Writing Program

About Our Faculty

Melinda Bezdek
Lecturer for the Writing Program

Expertise

  • Creative writing
  • Critical thinking

Education

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

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Michelle Bonanno
Senior Lecturer for the Writing Program

Expertise

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

Education

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

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Mark Brenden
Lecturer for the Writing Program

Expertise

  • The Teaching of Writing
  • Political Rhetoric
  • Western Literature/Film
  • Literacy Studies

Education

  • B.A., English Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011
  • M.A., English Literature/Rhetoric, South Dakota State University, 2015

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Andrew Fuller
Lecturer for the Writing Program

Expertise

  • TESOL
  • Academic Writing
  • English for Specific Purposes

Education

  • M.A., English (TESL/TEFL), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2012
  • B.A., International Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 2007

Contact:

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Ana Hale
Senior Lecturer for the Writing Program

Expertise

  • Academic Writing
  • African American Studies
  • Critical Multicultural Studies
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Environmental Issues
  • History

Education

  • M.S., Writing and Literature, Utah State University, 2005    
  • B.A., English, University of California, Berkley, 1971

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Dr. Erik Juergensmeyer
Associate Professor for the Writing Program

Expertise

  • How rhetoric and writing can improve communication for the public good
  • Argumentation
  • Community-based learning and research 
  • Conflict resolution

Education

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
  • M.A., English (Emphasis: Rhetoric and Composition), Georgia State University
  • B.A., Political Science, Emory University

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Ayla Moore
Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Specialist for the Writing Program

Expertise

  • Curriculum Design
  • Rhetoric
  • Academic Genre Writing
  • Grammar and Mechanics

Education

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing (fiction), University of Oregon, 1993
  • B.S., Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, 1987

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Dr. Jillian Wenburg
Lecturer for the Writing Program

Expertise 

  • Writing & composition 
  • Twentieth century American literature 
  • Literature of the West 
  • History of the American west 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, English and History with a focus on American literature and history, 2015
  • M.A., University of Nebraska, English Literature, 2006
  • B.A., University of Nebraska, English Language and Literature, 2005

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Amanda Zubrowski
Lecturer for the Writing Program

Expertise

  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Creative writing
  • Journalism
  • Media studies
  • Professional writing
  • Rhetoric 

Education

  • M.A., Professional Writing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, 2014
  • B.S., Communication, Media Studies, Journalism, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, 2009

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Amanda Zubrowski 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.