Language & Letters Faculty
Lori Frankin, MA
Chair, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Language & Letters
Associate Professor, English
Ms. Lori Franklin graduated from California State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in English Composition and in 1989. She has always loved teaching and has been fortunate to have opportunities to teach composition, public speaking, and literature courses at several different colleges: Yakima Valley Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, Bakersfield Community College, and Austin Community College.
For the last five years, she has been a full-time faculty member at Northern, teaching composition, literature, and speech courses, tutoring in the Writing Center, and developing service learning projects and programs. Aside from her teaching career, she is also the mother of three exceptional and beautiful children: Andres, Tomas, and Elena.
Heather Winterer, PhD
Associate Professor, Humanities
Dr. Heather Winterer received her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she held the Schaeffer Fellowship for Poetry, and her MFA in Poetry from Columbia University School of the Arts. Her book, The Two Standards is part of the Mountain West Poetry Series, Colorado Center for Literary Publishing. Ten poems from her new manuscript, Art’s Garage, won the 2010 Iowa Review Prize for poetry. S
She has also won the Literal Latte and the Tusculum Review prizes for poetry. Her publications include such national literary journals as American Poetry Review, Fence, Colorado Review, Interim, and many others. She has been an Associate Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences for five years.