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Profile photo for Edward "Mac" TestEdward “Mac” Test, Professor
Ph.D. in English Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mac spent 13 years on the high seas as a fisherman, and is known for regaling his students with great sea tales. Now in his second career, Mac is an enthusiastic Renaissance scholar and translator of Spanish.
edwardtest@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-2138 | LA-228A

Associate Chair

Profile photo for Casey KeckCasey Keck, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, 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-222


Official Faculty

Profile photo for Gautam Basu ThakurGautam Basu Thakur, Associate Professor
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

Jennifer BlackProfile photo for Jennifer Black, Lecturer
Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies, Boston University
Interests: Shakespeare, online teaching, Renaissance literature, English composition, higher education
jblack@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7022 (voicemail only) | LA-211D

Kyle BoggsKyle Boggs, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
Interests: Writing studies, place-based pedagogies, cultural and environmental rhetorics, gender studies, settler colonial studies
kyleboggs@boisestate.edu | LA-209H

Margaret BundyMargaret Bundy, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Arizona State University
Interests: Community literacy, working-class rhetoric, technical communication, first-year writing
margaretbundy@boisestate.edu | Riverfront Hall 213-O

Profile photo for Ann CampbellAnn Campbell, 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

Profile photo for Kim Carter-CramKim Carter-Cram, Lecturer
Ph.D. in French, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Interests: 20th century literature, women’s autobiography, French language, philosophy
kimberlycarter-cram@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4808 | 211B

Profile photo for Ralph ClareRalph Clare, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English Literature, Stony Brook University (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Interests: 20th and 21st C. American Literature and Culture, Post-45, Film, Marxism and Post-Marxism, Economic approaches to literature, the New Materialisms
ralphclare@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4264 | LA-209I

Profile photo for Elizabeth Marie CookElizabeth Marie Cook, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Boise State University
Interests: Medieval literature, art and fashion history
elizcook@boisestate.edu | ACCS 114E

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

Dr. Whitney Douglas

Whitney Douglas, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Interests: Community literacy, feminist rhetorics, disability rhetorics
whitneydouglas@boisestate.edu | LA-209G

Profile photo for Julia Geist DrewJulia Geist Drew, Lecturer
M.A., TESOL, School for International Training
Interests: Teaching English writing to multilingual students
juliadrew@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1109 | LA-101A

Profile photo for Heidi EstremHeidi Estrem, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Nevada, Reno
Interests: First-year writing, writing pedagogy, writing program administration, writing and transfer
heidiestrem@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7073

Profile photo for Jim FredricksenJim Fredricksen, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, Michigan State University
Interests: The ways in which teachers learn, especially in communities such as the classroom, school, or professional networks
jimfredricksen@boisestate.edu | LA-211F

Matthew C. HansenProfile photo for Matthew Hansen, Professor
Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Interests: Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, Renaissance poetry and prose, performance theory, scholarship of teaching & learning, scholarship of engagement
matthewhansen@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1215 | LA-205

Profile photo for Samantha HarveySamantha Harvey, Professor
Ph.D. in English Literature, Cambridge University
Dr. Harvey’s teaching and research interests include nineteenth-century British poetry and prose, transatlantic Romanticism, and the environmental humanities. She is the organizer and host of The Idea of Nature lecture series.
samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4234 | HW-200

Profile photo for Jill HeneyJill Heney, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Literature and Creative Writing Emphases, Boise State University
Interests: Creative nonfiction, digital writing pedagogies, geospatial humanities, and the literature of the American West
jheney@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7055 | LA-101B

Profile photo for Tom J. HillardTom J. Hillard, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English, University of Arizona
Interests: Early American and 19th-century American literature, ecocriticism/literature and the environment, Gothic literature
thomashillard@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-2991 | LA-233

Cheryl HindrichsProfile photo for Cheryl Hindrichs, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in English, The Ohio State University
Interests: Twentieth-century British literature; literary criticism and theory; modernist, gender, film, and disability studies; World War One and the Influenza Pandemic
cherylhindrichs@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7072 | LA-232

Profile photo for Tiffany HitesmanTiffany Hitesman, Lecturer
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

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

Profile photo for Melissa KeithMelissa Keith, Lecturer
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) 426-2139 | 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

Profile photo for Elizabeth Lester BarnesElizabeth Lester Barnes, Lecturer
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Boise State University
Interests: Community building, social justice, the pursuit of creativity, experiential and active learning
elizabethbarnes@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-2784 | EA-201C

Ti MacklinTi Macklin, Lecturer
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University
Interests: First-year writing, writing pedagogy, writing assessment, service learning, community literacy
timacklin@boisestate.edu | EA-102B

