College of Education Faculty

University of the Southwest

College of Education


Dr. Laura Hunt, Dean, College of Education


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D.B.A., University of the Southwest

M.B.A., Baker College

B.A., Texas Tech University

Erica Armstrong, Instructor of Education

Department Chair, Undergraduate Teacher Education

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Educational Special

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

Armstong CV

Jessica Becker, Instructor of Education

Program Chair, Undergraduate Kinesiology and Exercise Science



M.S.Ed., University of the Southwest 2016

M.S., Emporia State University 2012

B.A., Bethany College 2009

Dr. Mary Harris, Professor of Education and Special Education

Program Chair, Graduate Educational Diagnostics and Special Education

Director of the Office of Special Services


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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- Graduate School Counseling

School Counseling


Ed.D., Argosy University, 2009

M.S.Ed., City University of New York at Brooklyn College, 2002

B.A., City of University of New York at Brooklyn College, 2000   

Hibbert CV

Dr. Jeri Midgley, Assistant Professor of Education-Graduate School Counseling

Department Chair, Graduate School Counseling


Ph.D., Utah State University, 2011

M.S., Seattle Pacific University, 1996

B.A.Ed., Utah State University, 1989

Midgley CV

Keisha Tipton, Instructor of Education and Special Education

Program Chair, Undergraduate Early Childhood Education

and Special Education


M.A. SpEd, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 2014

B.S. Child Development, Walden University, 2011

A.A.S. Early Childhood Development, Kaplan University, 2009

Tipton CV

Dr. Sandra Johnson, Assistant Professor, College of Education

Program Chair-Teaching and Learning

NM Licensure Programs


B.S. Secondary Education/Science, New Mexico State University

M.A. Educational Technology, Walden University

M.A. Administrative Leadership, Western New Mexico University

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, New Mexico State University

Johnson CV