Graduate Programs at Western

Enrollment in Western's graduate programs has more than doubled since 2010, attracting more than 200 students from across the U.S. and the world in 2014-'15.

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)
Master of Science in High Altitude Exercise Physiology
Master in Environmental Management (MEM)
Master of Arts in Education
Graduate Program in Creative Writing



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
High Altitude Exercise Physiology Director
BA, Mt. Holyoke College, MS, PhD, Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 943-2027
Office Location: Wright Gym 224
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
Director of Genre Fiction Concentration
BA, University of Wisconsin; MFA, National University
Phone: 970.943.2025
Office Location:
Visiting Professor of Genre Fiction
BA, Scripps College; MFA, Western State Colorado University; MA, Hebrew Union-College-Jewish Institute of Religion;
Office Location:
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
Grad Creative Writing MFA Inst
BA, Rutgers University; MSt, Oxford University; PhD, Oxford University
Office Location:
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
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
Chair, 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
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.S. Florida State University; M.S., Florida State University
Phone: (970) 943-7041
Office Location: Crawford Hall 108
Director of Screenwriting Concentration
BA, University of Delhi; MA, Wake Forest University; MFA, Loyola Marymount University;
Phone: 970.943.3016
Office Location:
Grad MFA Capstone Advising
BA, Fort Lewis College; MFA, University of Southern Maine; PhD, Georgia State University
Office Location:
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
Grad Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts Inst
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
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
Phone: 720.984.2810
Office Location: Off Campus
Lecturer Grad Creative Writing
MFA, Spalding University;
Phone: 970.943.2025
Office Location:
Professor of English
BA, MA, Eastern New Mexico University; PhD, Texas Tech University.
Phone: (970) 943-2016
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208G
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., Mesa State College; M.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
Phone: (970) 943-3019
Office Location: Crawford Hall 108
Grad Creative Writing MFA Inst
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University; MFA, Columbia University
Phone: 970.943.2025
Office Location: