COE Faculty and Staff

University of the Southwest
College of Education

Dr. Keisha Tipton

Associate Dean of Instruction & Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor of Education


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of New England, 2020
M.A., Sp Ed,University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 2014
B.S., Child Development, Walden University, 2011
A.A.S., Early Childhood Development, Kaplan University, 2009

Dr. Erica Armstrong

Assistant Professor of Education

Office: MTL-127


Ed.S., Teacher Leadership, Walden University, 2011
M.S., Education Curriculum and Instruction, University of the Southwest, 2003
B.S., Elementary Education, University of the Southwest, 1991

Dr. Stephanie Johnson

Associate Professor of Education


PhD., Colorado State University
M.A., National University
M.A., Regis University
B.S., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Mary Harris

Professor of Education - Special Education

Phone: 575-394-2162
Office: MTL-110


Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2004
MSPED, Eastern New Mexico University,1992
B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University,1971

Harris CV

Dr. Tamika Hibbert

Assistant Professor of Education - School Counseling


Ed.D., Argosy University, 2009
M.S.Ed., City University of New York at Brooklyn College, 2002
B.A., City University of New York at Brooklyn College, 2000

Hibbert CV

Dr. Sandra Johnson

Department Chair, Professional Licensure
Assistant Professor of Education


PhD., Curriculum and Instruction, New Mexico State University
M.A., Administrative Leadership, Western New Mexico University
M.S., Educational Technology, Walden University
B.S., Secondary Education/Science, New Mexico State University

Dr. LaVerne Ware

Assistant Professor of Education - School Counseling


Ph.D.,Capella University
Ed.S., University of West Georgia
M.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., University of West Georgia
B.S., University of West Georgia

Dr. Molly Tait

Assistant Professor of Education - Educational Diagnostics


P.h.D., Texas Woman's University
M.S., Texas Woman's University
B.S., Western Michigan University

Sarah Krohn

Graduate Admissions & Support Director, EdD Program

Phone: 833-879-4723 x 710


M.B.A.,University of the Southwest
B.S., Trinity University

Lauren Irwin

Executive Director - School Counseling

Phone: 833-879-4723 x 713


M.S.E., University of the Southwest
B.S., University of New Mexico

Corina Madrid

Graduate Admissions & Support Director – College of Education

Phone: 833-879-4723 x 707


M.B.A., University of the Southwest
B.A., University of the Southwest