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Elizabeth (Betsy) J. Cahill

Co-Department Head
Las Cruces Campus
Curriculum and Instruction


Areas of Expertise

  • Early Childhood Education And Care
  • Multicultural Early Education
  • Gender And Sexuality Development
  • Teacher Development

Expert Background

Cahill, co-department head in the College of Education's curriculum and instruction department and an associate professor of early childhood education, is the first holder of the J. Paul Taylor Endowed Professorship in Education.

Cahill joined NMSU in 1994 as the program coordinator for the university's early childhood program. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Wilmington College in Ohio and master's degree and doctorate in early childhood education from Kent State University.

Prior to her career in higher education, Cahill was a preschool teacher for more than 17 years. She has published many articles on issues related to young children and has secured grants that have allowed for the development of new programs. 

Highest Degree

Kent State University