Department of English

English & Communications Faculty

Jennifer Gehrman, Associate Professor
Office: 239 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7442 
Email: gehrman_j@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1988
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996
Interests: American Literature, Women's Literature, 19th Century American Women Writers, Feminist Theory, English Education, Adolescent Literature and Literature of the Environment

Leslie Blood, Assistant Professor
Office: 240 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7025
Email: blood_l@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.S., University of Kansas, 2000
M.A.T., Park University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2007
Interests: Media, Raunch Culture, Cultural Studies, Journalism

Nancy Cardona, Chair and Associate Professor
Office: 233 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7035 
Email: cardona_n@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., St. Mary’s University, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000
Interests: African-American Literature, Chicana/o Literature and Cultural Production, 20th Century American Literature, Post-Colonial Theory, Literature by Women of Color, Border Studies, Chicana/o Studies

Gordon Cheesewright, Professor
Office: 245 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7132 
Email: cheesewright@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., Principia College, 1964
M.A., University of California/Los Angeles, 1969
Ph.D., University of California/Los Angeles, 1972
Interests: History of Ideas, 19th Century British Romantic and Victorian Literature, 17th Century British Literature, Novel as Genre, Public Relations, Advertising

Shawn Fullmer, Associate Professor
Office: 231 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7107 
Email: fullmer_s@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., Utah State University, 1993
M.A., Utah State University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Nevada - Reno, 2001
Interests: English Education, Creative Nonfiction, Composition, Nature Writing, Rhetorical Theory

Chris Goold, Visiting Instructor of English
Office: 232 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7031 
Email: goold_c@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1981
M.A., Colorado State University, 1992
Interests: Magazine Feature Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Mass Communications, Semantics

Larry Hartsfield, Professor
Office: 246 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7478 
Email: hartsfield_l@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1974
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1976
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1982
Interests: The Novel, American Literature, Media Studies, Popular Culture, Literary and Media Theory, Environmental Literature

Barth Cox, Assistant Professor
Office: 242 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7039 
Email: cox_b@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.S., Mansfield University, 1996
M.F.A., University of New Orleans, 2003
Interests: Digital video production

Michele Malach, Associate Professor
Office: 237 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7146 
Email: malach_m@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., Auburn University, 1986
M.A., Auburn University, 1988
Ph.D., University of Texas, 2000
Interests: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Stereotyping, Media History and Criticism, Radio, Literary and Media Theory, Queer Theory

Steven J. Meyers, Visiting Instructor
Office: 238 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7191 
Email: meyers_s@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., Wheaton College, 1970
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1976
Interests: Creative Writing, (Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry), Media Writing, Composition, Semantics, Environmental Ethics, Literature of Place

Delilah Orr, Professor
Office: 247 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7627 
Email: orr_d@fortlewis.edu
Education: B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1971
M.Ed., Harvard University, 1975
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1999
Interests: African-American Literature, Asian and African Literature, 19th Century British Literature, Native American Literature, Women's Literature and Composition and Theory of Postcolonial Literature
Faron Scott, Professor
Office: 241 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7496 
Education: B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1984
M.A., University of Missouri, 1986
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1992
Interests: Journalism, Folklore, Media Law, Media Ethics, Gender, Race, and Class in Media, Media Theory

Pamela Uschuk, Associate Professor
Office: 236 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7239
Education: B.A., Central Michigan University, 1970
M.F.A., University of Montana, 1986
Interests: Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction), Native American Literature, American Short Story, Modern American Poetry, Women's Poetry, Nature Writing, Writer as Reader, Russian Literature

Dawn Widen
Administrative Guru for English, History, and Sociology
Office: 230 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247.7255 

Current Research, Notable Publications and External Grant Support:

Nancy Cardona has completed entries on Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents for the publication General Themes in Literature.
Shawn Fullmer has published a chapter titled "The Next Takes the Machine" in Before the eRevolution: Teaching, Technology and the Rhetorical Tradition.
Delilah Orr's review of Laura Tohe's Tseyi/Deep in the Rock: Reflections on Canyon de Chelly has been published in Studies in American Indian Literatures.