Phone: (575) 439-3735
Fax: (575) 439-3802

Interim Division Head
Mary Ellen Keith

Administrative Assistant
Wilma Noriega

Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education (HSSE)

Welcome to the Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education Division!

The division provides course offerings, degrees and certificates in a wide range of diciplines. Faculty members in the division are committed to providing quality learning opportunities for individuals in the diverse community we serve. The division values excellence and innovative instruction, integrity in all interactions with students and the creation of opportunity from the educational process.

Please explore what we have to offer! In the drop-down menu above, you can explore information about our degrees and certificates, our areas of study and our faculty.

HSSE Interim Division Head

Dr. Mary Ellen Keith – (575) 439-3740

Assistant Division Heads

Kathy Roark-Diehl – (575) 439-3738


Communication (COMM); English (ENGL); Community College Development English (CCDE); Community College Developmental Reading (CCDR); Geography (GEOG); Early Childhood Education (ECED); Educational Leadership and Administration (ELA); Education (EDUC); Spanish (SPAN); German (GER); Government (GOV); Women’s Studies (W S); Criminal Justice (C J); Paralegal Studies (PL S); History (HIST); Linguistics (LING); and Philosophy (PHIL). Anthropology (ANTH); College Studies (COLL); Sociology (SOC); Social Work (S WK); Counseling and Educational Psychology (C EP); Psychology (PSY) and Physical Education – Recreation, and Dance (P E).

Office Hours

The division office is located in the Faculty Office Building.
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED