Brandon Morgan


Antigua Study Abroad, 2018
Contact Information

Office: Westside Campus, MJG 201
Phone: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50309
also at (385) 743-8515 (accepts text messages)
Twitter: @CNMBrandon 

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

The History of New Mexico, Multimedia Interactive Learning Experience (MILE), Central New Mexico Community College, 2015. 

“Colonia Díaz and the Railroad that Almost Was: The Deming, Sierra Madre and Pacific, 1890-1896," in, Just South of Zion: Mormons in Mexico and its Borderlands, Jason Dormady and Jared Tamez, editors. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015.

Columbus, New Mexico: The Creation of a Border Place Myth, 1888-1916,New Mexico Historical Review, 89, no. 4 (fall 2014): 481-504.

From Brutal Ally to Humble Believer: Mormon Colonists’ Image of Pancho Villa,New Mexico Historical Review, 85, no. 2 (spring 2010): 109-129.

Educating the Lamanites: A Brief History of the LDS Indian Student Placement Program,Journal of Mormon History, 35, no. 4 (fall 2009): 191-217.

On the Trail of Pancho Villa in New Mexico,” Research paper for New Mexico Office of the State Historian Fellowship.


Columbus, New Mexico, and Palomas, Chihuahua: Transnational Landscapes of Violence, 1888-1930 (PhD Diss., University of New Mexico, 2013).