Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department

Western's Communication Arts, Language & Literature department encompasses studies in the disciplines that define what is to be human.

In this broad area of what some call “the humanities,” students focus on communication in all media – from public speaking to media production, language studies to philosophy. They examine and analyze the great works of great minds, while learning the crafts needed to create new classics.

Theatre & Performance students stage plays and other performances in Western's state-of-the-art facilities. Other students produce and edit video projects, broadcast on Western's own KWSB radio station, and publish a weekly newspaper. English majors come to understand the rich history and craft of America's common language, while Spanish majors immerse themselves in a language and culture increasingly integrated with our nation's future.

Programs of study include:

Directory

Faculty

Lecturer in Sociology and Politics and Government
B.A., Dartmouth College, Philosophy , Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, Philosophy of Education
Phone: (970) 943-2582
Office Location: Kelley 208
Senior Lecturer in English
B.A., Western State Colorado University; M.A., University of Colorado.
Phone: (970) 943-2099
Office Location: Taylor Hall 225B
Lecturer in English
B.A., Saint John's College, Santa Fe, Ph.D., University of Denver
Phone: (970) 943-2585
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208A
Professor of Communication Arts
A.B., University of California-Santa Cruz; M.F.A., University of Montana.
Phone: (970) 943-2132
Office Location: Taylor Hall 220C
Director of Genre Fiction Concentration
Phone: 970.943.2025
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Visiting Professor of Genre Fiction
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Chair: Department of Communication Arts, Languages, and Literature; Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., St. Michael's College; M.A., State University of New York-Albany; Ph.D., University of Colorado.
Phone: (970) 943-3042
Office Location: Taylor Hall 218
Visiting Professor in the Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Ph.D., Ball State University, M.A., Iowa State University
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Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts
B.A., University of San Diego;, M.A., Colorado State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2087
Office Location: Taylor 220A
Lecturer in Communication Arts
Phone: 970.943.2580
Office Location: Taylor 225A
Professor and Director of the Master of Environmental Management Program; Professor of Env Sustainability & Philosophy; Director, Headwaters Project
B.A., Western State Colorado University; , M.A., St. John's College; , Ph.D., Washington State University.
Phone: (970) 943-3450
Office Location: Kelley Hall 107
Grad Creative Writing MFA Inst
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Assistant Professor of English
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Office Location: Taylor Hall 222C
Professor of English
B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.
Phone: (970) 943-2088
Office Location: Taylor Hall 220B
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., Humboldt State University; , M.F.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Phone: (970) 943-3052
Office Location: Taylor Hall 212E
Professor of English
B.A., Russell Sage College; , Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany.
Phone: (970) 943-2456
Office Location: Taylor Hall 216A
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., University Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; M.A., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Phone: (970) 943-2430
Office Location: Taylor Hall 222C
Director of Screenwriting Concentration
Phone: 970.943.3016
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Director of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Communication Arts
B.A., Pace University , Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
Phone: (970) 943-3004
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208E
Technical Director of Media
Phone: (970) 943-2581
Office Location: Taylor 212C
Grad MFA Capstone Advising
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Assistant Professor of English
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Lecturer in English
B.A., University of Denver; M.A., Temple University
Phone: (970) 943-2579
Office Location: Taylor Hall 225C
Grad Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts Inst
Phone: 970.943.2025
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208
Director of Graduate Program in Creative Writing; Director of Poetry Concentration
Phone: 970.943.2058
Office Location: Taylor Hall 222B
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (970)943-3045
Office Location: Taylor 322
Lecturer Grad Creative Writing
Phone: 970.943.2025
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Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Eastern New Mexico University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
Phone: (970) 943-2016
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208G
Lecturer in Communication Arts
B.S. California State University Northridge, M.S. University of Denver, M.F.A. University of Alaska Anchorage
Phone: (970) 943-2025
Office Location: Taylor Hall 222A
Associate VP Academic Affairs
Phone: (970)943-3045
Office Location: Taylor 322
Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., University of California-Berkeley; M.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Washington.
Phone: (970) 943-2235
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208D
Grad Creative Writing MFA Inst
Phone: 970.943.2025
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