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.
Margo Chavez-Charles uses history and literature in her interdisciplinary classes at the Honors College to create classes revolving around issues of peace and war, social justice, and intercultural communication. She regularly works with the Honors College intensive Spanish language and culture program (Conexiones) in Spain or Latin America.
Kathryn Collison earned her BA in creative writing at UNM and her MFA in poetry at the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She has had her work published in New Works Review, The Furnace Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and The Albuquerque Tribune for national poetry month. She has taught in Honors since 2007 and was the Scribendi 2007-2008 Faculty Advisor.
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.
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.
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.
Nora Hickey is a poet and freelance writer for the Alibi, and enjoys writing and reading widely. She has loved comics since she turned the thin pages of an Archie comic in the grocery checkout lane as a child. Nora also teaches a liberal arts seminar for freshman at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and Composition at UNM Valencia.
Betsy James is the author/illustrator of sixteen books for adults and children, winner of such honors as: New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, Voices of Youth Advocates Best Fantasy, and Junior Library Guild Selection. She teaches writing workshops for both adults and children throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.