Eliseo Cheo Torres

Photo: Eliseo Cheo Torres

Adjunct Faculty

Email:  cheo@unm.edu


 Retired as a Vice President of Student Affairs from the University of New Mexico, Cheo is now a part-time faculty teaching traditional medicine, Curanderismo courses year-round.  Cheo regularly lectures and offers a 2-week summer class and 2 online courses on the history, herbal remedies, and rituals of Curanderismo to audiences ranging from scholars and students to people hoping to become knowledgeable about alternative and traditional medicine, including lay people and medical professionals alike.  Before coming to New Mexico, his most recent role was Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  He had various roles throughout his 20 years there.  

He has published seven books on his life in and research on his subject area.  His most recent books are: Curanderismo:  The Art of Traditional Medicine without Borders, and Curandero: Traditional Healers of Mexico and the Southwest published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, and previously published: Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing, and Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition, both available from the University of New Mexico Press.