The Center of the American West is housed on the University of Colorado campus. The faculty here represents the cream of the crop when it comes to work on Western issues and we have recruited a number of them as faculty affiliates and faculty council members. As you can see, they reflect the interdisciplinary nature of our work. We feature professors from the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, the History Department, the Biology Department, the Law School, the Ethnic Studies Department, the Environmental Studies Department, and more. Take a look. We are proud of our associations.
 

Faculty Council

Bud Coleman
Bud Coleman
Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Arts & Sciences
Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson
Department of Religious Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Sarah Krakiff
Sarah Krakoff
Schaden Chair for Experiential Learning
University of Colorado Law School
Patty Limerick
Patty Limerick
Faculty Director • Chair of the Board • Professor • Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences
Daryl Maeda
Daryl Maeda
Department of Ethnic Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Karen Ramirez
Karen Ramirez
Assistant Director, MASP Co-Director, CU Dialogues Program
School of Education
Joann
JoAnn Silverstein
Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
William Wei
William Wei
Professor • Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Affiliates

Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz
Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts
College of Arts & Sciences
Krister Andersson
Krister Andersson
Department of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Thomas Andrews
Thomas Andrews
Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences
Douglas Bamforth
Douglas Bamforth
Director, Sewall Residential Academic Program • Department of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences
Nichole Barger
Nichole Barger
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
Jody Beck
Jody Beck
Department of Landscape Architecture
Environmental Design
Joanne Belknap
Joanne Belknap
Department of Ethnic Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Kenneth Bickers
Kenneth Bickers
Department of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Daniel Boord
Daniel Boord
Critical Media Practices Creative Advisor
College of Media. Communications and Information
Michael Breed
Michael Breed
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
Shilo Brooks
Shilo Brooks
Engineering Leadership Program
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Siobhan Brooks
Siobhan Brooks
Program in Environmental Design
Environmental Design
Cathy Cameron
Cathy Cameron
Professor • Department of Anthropology • Boulder, CO
College of Arts & Sciences
Kristen Carpenter
Kristen Carpenter
University of Colorado Law School
Amanda Carrico
Amanda Carrico
Environmental Studies Program
College of Arts & Sciences
Clint Caroll
Clint Carroll
Associate Professor • Department of Ethnic Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Sharon Collinge
Sharon Collinge
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
Andy Cowell
J. Andy Cowell
Department of French and Italian • Department of Linguistics
College of Arts & Sciences
Jackson Crawford
Jackson Crawford
Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures
College of Arts & Sciences
Deserai Crow
Deserai Crow
School of Public Affairs
College of Arts & Sciences
John Daily
John Daily
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Annette de Stecher
Annette de Stecher
Department of Art and Art History
College of Arts & Sciences
Lisa Dilling
Lisa Dilling
Department of Environmental Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Jay Ellis
Jay Ellis
Program for Writing and Rhetoric
Michelle Ellsworth
Michelle Ellsworth
Associate Director ATLAS Center for Arts, Media, and Performance • Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre & Dance • College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Elizabeth Fenn
Elizabeth Fenn
Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences
Nicholas Flores
Nicholas Flores
Chair • Department of Economics
College of Arts & Sciences
Shemin Ge
Shemin Ge
Department of Geological Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Myron Gutmann
Myron Gutmann
Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences
Benjamin Hale
Benjamin Hale
Department of Philosophy
College of Arts & Sciences
Michael Hannigan
Michael Hannigan
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
John Harner
John Harner
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Joel Hartter
Joel Hartter
Department of Environmental Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Cheryl Higashida
Cheryl Higashida
Department of English
College of Arts & Sciences
Jonathan Hughes
Jonathan Hughes
Department of Economics
College of Arts & Sciences
Peter Hunt
Peter Hunt
Department of Classics
College of Arts & Sciences
Taylor Jaworski
Taylor Jaworski
Department of Economics
College of Arts & Sciences
Stephen Graham Jones
Stephen Graham Jones
Department of English
