Adjunct Faculty Instructors (2019-2021)


CaseyDr. Casey McDougall is the Training Director of the Postdoctoral M.S. Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology.  He is also noted as the Program Instructor and Clinical Supervisor of Record. Dr. Casey McDougall is a prescribing psychologist in New Mexico and a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. He earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota and Postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Alliant International University.  He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship through the UNM Health Sciences Center; followed by his Post-Doctoral training with the Pueblo of Acoma.  He is now the fulltime Training Director for the RXPP Program and Full Professor within the CEP Dept.  Previously he worked for Indian Health Service as the Behavioral Health Director at the Red Lake Hospital (Red Lake Nation; Red Lake, MN).  He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom III and Direct Descendant of the White Earth (Nation) Band of Chippewa where his father is enrolled.  He is a passionate Minnesota Vikings fan and is currently teaching himself how to play the guitar.   Complete Vita


Dr. Marlin HooverDr. Marlin Hoover is a prescribing psychologist in New Mexico and a licensed psychologist in Illinois. He earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago and Postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and in Medical Psychology by the American Board of Medical Psychology.  He is a member of the faculty of the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency. Additionally he sees patients for psychotherapy and medication at the Center Through the Looking Glass in Las Cruces and Hoover and Associates in Chicago. He was a Faculty member and Psychology Department Chair at Saint Xavier University in Chicago for twenty years.



Dr. Mitchell SimsonDr. Mitchell Simson is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine.  He received a BA cum laude at Pomona College and then attended the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine for his M.D. He received his MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. His medical practice experiences includes 19 years of solo Internal Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico,  5 years as the staff physician at Turquoise Lodge ( a New Mexico Department of Health drug and alcohol detox and rehab facility),  6 years as the medical director of a methadone maintenance clinic,  and presently over 10 years as faculty at the University of New Mexico medical school.  He has been an instructor for the NMSU Masters of Psychopharmacology course since its inception.


Dr. Luis A. VázquezDr. Luis A. Vázquez is the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity, Regents Professor, and holds an Endowed Chair position at New Mexico State University.  Dr. Vázquez earned his Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Iowa in 1990. He has been elected as President for the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minorities Division 45 of the American Psychological Association.  He also serves as a member of the Commission on Accreditation for the American Psychological Association, along with being the Past-Chair of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Vázquez has been active member of the Advisory Board of the NMSU Post-Doctoral Training Program for Prescribing Psychologists and has always been committed to the progression and improvement of the program.



Dr. Bob RinaldiDr. Bob Rinaldi is a licensed prescribing psychologist in New Mexico and clinical psychologist in Illinois.  He received his PhD from Loyola University Chicago and his MA in clinical psychopharmacology from New Mexico State University.  He has worked as Acting Vice President for Science, Technology and Public Health for American Medical Association(AMA) and retired in 1997. Following his work at AMA Dr. Rinaldi became Executive Director of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) in Rosemont, IL. Currently, Dr. Rinaldi is a Prescribing Psychologist at Christus St. Vincent Hospital, Pojoaque Primary Care Clinic, Santa Fe, NM.  He practices in a primary care medical clinic with three family medicine physicians and provides psychotherapy and psychotropic medication and management to pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.


Dr. Marshall ThompsonDr. Marshall Thompson has a varied background in molecular biology and biochemistry as well as applied computer science. His Ph.D. research, performed at Duke University in the University Program in Genetics & Genomics, explored the global relationships between RNA binding proteins and their mRNA targets, both experimentally and through computational and statistical modelling. Marshall also maintains a passion for science and engineering education and continues to deliver coursework in Genetics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry as an affiliate faculty member at the New Mexico State University College of Education. Recently, Dr. Thompson has been working as a technical liaison and product manager for Cognitect Inc. in Durham, NC, with the Datomic database product.


