Graduate Programs at Western

Enrollment in Western's graduate programs has more than doubled since 2010, attracting more than 400 students from across the U.S. and the world in 2016-'17.

These growing Master’s programs serve our region, our nation and the world by educating advanced students to make substantial contributions to their professions.

Western's graduate programs make our campus a dynamic learning and research environment for all students. Residential, low-residency, and online programs bring together preeminent professors and practitioners in an academic environment dedicated to excellence.

Western offers the following master's degree programs:

Master in Gallery Management and Exhibits Specialization (MGES)

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Master of Science in High Altitude Exercise Physiology (HAEP)

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Master in Environmental Management (MEM)

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Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) 

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Graduate Program in Creative Writing - (GPCW)

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Directory

Faculty

Chris Benedetti
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Education
B.S., Florida State University; M.S., Barry University; Ph.D. in Leadership and Education, Nova Southeastern University
Phone: (970) 943-2135
Office Location: Crawford Hall 110
Gillian Lie
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.S. Florida State University; M.S., Florida State University
Phone: (970) 943-7041
Office Location: Crawford Hall 108
Tim Brown Profile Image
MGES Instructor
University of California, Santa Barbara, MA Spatial Studies
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High Altitude Exercise Physiology Director
BA, Mt. Holyoke College, MS, PhD, Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 943-2027
Office Location: Wright Gym 224
Julia Courtney MGES Instructor
MGES Instructor
MA in Museum Studies, Harvard University, MA Art Education, Lesley University
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Lance Dalleck headshot
Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
BA, Western State Colorado University; MS, Colorado State University; PhD, University of New Mexico
Phone: (970) 943-7132
Office Location: Wright Gym 227
Russell Davis
Director of Genre Fiction Concentration
BA, University of Wisconsin; MFA, National University
Phone: 970.943.2025
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Stacia Deutsch
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA, Scripps College; MFA, Western State Colorado University; MA, Hebrew Union-College-Jewish Institute of Religion;
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Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA University of Pennsylvania, MFA University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
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MGES Instructor; SUNY Purchase College, Instructor
B.A. SUNY/Binghamton, M.A. SUNY/Binghamton, Ph.D. CUNY
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Brooke Hanks
Senior Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., Western State Colorado University; M.A., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Phone: (970) 943-2504
Office Location: Crawford Hall 105
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA Western State Colorado University, MA University of Colorado, Boulder, PhD University of California, Berkeley
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Ernest Hilbert
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA, Rutgers University; MSt, Oxford University; PhD, Oxford University
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Jeff Hulbert
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., Western Washington University, B.S., Central Washington University, M.S., University at Albany, State University of New York
Phone: 970-943-2141
Office Location: Crawford Hall 107
David M. Hyde
Lecturer in Anthropology, MGES Instructor
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-2222
Office Location: Hurst Hall 031A
Chair, Associate Professor of Education
Assoc. V.P. for Academic Affairs, Dean of Graduate Studies, B.Ed., University of Sussex, England; M.Ed., Lesley University; Ed.D. California Coast University
Phone: 970-943-2033
Office Location: Crawford Hall 103
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA Cornell University, MA in Creative Writing, Boston University, PhD in English, Louisana State University
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Kathleen Kinkema
Associate VP Academic Affairs; Professor, Department of Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science
BA, Grand Valley State University; MS, PhD, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Phone: (970) 943-7133
Office Location: Wright Gym 229
MGES Consultant and Internship Supervisor; Art Historian and Consultant; Principal: Kerry Mason and Associates; Instructor in Canadian and Northwest Coast Art, University of Victoria and Victoria College of Art
B.A., M.A., French Certificate, University of Victoria
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JS Mayank
Director of Screenwriting Concentration
BA, University of Delhi; MA, Wake Forest University; MFA, Loyola Marymount University;
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Jarrett Mellenbruch MGES Instructor
MGES Instructor
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MGES Instructor; New Hampshire Institute of Art, Instructor
B.F.A. SUNY Purchase College, M.F.A. Vermont College of Fine Art
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Candace Nadon
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA, Fort Lewis College; MFA, University of Southern Maine; PhD, Georgia State University
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Professor of Art - Art History (www.western.edu/art) Administrative Director Master in Gallery Management and Exhibits Specialization (www.western.edu/mges) Colorado State Representative, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (www.aamg-us.org)
B.A., M.A., University of Victoria; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-3031
Office Location: Quigley 231
Caroline Powders- Forrest
Lecturer and Mentor Program Coordinator, Department of Education
LLB, University of East Anglia, UK; M.Ed. University of Illinois, Urbana
Phone: (970) 943-7035
Office Location: Crawford Hall 109
Assistant Professor, Department of Education
B.A., B.S., Indiana University, M.Ed., Harvard University, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: (970) 943-2244
Office Location: Crawford Hall 106
Michaela Roessner-Herman
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA, California College of Arts and Crafts; MFA in Popular Fiction, University of Southern Maine; MFA in Painting, Lone Mountain College;
Phone: 970.943.2025
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208
Dr. David J. Rothman
Director of Graduate Program in Creative Writing; Director of Poetry Concentration
AB, Harvard University; MA, University of Utah; PhD, New York University;
Phone: 970.943.2058
Office Location: Taylor Hall 222B
Director, Certificate in Publishing
Master of Public Health, University of Michigan; Master of Social Work, University of Michigan; Bachelor of Arts, Calvin College
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Office Location: Off Campus
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
BA cum laude in English and American Literature, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, MFA in Acting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Bob Shayne
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
MFA, Spalding University;
Phone: 970.943.2025
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Grosland Associate Director, Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization; Art Department Gallery Director; MGES Instructor
BA Oberlin College, MA, PhD Central European University
Phone: 970.943.2285
Office Location: Quigley Hall 230
Mark Todd
Professor of English
BA, MA, Eastern New Mexico University; PhD, Texas Tech University.
Phone: (970) 943-2016
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208G
Cori L. Woytek
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., Mesa State College; M.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
Phone: (970) 943-3019
Office Location: Crawford Hall 108