• Martin Conrad Martin Conrad Assistant Professor MA in History Humanities/Mythology (719) 502-3436 F-341, C-16 Martin has been on faculty at PPCC since 2006, first as an adjunct, and now as full-time, and is currently chair of the Humanities Department. Before he worked here, he studied here, completing his AA in 2005, and then transferring to UCCS as an Art History major in Visual and Performing Arts. He received his BA from UCCS in 2007, and his MA in History, also from UCCS, in 2009. He came to PPCC as an adjunct instructor in 2006, and was hired as a full-time faculty member in 2009. He has taught Art Appreciation, Art History, History, and Humanities. For several semesters, he has also taught a 5-week sampler course in Bookbinding.
  • Dionne Howell Dionne Howell Assistant Professor (719) 502-3491 F-248, C-12
  • Shanon Lawson Shanon Lawson Faculty (719) 502-3070 F-215, C-12
  • Kate Pagel Kate Pagel Professor (719) 502-3427 W-119m, R-16
  • Karen Wagner Karen Wagner Professor Western Civilization, History of Islamic Civilization (719) 502-3148 F-354, C-16 An ‘almost native’ of Colorado Springs, Karen graduated from Mitchell High School in 1976, and went on to earn a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Denver, an MA in History from UCCS, and an MA and PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. She teaches in both the History and Humanities Departments: History of Western Civilization, History of Islamic Civilization, Humanities: Early Civilizations, Humanities: from Medieval to Modern, and World Mythology. Karen says, “I have a particular interest in intellectual and cultural history, especially in those time periods when intelligence and culture appear to have been in short supply.” When not busy separating historical truth from error, Karen knits, hikes, cooks, transcribes medieval manuscripts, and reads murder mysteries, but preferably not all at once.


  • Jared Benson Jared Benson Adjunct (719) 502-3200 F-300, C-12
  • Kristine Betts Kristine Betts Adjunct (719) 502-3200 F-300, C-16
  • Justin Burnette Justin Burnette Adjunct / Instruction-Related Hourly / Assessment Coordinator (719) 502-3200 F-300, C-16
  • Nancy Coco Nancy Coco Adjunct (719) 502-3119 DT-S210, D-37
  • Roberta Crownover Roberta Crownover Adjunct Western Civilization and U.S. (719) 502-3200 F-300, C-16 Getting a later start than most, Roberta Crownover opted for a college education finally when she was 45. Beginning at PPCC, she completed her AA, and then transferred to UCCS on the 60-60 program. Upon graduation she found that she enjoyed education much too much to leave and so finished her Masters in History at UCCS as well. The process of history, how ideas change from one culture to the next, from one era to the next, fascinates her almost as much as how one class differs from the next.
  • Nina Frischmann Nina Frischmann Adjunct (719) 502-3200 F-300, C-16
  • Kathleen Hartman Kathleen Hartman Adjunct (719) 502-3200 F-300, C-16
  • Robert Mason Robert Mason Adjunct (719) 502-3600 F-200, C-16
  • David Schlortt David Schlortt Adjunct (719) 502-3200 F-300, C-16