Stan Carlson

Biology, Math

M.S., New Mexico State University

Office located in the Science Center room 123   Office Phone: (575) 439-3763

Stan Carlson joined NMSU-Alamogordo in fall, 2008 after spending the prior 28 years as a student, scientist, statistician, and educator. Stan received his B.A. in Environmental Biology in 1983 from the University of Montana. After three years working in UM’s Environmental Studies Lab as a research technician, he went on to complete an M.S. in Biology in 1988 from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. Then, after a brief hiatus as a field biologist for NMSU, he followed that up with a second M.S. in Experimental Statistics in 1991. As a graduate student he spent about six years working as a teaching assistant, which formed the basis for his interest in undergraduate college education. From 1991 to 1999 Stan worked in Alaska as a biological statistican, mostly with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, conducting fisheries research project. In 1999 he accepted a position as an Instructor and Program Manager for Natural Sciences at NMSU-Grants, our sister campus located 75 miles west of Albuquerque. Eventually he worked his way up to Associate Professor while also serving for two years on two different occasions as Interim Campus Academic Officer.

Stan has numerous scientific publications, is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, and is the NMSU-Grants 2007 Roush Award winner for Excellence in Teaching.