Social Services Program

Program Manager: Megan Stoneking
Phone: (505) 287-6679 | Email:
Room 113D – Faculty Offices (Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor)

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Certificates & Degrees


Adjunct Faculty

Bruce PayetteDr. Bruce Payette, (520) 837-9406, brucepayette@yahoo
B.A in Social Studies, State University of New York at Cortland, 1967
MS.Ed in Educational Psychology, Indiana University, 1969
Ed.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Arizona, 1977

Retired Professor in Psychology and Education at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. During my academic career I have had the opportunity to travel to over 25 countries researching community drug prevention programs. For ten years I have had the opportunity to teach for both The University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University at Grants. I currently reside in Tucson, Arizona.

Kristin Winfrey, 
M.A., R.P.A.

My name is Kristin Winfrey and I am an instructor at NMSU-Grants Campus. I currently teach classes in anthropology and education. I am also a special education teacher in the preschool program for children with developmental delays in the Grants/Cibola County School district.

I first began my journey as an anthropology major at the University of Washington in Seattle. I attended my archaeological field school near Glenwood, New Mexico, in the summer of 1994, and this is what eventually brought me back to New Mexico as a teacher. Perhaps I was enchanted? I finished graduate school at the University of Montana with a major emphasis of archaeology and a minor focus of physical anthropology, predominately forensic anthropology. At this time, I worked as a CRM archaeologist and I assisted the state medical examiner in a variety of forensic cases in Montana. I eventually moved to New Orleans and worked as an assistant project manager for a CRM company in the south. At this time, I was an R.P.A., or a Registered Professional Archaeologist.

Although I really enjoyed this field, I had a change of heart and I wanted to teach children with special needs. I looked around at various university programs and I ended up back in New Mexico. I studied at the University of New Mexico and earned an M.A. in special education. I taught elementary and middle school in Albuquerque before moving to land in the Zuni Mountains with my husband. We built our own off grid, solar powered house on land that has historic artifacts from the Zuni Mountain Railroad. I have my own little historic preservation happening on my land. We live here year round with 3 children (an older daughter and a younger set of boy/girl twins) and 2 obnoxious dogs. I have the best of both worlds because I am able to teach my first love, anthropology, and I teach children at an elementary school to provide early intervention. I am proud to be an instructor for New Mexico State University in two departments.

Dr. Teresa Meehan, 
Dr. Teresa Meehan has taught both upper and lower division courses for NMSU in the fields of Psychology, Linguistics Sociology, and Education for the past 25 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics, a Master’s degree in Linguistics and a PhD in Educational Linguistics. She was the program manager for the Education department at NMSU from 1996-2006. She resigned from her tenured position as Associate Professor to dedicate her time to entrepreneurial activities, including running a mental health agency in the local community. She continues to work in the mental health field as a contractor at the local hospital in addition to teaching part-time at the NMSU Grants campus.