Daniel Sanford, PhD
Director, Center for Academic Program Support
Adjunct Research Faculty, Department of Linguistics

As Director of the Center for Academic Program Support, Daniel Sanford draws on his experience in higher education as an instructor, writing program administrator, and learning center specialist to provide leadership for CAPS and a student-oriented perspective on student success at UNM. Daniel is associated faculty in the UNM Department of Linguistics, from which he received his doctorate in 2010. His interests include cognitive linguistics, composition & writing center theory, corpus linguistics, and peer-led learning; his work in these and other fields has appeared in Cognitive Linguistics, The Journal of Cognitive Science, Composition Forum, and other venues. Read More


Anne Compton, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Academic Program Support

Anne Compton is the Associate Director of the Center for Academic Program Support. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Michigan in Anthropology and African Studies. She is interested in higher education learning centers as places that promote social justice and equity in education. Compton has worked extensively in West Africa collaborating with indigenous groups in public scholarship and education outreach activities Read More


Beverly Shead
Operations Manager, Center for Academic Program Support

Beverly Shead oversees the administrative operations of the Center for Academic Program Support. Her responsibilities include management of the Resource Team and Administrative Support Staff, department finances, and the preparation and maintenance of all personnel records. Beverly has 28 years of experience in management and administration in academic environments including Foothill College in California, and the University of New Mexico. Beverly is CAPS' liaison to the larger campus community on fiscal, administrative, and operational issues. Read More


Jennifer Flores, MA
Training and Professional Development Manager, Center for Academic Program Support

Jennifer Flores oversees the student employee training and staff professional development programs at the Center for Academic Program Support. She received her MA in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico, where her research concentrated on higher education and professional development. Her interests include personality styles in the work environment, capitalizing on individual strengths in training, and interactive approaches to professional development. With the benefit of more than 10 years of experience in higher education, Jennifer provides mentoring and training for academic and student affairs professionals and her expertise to learning center administrators nationwide. Read More


Lauren Moore, MA
Data Manager, Center for Academic Program Support

Lauren Moore provides reporting and technical services at the Center for Academic Program Support, enabling CAPS' staff to accurately track and analyze all programs. She received her MA in Economics from the University of New Mexico, where she engaged in research on international development and access to education. Lauren applies her background in statistical analysis for public policy issues to providing strong qualitative and quantitative evaluations to support CAPS' mission and collaborations with other University departments. Read More


Beth Kaimowitz, JD
Program Specialist for Math/Science Tutoring Program, Center for Academic Program Support

Beth Kaimowitz oversees CAPS' Math and Science Tutoring Program. She received her JD in Law from the University of New Mexico, where she focused on health equity and public health. Beth applies her experience in legal analysis and the health sciences to providing leadership support for critical thinking in math and science education. Her research interests include STEM education, educational diversity, and critical thinking. Read More


Gary Allison, MA
Program Specialist for Supplemental Instruction, Center for Academic Program Support

Gary Allison oversees the Supplemental Instruction Program at CAPS. He also leads CAPS’ Learning Strategies program, Study Groups, and the coordination of tutorial services for the Athletic Department. He received his MA in Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico, where his research was focused on critical examination of educational policy with a social justice lens. His other research interests include desegregation policy, identity development, social stratification, the Colonial Americas and slave resistance. Gary has taught through Africana Studies, and has had many opportunities to guest lecture on the UNM campus. Prior to coming to CAPS Gary worked as an Advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNM. Read More


Matthew Maez
Program Specialist for Online Tutoring Program, Center for Academic Program Support

Matthew Maez oversees the Online Tutoring Program at the Center for Academic Program Support. He is currently pursuing his MA in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology at the University of New Mexico, where he is researching ways to leverage social networking platforms to facilitate learning. Matt is extremely involved on campus, serving as a member of the UNM Young Alumni Association Board, chapter advisor to Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, and various campus committees. Read More


Katie Denton, PhD
Program Specialist for Writing and Language Center, Center for Academic Program Support

Katie Denton oversees the Writing and Language Center at the Center for Academic Program Support. Katie received her PhD in 2014 at UNM in English, with a concentration in rhetoric and composition studies. Her major research interests include writing center theory and practice, writing across the disciplines, and the intersection of composition studies and writing center studies. Her dissertation offers a research-based exploration of asynchronous online writing tutoring interactions. Katie has served as an instructor of writing with the Department of English, teaching both face-to-face and online courses. Katie has worked in various roles with CAPS since 2006. Read More


David Lucero
Sr Fiscal Services Tech, Center for Academic Program Support

David Lucero coordinates hiring, payroll, and purchasing at CAPS. He received his BS in Mathematics Education from the University of New Mexico in 2008. Building on his background in mathematics and his interest in database development, David works to provide efficient and accurate data/records to support CAPS' financial and employment needs. He also serves as liaison to the larger campus community on issues related to Human Resources and vendor communications. Read More


Stephen Murillo
Administrative Assistant II, Center for Academic Program Support

Stephen Murillo, who received his BA in Criminology from the University of New Mexico, serves as an Administrative Assistant I with CAPS. He is responsible for verifying that supplies and resources are available to CAPS' staff, student employees, and student users. Stephen also ensures accuracy in the reporting of billing information. Stephen has experience in building relationships with numerous UNM departments and staff members, which he acquired as a student employee at UNM and now uses to assist CAPS in accomplishing its vision and mission. Read More


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