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Ryan Goodman

MA in Latin American Studies | 2003

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Job : Lecturer III, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico/UNM West
Location : Albuquerque, NM

Ryan chose UNM and the Latin American Studies degree due to personal recommendations from alumni, the reputation of the department, the resources available at the LAII, and the tremendous beauty, culture, and history of Albuquerque and New Mexico. Academically and professionally, the LAS program provided him with opportunities to explore various disciplinary approaches to study in the region. "Though my current research and teaching is not directly related, this interdisciplinary program exposed me to tremendous faculty - namely, Dr. Nelson Valdés, Dr. Susan Tiano, & Dr. Bob Fiala - and student colleagues who inspired my continuation into academia (I subsequently completed my PhD in Sociology here at UNM). Currently, Ryan is a full-time lecturer in the Sociology Department at UNM, with his teaching appointment at the UNM West campus in Rio Rancho. "I teach the gamut of undergraduate level Sociology courses including Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Collective Behavior & Social Movements, Social Theory, Research Methods, Sociology of Gender, and the Sociology of Sport. My role as an instructor includes service to the community, the department, the UNM West campus, and most importantly, mentorship to undergraduate majors and minors in Sociology."