Faculty Contact & Bio Information

Members of the History faculty at CNM.

Full-Time Faculty

Stephen Andrews (505) 224-4000 ext. 50077
Ellen Cain (505) 224-4000 ext. 50146
Kara Carroll (505) 224-4000 ext. 52868

Kara Carroll
Kara grew up in Albuquerque, graduated from La Cueva High School in 1999, and left to major in history and Spanish at Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation from OSU in 2003, she was admitted to the doctoral program in history at Arizona State. She and her husband Shiloh, also an Albuquerque native, T-VI graduate, and a high school science teacher, relocated to the Phoenix area and remained there for 10 years. Kara earned her PhD in 2009 and taught at ASU's Polytechnic campus until 2013, when she was hired at CNM as a history instructor. She and Shiloh were thrilled to move their two daughters back to Albuquerque, and Kara is ridiculously enthusiastic about her job teaching U.S. history classes at CNM's Montoya Campus.
Brandon Morgan (505) 224-4000 ext. 50309

Office: Westside Campus, MJG 201
Phone: (385) 743-8515 (accepts text messages)
Twitter: @CNMBrandon 

Brandon Morgan
Brandon Morgan earned a PhD in Latin American History and the History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands from the University of New Mexico in July 2013. He began teaching at CNM in the fall of 2009, and he primarily teaches the Latin American History series (Hist 1181 and 1182) and History of New Mexico (Hist 2260), and he also teaches American History and Western Civilization as well as Latin American Studies courses. Between the spring semester of 2014 and the summer of 2015, Dr. Morgan wrote an e-text (Multimedia Interactive Learning Experience, or MILE) for use in CNM's online and web-enhanced History of New Mexico courses. The MILE is now available via CNM's myText platform and it includes interactive maps and videos. It was used in classes for the first time during the fall 2015 term.

Dr. Morgan's Current CV

Selected Publications


Part-Time Faculty

Robert Bello (505) 224-4000 ext. 50653
Yvonne Darcy (505) 224-4000 ext. 50501
Ryan Edgington
Eduardo García (505) 224-4000 ext. 52330

Eduardo García is a native of the Juárez, México-El Paso, Texas borderland. Eduardo received his BA in history at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2007. He completed an MA in history in 2010. His interests in history are race, class, and power relations. As a lifetime resident of the U.S.-México border, he is a witness to the complexity of the border. Through history, he wishes to further understand and document the dynamics found there.

Currently, Eduardo teaches courses in U.S. and Western history and introduction to Chicano Studies at the Central New Mexico College. He published the article “African American Athletes in El Paso, Texas, 1940-1950” in Lone Star Legacy: African American History in Texas (Summer 2011). Forthcoming is “Los Heroes del Barrio: Mexican Americans, Race, and Masculinity in Sports in El Paso, Texas 1940-1950,” in the anthology More Than Just Peloteros, edited by Jorge Iber, PhD. (Lubbock Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2015).
Cynthia Gonzales (505) 224-4000 ext. 50872


Cynthia Gonzales
I am a native of Albuquerque, and as such, I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach for CNM and be a part of the local community. I have been teaching for CNM since 2011, and it has been a really positive experience. I have also taught part-time for the UNM History Department since 2010.

I have always been fascinated by history and really old things – the older, the better. For me, one of the most exciting things about being a Historian is having the opportunity to read documents that are hundreds of years old. And, then, figuring out what story they tell. There are so many interesting things to discover in archives around the world. My specialty is the history of Medieval and Early Modern Spain, but I also really enjoy teaching Western Civ. to 1648 because I get to talk about so many fascinating people, places, events, etc. I learn something new every time I teach Western Civ.


University of Arizona

  • PhD in History (May 2008)
  • Major: History (Early Europe and Early Modern Spain)
  • Minor: History (Comparative Women)
  • Dissertation Title: “Taking it to Court: Litigating Women in the City of Valencia, 1550-1600”

University of New Mexico

  • Master of Arts in History (July 2000)
  • Major: History (Early Modern Europe)
  • Thesis Title: “Spanish and Italian Cultural Exchange: Philip II and Sofonisba Anguissola”

University of New Mexico

  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology (May 1997)

Awards and Publications

  • Dissertation Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities, June 2005
  • Fulbright Fellowship for Spain, 2004 – 2005
  • “Water As A Collective Responsibility: The Tribunal de las Aguas and the Valencian Community” Co-Authored with Dr. Julia Hudson-Richards, Bulletin of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies: Vol. 38: Issue 1, Article 6, (2013).
Brenden Kennedy (505) 224-4000 ext. 53816
Steve Martinez (505) 224-4000 ext. 53195
Ashleigh McLean (505) 224-4000 ext. 52583

After many years out of school, I attended Tomball Community College, then went on to Sam Houston State University where I got my BA in History and English Literature. I attended grad school at the University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario Canada where I took my MA in February of 1998. I have taught at CNM since Fall 2000, taking time off here and there.

I also recently published a historical fiction novel series: Warrior Woman's Mate , Warrior Woman's Choice, and Warrior Woman's Legacy, and the recently released Finding Peace for Kindle
Bill Meador (505) 224-4000 ext. 50378
Bethany Otremba (505) 224-4000 ext. 52557
Scott Rhymer (505) 224-4000 ext. 53482
Nawana Salimbeni (505) 224-4000 ext. 52179
Moises Santos (505) 224-4000 ext. 54002
Matthew Showers (505) 224-4000 ext. 51055
Sue Taylor (505) 224-4000 ext. 51066

Sue Taylor
I have taught at CNM since Fall semester 2011.  I teach both parts of Western Civilization and the Latin American surveys; this fall (2014) I am also teaching New Mexico History.  I completed my PhD in History at the University of New Mexico in May 2011.  My dissertation examines three groups of women living in the slave-owning society of Caracas, Venezuela between 1750 and emancipation in 1854 and addresses the ways that female slaves, female slave owners, and free African women negotiated honor through the court system of Spanish America.  My teaching and research interests include women, race, ethnicity, and slavery.  
William Veeder (505) 224-4000 ext. 53171
Ian Winchester (505) 224-4000 ext. 53425