Message from the Dean


Dean of Instruction

Professor Niaz Ahmed, Ph.D.
Dean/Chief Academic Officer
nahmed2014@unm.edu
(505) 863-7679
Calvin Hall Center 111A

Welcome to the University of New Mexico-Gallup. Our collective mission and vision are inspired by a deep sense of purpose to foster the highest quality education and services for our students. We are deeply committed to developing a supportive environment where our students, staff, and faculty can work toward achieving greater levels of success, and can grow and reach their full human potential. These core values, mission and vision inspire our activities as educators, service providers, and leaders in the service of students and the community.

As you embark on your educational journey at UNM-Gallup, our dedicated faculty and staff will assist you every step of the way. I look forward to meeting with students, faculty, and staff from around the campus to discuss our evolving strategic plan that will continually enhance the quality of education and services we provide to the students and the larger community.

About the Dean

Dr. Niaz Ahmed has 25 years of teaching, administrative, managerial, and entrepreneurial experience in the private, public and social sectors including private and state universities (UNM, SCSU, USM, SC, SU), corporate and public broadcasting (NBC and PBS), and multimedia, ecommerce and electronic publishing (GCCI, ITN, SJI).

Dr. Ahmed's academic background includes MDP from Harvard University, GMP from the University of Cambridge, Ph.D. from USM, and MS from CUNY. He is a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and has published a scholarly book on Cross-Cultural Quantitative Content Analysis. Currently he is working on a book titled The tyranny of isms, schisms and extremisms. Dr. Ahmed is the Chief Editor for Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Journal of International and Cross-Cultural Studies, and Journal of Interpersonal, Intercultural and Mass Communication.

Prior to joining UNM-Gallup as Dean/Chief Academic Officer, he had served as Academic Dean, at Sohar University, and as Assistant Dean and Campus Director at Springfield College. At Saint Cloud State University (flagship state university in Minnesota), Dr. Ahmed served as Director of Graduate Studies & Research for 10 years. He had also served as a tenured full professor at Saint Cloud State University for 23 years.

Dr. Niaz Ahmed was also the founder and president of Global Commerce & Communication, Inc. in Minnesota, a diversified consulting company that provides a wide range of services including electronic publishing, intellectual property marketing, software and web development, and ecommerce.