Northern is proud to announce that Mr. Joaquin Gallegos, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, has accepted the position of Chair of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, effective December 1, 2016.
Gallegos received his masters degree from New Mexico State University in Range Science. He has worked in the private cattle industry across the state, for New Mexico State University in Extension Education, and currently the owner of an environmental consulting company working with federal land management agencies.
Mr. Gallegos' research interests include Ponderosa pine forest restoration from mixed conifer encroachment and its impacts on watershed health. Similarly, he is interested in riparian areas and bosques and how to effectively control woody invasive species and their propagation.
Please join us in extending our congratulations and thanks to Mr. Gallegos as he continues to work hard for our students and the community we serve.
Ulises Ricoy, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences
Chair Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science
Associate Professor of Biology
Northern New Mexico College