Dr. Traci WhiteDr. Traci Whiteis an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and Regional Coordinator of Experiential Education. Assistant Director of the UNM/NMSU Cooperative Pharmacy Program.  Dr.  White received a BS in biology from New Mexico State University in 2002 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree a PharmD from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in 2006. Following graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.  Dr. White is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist and a prescribing pharmacist as a clinician in the state of New Mexico. She provides comprehensive pain and palliative pharmacologic symptom management for hospice palliative care patients and She serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and medical residents in the hospice setting.  Dr. White’s areas of interest include interdisciplinary teamwork, advancing pharmacy practice and the evolving role of the pharmacist in hospice/palliative care.


Dr. Lia BillingtonDr. Lia Billington is the Behavioral Science Faculty for the Family Medicine Residency of the Santa Fe Rural Program of University of New Mexico School of Medicine.¬† This is affiliated with Christus St. Vincent Medical Center, where she teaches and practices integrated behavioral health and prescribing psychology in primary care.¬† She has been licensed as a prescribing psychologist since 2010.¬† Dr. Billington lectures for state and national professional associations.¬† She previously served at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM, from 2009-2013.¬† Professional interests include pain management, obesity, mood disorders, and Alzheimer’s Disease.


Dr. Paul Feil Dr. Paul Feil is a Sleep Medicine Specialist who specializes in Internal Medicine and is currently practicing in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He graduated with honors from Washington University School of Medicine in 1977 and has more than 40 years of diverse experience in sleep medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr. Paul Feil cooperates and is affiliated with many doctors, specialists, and hospitals in the Las Cruces, New Mexico area including Memorial Medical Center and Mountain View Regional Medical Center.






Dr. Lindsay Fox has completed her graduation from St Francis Physician Assistant Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2011 with a focus on Hematology/ Oncology. Following her graduation she went on to practice General and Surgical Oncology with Presbyterian Medical Group in Albuquerque for several years working extensively in areas including breast, thyroid and colon carcinomas.  She joined the faculty at the PA program 2015 and continues to see patients at Southwest Mesa Clinic utilizing the ECHO platform to treat complex patients with HEPC and multiple comorbidities. Also servers has a Faculty/Lecturer and Outreach coordinator with the UNM Physician Assistant Program.



Dr. Kathleen Hales graduated from the University of NM School of Medicine and received her residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s rural program in Kenosha, WI.  She has been practicing Family Medicine for 30 years.  She has been a Clinical Professor of Medicine for UNM from 1992, and a faculty physician at the Southern NM Family Medicine Residency Program since 2005.  She has had the honor of working alongside Prescribing Psychologists from the initiation of this program and is enthusiastic about continuing working with the Program.




Dr. Bret A. Moore is a prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas. He is the Vice Chair of Boulder Crest Institute in Bluemont, Virginia and founder of Military Psychology Consulting. Dr. Moore is on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Adler University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and teaches graduate courses in psychopharmacology, clinical medicine, and military psychology. He is a former active duty Army psychologist and two-tour veteran of Iraq. Dr. Moore is the founding editor of the popular book series Clinical Topics in Psychology and Psychiatry and is the author and editor of 18 books, including the Posttraumatic Growth Workbook, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, and Anxiety Disorders: A Guide for Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy with Stephen Stahl. He has written dozens of book chapters and over 50 peer-reviewed and professional articles. He has also written feature articles for popular press outlets such as Scientific American Mind and The New Republic. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 18, 19, & 55) and recipient of the Charles Gersoni and Arthur W. Melton awards from Division 19 and the Peter J.N Linnerooth National Service award and the Early Career Achievement award from Division 18 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Moore’s views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, Boston Globe, National Geographic and TV Guide and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

Dr. George Kapalka is a prescribing psychologist in New Mexico at the Children’s Treatment Center in Albuquerque, and a licensed psychologist in private practice in New Jersey. He earned . a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and in Psychopharmacology by the International College of Professional Psychology. He has taught for over 30 years and retired as Professor from Monmouth University. He is author/editor of six books and numerous research publications and presentations, and his book, “Parenting Your Out-of-Control Child” has been translated into 10 foreign languages. He has been interviewed by newspapers and magazines, as well as network and cable television. His research and practice primarily focus on the education and treatment of child and adolescent disorders (especially ADHD), collaborative treatment by psychologists and physicians, and investigating the effectiveness of nutritional and herbal supplements to treat psychological and emotional disorders. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has received the Researcher of the Year Award from the New Jersey Psychological Association.

