigation cases. Dr. Norton has also published two novels.

Upcoming Classes:

History of the Navajo Indian Reservation (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/04/2020
From Heretic to National Hero: Jan Hus and the Hussite Wars (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/01/2020

Dr. Beverly Russell

Upcoming Classes:

Five American Architects who Shook the World (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/01/2020
A Cosmic Revolution Through Architecture (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/15/2020

Joe Sabatini obtained his Master’s Degree in Library Science from U.C.L.A. Following five years at the U.N.M. School of Law Library, he joined the Albuquerque Public Library in 1973 as Head of Reference. Following his retirement in 2008, he volunteers in the Archives/Library of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and is active in the Near North Valley Neighborhood Association.

Upcoming Classes:

Albuquerque Indian School: Origins, History and Communities (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/30/2020
Christmas Revels: The 1919 New Mexico Mounted Police Raid on Santo Domingo Pueblo (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/20/2020

Frank Sedillo ('82 BBA, '87 JD) began his pursuit of a legal career began in the legislative branch when he served as Aide/Doorkeeper for Senator Pete Domenici and then as Aide to Congressman Manuel Lujan. He presides as a Metropolitan Court Judge and as host of The Advocate," a City of Albuquerque GOV 16 Television show. Judge Sedillo is a long‐term instructor for a children’s law camp at UNM Continuing Education."

Upcoming Classes:

Rock and Roll and Social Justice (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/19/2020
A Law Camp for Adults (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/09/2020

Laura Smith is a clinical psychologist and current President of the New Mexico Psychological Association. Dr. Smith presents workshops on cognitive therapy and mental health issues to national and international audiences and is a widely published author of articles and books to the profession and the public, including those co‐authored with Dr. Charles Elliott.

Upcoming Classes:

Losing Your Mind Through Meditation: An Experiential Exploration of Meditation Strategies (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/31/2020

Peter J. Smith, Ph.D., is an Exhibiting Artist, Professor Emeritus at UNM, and former Deputy Chief Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of the Victorian Period: Virtue and Depravity (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/04/2020

Curtis Smith studied Botany, Plant Physiology, and Horticulture at Texas A&M, receiving B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in these topics. He taught Horticulture at Montana State University, served 7 years as Bernalillo County Extension Horticulture agent; he then moved to the Extension Horticulture Specialist at the NMSU Extension Plant Science office. He writes and speaks extensively on these topics for broad audiences.

Upcoming Classes:

An overview of Science in the Garden (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/05/2020

Peter J. Smith, Ph.D., is an Exhibiting Artist, Professor Emeritus at UNM, and former Deputy Chief Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Upcoming Classes:

Fakes Forgeries, Duplicity and the Art of Counterfeiting (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/25/2020

Laura Smith is a clinical psychologist and current President of the New Mexico Psychological Association. Dr. Smith presents workshops on cognitive therapy and mental health issues to national and international audiences and is a widely published author of articles and books to the profession and the public, including those co‐authored with Dr. Charles Elliott.

Upcoming Classes:

Fake News: Defending Against Propaganda and Persuasion (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/10/2020

Rob Spiegel UNMCE InstructorRob Spiegel is a career writer of 35 years, who has sold fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to national and international markets. He is currently senior editor at Design News, an international trade magazine. His work has appeared in hundreds of magazines, from Rolling Stone and New Mexico Magazine to True Confessions and Concrete D

Upcoming Classes:

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/20/2020
Get Paid to Write Online (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/24/2020
In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/11/2020
Blogging Your Way to Writing Success (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/20/2020

I was born in Kentucky and grew up in Cincinnati. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1980 with a degree in Foreign Affairs. I then attended graduate school at the Ohio State University and earned a master’s degree (1989) and a PhD (1993). I’ve taught at Ohio State, the University of Kentucky, Culver‐Stockton College, the University of Texas at Arlington, Capital University, Central New Mexico Community College, and the University of New Mexico. I relocated to New Mexico with my wife who is a Professor of Law and Director of the UNM Law Library.

Upcoming Classes:

The Four Republics of America (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/23/2020

Charlie Steen holds a Ph.D. from UCLA in Early Modern European history and is Professor of History at UNM. He specializes in placing historical events in context with art, architecture, religion and other cultural aspects, as well as the Reformation, 18th century Europe, and the French Revolution.

