Nicholas Natividad

Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University

Nicholas D. Natividad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. He received his Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University with concentration on issues of social justice in crime and law. He currently serves as a Dean’s Fellow in the College of Education at NMSU for the 2016-17 school year. Nicholas also serves as Institutional Lead for the New Mexico Leadership Institute at NMSU. The New Mexico Leadership Institute is a collaborative program with the University of New Mexico that prepares students through curriculum and mentoring to become leaders and agents of change. Prior to his employment at NMSU he was Assistant Professor at Nevada State College where he co-wrote and started the Bachelors of Criminal Justice. While at Nevada State College, Nicholas also co-founded and is former Director of the Nepantla Program. The Nepantla Program at NSC provides comprehensive support services and scholarships for underrepresented, underserved, first generation college students.