William Corbett


William J. Corbett was a DACC student from 1998-2000, receiving an A.S. degree in Computer Technology, the EMT-Basic certification, and an A.A. degree in Business Office Technology.

“I was a civil litigation attorney in California and relocated to New Mexico in late 1997. I found myself on the wrong side of the digital divide and needed to get up to speed in using a PC. I enrolled in DACC, hoping to get the skills I needed. The Computer Technology and Business Office Technology teachers were dedicated, kind and on the cutting edge of the skills I wanted to learn. Small class sizes and daily hands-on training provided an ideal learning environment.

After completing his DACC programs, Mr. Corbett worked as an Assistant DA and began teaching part-time at DACC and NMSU. This soon evolved into teaching full-time. He now serves as an adjunct faculty member of the NMSU Department of Government and the DACC Criminal Justice staff. Transitioning from litigating in court to teaching has been challenging, but teaching our students is both a privilege and a pleasure.

He currently serves as an attorney monitor for the New Mexico Bar’s Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and a volunteer “Street Law” teacher at Lynn Middle School. In addition, he is a member of the local Progressive Voter Alliance and PFLAG Organization.