Elizabeth Brasher


Elizabeth joined our faculty in September, 2013, to teach English, becoming a full-time teacher of a number of subjects in 2017.  She has developed a calm and effective teaching style from experience ranging from pre-school to university level. She expanded her teaching to embrace social studies, music, and physical education. In 2019 she became Deputy Head of School, being involved in critical reorganization of subjects and of the logistically challenging schedules for students and teachers. She also is a key advisor in meetings of the Board of Trustees.

Biographical Information

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, New Mexico State University:  Aug. 2011-present. Instructor of Record for eleven courses, including Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Introduction to Creative Writing, Business and Professional Communication, Rhetoric and Composition. Online instructor for two of the above courses. Experience using Blackboard and Canvas learning platforms. Graduate Assistant, New Mexico State University: Aug. 2006-May 2011. Instructor of Record for nine courses, including Rhetoric and Composition, Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Introduction to Creative Writing. Writing Center Consultant, New Mexico State University. Aug. 2006-May 2009.


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry), New Mexico State University. May 2011. Creative Thesis: Witch Tests. Advisor: Carmen Giménez Smith, MFA. 3.9 cumulative G.P.A. Master of Arts in English (Literature), New Mexico State University. May 2009. Master’s Essay: “Understanding Emily Dickinson and Female Self-hood in Fascicle Twenty.” Advisor: Dr. Ryan Cull. Bachelor of Arts in English (Minors in History and Religious Studies), New Mexico State University. May 2006. Undergraduate Honors Thesis: “Creating Equal Men: Antebellum Models of Masculinity in Three Novels by Herman Melville.” Advisor: Dr. Andrew Wiget. Distinction in University Honors.

Other Professional Experience

Assistant Editor, Bone Bouquet journal. Jun. 2010-present. Associate Editor, Puerto del Sol literary magazine. Aug. 2009-May 2011. Writer/Reviewer, Elevate Difference (Feminist Review); elevatedifference.com. July 2010-April 2011. Grant Writer, Puerto del Sol literary magazine. 2010. Textbook Reviewer, Paideia 12: English 111 at New Mexico State University. (Volunteer position).Spring 2009. Assistant Editor, Puerto del Sol literary magazine. (Volunteer position). Fall 2006. Awards and Honors NMSU Teaching Academy Distinguished Member. April 2011. Academy of American Poets University Prize. 2011. Wilson and Samoza Poetry Prize. 2009. Joseph H. Forsyth Endowed Memorial Scholarship. 2004.