Profile photo for Jenn MalletteJenn 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

Profile photo for Michael MarkleyMichael Markley, Lecturer
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Managing technical communication teams and projects, writing for nonprofit organizations, and emerging platforms for delivering technical content
michaelmarkley@boisestate.edu | LA-209A

Profile photo for Clyde MoneyhunClyde Moneyhun, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
Interests: Composition theory, rhetorical theory, critical theory, translation theory and practice.
clydemoneyhun@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3585 | LA-221

Profile photo for Reshmi MukherjeeReshmi Mukherjee
, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interests: Global Anglophone and Francophone literature of South Asia and Africa, gender studies, postcolonial theory, biopolitics, refugee studies
reshmimukherjee@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1145 | LA-226

Roger MungerRoger Munger, Professor
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

Kelly MyersKelly Myers, Assistant Professor
Director of Beyond the Major
Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
Interests: Argument, nonfiction and creative nonfiction writing, rhetorical theories, kairos and metanoia
kellymyers@boisestate.edu | President’s Office

Profile photo for Heidi NaylorHeidi 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 | GW-110

Christi NogleChristi Nogle, Lecturer
M.A. in English Literature, Boise State University
Interests: First-year writing, contemporary literary and genre fiction
christinogle@boisestate.edu | EA-102C

Profile photo for Jacqueline O'ConnorJacqueline O’Connor, Distinguished 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

Profile photo for Steven Olsen-SmithSteven Olsen-Smith, Professor
Ph.D. in English, University of Delaware
Interests: Melville and Whitman, early and 19th-Century American literature, digital applications and approaches in literary studies
sosmith@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7085 | LA-223

Profile photo for Michelle PayneMichelle Payne, Professor
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 | Provost’s Office

Profile photo for Tara PenryTara Penry, Professor
Ph.D. in English, 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 | LA-209E

Profile photo for Debra PurdyDebra Purdy, Lecturer
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Audience analysis, usability testing, oral presentations, resume writing, visual rhetoric
debrapurdy@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7060 | LA-211H

Profile photo for Dora RamirezDora Ramirez, 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

Profile photo for Jana RoserJan Roser, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Boise State University
Interests: Genre, transfer, rhetorical adaptation, educational theory
janroser@boisestate.edu | EA-201D

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Dawn Shepherd, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University
Interests: Rhetoric, new media, and media studies; digital rhetoric; writing program administration; teaching with technology
dawnshepherd@boisestate.edu | LA-256C

Gail ShuckGail Shuck, Professor
Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona
Interests: Second language writing, intersections between language, society, and identity, ideologies of language, program administration for multilingual students in higher education
gshuck@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1189 | LA-209F

Profile photo for Samantha SturmanSamantha Sturman, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Boise State University
Interests: First-Year Writing, writing placement, writing and transfer, and assessment
samanthasturman@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3420 | LA-256B

Profile photo for Michal Temkin MartinezMichal Temkin Martinez, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Southern California
Interests: Phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics, language documentation, laboratory phonology
michaltmartinez@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4236 | SMASH-218B

Marian Thomas, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Boise State University
Interests: First-year writing, nonfiction writing
mthomas@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7046 | LA-120A

Profile photo for Tim ThornesTim 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 | SMASH-218A

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

Chris VanderStouweProfile photo for Chris VanderStouwe, Lecturer
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara
interests: Sociocultural linguistics; language, gender, and sexuality; language and identity; language and politics; language in interaction; linguistic activism
cvanderstouwe@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3422 | Riverfront Hall 213M

Profile photo for Amber WarringtonAmber Warrington, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Writing teacher education; writing assessment; critical literacy; teacher inquiry
amberwarrington@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4233 | LA-209C

Jeff WestoverProfile photo for Jeff Westover, Professor
Ph.D. in English, Boston College
Jeff Westover teaches modern and contemporary American literature, film, graphic novels, and even old-fashioned written texts. Etymology is a subject near to his heart.
jeffreywestover@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1232 | LA-211C

Profile photo for Jeffrey WilhelmJeffrey Wilhelm, Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin
Interests: Developing inquiry curriculum, motivation, interventions to assist struggling readers and writers
jwilhelm@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1199 | GW-103B

Profile photo for Linda Marie ZaerrLinda Marie Zaerr, Professor
Ph.D. in English, University of Washington
Linda Marie Zaerr teaches medieval adventure stories, and games in medieval literature. She plays the medieval vielle as a way of exploring and demonstrating medieval entertainment.
lzaerr@boisestate.edu | LA-211G


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