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Bruce BeckumFaculty: Bruce Beckum

Department: Communications/Humanities

Contact Information: 970-870-4433,


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.

working with studentsIn 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.

Holding FishWhen you come to Colorado Mountain College, I promise you will learn and have fun doing it.

Professional Interests: Writing short stories, poetry and plays.

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.




ENG122 Syllabus

LIT202 Syllabus



  • Public Speaking, SPE-115
SPE115 Syllabus
  • Introduction to Film Art, HUM103
HUM103 Syllabus
  • Interpersonal Communication, SPE125
  • Creative Writing, ENG221
ENG221 Syllabus

Bruce Beckum

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