Ida D’Antonio-Hangen


College Assistant Professor

M.A. New Mexico State University
Office: BD 108
Phone: 575-646-3649



I come to be faculty at NMSU after being either an Adjunct or a Visiting Professor since Spring 2019.  Below is what led to me teaching at NMSU.  I was born and grew up in El Paso, Texas.  I received my Criminal Justice undergrad degree at the University of Texas at El Paso. After graduating, I moved to Dallas, Texas, to begin my law enforcement career.  From 1990 to 1993, I was an Adult Probation Officer in Dallas.  From 1993 to 1996, I was hired by Dallas Ft. Worth Airport Department of Public Safety.  I was cross trained to be a firefighter and police officer.  Having attended both of these academies prepared me for my employment as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).  I was employed and retired from the FBI after 22 years of service.  Before I retired, I enrolled at NMSU and received my Masters in Criminal Justice. 
I spent my entire FBI career in Las Cruces, NM. During my time with the FBI, I investigated different types of criminal cases. My specialty was Indian country crimes and Human Trafficking. In 2009, I started the Human Trafficking (HT) working group in Las Cruces and my passion has only grown to bring HT awareness to our community. By educating the community, other will be trained on the indicators of HT and possibly be able to rescue a victim. My other passion, besides my family, is helping students achieve success in their pursuit of their law enforcement careers. I will continue to use my knowledge and experience in the classroom to prepare my students for a career in law enforcement, social work, or entering law school.