Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization

Department Mailing Address:

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Quigley Hall
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.2125
Fax: 970.943.7068


Tim Brown headshot
Instructor in MGES
M.F.A., University of California at Santa Barbara
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Julia Courtney headshot
MGES Instructor, Tufts University Instructor
M.A., Harvard University, M.Ed., Lesley University
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Beth Gersh-Nešić headshot
MGES Instructor; SUNY Purchase College Instructor
B.A., SUNY Binghamton, M.A., SUNY Binghamton, Ph.D., City University of New York
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David M. Hyde headshot
Lecturer in Anthropology, MGES Instructor
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, M.A., Washington State University, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Phone: 970.943.2222
Office Location: Hurst Hall 031A
Kerry Mason headshot
MGES Consultant and Internship Supervisor; Art Historian and Consultant; Instructor in Canadian and Northwest Coast Art, University of Victoria, Victoria College of Art
B.A., French Certificate, University of Victoria, M.A., University of Victoria
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Jarrett  Mellenbruch headshot
MGES Instructor
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Patricia Miranda headshot
MGES Instructor; New Hampshire Institute of Art, Instructor
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase College, M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Art
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Heather Orr headshot
Professor of Art - Art History ( Administrative Director Master in Gallery Management and Exhibits Specialization ( Colorado State Representative, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (
B.A., M.A., University of Victoria; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-3031
Office Location: Quigley Hall 231
Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D., AAA headshot
MGES Grosland Director
B.A., Oberlin College, Literature and Government, 1990, M.A., Central European University, History, Budapest, Hungary, 1995, History, Ph.D., Central European University, Comparative History, Budapest, 2011, Certified Appraiser of Impressionism and Modern Art, Appraisers Association of America
Phone: 970.943.2285
Office Location: Quigley Hall 230