Part-Time Faculty


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Steve Brewer

Email: abqbrew@unm.edu

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

Email: acarey1@unm.edu
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

Email: deblassiem@unm.edu
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.
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Renee Faubion

Email: sanren@unm.edu
Office: Honors College, ASM 1059

Renee Faubion earned a second M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from UNM after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in Russian from Trinity University and the University of Kansas. Her fields include gothic literature, postmodern theory, and magic realism. She has won three awards for excellence in teaching.
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Paul Fornell

Email: pfornell@unm.edu

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

Email: tgoloversic@unm.edu

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

Email: betsy@betsyjames.com

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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Lizabeth Johnson

Email: lizjohnson@unm.edu
Office: Honors College, ASM 1073

Lizabeth Johnson earned her MA from UNM and her Ph.D. in History from University of Washington, Seattle. She is interested in both ancient and medieval history, particularly the history of Celtic peoples. This interest in Celtic peoples led her to focus her dissertation research on kinship in Welsh society and conflict within Welsh kin groups.
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Jonatha Kottler

Email: jkottler@unm.edu
Office: Honors College, ASM 1075

Jona (rhymes with "Donna") is a graduate of UNM Honors and began teaching here in 2003. She has a BA in English, an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, and is a candidate in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She lived abroad in Amsterdam, NL and Edinburgh, Scotland where she published fiction and non-fiction works in NY Magazine, The Guardian, and on Audible. She is a huge nerd who has written short films and comic books, and knows a whole lot about Shakespeare, Batman, and the MCU.
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Richard Obenauf

Email: obenauf@unm.edu
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

Email: csorge@unm.edu
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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Maria Szasz

Email: deschild@unm.edu
Office: Honors College, ASM 1071

Maria Szasz holds degrees from the University of British Columbia, Emerson College, and UNM. She has been lucky to teach Theatre History in the Honors College since 2008. Her main interests include Comedy, Irish and American Drama, Musical Theatre, and the interconnections between Theatre and Human Rights.