ACC Creative Writing and Writers Studio Faculty

Lindsay LewanLindsay Lewan earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English, concentration Rhetoric, from Colorado State University, and her Ph.D. (English, concentration Rhetoric) is from the University of New Mexico. She has taught for thirty years and has served as Composition Coordinator and Chair of English at Arapahoe Community College. She is currently the Statewide Faculty Curriculum Council representative for Arapahoe Community College. Dr. Lewan has been awarded the "Teaching Beyond the Bounds" award by the students at ACC, and she has been recognized as a Distinguished Faculty member. She is responsible for designing the Creative Nonfiction course for the community college state system, and she has been instrumental in designing methods of assessment for the College as well as designing department assessments for the core composition courses. Dr. Lewan has presented papers at both the Colorado E-Learning Conference (formerly "Telecoop" Conference) and at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Josie MillsJosie Mills has been teaching English for over 20 years and recently earned a Distinguished Faculty award. She holds a Ph.D. in English with a specialty in creative writing from the University of Denver. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Rattle, Snakeskin, Talking River Review, Bitterroot, Colorado Lawyer, and Mantis, a Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation and within the book Mama, Ph.D. She has judged the category of Children's Literature for the Colorado Book Awards. Josie has advised the student newspaper at Arapahoe Community College Arapahoe Avenue and has developed and led ACC's new Contemporary Journalism program.
Jamey TrotterJamey Trotter, English Department Chair, has taught numerous sections of The Art and Craft of Writing (ENG 2500) for Metropolitan State College of Denver and also served on the selection committee for the Writes of Spring three semesters. Trotter has taught Creative Writing at Red Rocks Community College, and helped to develop the creative writing program there. Outside the classroom, Trotter was a coordinator for the "Writers on Writing" lecture series at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he also served on the selection committee for the Copper Nickel for a number of semesters. Finally, Trotter has a handful of published short stories and poems, such as in US Airways' Sky magazine and a new flash fiction anthology, The Incredible Shrinking Story.
Kathryn WinogradKathryn Winograd, poet and essayist, is the author of Air into Breath, a 2002 Colorado Book Award Winner in Poetry (Ashland Poetry Press, 2002), Stepping Sideways Into Poetry (Scholastic, Inc), a classroom resource book for K12 teachers, and  co-author of two books on online learning and teaching, published by McGraw Hill.  Winograd received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. A full-time faculty member, she created the AA degree with a Creative Writing Course of Study degree and has directed the ACC Writers Studio, a literary organization for community and students, for the past seven years. She is also core poetry faculty for Ashland University's low residency MFA program in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction.  Winograd has been the recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Rocky Mountain Women's Institute Associateship, and co-winner of a Colorado Endowment for The Humanities Grant. She has also been the recipient of the ACC Distinguished Faculty Award, twice been honored as Colorado Community College System's Outstanding Faculty, and chosen to represent ACC in CCCS's Portfolio of Faculty Excellence.  She received the  Jerome F. Wargow Teaching in Technology Award in 2009. Her poetry, essays and creative nonfiction have twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in numerous national literary journals and magazines such as The New Yorker, TriQuarterly, The Dener Quarterly, River Teeth, Fourth Genre and Hotel Amerika.