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Arts and Humanities Department

Dave Burleson, Chair


Rita Jo Sosa-Carver, Advising Specialist

Available to students in the General Studies Division who are pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate or Science degree with the intention of transferring to a four year institution. The courses, "New Mexico Common Core" are general education requirements designed to help the student transfer and use the general education core requirements to meet their first two year requirements at any New Mexico four year institution.


Donna Medina, Administrative Assistant Intermediate



David Burleson, History and Government


Layle Chambers, Theatre Arts

Layle is a teaching/artist who holds a BFA and MA in Theatre from Ithaca College and University of Texas at El Paso. As artistic director of Outrageous Fortune Theatre Company, she performs for young audiences in the region, and shares her passion for theatre with the students of DACC as full time Theatre Arts faculty, embracing a mission that serves the students and community of Las Cruces.


Anthony Craig Gordon, Psychology

Anthony Craig Gordon is a (beginning) fifth-year faculty member and assistant professor of psychology. Craig chairs the faculty ethics committee, serves as vice-chair of the diversity caucus and is president-elect of faculty council. Craig's classes are busy and his exams are intense, but he works hard to help students achieve success and his classes are tons of fun! Many, many students at the Central, Gadsden and Sunland Park campuses have been Craig's students; as of Fall 2011, Craig also conducts classes at East Mesa Campus.


Doug Layer, Sociology

Mr. Layer earned a Masters degree in Comparative Sociology from Florida International University in 2000, and a Masters degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2009. Mr. Layer is an alumnus of Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He believes in teaching more than textbook sociology. Rather, he uses the classroom as a sociological laboratory.


Glenn Schwaiger, Art


Dr. Olga Viramontes, Spanish


Dr. Paul Vonnahme, Psychology


Heather Williams, Sociology