Education is a lifelong pursuit. The tutors of Gutenberg College do not view themselves as people who have mastered the art of learning, but as more advanced students who can give helpful direction to those who are as yet less skilled. Gutenberg tutors feel fortunate to have a forum in which they can continue to learn while helping others to learn. The love of learning is one contagion the faculty hope will infect Gutenberg College and those who come in contact with it.

You can contact the Gutenberg faculty by e-mail at the Gutenberg College office. Please indicate in the “subject” line which faculty member you want to contact.

Full-time Faculty

Gutenberg College tutor Chris Alderman

Chris Alderman

  • M.A., Language and Literature; University of Chicago, 2008
  • B.A., English; Washington and Lee University, 2005
  • Tutor, Gutenberg College, 2017-present

Gutenberg College tutor Thomas (Charley) Dewberry

Thomas (Charley) Dewberry

  • Ph.D., Philosophy; University of Oregon, 1995
  • M.S., Stream Ecology; Michigan State University, 1978
  • B.S. in the Arts (major: political science, economics, and zoology); Michigan State University, 1975
  • Dean of Gutenberg College
  • Tutor, Gutenberg College, 1994-present

Gutenberg College tutor Eliot Grasso

Eliot Grasso

  • Ph.D., Musicology; University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, 2011
  • M.A., Ethnomusicology; Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, 2007
  • B.A., Music; Goucher College, 2005
  • Adjunct Instructor of Musicology, School of Music and Dance, University of Oregon, 2011-present
  • Provost of Gutenberg College
  • Tutor, Gutenberg College, 2012-present

Gutenberg College tutor Ron Julian

Ron Julian

  • M.A., Religion; Reformed Theological Seminary, 2006
  • B.A., Linguistics; University of Oregon, 1991
  • Tutor, Gutenberg College, 1994-present

Gutenberg College tutor Chris Swanson

Chris Swanson

  • Post-doctoral research assistant, University of Oregon, 1994-2001
  • Ph.D., Physics; University of Oregon, 1992
  • M.S., Physics; University of Oregon, 1987
  • B.S., Physics and Math; Westmont College, 1986
  • President of Gutenberg College
  • Tutor, Gutenberg College, 1994-present

Part-time Faculty

Gutenberg College tutor R. Wesley Hurd

R. Wesley Hurd

  • Ph.D., Educational Policy; University of Oregon, 1988
  • M.F.A., Painting; University of Oregon, 2000
  • M.A., Biblical Studies/Theology; Western Seminary, 1977
  • B.S., Art Education; Southern Oregon University, 1967
  • Tutor (part-time), Gutenberg College, 1994-2012, 2016-present

Gutenberg College tutor Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson

  • M.F.A., Theater; University of Oregon, 1989
  • B.A., English and Dramatic Studies; Westmont College, 1985
  • Tutor (part-time), Gutenberg College, 1994-present