Dr. Xeturah Woodley

Assistant Professor

Office Location: O’Donnell Hall Room 201G
Office Phone: (575) 646-1228
Email: xwoodley@nmsu.edu
Department Phone: (575) 646-4820
Fax: (575) 646-5436
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Faculty Profile
Dr. Xeturah Woodley is a Womanist scholar with a background in community organizing and educational activism. Her community work focuses on meeting the educational needs of those most vulnerable in our society. Dr. Woodley is the recipient of numerous awards for her work within the community and on campuses. These awards include the Faculty Outstanding Women’s Award (1998), CNM Excellence Awards (2004, 2008, 2011) and Women Who Dare to Dream Award (2013). She worked as a community college administrator for eight years before assuming her current position as an assistant professor at New Mexico State University.


  • BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • MSS, the University of Colorado at Denver
  • Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Theoretical Groundings
Black Womanist and Critical Race Theories

Research Interests 
Online Teaching and Learning, Race and Gender Issues in Higher Education, Educational Research Methodology


Peer-Reviewed  Articles

Books, Book Chapters, and Book Reviews

Conference Proceedings(*denotes research/authorship with a student)

  • Ashmawi, Y., Woodley, X.M., & Ferguson, K. (2019, January). Moving beyond one and done: Infusing social justice throughout the curriculum. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Ashmawi, Y. & Woodley, X.M. (2016, January 20). Educators of Color Speak: Using Positionality to Inform Curriculum in Teacher Education. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education (pp. 2011-2012). Honolulu, HI: Hawaii International Conference on Education.

Technical Papers, Practitioner Publications, and Other Scholarly Writings


Graduate, Research, and Teaching Assistants

  • Gaspard Mucundanyi – Graduate Assistant

Courses Taught 

  • EDUC 518: Technology and Pedagogy (online & f2f)
  • EDLT 528:  Foundations in Learning Design and Technology (online)
  • EDUC 576: Qualitative Research Methods (f2f)
  • EDLT 577:  Online Teaching and Learning (online)
  • EDLT 610:  Technology, Education, and Society (online)
  • EDLT 628:  Designing for the Internet (online)
  • EDUC 637: Social Justice Issues in Education (online)
  • EDUC 694: Dissertation Seminar: Qualitative Methods (hybrid)

For more information, please see Dr. Woodley’s curriculum vitae. For media inquiries or requests, please contact Dr. Woodley at (575) 646-1228.