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Welcome to the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Since its founding in 1963, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has transformed the lives of more than 90,000 people in Colorado through affordable and accessible degree programs, community engagement, innovative public-private partnerships, and a commitment to diversity. By offering a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at MSU Denver transforms lives and communities through the power of ideas, inspiration and discovery. CLAS provides an integrated education, and our dedicated faculty engage students in deliberative dialogues, undergraduate research, and experiential learning. Learn about our Accreditation, Vision, and Mission.

CLAS Faculty Spotlight

Meet Dr. Lisa Suter!

Dr. Lisa Suter at the mountains Dr. Lisa Suter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English where she teaches courses in the Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Writing minor. Students wishing to meet the increasingly complex writing needs of future careers or graduate degrees can take Rhet/Comp/Pro classes such as Professional & Scholarly Writing, Rhetoric & Style, Rhetoric of Social Media, and more.

Dr. Suter has had a chapter accepted in a book, Nineteenth-Century American Activist Rhetorics, which is forthcoming from the Modern Language Association (MLA) next year. Her chapter, titled “Acting Like Rhetors: U.S. Women’s Rights in Amateur Theatrical Performances” focuses on the feminist discourse in short plays written and staged at girls’ schools in the late nineteenth century.

Dr. Suter is also the new Faculty Senate Caucus Chair for the Arts and Humanities, so if you are an AHUM Senator and you want to serve on a Senate committee, please drop her a line at and she will get you started!

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