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Interim Department Chair

rogermunger_smRoger Munger, Professor
Associate Chair; Director of Technical Communication; Faculty Athletics Representative
Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Interests: Writing for not-for-profits, Web 2.0, intercollegiate athletics, publications management, service learning
rmunger@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4211 | LA-227


Official Faculty

shaunaanderson_smShauna Anderson, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Utah State University
Interests: User documentation, oral communication, Web 2.0, business communication, assessment
shaunanderson1@boisestate.edu | EA-102D

bruceballenger_smBruce Ballenger, Professor
Director of Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D. in English, University of New Hampshire
Interests: Creative nonfiction, composition theory, first-year writing
bballeng@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7609 | Hemingway 200

Gautam Basu Thakur, Assistant Professor
Director, Hemingway Literary Center
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interests:Critical theory, Victorian literature, postcolonial studies, British literature of the Empire, psychoanalysis, Thing theory
gautambasuthakur@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4261 | LA-225

jenniferblack_smJennifer Black, Lecturer
Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies, Boston University
Interests: Genre studies (especially epic poetry), women in early modern Europe, intersection of the arts and literature
jblack@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7022 | LA-211D

anncampbell_smAnn Campbell, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English, Emory University
Interests: Marriage and family in British eighteenth-century novels, development of the novel from the eighteenth century forward
anncampbell@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1956 | LA-205A

ralphclare_smRalph Clare, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in English Literature, Stony Brook University
Interests: Intersections of literature, culture, economics, and politics, especially in the post-1945 period
ralphclare@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4264 | LA-209I

martincorlesssmith_smMartin Corless-Smith, Professor
Ph.D., University of Utah; M.F.A., Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa
mcsmith@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-2413 | GW-101

 

Stephanie Cox, Lecturer
M.A. in English and American Literature with an Emphasis in Creative Writing, Kansas State University
Interests: Online pedagogy, collaborative learning, creative nonfiction
scox@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7033 | LA-256F

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Whitney Douglas, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in English (Composition and Rhetoric), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Interests: Women’s rhetoric, community literacy
whitneydouglas@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3596 | LA-209A

heidiestrem_smHeidi Estrem, Associate Professor
Director of the First-Year Writing Program

Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, University of Nevada, Reno
Interests: First-year writing pedagogy, writing program administration, writers in transition
heidiestrem@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7073 | LA-256D

carlyfinseth_smCarly Finseth, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Interests: Games and virtual worlds, documentation, instructional design, usability and interaction design, digital rhetorics
carlyfinseth@boisestate.edu | LA-234

jimfredricksen_smJim Fredricksen, Associate Professor
Co-Director, Boise State Writing Project
Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, Michigan State University
jimfredricksen@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7084 | GW-103A

Matthew Hansen, Associate Professor
Director of Literature
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Interests: Early modern British literature, Shakespeare, critical theory, film and literature
matthewhansen@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1215 | LA-205

samanthaharvey_smSamantha Harvey, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English Literature, Cambridge University
Interests: Nineteenth-century British poetry and prose, transatlantic Romanticism, and literature and the environment
samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4234 | LA-409G

jillheney_smJill Heney, Lecturer
M.A. in English with an Emphasis in Literature, Boise State University
Interests: Digital writing pedagogies, first-year composition pedagogies, literature of the American West
jheney@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7055 | LA-101B

tomhillard_smTom Hillard, Associate Professor
Director of M.A. in English
Ph.D. in English, University of Arizona
Interests: Early American and 19th-century American literature, literature and the environment, Gothic literature
thomashillard@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-2991 | LA-233

cherylhindrichs_smCheryl Hindrichs, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English, The Ohio State University
Interests: Twentieth-century British literature; literary criticism and theory; modernist, gender and film studies; the role of illness in the aesthetics and ethics of modernist fiction
cherylhindrichs@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7072 | LA-232

tiffanyhitesman_smTiffany Hitesman, Lecturer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

M.A. in English with an Emphasis in Literature, Boise State University
Interests: ePortfolios, identity politics, developmental writing, narrative nonfiction
tiffanyhitesman@boisestate.edu | LA-211A

janetholmes_new_smJanet Holmes, Professor
Director, Ahsahta Press

M.F.A., Warren Wilson College
Interests: 20th Century American Poetry, the Objectivists, the New York School, Oulipo, Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov, Emily Dickinson, formalisms
jholmes@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3134 | UBA-117

Kenya Jenkins Fletcher, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Boise State University
Interests: First-year writing, creative nonfiction, poetry
kjenkins@boisestate.edu | EA-202D

denisjohnson_smDenis Johnson, Visiting Distinguished Professor
M.F.A., Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa

 


caseykeck_smCasey Keck
, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Interests: Computer-based methods of discourse analysis, communicative strategies in academic writing, second language acquisition and pedagogy
caseykeck@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4268  | LA-209H

melissakeith_smMelissa Keith, Lecturer
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Boise State University
Interests: Basic writing, digital rhetoric, online writing instruction, writing across the curriculum
melissakeith@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7028  | LA-220A

