Faculty: Bruce Beckum
Contact Information: 970-870-4433, firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m Bruce Beckum, Professor of Communications/Humanities at Alpine Campus, Colorado Mountain College. I teach writing, literature, public speaking and fly fishing. When not working, I enjoy reading, fishing, mountain biking, trail running and floating Western rivers.
In the summers I am a fly fishing guide, which is really still teaching, just in a different classroom. My philosophy of learning is that no one can really “teach” us anything; we teach ourselves. So I see my roll as more like a coach—helping you acquire the skills you need to be successful.
I try very hard to make my classes interactive and tailor them to different learning styles. I set up as much one-on-one learning time as possible. I hold my students accountable while maintaining compassion and frequently develop long-lasting relationships with them.
When you come to Colorado Mountain College, I promise you will learn and have fun doing it.
Professional Interests: Writing short stories, poetry
Published Works: The Soul of America is a Monster Truck,
a collection of short stories; poems and stories published in
various literary magazines.
Education: B.S., Journalism, University of Kansas; M.A.,
Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University; M.F.A. Creative
Writing, University of Texas at El Paso.