Adjunct Faculty Instructors (2019-2021)

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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 engages in consult work at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico. 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.   


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. 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 White is 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.







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. 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 also a prescribing psychologist. 





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 NM licensed psychologist in integrated primary care in Southern New Mexico. She serves as Behavioral Science Faculty at the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program and am chair of the Behavioral Medicine, Interprofessional Education and Wellness Curriculum. In this position she works closely with family physicians and an integrated healthcare team to provide education to healthcare trainees and service to the community of Southern New Mexico. She is an adjunct faculty member at New Mexico State University and teach Primary Care Psychology, the Behavioral Health Practicum, an Interprofessional Immersion training, and supervise doctoral level counseling psychology students, master’s level mental health counseling and social work students and coordinate the placement of behavioral health students in primary care settings. She completed a post-masters MS degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology at New Mexico State University and am a Conditional Prescribing Psychologist through the state of New Mexico.



Dr. Shearer is a clinical and prescribing psychologist for the Department of the Army at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) in the state of Washington. He serves as a core faculty member and Director of Behavioral Sciences the MAMC family medicine residency. He is responsible for training family medicine residents in behavioral health including psychopharmacology. Dr. Shearer is fully integrated into the family medicine clinics at MAMC as the primary psychopharmacological consultant and prescriber. He also teaches a year-long psychopharmacology course to psychology doctoral interns as a faculty member of the Department of Behavioral Health at MAMC. He is the recipient of the Major Eduardo Caraveo National Service Award from Division 55 of the American Psychological Association for contributions to the advancement of prescribing psychology. Dr. Shearer is the Chair of the Washington State Psychological Association Prescribing Psychology Legislative Taskforce. He is an adjunct faculty at Alliant International University in the psychopharmacology program. Dr. Shearer has appointments in the Department of Family Medicine as an assistant professor at the Uniformed University of Health Sciences and as a clinical instructor at the University of Washington. His research and professional interests include understanding and evaluating the combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in the treatment of behavioral health disorders, prescribing psychology in primary care settings, teaching psychopharmacology to psychologists and allied health care providers, and the development of prescribing psychology in the military. He is the author of book chapters and professional articles on these topics.


Dr. Claire Advokat received her Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology from Rutgers University, following which she completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, under the direction of the Nobel Laureate, Eric Kandel, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in N. Y. C. There she acquired experience with neurophysiological studies of behavior, specifically, the neural basis of reflex modulation in the sea slug, Aplysia californica. She then joined the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology, in the University of Illinois Health Sciences Center in Chicago. There, her research interests in the neurobiological bases of behavior continued, with animal studies of the relationship between the brain and spinal cord in regard to opiate analgesia. These studies, comparing the effect of spinally administered morphine, in intact and spinally transected rats, showed powerful effects of descending pathways on spinal opiate analgesia.  This work continued when she joined the Department of Psychology at LSU, in 1989, with experiments on the effects of descending spinal pathways on other reflex and neurotransmitter systems. Her research interests then expanded with a series of studies on the cognitive effect of stimulants in the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in undergraduate students. She has received funding for her research from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Board of Regents of Louisiana, the pharmaceutical firm, NPS, and the Spencer Foundation. In addition to these psychopharmacological investigations, Dr. Advokat has had extensive teaching experience, with both, undergraduate and graduate students, focusing on drugs used in the treatment of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. She was a contributing author, to the 2008 (11th edition) and 2011 (12th edition) of the book, A Primer of Drug Action, edited by Dr. R. Julien. She subsequently retired from academia to become the first author of the 2015 (13th) and 2018 (14th) editions, with co-authors, Dr. J. Comaty and Dr. R. Julien.


Dr. Melody Moore is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Texas. She provides integrative psychological services to women and children. She consults with  small businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. She is also a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and consults with schools on behavior management of children with emotional and behavioral disorders.  Dr. Moore also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Psychological Association. She serves on TPA’s  RxP committee which is advocating for prescribing privileges in Texas.



NMSU School of Nursing (SON) – Short Notice Adjunct Faculty Instructors for modules in pathophysiology and physical assessment:

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

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






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

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




Jennifer Nordhauser, MD,MPH. Dr. Jennifer Nordhauser is a Family Medicine Resident Physician at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Las Cruces, NM. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She subsequently continued on to the dual degree MD/MPH program at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, earning her Master’s in Public Health in 2015, with an occupational leadership focus, and Doctor of Medicine in 2019. She will  will complete the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program in Summer 2022, after which she plans to pursue a fellowship in Palliative Medicine. Dr. Nordhauser enjoys working with the interdisciplinary team at the MMC Hospital and Family Medicine Center, striving to provide optimal patient care with the pharmacy team, prescribing psychologists, social workers, case managers, and medical subspecialists. She also conducts clinical research and has a passion for quality improvement projects, most recently implementing a Hepatitis C Screening protocol with her residency class and improving obstetrics care through enhanced documentation methods at the Family Medicine Center.




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