Department of English

About Our Faculty & Staff

Dr. Nancy Cardona
Associate Professor of English

Expertise

  • 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

Education: 

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2000
  • B.A., St. Mary’s University, 1991

Contact:

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Dr. Nancy Cardona is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Shawn Fullmer
Associate Professor of English

Expertise

  • English Education
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Composition
  • Nature Writing
  • Rhetorical Theory

Education

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, University of Nevada - Reno, 2001
  • M.A., English, Utah State University, 1996
  • B.A., English, Utah State University, 1993
  • B.A., Journalism, Utah State University, 1993

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Dr. Shawn Fullmer is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Jennifer Gehrman-Seis
Associate Professor of English

Expertise

  • American Literature
  • Women's Literature
  • 19th Century American Women Writers
  • Feminist Theory
  • English Education
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Literature of the Environment

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1988

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Dr. Jennifer Gehrman-Seis is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Paige Gray
Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Expertise

  • Children's and young adult literature
  • Journalism and media studies
  • American literature of the long nineteenth century
  • Newspaper practice and history
  • Popular culture

Education

  • Ph.D., English, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2016
  • M.A., English, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2012
  • M.A., Journalism, Columbia College Chicago, 2008
  • B.A., English Honors, Indiana University Bloomington, 2005

Contact:

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Dr. Paige Gray is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Larry Hartsfield
Professor of English

Expertise

  • American literature
  • Ecocritical theory
  • Literary and media theory
  • Literature of the environment
  • Media studies
  • Mid-19th to early 20th century American cultural history
  • Popular culture
  • Shakespeare

Education

  • Ph.D., American Civilization, University of Texas at Austin, 1982
  • M.A., English, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1976
  • B.A., English, Abilene Christian University, 1974

Contact:

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Dr. Larry Hartsfield is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Michele Malach
Chair and Associate Professor of English

Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Stereotyping
  • Media History and Criticism
  • Radio
  • Literary and Media Theory
  • Queer Theory

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of Texas, Austin, 2000
  • M.A., Auburn University, 1988
  • B.A., Auburn University, 1986

Contact:

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Dr. Michele Malach is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Delilah Orr
Professor of English

Expertise

  • African-American Literature
  • Asian and African Literature
  • Composition and Theory
  • 19th Century British Literature
  • Early Modern British Literature
  • Native American Literature
  • Women's Literature

Education

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1999
  • M.Ed., Harvard University, 1975
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1971

Contact:

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Dr. Delilah Orr is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Faron Scott
Professor of English

Expertise

  • Journalism
  • Folklore
  • Media Law
  • Media Ethics
  • Gender, Race, and Class in Media
  • Media Theory

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, 1992
  • M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia, 1986
  • B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1983

Contact:

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Dr. Faron Scott is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Stacey Sotosky
Assistant Professor of English

Interests

  • Documentary filmmaking 
  • Multimedia production 
  • Motion graphics and animation 
  • Media literacy 
  • Broadcast journalism 
  • Cultural studies 
  • Interdisciplinary studies 
  • Performance cinema

Education

  • M.F.A., University of Denver, 2008
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 2002

Contact:

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Stacey Sotosky is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Visiting Faculty

Elizabeth Manus
Adjunct Instructor of English
970-247-7329
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Steven Meyers
Senior Lecturer of English
970-247-7191
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Candace Nadon
Visiting Instructor of English
970-247-7031
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Jason Shafer
Visiting Instructor of English
970-247-7035
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Staff

Dawn Widen
Administrative Guru for English, History, and Sociology
230 Noble Hall
247-7255
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