Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Teresa Hayes Ebie is an art historian and teacher who holds an MA in Art History from Memphis State. She has taught New Mexican art history for Northern, for UNM-Taos, and other institutions. Teresa has held curatorial positions with the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN; and the El Paso Museum of Art, TX. She is a board member of the Southwest Art History Council, and currently teaches History of NM Art and Architecture, Modernist art in NM, History of Art I & II, and Intro to Art at Northern.

Peggy Laurel is a professional actor, director, and writer. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity. She holds a BA in Journalism, MFA in Acting/Directing, and an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. On stage, she has directed everything from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, to original works, to a European tour of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, and Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ms. Laurel has also performed extensively as an actor in New York City, regional U.S., and on several European tours, as well as on film and TV.She has worked with many noted celebrities over the years including Academy Award winner Jose Ferrer, Spalding Gray, and Dennis Hopper.

David Lindblom, a professional filmmaker, grew up in Los Alamos, NM. He received his BA from Grinnell College. and his MFA in screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

He edited "A Personal Journey With Martin Scorcese Through American Movies" with Scorsese's legendary motion picture editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

He filmed and edited "Land Water People Time," (Best Documentary, New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase). He's held key creative positions on "No Star for Romaine," "Four Stories about Water," "Torcida," "Cut From Capulin," (about 102 year-old New Mexican Academy Award winner Elmo Williams), "Without A Tribe: Survival of New Mexico's Ransom Captives," and a documentary about the Española filmed feature "Blaze You Out."

David is cinematographer/editor on a series of films about domestic abuse and has won several CASE awards for films he and his students have made to promote Northern. He has taught at the College of Santa Fe and New York University,

Donna Winchell has been teaching art and managing studio programs in the arts for schools, municipal art centers, and colleges for over 30 years. She has created a state-of-the-art ceramics studio at Northern and has been instrumental in expanding the ceramics program and the art department over the past several years. Donna is an enthusiastic and dedicated educator and conveys this enthusiasm to her pottery students. Ms. Winchell holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Hawaii and, as a practicing artist, is represented locally by Canyon Road Pottery and Santa Fe Pottery.

Donna teaches Pottery I, Pottery II, and Pottery Glaze Making and Studio Practices at Northern New Mexico College.

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