Dianne Layden holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from UNM. She came to New Mexico in 1969, left the state twice for faculty posts at the University of Houston and University of Redlands in California, and returned in 2001 as an administrator at Santa Fe Community College. Currently, she teaches English and cultural studies part-time at CNM Community College. Dr. Layden has done research on public violence for over 20 years, including frontier justice – her most recent publication is a review of Stephen Singular’s book about the 2009 murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortion. Her focus is now New Mexico history and culture.
- History of the Rudolfo Anaya – Bless Me, Ultima Landscape Park in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.