Academic Affairs

Department Head: William L. Niemi, Ph.D.

Department Mailing Address:

Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall 322
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.3045
Fax: 970.943.3046

Faculty

Abel Chávez, Ph.D. headshot
Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability
B.S., University of Colorado Denver, Mechanical Engineering, 2002, MBA, University of Houston, Business Administration, 2005, Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, Civil Engineering, 2012
Phone: 970.943.2017
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104 and Taylor Hall 322
Melanie Hulbert, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., Western Washington University, Sociology, M.A., State University of New York at Albany, Women’s Studies, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, Sociology
Phone: 970.943.2055
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322
Kathleen M. Kinkema, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., Grand Valley State University, Physical Education, 1979, M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science, 1987, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science, 1998
Phone: 970.943.7133
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 233
William L. Niemi, Ph.D. headshot
Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Politics & Government
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz , M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles
Phone: 970.943.3045
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322