Dr. R. Brock Frost is a board certified neuropsychologist. He completed doctoral training at Brigham Young University, internship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Frost specializes in brain behavior relationships with particular expertise in neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, epilepsy, and geriatrics. He has also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology through Fairleigh Dickinson University and is pursuing licensure as a prescribing psychologist in New Mexico. Dr. Frost is currently faculty within the Neuropsychology Section of the Behavioral Health Care Line at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Galle’s private practice career spans four decades.¬† Having started as a clinical psychologist and applied neuroscientist, she is also a psychopharmacologist, with certifications in various psychology specialties. She is a licensed psychologist in several states, active in the District of Columbia and New Mexico, holding a Prescription License in the latter as well. Dr. Galle is also qualified to practice other health professions, namely, clinical nutrition, traditional naturopathy, classical homeopathy, and Yoga therapy. A graduate of UC Berkelely, Yale, and Alliant IU, she is on the faculty at major universities (GWU, AIU), and has served as consultant to international organizations (PAHO, WHO). She coauthored books and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has been a media guest, locally and abroad. She serves on the Board of Directors of several professional associations (AMP, CHC, IAACN). She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN).

Dr. Galle’s psychosomatic consultation practice focuses on integrative health within a psychotherapeutic matrix. She addresses the links between mental states and physical symptoms, the role of stress in illness, and designs individualized programs for restoring health. Dr. Galle’s assessment tools range from psycho/neuropsychological measures to molecular laboratory tests.¬† She considers energy patterns, brain function, attachment qualities, communication, nutrition, and lifestyle in relation to pathology, healing processes, and health. She emphasizes function rather than diagnosis per se.

Dr. Galle practices eclectic psychotherapy (psychodynamic, cognitive, interpersonal) interwoven with mind-body methods (hypnosis, yoga, meditation, bio- neurofeedback). She also uses somatic modalities, namely, metabolic nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, and drugs as needed. She follows the health effects of developmental transitions throughout the life cycle. Dr. Galle has vast experience in treating the whole gamut of mental/ emotional disorders. She also provides complementary and alternative care in collaboration with physicians. She views medical/prescribing psychologists as holding a key to epigenetics through their biopsychosocial interventions.

Davena Norris, Pharm.D., PhC, BCPS. Dr. Davena Norris is a Pharmacist Clinician at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Las Cruces. She received her Bachelor of Science from New Mexico State University in 2008 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico in 2012. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System in Tucson. Dr. Norris is board certified in pharmacotherapy. She works collaboratively with an interprofessional family medicine team to manage medication therapy in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Her teaching roles include Program Coordinator for the MMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, faculty member for the Southern NM Family Medicine Residency Program, and preceptor for the UNM College of Pharmacy.

Daubney Boland, Ph.D., LP, MSCP is a recent graduate of the NMSU Psychopharmacology Program.  In addition, she was also recently awarded Prescriptive Authority to improve the access to and continuity of care for underserved treatment populations.  She interdisciplinary care provide at the Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.  Dr. Boland will instructing on improving cultural diversity in the Borderlands, Health Literacy, and Health Equality. 

NMSU School of Nursing – Short Notice Adjunct Faculty Instructors:

Thomas Hayth DNP, RN, FNP-BC, RRT
College Assistant Professor
Nursing Interests: Family Health/Med-Surg Nursing

Stephanie Lynch PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
Nursing Interests: Psychiatric Mental Health,
Women’s Health

Links to Dr. Hayth and Dr. Lynche’s profiles and contact information can be found HERE