College of Arts & Sciences
Kathleen Kambic
Kathleen Kambic
Assistant Professor • Department of Landscape Architecture
University of New Mexico
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Penelope Kelsey
Department of English
College of Arts & Sciences
Catherine Kunce
Catherine Kunce
Program for Writing and Rhetoric
Paul Lander
Paul Lander
Department of Geography
College of Arts & Sciences
Sandra Laursen
Sandra Laursen
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Angelica Lawson
Angelica Lawson
Department of Film Studies and Ethic Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Steven Leigh
Steven Leigh
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences
Steve Lekson
Steve Lekson
Department of Anthropology • Curator of Anthropology • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
College of Arts & Sciences
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Alan Lester
Department of Geological Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
William Lewis
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Director • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Center for Limnology
Peter McGraw
Peter McGraw
Leeds School of Business
Jeffry Mitton
Jeffry Mitton
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
Brian Muller
Brian Muller
Director • Urban Planning and Environmental Design
College of Architecture and Planning
Helmut Muller-Sievers
Helmut Muller-Sievers
Director, Center for Humanities and the Arts
College of Arts & Sciences
Dimitri Nakassis
Dimitri Nakassis
Department of Classics
College of Arts & Sciences
Jason Neff
Jason Neff
Department of Geological Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
David Norris
David O. Norris
Integrative Physiology
College of Arts & Sciences
Tim Oakes
Tim Oakes
Department of Geography
College of Arts & Sciences
Scott Ortman
Scott Ortman
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences
Beth Osnes
Beth Osnes
Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre & Dance
Joni Palmer
Joni Palmer
Adjunct Faculty • Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
University of New Mexico
Cecilia Pang
Cecilia Pang
Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre & Dance
Robert Pasnau
Robert Pasnau
Director, Center for Western Civilization • Department of Philosophy
College of Arts & Sciences
John Pitlick
John Pitlick
Department of Geography
College of Arts & Sciences
Rob Pyatt
Rob Pyatt
College of Architecture and Planning
Thomas Riis
Thomas Riis
College of Music
John-Michael Rivera
John-Michael Rivera
Department of English
College of Arts & Sciences
Brenda Romero
Brenda Romero
College of Music
Joseph Ryan
Joseph Ryan
Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Laurie Sampsel
Laurie Sampsel
Department of Musicology
College of Music
Richard Saxton
Richard Saxton
Art and Art History
College of Arts & Sciences
Jennifer Shannon
Jennifer Shannon
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • Department of Cultural Anthropology • Department of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences
Hanna Rose Shell
Hanna Rose Shell
Associate Professor • Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts
College of Arts & Sciences
Robert Sievers
Robert E. Sievers
Professor • Director, Environmental Program University of Colorado • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry • Boulder, CO
Peter Simonson
Peter Simonson
Department of Communication
College of Media. Communications and Information
Seema Sohi
Seema Sohi
Department of Ethnic Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Sven Steinmo
Sven Steinmo
Department of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Paul Strom
Paul Strom
Kittredge Honors Program
Paul Sutter
Paul Sutter
Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences
William Taylor
William Taylor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences
Alexis Templeton
Alexis Templeton
Department of Geological Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
Research Affiliate
Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
Director American Music Research Center
College of Music
William Travis
William Travis
Department of Geography
College of Arts & Sciences
Leaf Van Boven
Leaf Van Boven
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
College of Arts & Sciences
Thomas Veblen
Thomas Veblen
Department of Geography
College of Arts & Sciences
Nicholas Villanueva
Nicholas Villanueva
Department of Ethnic Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner
Department of Physics
College of Arts & Sciences
James White
James White
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Charles Wilkinson
Charles Wilkinson
University of Colorado Law School
Mark Williams
Mark Williams
INSTAAR • Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Richard Wobbekind
Richard Wobbekind
Leeds School of Business
Melanie Yazzie
Melanie Yazzie
Department of Art and Art History
College of Arts & Sciences
Phoebe Young
Phoebe Young
Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences
Thomas Yulsman
Thomas Yulsman
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
College of Media. Communications and Information