Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty
Stephanie Amedeo Marquez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Social Sciences
Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez is a native New Mexican, and has a PhD in sociology from the University of New Mexico in 1986. Her fields of study were Deviance/Criminology and Cultures of New Mexico. Her dissertation was on the social psychology of consensus regarding incidents of physical child abuse in a psychiatric setting. Her post-doctoral position was with the National Institute of Mental Health, where she contributed to the research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which was incorporated into the DSM IV.
She has worked as a program evaluator for victim services in California, taught at various universities including The University of Hawaii, California State University Hayward, and Arizona State University. She has worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the California legislature, and worked in the New Mexico Department of Public Education as a statistician and as the Director of Assessment and Institutional Accreditation at Northern New Mexico College.
David Barton, PhD
Advisor, BAIS, Integrated Studies Program
Associate Professor, English and Humanities
Dr. Barton received a BA in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MA and PhD in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the founding editor of The Salt Journal, which was nominated for the Utne Reader Independent Press Award as one of the best alternative magazines in the nation. Dr. Barton is on the editorial advisory board of Spring Journal, which is the oldest English-language Jungian journal in the world, and he writes about mythological issues in contemporary culture. He is currently working on a book about Vaclav Havel.
Dr. Matthew J. Martinez was born and raised at Ohkay Owingeh. He earned a PhD in American Studies and American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota (2008). He is currently the Director of the Northern Pueblos Institute and an Associate Professor of Pueblo Indian Studies at Northern New Mexico College. Prior to joining Northern he served as the Director of Indian Education at the New Mexico Higher Education Department where he worked to advance initiatives designed to increase opportunities for American Indian students.
Dr. Martinez has been a consultant for tribes and has published in the areas of Pueblo Indian history and culture. He has also worked in documentary filmmaking with such projects as A Good Day to Die (2011) that discusses the life and times of Dennis Banks and the American Indian Movement; Canes of Power (2012) that details the history of the Lincoln Canes and Pueblo sovereignty, and Co-Producer with Silver Bullet Productions of A Thousand Voices (2014), that discusses the historical and contemporary roles of indigenous women in New Mexico.