Senate Leadership

Julia Parra, Faculty Senate Chair

Julia Parra is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and is the Coordinator for Learning Design & Technology Programs.  Her teaching specialization is in learning design and technology with focus areas of classroom technology integration, online course design, strategies and tools for online teaching and learning, and qualitative research.  The purpose of her research is to identify the most effective ways to teach and learn with technology and in digitally-enhanced or online learning environments.  She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Online Learning Consortium and is on the AMISTAD Family Services Board of Directors.  As a Faculty Senator, Julia has served on the Long Range Planning and Faculty Affairs Committees, as a member of the Senate Leadership Committee, and representative for the NMSU Online Taskforce.  For more about Julia, see


Jamie Bronstein, Faculty Senate Vice Chair

Jamie Bronstein is a professor in the Department of History, has been employed at NMSU since 1996, and has served on way too many committees to list here. Her teaching specializations are U.S. and British history, including such topics as Victorian Britain, Death in America, The Constitution in U.S. History, and African American History. Her wide-ranging research program includes labor- and working-class history and 20th-century New Mexico history; her most recent article, “Big Trouble in Little Texas: The Chicano Movement in Southern New Mexico” was published in the New Mexico Historical Review in 2020. She has also written six books, the latest of which, The Happiness of the British Working Class, an interdisciplinary study of the history of emotions in industrializing Britain, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press in 2022.