Faculty & Staff

Profiles & Awards

Ms. Janet Dillon - Outstanding Staff Award

Ms. Janet Dillon - Outstanding Staff Award

Janet Dillon, Systems Developer and Analyst for the FLC Information Technology Department, sees her job as being about creating more efficiency across campus to better serve the students. It’s a task she’s been successful in doing as evidenced by her being named this year’s Outstanding Staff Award winner.

Dr. Steven Fenster - New Faculty Teaching Award

Dr. Steven Fenster - New Faculty Teaching Award

“I see the students who get involved are the ones who seem to be most successful.”

With this observation about involvement in mind, Dr. Steven Fenster, Assistant Professor of Biology at Fort Lewis College, finds ways to make his classrooms more than just lecture halls. For him, research represents an important path to engaging his students. It’s one of the reasons he is this year’s New Faculty Teaching Award winner.

Dr. Lee Frazer - Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Lee Frazer - Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award

“In my philosophy statement, I echo the educational thinker, Stephen Brookfield, who said, ‘we teach to change the world,’ and I really believe that.”

For Dr. Lee Frazer, Assistant Professor of Adventure Education and winner of the Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award, changing the world is not a pipe dream. He pursues that goal by helping his students become their best selves and gain the skills they need to contribute to society, then expecting them to go out and make the world a better place.

Mr. Colin Smith - Fort Lewis College Achievement Award

Mr. Colin Smith - Fort Lewis College Achievement Award

When Colin Smith starts his year at Student Orientation, he uses a metaphor that doesn’t particularly ease the minds of the parents who are dropping off their children. He asks, “Do you know those rivers in Africa that the migrating herds must cross? Well, your kids have just come to one.” And then he asks, “Knowing your child, what do you worry about?” This starts one of those necessary and valuable dialogues.

Dr. Bill Dodds - Roger Peters Distinguished Professor

Dr. Bill Dodds - Roger Peters Distinguished Professor

Wicked problems are issues that, at first glance, seem to have no solution. Dr. Dodds, this year’s Roger Peters Distinguished Professor, works with his students until they begin to, as he puts it, “poke holes in the problem” on the way to a solution.

FLC professor wins Colorado Book Award for outdoors adventure anthology

FLC professor wins Colorado Book Award for outdoors adventure anthology

Environmental Studies and History Professor Andrew Gulliford has won a 2015 Colorado Book Award for his anthology Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology. The book took the prize in the Anthology category at the awards, presented June 21 at the Aspen Institute's Doerr-Hosier Center, in Aspen.

Humans of Fort Lewis College: Elizabeth Bussian

Humans of Fort Lewis College: Elizabeth Bussian

Background: What's your title, and what do you do on your job? And how many years have you been at FLC?

Business Manager, Interim Director of Community Relations, Licensing Coordinator. For community relations, I help build our relationships with community through sponsorship and engagement.

New faces at Fort Lewis College: May 15, 2015

New Faces introduces faculty and staff who are new to FLC this month and announces position changes among current staff.

Humans of Fort Lewis College: Manuel Gant

Humans of Fort Lewis College: Manuel Gant

Background: What's your title, and what do you do on your job? And how many years have you been at FLC?

I am a Financial Aid Counselor, where I have the opportunity to help and advice students and families on how to pay for college. Applying for federal funds opens up a lot of opportunities for students to access funds to be able to attend college, and my job is to try to make it happen without money being their biggest concern. I advise them on making the best financial decision available to them. I have been working at the Office of Financial Aid for 9 months, although I arrived at Fort Lewis College in the summer of 2012 as an International Student.

BBC Radio interviews professor on Libyan migrant shipwreck tragedy [PODCAST]

BBC Radio interviews professor on Libyan migrant shipwreck tragedy [PODCAST]

Last Thursday, Fort Lewis College's Associate Professor of Political Science Yohannes Woldemariam was an invited guest on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio 5 Live show, Up All Night, which covers news, politics, and cultural affairs from around the globe. Woldemariam weighed in on the trials and tribulations facing Africans who flee poverty-stricken, war-torn, and persecuted countries in search of a better life.

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