Dr. Jillian L. Wenburg is a Chief Marketing Officer or Client CMO, writer, designer, teacher, researcher, speaker, yoga instructor, and business owner.

Her academic areas of specialty include marketing, strategy, writing, composition, rhetoric, twentieth century American literature, Western literature, and the history of the American west. Wenburg presents frequently at conferences and has received numerous travel grants and awards to support her work. She also serves as Client Chief Marketing Officer for B2B, B2C, non-profit organizations, and higher education organizations.

Wenburg currently works as a Client CMO at Crux KC in the Crossroads / Crown Center area of Kansas City, Missouri.

From 2020-June 2022, her passion was her work as an Instructional Designer and the Director of the Digital Learning Team at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. She also taught part-time as an adjunct assistant professor of English at Johnson County Community College during that time. She taught English as an assistant professor at Fort Lewis College from 2011-2020 providing both composition and Honors courses for the college. She served as a writing coach for the Teacher Education M.A. Program at Fort Lewis College and proudly served as mentor to many undergraduate students. Prior to joining the faculty at Fort Lewis College, Wenburg taught as a graduate teaching instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, an adjunct instructor at Central Community College in Kearney, Nebraska, and an adjunct at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Wenburg presents frequently at conferences and has received numerous travel grants and awards to support her work. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Studies Association, Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, Modern Language Association, College English Association, American Historical Association, American Culture Association, and the Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association.

She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, where she runs her business, Rural Designs, providing website, publication design, and copywriting/editing services.

Writing & Composition Twentieth century American literature Literature of the West History of the American West

Ph.D., University of Missouri, English and History with a focus on American literature and history, 2015
M.A., University of Nebraska, English Literature, 2006
B.A., University of Nebraska, English Language and Literature, 2005