Kreg Abshire

Kreg Abshire

Kreg Abshire

Academic Advisor (for last names A-K)
Education, GES, ENGL, TCID
Pronouns: He/ Him
"...I have learnt that life is to be used , not just held in the hand like a box of bonbons that nobody eats.” - John Dos Passos (Three Soldiers)


I grew up in a smallish town close to where Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Louisiana come together -- the French-speaking, swampy part of Texas. I lived in Texas, New York, South Caroling, and Massachusetts before moving to Denver and then Colorado Springs five years ago. Most of my career I've worked as a teacher, teaching most recently at the Air force Academy and Johnson & Wales University in Denver. I have four kids, ranging in age from 10 to 26, and two large dogs. I like to hike, backpack, mountain bike, and snowshoe.

Fun Facts

  • I'm weirdly good at darts
  • I played football in high school
  • I paid rent for four months by writing movie reviews
  • I spend too much time thinking about traditional forms of American music
  • I aspire to play the guitar


  • Doctor of Philosophy in American Literature, University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Texas, Austin