Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

David Barton, PhD

Director, Humanities & Social Sciences
Associate Professor of English and Humanities

Office: GE 109

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 and is Director of the Intergrated Studies program.


Lori Franklin, MALori Franklin, MA

Chair, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Language & Letters
Associate Professor, English

Office: GE 114

I graduated from California State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in English Composition in 1989. I have always loved teaching and have been fortunate to have opportunities to teach composition, public speaking, and literature courses at several different colleges: Yakima Valley Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, Bakersfield Community College, and Austin Community College. For the last five years, I have been a full-time faculty member at Northern, teaching composition, literature, and speech courses, tutoring in the Writing Center, and developing service learning projects and programs. Working with my colleagues and with students at Northern has been an extremely educational and enriching experience. Aside from my teaching career, I am also the mother of three exceptional and beautiful children: Andres, Tomas, and Elena


Dr. Matthew MartinezMatthew J. Martinez, PhD

Director, Northern Pueblos Institute
Assistant Professor, Pueblo Indian
505 747-5458

Dr. Matthew J. Martinez was born and raised at Ohkay Owingeh. He has a PhD in American Studies and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is currently the Director of the Northern Pueblos Institute and an Assistant Professor of Pueblo Indian Studies at Northern New Mexico College. Prior to joining the Northern faculty he served as the Director of Indian Education at the New Mexico Higher Education Department where he worked to advance a number of initiatives designed to increase opportunities for American Indian students. Dr. Martinez has been a consultant for tribes and has published in the areas of Indian education and economic development. His most recent publication appears in White Shell Water Place: An Anthology of Native American Reflections on the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe (2010 Sunstone Press).


Dr. Heather WintererHeather Winterer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Humanities
Office: GE 113

Dr. Heather Winterer received her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she held the Schaeffer Fellowship for Poetry, and her MFA in Poetry from Columbia University School of the Arts. Her book, The Two Standards is under contract with the Colorado Center for Literary Publishing as part of the Mountain West Poetry Series. Ten poems from her new manuscript, Art’s Garage, won the 2010 Iowa Review Prize for poetry. She has also won the Litteral Latte and the Tusculum Review prizes for poetry. Her publications include such national literary journals as American Poetry Review, Fence, Colorado Review, Interim, and many others. She has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences for three years.