Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department

Department Head: Paul A. Edwards
Administrator: Heather Messner

Department Mailing Address:

Western State Colorado University
Taylor Hall 216
600 North Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.2025
Fax: 970.943.2028


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
Office Location:
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
Office Location:
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
Office Location: