Runyon, Jeffrey Alan

Jeffrey Alan Runyon

Photo of Jeffrey Runyon on a train.Associate Professor of English and Literature

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Employed 2008-Present


BA in English Language and Literature with a minor in Philosophy from Sam Houston State University (2003).

MA in English Language and Literature from University of Northern Colorado (2006).

MFA in Creative Writing, Emphasis on Formal Versecraft, from Western State Colorado University (2014).

Classes Taught

ENG090 Basic Composition, ENG115 Technical English and Communication, ENG121 College Composition I, ENG122 College Composition II, ENG221 Creative Writing I, ENG222 Creative Writing II, ENG226 Fiction Writing, ENG227 Poetry Writing, LIT115 Introduction to Literature, LIT125 Short Story, LIT211 American Literature I (to the Civil War), LIT212 American Literature II (since the Civil War) , LIT221 British Literature I, LIT222 British Literature II, LIT255 Children’s Literature, LIT268 Celtic Literature.



Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Colorado Mountain College—Timberline Campus, 2009-2010

Colorado Representative and Secretary to the Executive Council of the Two-Year College English Association—Southwest Chapter (TYCA-SW), two-year branch of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), 2008-2012.

Faculty Senator for Timberline  Campus 2008-2012

International Programs Committee 2008-Present

Study Abroad Program Leader: Live and Learn in Ireland

Undergraduate (SHSU): Golden Key International Honor Society Member. Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Member. Dean’s List Member. Recipient of two Distinguished Writer’s Awards.

Graduate (UNC): Received Teaching Assistantship. Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Member. Chancellor’s List Member. Vice President of Literati Council.

Personal Interests

Hunting, fishing, hiking, reading, writing, motorcycling, and traveling.