Professor of the Month: Joshua Silver | September 2019

Joshua Silver, professor at New Mexico State University who teaches Claiming an American Past, HON242 at the Honors College. Silver was raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Las Cruces when his family decided to move here where he attended Oñate High School. In 2003 Silver gained his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Language Arts. In 2007 he gained his Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. Lastly, in 2018 he gained a Master of Business Administration and all degrees were attained at New Mexico State University.
Silver’s most enjoyable classes were the ones that challenged his thinking the most and where he could have a greater connection with professors. One thing Silver mentioned about the development of NMSU through out the years is this, “When I was at NMSU, the Honors College wasn’t nearly as developed as it is now. I was a PA Scholar and loved the opportunities it afforded me. However, now, Honors College students have so many more opportunities to network and learn from and with each other.”

Silver likes to run, practice yoga and to bake. He believes to be a good baker but thinks his students from HON242 should be better judges regarding his baking abilities. He also won second place in a ballroom competition even with this self-description “I may be one of the most forgetful and/or clumsy person you will meet.” Silver likes that NMSU has a very supportive and caring team that cares deeply for the students’ success and the educational community.
“Of course, the students. Go Aggies!”


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