Visiting Instructor of Writing

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Bill Mangrum

Bill Mangrum came to Fort Lewis College in the Fall Term of 2010. Since then, he has worked and studied with FLC students in The Writing Program, The Religious Studies Program, and The John F. Reed Honors Program. Bill notices the barriers our students must overcome to earn their diplomas. And, he willingly assists them in facing their challenges.  A listing of his several courses includes:

The Writing Program:

  • The Art of Rhetoric (Composition 125)
  • The Craft of Research (Composition 126)
  • Rhetoric and Research (Composition 150)
  • Academic Inquiry and Writing (Composition 250)

The John F. Reed Honors Program

  • Sacred Pain: Inking, Scarring, and Body Modification in the Religious Traditions
  • After Patriarchy: Feminist Thinkers in World Religions
  • Faith and Bloodshed: Faith and Violence in the Major Religious Traditions

Religious Studies

  • Introduction to World Religions (RS 172)
  • Introduction to Christianity (RS 110)

In addition to his academic work, Bill is a professional mediator and a "contract neutral" for the State of Colorado's Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR). For ODR he is available in the 6th, 7th, 12th, 21st, and 22nd districts. Additionally, with BlueJean Mediation PPLC, he specializes in "high conflict" cases – engaging with individuals, families, and other parties to resolve protracted disputes and transform “conflict styles” in difficult situations in which inter-relations among the parties will necessarily continue.

Dr. Mangrum holds a bachelor of arts, three master degrees of differing types, and a doctorate. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Arts in English: Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing (Northern Arizona University). He has professional standing in The Association of Conflict Resolution and The Mediation Association of Colorado. Bill trained in conflict resolution and mediation with the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, the University of New Mexico School of Law, and the Colorado State University School of Social Work.

Prior to joining the faculty at Fort Lewis College, Bill worked as an editor, minister, and pastor. His studies include stints in Jewish, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Nazarene, and Independent traditions. He retains credentials in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Read Bill's blog here, which includes more detailed information about his curriculum vitae, research, teaching, conflict resolution work, etc.

Th.M 2006 Systematic Theology Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
D.Min 2004 Christian Spirituality Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

1991 Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Mentoring Center for Spiritual Development, Sisters of St. Joseph, Orange, CA
M.Div 1990

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

M.A. 1982 Philosophy of Religion and Systematic Theology Denver Theological Seminary, Denver
B.A. 1979 Philosophy and Religious Studies Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma, CA

Office: Noble 234
Phone: (970) 247-6764
Email: mangrum_w@fortlewis.edu