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Lana Kuchta, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Boise State University
Interests: First-year writing
lanakuchta@boisestate.edu | EA-101D

jennmallette_smJenn Mallette, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in English with Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Arkansas
Interests: Gendered experience on writing and professional identities in engineering disciplines, rhetoric of science, feminist science and feminist composition, public science
jennifermallette@boisestate.edu | LA-209B

mikemarkley_smMichael Markley, Lecturer
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing, publications management
michaelmarkley@boisestate.edu | EA-201A

dennismeier_smDennis Meier, Instructor
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing, engineering, data analysis, and taking MOOC courses
dmeier@boisestate.edu

clydemoneyhun_smClyde Moneyhun, Associate Professor
Director of the Writing Center

Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
clydemoneyhun@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3585 | LA-221

Reshmi Mukherjee, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interests: Anglophone literature, literature in translation, diasporic and exilic literatures, postcolonial and subaltern theory, culture studies, transnational feminist theory
reshmimukherjee@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1145 | LA-226

rogermunger_smRoger Munger, Professor
Associate Chair; Director of Technical Communication; Faculty Athletics Representative

Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Interests: Writing for not-for-profits, Web 2.0, intercollegiate athletics, publications management, service learning
rmunger@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4211 | LA-227

kellymyers_smKelly Myers, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
kellymyers@boisestate.edu | LA-106B

 

heidinaylor_smHeidi Naylor, Lecturer
M.F.A. in Fiction Writing, Boise State University
Interests: Technical writing, fiction and features writing, editing, advocacy
heidinaylor@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7015 | UNX1-110

jacquelineoconnor_smJacqueline O’Connor, Professor
Ph.D. in English, University of California at Davis
Interests: American drama, Tennessee Williams, 20th/21st-century American literature, law and humanities
joconnor@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7090 | LA-209C

stevenolsensmith_smSteven Olsen-Smith, Professor
Ph.D. in English, University of Delaware
Interests: Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, American literature and methods of literary research
sosmith@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7085 | LA-223

michellepayne_smMichelle Payne, Professor
Department Chair

Ph.D. in English, Composition and Literature, University of New Hampshire
Interests: Nonfiction writing, first-year composition, theories of rhetoric and composition, feminist literary theory, research methods in composition and rhetoric
mpayne@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4190 | LA-228A

Lori Pennington, Instructor
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing, print document production
loripennington@boisestate.edu

tarapenry_smTara Penry, Professor
Editor, Western Writers Online

Ph.D., Fordham University
Interests: Nineteenth-century literary periodicals of the U.S.; literary history of affect in the West; literature of the California Gold Rush; sentimentalism, gender, and popular culture
tpenry@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3041 | LA-209E

johnplatt_smJohn Platt, Instructor
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing
johnplatt@boisestate.edu

debrapurdy_smDebra Purdy, Lecturer
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing
debrapurdy@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7060 | LA-211H

doraramirez_smDora Ramirez-Dhoore, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Ethnic Literature, New Mexico State University
Interests: Chicana/o literature and rhetoric, 19th Century and contemporary ethnic literature, women’s studies, film studies
doraramirez@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7081 | LA-209D

brucerobbins_smBruce Robbins, Professor
Director of English Teaching
Ph.D. in English Education, Indiana University
Interests: Drama, writing instruction, secondary school English curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education
brobbins@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3036 | LA-211F

dawnshepherd_smDawn Shepherd, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University
Interests: Rhetoric and digital media, rhetorical criticism, critical cultural studies of technology, writing studies, writing program administration
dawnshepherd@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4263 | LA-256C

Chauntain Shields, Instructor 
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
chauntainshields@boisestate.edu | EA-201A

gailshuck_smGail Shuck, Associate Professor
ESL Coordinator; Director of Linguistics

Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona
gshuck@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1189 | LA-209F

michaltemkinmartinez_smMichal Temkin Martinez, Associate Professor
Director, The Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Southern California
Interests: Phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics, language documentation, laboratory phonology
michaltmartinez@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4236 | SMITC-218B

mactest_smMac Test, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara
Interests: New world influences on early modern English literature, English/Spanish translation; poetry
edwardtest@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-2138 | LA-222

Marian Thomas, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Boise State University
Interests: First-year writing, nonfiction writing
mthomas@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7046 | EA-202C

timthornes_smTim Thornes, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Oregon
Interests: Language typology, language documentation, and Native American languages
timthornes@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4267 | SMITC-218A


bradyudall_smBrady Udall, Associate Professor
M.F.A., Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa
bradenudall@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7079 | GW-118

 

karenuehling_smKaren Uehling, Associate Professor
M.A. in English, University of California, Davis
Interests: Basic writing, creative nonfiction
kuehling@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7088 | LA-211E

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Jeff Westover, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in American Literature, Boston College
Interests: American literature, modern American poetry, cultural contexts of twentieth-century poetry
jeffreywestover@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1232 | LA-211C

mitchwieland_smMitch Wieland, Professor
M.F.A. Program Director
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Alabama
mwieland@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7082 | GW-115

jeffreywilhelm_smJeffrey Wilhelm, Professor
jwilhelm@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1199 | GW-103B

 

russellwillerton_smRussell Willerton, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Interests: Technical editing, plain language, document design, dialogic ethics
russellwillerton@boisestate.edu | LA-211B

lindamariezaerr_smLinda Marie Zaerr, Professor
Ph.D. in English, University of Washington
Interests: Medieval performance, Middle English romance, Vielle
lzaerr@boisestate.edu | LA-211G


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