Part-Time Faculty

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Steve Brewer


Steve Brewer is the author of more than 25 books, including the Bubba Mabry mysteries and the crime novels A Box of Pandoras and Lost Vegas. He served two years on the national board of Mystery Writers of America and twice served as an Edgar Awards judge. He is a member of International Thriller Writers and South West Writers. 
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Andrew Carey

Office: Honors College, ASM 1059

Andrew Carey earned his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2016 specializing in North American ethnography and studying relations between American Indian tribes and the national, state, and local governments as well as corporations and other organizations. He has conducted ethnographic research in two regions, the Great Basin and the Southwest. Working with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of western Nevada, he has pursued research on tribal policing and explored tribal sovereignty in researching the Pyramid Lake tribe’s successful efforts to save their sacred Pyramid Lake (Cui-ui pah).  He carried the archival research and prepared the documentation for the permanent historic exhibit at the Pershing County Court House in Lovelock, Nevada. He has also been involved in historic and ethnographic research on Pueblo and Hispanic communities in the Santa Fe, NM area. Andrew is also a fencing coach at Duke City Fencing.
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Maria DeBlassie

Office: Honors College, ASM 1059

Maria DeBlassie earned her B.F.A. in Creative Writing from UNM and went on to earn both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature from the University of Washington. When not teaching, she is writing and blogging about everyday magic, radical self-care, and simple pleasures. Her first book, Everyday Enchantments, published by U.K. press Moon Books, recently won the 2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for the New Age Category.   Dr. Maria DeBlassie is a native New Mexican mestiza bruja and award-winning writer and educator living in the Land of Enchantment. She writes and teaches about spooky stuff, romance, and all things witchy. She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at
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Amy Farnbach-Pearson

Office: Honors College, ASM 1061

Amy Farnbach Pearson is a historical anthropologist specializing in the social construction of medical knowledge and practice, with a PhD in Anthropology from Arizona State University. Her teaching and research trace western medical concepts of health and disease, doctor-patient interactions, and quality of care from the 19th century to the present day.
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Paul Fornell


Paul David Fornell, MS, LPCC-NM Lic. # 0002, has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics and is a practicing clinical mental health counselor. Paul has served as the Director of Ethics for the American Counseling Association and as the chair of the ethics committee for the New Mexico Counseling Association.
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Tim Goloversic


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.
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Betsy James


Betsy James is the author/illustrator of 17 books for adults and children. Her most recent novel, Roadsouls, was a finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award. She writes a column on writing speculative fiction for James Gunn's Ad Astra, a journal of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. A longtime desert hiker and painter, she shows her surreal New Mexico landscapes at Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe.
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Richard Obenauf

Office: Honors College, ASM 1071

Richard Obenauf, a fourth-generation Lobo, graduated from the University Honors Program at UNM before pursuing graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago. In 2015 he defended his dissertation, Censorship and Intolerance in Medieval England. He teaches interdisciplinary literature courses centered on the history of ideas. 
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Carmen Sorge

Office: Honors College, ASM 1075

Carmen Sorge believes that literacy in STEM fields is critical for all students, regardless of major. She teaches both math and science courses and is also a statistical consultant. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, an M.A. in Science Education, and a B.S. in Physics.
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Michael Thomas

Principal Lecturer


Michael Thomas earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Washington. Mike has been the Faculty Advisor for Scholars Wing and Coordinator of the Honors College Conexiones College in Mexico. He taught courses on cultural anthropology topics, people and animals, writing, as well as legacies. He is also a novelist.