Michael Morehead
Dean, College of Education


  • Standardized tests
  • Teacher certification programs
  • Teacher effectiveness

Michael Morehead is the dean for the College of Education at New Mexico State University, a role from which he will retire in July 2015. Morehead has served in the dean’s office since 1992 and was responsible for academic programs and students. Prior to joining the NMSU College of Education in 1992, he worked in administrative roles at Northern Arizona University and Emporia State University. He has been an educator since 1971, including teaching at the middle- and high-school level and serving as an administrator in secondary schools. In the last several years, Morehead has been instrumental in establishing the Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning – a collaborative effort of NMSU, K-12 education and other agencies that support teaching and learning in New Mexico – and the Early College High School in Las Cruces, N.M. He has also led the college in developing more business partnerships and in expanding collaboration with community agencies that provide services to children and families. Morehead has a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s in educational administration and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Missouri—Columbia.