Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Dolezal, Gary Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:

High school seniors to college seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.

Provided by:

Family to perpetuate the memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship and scholarship.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Application:

Please complete and submit Western's Common Scholarships Application

Directory

Faculty

Michiko Jo Arai headshot
Senior Lecturer in English
B.A., Western State Colorado University; M.A., University of Colorado.
Phone: (970) 943-2099
Office Location: Taylor Hall 225B
Elisabeth C. Bell, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in English and Communication Arts
B.A., University of Michigan, Comparative Literature, Ph.D., Duke University, Literature
Phone: 970.943.2087
Email:
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208C
Kelsey L. Bennett, Ph.D. headshot
Honors Program Director
B.A., Saint John's College, Santa Fe, Ph.D., University of Denver
Phone: (970) 943-7021
Office Location: Taylor Hall Honors Center 110A
Jody Coleman, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in English
B.A., Idaho University, M.A., Western Colorado University, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Phone: 970.943.7013
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208B
Paul A. Edwards, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Communication Arts
B.A., St. Michael's College, Fine Arts: Drama, M.A., State University of New York-Albany, Theatre, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Theatre
Phone: 970.943.3042
Office Location: Taylor Hall 218
Rosalyn Garvey, MFA headshot
Lecturer in Communication Arts, English
B.A., Western, MFA, Western
Phone: 970.943.2041
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208B
Lorena Gómez, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia), Spanish and English, 1992, M.A., The University of Mississippi (Oxford, Miss.), Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (TESOL), 2003, Ph.D., The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Spanish Linguistics (Romance Languages), 2012
Phone: 970.943.2306
Office Location: Taylor Hall 222A
Tyson Hausdoerffer, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
B.A., Western, M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Phone:
Office Location:
John C. Hausdoerffer, Ph.D.  headshot
Dean, School of Environment & Sustainability
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.A., St. John's College, Ph.D., Washington State University
Phone: 970.943.3450
Office Location: Kelley Hall 142
Elizabyth  Hiscox, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of English; Director of the Contemporary Writer Series
B.A., California State University, Chico, MFA, Arizona State University, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Phone: 970.943.2178
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208E
Steven Cole Hughes headshot
Director of Theatre and Lecturer in Communication Arts
B.A., Indiana University, MFA, National Theatre Conservatory
Phone: 970-943-3029
Office Location: Taylor Hall 212 D
Christine Jespersen, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of English
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, Women's Studies and English, 1987 (summa cum laude), M.A., Rutgers University New Brunswick, Literatures in English, 1991, Ph.D., Rutgers University New Brunswick, Literatures in English, 1997
Phone: 970.943.2088
Office Location: Taylor Hall 218
Douglas S. Jones, MFA headshot
Lecturer in English
B.A., California State University, Chico, MFA, Arizona State University
Phone: 970.943.2171
Office Location: Taylor Hall 220A
Michael King, J.D. headshot
Instructor in Behavioral & Social Sciences Department
J.D., University of Oregon, 1996
Phone: 970.943.2041
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208B
Jack Lucido, MFA headshot
Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., Humboldt State University, Film and Theatre, 1985, MFA, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Cinema, 2005
Phone: 970.943.3052
Office Location: Taylor Hall 212E
Alina M. Luna, Ph.D. headshot
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 208F
Anthony Miccoli, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Philosophy, Director of Philosophy Program
B.A., Pace University, English, 1994, Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York, 2005
Phone: 970.943.3004
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208D
Maria del Carmen Moreira, M.A. headshot
Lecturer in Spanish
B.A., Instituto tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Business Administration, 1988, M.A., University of Colorado Denver, Spanish, 2009
Phone: 970.943.2262
Office Location: Taylor Hall 225A
Spencer Musser headshot
Technical Director of Theatre and Lecturer in Communication Arts
MFA, University of Missouri, Kansas City, BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
Phone: 970.943.2191
Office Location: Taylor Hall 212 A
Melissa Myser, MFA headshot
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, Studio Art, 2011, BFA, University of Colorado Boulder, Film Studies, 2011, MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Moving Image, 2014
Phone: 970.943.2581
Office Location: Taylor Hall 220B
Eun-A Park, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., M.A., Chung-Ang University, M.A., The Michigan State University, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 970.943.2265
Office Location: Taylor Hall 222C
Terry Schliesman, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Communication Arts, Chair of CALL Department
B.A., Central Washington University, Broadcast Journalism, 1987, M.A., Washington State University, Communication, 1992, Ph.D., Washington State University, Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998
Phone: 970.943.2036
Office Location: Taylor Hall 216
Liz Smith, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in English
B.A., University of North Carolina, M.A., University of North Carolina, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Phone: 970.943.2124
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208A
Mark Todd, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of English
B.A., Eastern New Mexico University, French and German, 1972, M.A., Eastern New Mexico University, English, 1983, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, English, 1992
Phone: 970.943.2016
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208G

The Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department focuses on communication in all media—from public speaking and media production to language studies and philosophy. Students analyze the works of great minds while learning the skills needed to create new classics.


Areas of Study Include: 

A female student smiles as she reviews her notes

Communication Arts

Communication
Major
Minor
COM, Communications, communication studies, video production, production, Communication, Film Studies, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Performance Studies
An image of book with paper, words and reading glasses

Creative Writing

Communication
Emphasis
CRWR, Creative Writing, Creative Writing Major, Imagination
English student reading a book in the library

English

Communication
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
ENG, English, Theatre, Open Mic, WordHorde, English Major, How to Write Good
Students create a film off campus

Film Studies

Communication
Emphasis
Minor
Film Studies, Film Production Technology
Philosophy Professor John Hausdoerrfer talks with two students

Philosophy

Communication
Minor
PHIL, Philosophy, Western's Philosophy, Philosophy Minor
A student presents at Western's Conference on Hispanic and Latin American Studies

Spanish

Communication
Major
Minor
SPAN, Spanish Program, Spanish, Western, Western Colorado University
Student in the KWSB studio

Strategic Communication

Communication
Media
Social Sciences
Writing
Emphasis
Strategic Communication, Organizational Communication, Events
Students perform in play

Theatre & Performance Studies

Communication
Emphasis
Minor
Theatre and Performance Studies, Acting, Stage Managing