Education Department

Department Head: Gaye Jenkins, Ed.D.
Administrator: Barbara Woerner

Department Mailing Address:

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

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.2030


Chris Benedetti
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Education
B.S., Florida State University; M.S., Barry University; Ph.D. in Leadership and Education, Nova Southeastern University
Office Location:
Gillian Lie
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.S. Florida State University; M.S., Florida State University
Office Location:
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Education
Phone: 970-943-2135
Office Location: CRA-108
Clinical Coach and Lecturer of Teacher Education, Department of Education
Phone: 970-943-3092
Office Location: Crawford Hall 109
Brooke Hanks
Senior Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., Western State Colorado University; M.A., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Phone: (970) 943-2504
Office Location: Crawford Hall 105
Jeff Hulbert
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., Western Washington University, B.S., Central Washington University, M.S., University at Albany, State University of New York
Phone: 970-943-2141
Office Location: Crawford Hall 107
Chair, Associate Professor of Education
Assoc. V.P. for Academic Affairs, Dean of Graduate Studies, B.Ed., University of Sussex, England; M.Ed., Lesley University; Ed.D. California Coast University
Phone: 970-943-2033
Office Location: Crawford Hall 103
Phone: 970-943-7041
Office Location: CRA-110
Jennifer McCammon
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of Nothern Colorado
Phone: (970) 943-2030
Office Location: Off Campus
Director of Online Learning & Concurrent Enrollment
Phone: 970.773.0561
Office Location: Crawford Hall 111
Caroline Powders- Forrest
Lecturer and Mentor Program Coordinator, Department of Education
LLB, University of East Anglia, UK; M.Ed. University of Illinois, Urbana
Phone: (970) 943-7035
Office Location: Crawford Hall 109
Assistant Professor, Department of Education
B.A., B.S., Indiana University, M.Ed., Harvard University, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: (970) 943-2244
Office Location: Crawford Hall 106
Kim Silbaugh
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.S., Drake University, M.A., Lesley University, Ph.D., Breyer State University
Phone: 970-943-2148
Office Location:
Clinical Coach & Lecturer, Department of Education
Phone: 970-943-2120
Office Location: CRA-104
Cori L. Woytek
Lecturer, Department of Education
B.A., Mesa State College; M.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
Phone: (970) 943-3019
Office Location: Crawford Hall 108