Upcoming Classes:

Early Modern Cities: Amsterdam in the Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/09/2020



Upcoming Classes:

The Powerful History of Southwest France (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/14/2020

Maya Magee Sutton 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. She has taught courses in Celtic History and Mythology at UNM. Dr. Sutton was the previous program supervisor of the Osher Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/19/2020

Albuquerque native Eddie Tafoya is author of the books The Legacy of the Wisecrack: Stand‐up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form and Icons of African‐American Comedy, and the novel Finding the Buddha: A Dark Story of Friendship, Genius, and Stand‐up Comedy which will be released this week. In addition to providing lectures on comedy, its theory, history, and impact, Tafoya also works as a comedian around the Southwest and has been a regular performer at Laffs Comedy Club in Albuquerque, The Hon‐Dah Casino in Pinetop, Arizona, and Wits End in Westminster, Colorado. He has appeared on television shows such as The Duke City Comedy League and The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada. In 2012, he was featured in the Sean Shaul’s documentary Alone Up There: A Journey to Understand Stand‐up Comedy. Tafoya earned his Ph.D. in creative writing at Binghamton University in 1997 and is a professor of American literature, creative writing, and New Testament studies at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

The Marxist Revolution in American Comedy: How Chico, Harpo and Groucho Changed How We Laugh (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/31/2020

Shari Tarbet UNMCE InstructorShari Tarbet has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching English, history, creative writing, and mythology from the 7th grade through college level. She also holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mythological Studies from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Tarbet is a published author and photographer.

Upcoming Classes:

Bless Me Ultima (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/02/2020

John Trestrail obtained a B.S. degree in Pharmacy, from Ferris State University. Mr. Trestrail is recognized as the foremost authority on the subjects of criminal poisoning and murder by poison. For 33 years, he served as the Managing Director of one of the nation’s certified regional poison centers. He now serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Criminal Poisoning.

Upcoming Classes:

Cosmetic Toxicology and the Fabulous Soda Fountain Pharmacy (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/19/2020
The Real Gunsmoke: Lawmen and Gunfighters of the Wild West (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/25/2020
The 1879 Anglo‐Zulu War: From Isandlwana to Ulundi (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/02/2020

Ms. Wasko has earned widespread recognition, honors and awards. Her work has received excellent reviews in Newspapers and Magazines such as The Enugu News, Nigeria, Africa; Gallery and Studio Magazine, Soho, New York; Focus Santa Fe Magazine, NM; Boston Globe, MA; Albuquerque Journal, NM; Santa Fe New Mexican, NM; and The News, Mexico. She has been chosen as an artist for the 7th International Global Culture Center Show in Nigeria, and as an Artist‐In‐Residence for New Mexico. She has received most recently an Adolph and Esther Gottieb Foundation, Partners in Education, New Mexico Arts Council grants. She served as a juror for art shows, a Program Director and Moderator for WGBH‐TV/Boston, and as a Lecturer.Ms. Wasko has been featured at a variety of exhibitions, most notably at a commissioned exhibit at the Pueblo of Zia, NM; Cornell University, NY; MIT Gallery and Boston City Hall, MA; Enugu Museum, Nigeria, Africa; and in Mexico at the Instituto Allende and Galeria San Miguel. Her work is currently shown both nationally and internationally at the Montserrat Gallery, and Michael Perez Gallery, New York, NY; Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Esthetix Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and the Enugu Museum, Nigeria, Africa.

Upcoming Classes:

Did Sir Isaac Newton Really Create the Color Circle? (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/11/2020

Program Supervisor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico

Upcoming Classes:

Child Narrators in Adult Fiction (Section Spring 1) ‐ 05/05/2020

After obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities at Brigham Young University, I spent two years in Germany. My husband taught at the University of Stuttgart, and I studied the German language and European art. I then moved to Albuquerque, where I continued my education in art history at the University of New Mexico while raising five children. My Masters Degree from UNM was in British Art of the Nineteenth Century, and my Doctorate in the Italian Renaissance was obtained from UNM in 1995. I have been a docent for the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM and lectured throughout the community on art and history. During the last twenty years I have taught Art History at UNM and at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), where I have been chair of the Art/Art History Department. At CNM I taught classes on Modern Art, American and European Art, Southwestern Art, and other courses relating to the Arts and Humanities. I also taught for Elder Hostel on the Artistic Traditions of the Southwest. I have traveled extensively in Europe, and, in addition, have spent time in the Yucatan, Peru, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt and China. I have also traveled intensively throughout the American Southwest. I have received NEH grants to spend time in Concord, Massachusetts studying Utopian Societies and American Transcendentalism and also participated in an NEH Institute in Mexico that studied connections between MesoAmerica and the American Southwest. I have presented papers at various academic conferences throughout my career. Some of these have been published.

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of the late 19th Century: Changing Interpretations of Art. Symbolism, Impressionism, Post Im (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 02/04/2020

Gay Witherington UNMCE InstructorGay Witherington has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of the Pacific and a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from South Dakota State University. She worked as a counselor at the university counseling center, the campus women’s center and in private counseling practice and taught courses in meditation, assertiveness, parapsychology and other subjects. She has practiced meditation for 40 years.

Upcoming Classes:

Have You Lived Before? Past Lives and the Evolution of Consciousness (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/19/2020
Exercises for your Spiritual Health (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/23/2020


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