Jillian L. Wenburg, PhD
"She was lost in her longing to understand." —Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Dr. Jillian L. Wenburg is a teacher, researcher, writer, speaker, yoga instructor, and business owner. Her areas of specialty include writing, composition, rhetoric, twentieth century American literature, Western literature, and the history of the American west. She most recently taught English as an assistant professor at Fort Lewis College. She joined the college in 2011 and taught in the English department providing both composition and Honors courses for the department. She served as a writing coach for the Teacher Education M.A. Program at Fort Lewis College and proudly served as mentor to many undergraduate students. Prior to joining the faculty at Fort Lewis College, Wenburg taught as a graduate teaching instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, an adjunct instructor at Central Community College in Kearney, Nebraska, and an adjunct at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Wenburg presents frequently at conferences and has received numerous travel grants and awards to support her work. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Studies Association, Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, Modern Language Association, College English Association, American Historical Association, American Culture Association, and the Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, where she runs her business, Rural Designs, providing website, publication design, and copywriting/editing services.
Writing & Composition Twentieth century American literature Literature of the West History of the American West
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