Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department

Department Head: Terry Schliesman, Ph.D.
Administrator: Cindy Petito Shields

Department Mailing Address:

Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall 216
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.2025
Fax: 970.943.2028

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 headshot
Lecturer in Communication Arts, English
MFA Western Colorado University, B.A. Western Colorado University
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
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
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, PhD. headshot
Lecturer in English
B.A., 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