Michelle Bonanno

Michelle Bonanno
Senior Lecturer of English
Director of the Academic Hub


  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Rhetorical power of mass media
  • Writing


  • M.A., Communication, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2004
  • B.A., Psychology, Fort Lewis College, 2001


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About Michelle Bonanno

Michelle Bonanno is a senior lecturer in the Writing Program at Fort Lewis College. She joined the College in 2005. Michelle graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Communications in 2001. She then attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned a Master of Arts in Communication in 2004.

Beginning with her graduate studies, Michelle became, and continues to be, particularly interested in the rhetorical power of mass media. She wrote her Master's thesis on the role of local newspapers in healing the Littleton, Colorado community after the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Michelle began teaching in the Writing Program here at Fort Lewis in 2005. As a student at FLC, Michelle met her future husband, Anthony, and they are now raising their two children, AJ and Mia.