Denise Montoya

Denise Montoya, Ph.D., SHRM SCP, SPHR

Dr. Denise Montoya serves as the Associate Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Government Relations and adjunct faculty for New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU). She served as the 2018-2019 HU President Leadership Development Fellowship program and former Human Resources/Payroll Director at NMHU. She is the President of P.S. People Strategy providing strategic planning, design and implementation of learning cultures, and human resources consulting services to a wide range of organizations. She is an accomplished faculty member and national speaker instructing courses at NMHU, UNM Continuing Education, CNM, and ITT Technical Institute.

Dr. Montoya serves on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Board of Directors. She served as the Membership Advisory Council Representative for the Southwest Central Region for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); the Director for SHRM New Mexico Council; and the President for the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) of New Mexico. She served as a judge for Quality New Mexico.

Dr. Montoya was recognized by Albuquerque Business First as a Women of Influence Honoree in 2015 and was awarded the HR Volunteer of the Year by the HRMA of New Mexico presented by SHRM NM in 2011.

Dr. Montoya achieved her Ph.D. in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. She is a published co-author for topics including a Model of Shared Leadership as well as Building Trust in Virtual Teams. She holds two globally recognized certifications, the SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and the Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and previously has held a Professional of Human Resources (PHR).