Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Office Phone: (575) 646-7625
Department Phone: (575) 646-2326
Fax: (575) 646-5436
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
O’Donnell Hall Room 200G
Mary Fahrenbruck is a teacher/researcher who focuses on access to literacy and on comprehension strategies. Within this focus Dr. Fahrenbruck examines preservice and inservice teachers’ knowledge and perceptions of how children and adolescents develop as literate beings. Dr. Fahrenbruck has published articles in Reading Matrix, Childhood Education Journal and Journal of Children’s Literature. Dr. Fahrenbruck serves on the Board of Advisors for the Worlds of Words; International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature organization. She is also member of the Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking, the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. Dr. Fahrenbruck earned a BS in Elementary Education from Montana State University-Billings and a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Black Hills State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Language, Reading and Culture from the University of Arizona.