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:



Senior Lecturer in English
B.A., Western State College of Colorado; M.A., University of Colorado.
Phone: (970) 943-2099
Office Location: Taylor Hall 225B
Lecturer in English
B.A., Saint John's College; 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
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
Office Location:
Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts
B.A., University of San Diego;, M.A., Colorado State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2087
Office Location: Taylor 220A
Assistant Professor of English
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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
Lecturer in English, Director of the Writing Program
B.A., University of New Hampshire; , M.A., Northern Arizona University
Phone: (970) 943-7140
Office Location: Library 120
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Philosophy
B.A., Pace University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany.
Phone: (970) 943-3004
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208E
Lecturer in English
B.A., University of Denver; M.A., Temple University
Phone: (970) 943-2579
Office Location: Taylor Hall 225C
Director of Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
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Professor of Communication Arts, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., Central Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2036
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322E
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 Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., University of Bergen, Norway; , M.A., Ph.D., University of Munich, Germany
Phone: (970) 943-2091
Office Location: Taylor 322E
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
Phone: (970) 943-2025
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