Arts, Humanities & Communication

Leon Erickson

Associate Professor of English

I grew up in Bellingham, Washington. At the age of 17, I joined the Army Reserves and served as a medical specialist. Once out of the army, I moved to England and went to the Totnes School of Guitar Making. From there, I moved to Seattle, Washington, and worked in the music industry for a number of years. After my time in the music industry was done, I decided to enroll in college. Upon graduation, I worked at a number of colleges before accepting a position here at Columbia Basin College. I have been teaching here nearly two years and look forward to teaching many more.

M.A., B.A., Western Washington University

Ross Travel Grant awarded to facilitate presentation at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Western Washington University, 2012

Selected to showcase at Scholar’s Week Symposium for English 402: Advanced Technical and Professional Writing course work, Western Washington University, Fall 2012

English Department Special Achievement Award, Whatcom Community College, 2011

Developmental Education Department Special Achievement Award, Whatcom Community College, 2011

Creative non-fiction piece Fighting Fish, A Gathering of Voices, An Anthology of Student Writing and Art Authored, April 2008

Solicited for and authored creative non-fiction piece The Bridge, Noisy Water Review, June 2008