Jillian WenburgVisiting Instructor of Writing

Jillian is originally from southwestern Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska – Kearney, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature in 2005 and her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2006. Her master’s thesis research focused upon two postcolonial women’s memoirs. She began study in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in English and History at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in the Fall of 2009, completed all of her coursework toward her degree by 2011, and successfully passed her comprehensive examinations, achieving PhD candidacy, in March 2012. She successfully defended her dissertation, which centered around Western author Mari Sandoz, in March 2015.

Jillian has taught various composition courses and honors courses at Fort Lewis College since 2011. In addition to her teaching and research, Jillian runs a small web and graphic design company, Rural Designs, part-time. She became certified to teach yoga in the Summer of 2014, and practices yoga along with running, hiking, biking, camping, art, photography, and reading.

BA 2005 English Language and Literature University of Nebraska - Kearney
MA 2006 English Literature University of Nebraska - Kearney
PhD 2015 Interdisciplinary PhD in English and History, focus on American literature and history University of Missouri - Kansas City

Office: Jones 122
Phone: (970) 382-6997
Email: jlwenburg@fortlewis.edu