Leah Rogin-Roper


  • 2010 M.F.A summa cum laude Naropa University.  Graduate Critical Thesis: “Feminine Landscape: Domesticators, Prostitutes and Amazons in Isabella Byrd and Pamela Houston’s Rocky Mountain West;” Creative Thesis: Three Feet of Snow (novel)

  • 2007 M.A. summa cum laude,  Northern Arizona University,Flagstaff. Graduate Project:  “Rapping it Up:  Using Rap in an English Composition            

Classroom.”  Director: Sybille Gruber.

  • 2003 B.A, summa cum laude, Western State College, Gunnison  Undergraduate Dissertation:  “Exploring Women: Rethinking Charles 

         Bukowski” Director:   William King. Committee:  Christine Jesperson, Zelda Rouillard, Mark Todd

  • 2000 A.A., Colorado Mountain College.  Alpine Campus, Steamboat Springs.


Teaching Experience:

  • Arapahoe Community College, 2010-present. ENG 060, ENG 090, ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 221, LIT 115, CCR 094  
  • Colorado Mountain College, 2013-present. ENG 121
  • Red Rocks Community College, 2007-2009. ENG 090, ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 221, LIT 115
  • University of Northern Arizona, 2005-2007.  ENG Composition I, ENG Composition II
  • Western State College, 2004-2005.  Lit as Film, Film as Lit (course assistant)


Academic Positions:

  • 2010-present, Writing Center Coordinator, Arapahoe Community College
  • 2010-present, Associate Professor, Arapahoe Community College 
  • 2008-2010,Writing Center, Metro State College
  • 2007-2009 Adjunct Faculty, Red Rocks Community College

Fields of Specialization:

  • Writing Center Pedagogy; Developmental English; American literature (especially marginalized

writers); composition; creative writing; flash fiction; hip-hop studies; women’s
studies; film; children’s literature; performance-based literature.


Academic Honors:

  • 2013:  Master Teacher Certificate
  • 2012:   Leadership Academy Program
  • 2006:  Charles Bull Award, Northern Arizona University
  • 2005:  Graduate Assistantship, Northern Arizona University
  • 2003:  Alumni Award for Excellence, Western State College Alumni
  • 2002:  International Study Abroad Scholarship for Summer Study in Chile,ISA
  • 2002:  Valerie Mitchell Memorial Scholarship from the Department of Communications, Arts, Language, and Literature, Western State College
  • 2001:  Boettcher Opportunity Award, Western State College
  • 2000-2003:  Presidential Scholarship, Western State College
  • 2000-2003: Western Summit Scholarship, Western State College
  • 1999:  Phi Theta Kappa, Colorado Mountain College 



  • “The Fundamentals of CCR 094.”  Colorado Association for Developmental Education (COADE).  September 2013.
  • “Flash Fiction: How and Why to Teach It.”  Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP—National Conference).  Chicago,

                        February, 2012.

  • “Using Blogs and Social Media as Teaching Tools.” Arapahoe Community College, September, 2011. 
  • “Where the Publishing Industry is Heading.” Thin Air Conference.  Western State  College. Gunnison, CO, July 2011.
  • “What Flash Fiction Editors Want.”  Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP—National Conference). Washington, DC, February, 2011.
  • “Job, with Benefits: Moving from Adjunct to Full-Time.” Arapahoe Community College, March, 2011.
  • “Leading Effective Class Discussions.”  Master Teaching Curriculum, Arapahoe Community College, November, 2010.
  • “Using Online Tools in Developmental English.”  Red Rocks Community College. Developmental English Department, Lakewood, April,2009.  
  • “Journaling as a Tool for Early Childhood Educators.”  Red Rocks Child Care Center.  Tutors Without Borders, Lakewood, February 2008.
  • “Rapping it Up:  Using Rap in an English Composition Classroom.”  RMMLA Conference.  Tucson, Arizona:  October, 2006.  
  • “21st-Century Learners.”  NAU Graduate Student Orientation.  Flagstaff, Arizona,August,2006.  
  • “Beyond Bitches​ and Hoes:  Rethinking Women’s Place in Rap Music.”  PEAKS Conference. Flagstaff, Arizona: March, 2006.

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Professional Background