Joel Hoffman

I am a proud native of Las Cruces and Organ, NM.  I began my teaching career at Doña Ana Community College in 2008, as part-time adjunct faculty, teaching Principles of Human Communication and Public Speaking.  Since then, his teaching experience has expanded to include multiple courses at New Mexico State University and El Paso Community College. 

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and German at New Mexico State University and later a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies.  In the interim, I lived in San Diego, CA, and New York City before returning to Las Cruces in 1994.  During that time, I held a variety of administrative positions including work for a firm specializing in employee assistance programs and as Admissions Secretary for a small private school.  Upon my return, I worked for the Purchasing Department at New Mexico State University and later as a delivery driver for Mesilla Valley Snacks.

I have a great love of nature and a passionate interest in environmental issues.  I have served as a founding board member of Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, which worked to support the permanent protection of public lands in Doña Ana County.  Since successfully advocating, in partnership with many environmental and citizen led groups, to create the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, the Friends work to promote multi-use enjoyment of and management for the Monument.   

My professional activities now include serving as a representative to the Doña Ana Community College Faculty Council on behalf of all part-time faculty at the College.