colby-sawyer faculty

Donna E. Berghorn

Associate Professor, Humanities
(603) 526-3659 |

Teaches courses in writing, journalism, desktop publishing, interpersonal communication, and Web design, as well as serving as advisor to the Colby-Sawyer Courier, the student newspaper.

A published poet, Dr. Berghorn received her Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She recently returned to the newspaper profession during a sabbatical at the Concord Monitor. She is also a student of mythology, folklore, and the occult.

Areas of Expertise

  • Desktop Publishing on the Web
  • Gender and Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mass Media in America
  • Sports Writing

Recent Presentations

  • "3 X 3" poetry series, Colby-Sawyer College.

  • "Producing Better Audio Spots," New England College Radio Conference.

  • "The Library's Barnstormer Series," Poetry Reading with Mike McMahon, Colby-Sawyer College.

  • Respondent, "Writing Across the Curriculum" presentation, New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) Conference.


  • M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.A., Canisius College