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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


Official Faculty


20160630_161216Shauna Anderson
, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Utah State University
Interests: User documentation, mobile learning, oral communication, Web 2.0, business communication, assessment
shaunaanderson1@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 studio portraitGautam 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: Shakespeare, online teaching, Renaissance literature, English composition, higher education
jblack@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7022 (voicemail only) | 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

kimcartercram_smKim 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

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

elizabethcook_smElizabeth Marie Cook, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Boise State University
Interests: Medieval literature, art and fashion history
elizcook@boisestate.edu | SMTC-103B

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, Rhetoric and Composition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Interests: Community literacy, feminist rhetorics, disability rhetorics
whitneydouglas@boisestate.edu | LA-209A

juliadrew_smJulia Geist Drew, Lecturer
Assistant Coordinator of English Language Support Programs
M.A., TESOL, School for International Training
juliadrew@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-1109 | LA-101A

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

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

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
Director of English Teaching
Co-Director, Boise State Writing Project
Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, Michigan State University
jimfredricksen@boisestate.edu

matthewhansen_smMatthew C. Hansen, Associate Professor
Director of Literature & Humanities
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

samanthaharvey_smSamantha 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 | LA-409G

jillheney_smJill 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

tomhillard_smTom J. Hillard, Associate Professor
Director of M.A. in English
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 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

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

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

caseykeck_smCasey 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-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

elizabethbarnes_smElizabeth Lester Barnes, Lecturer
M.F.A., 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

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
Faculty Hiring Coordinator
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 | EA-101C

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

reshmimukherjee_smReshmi 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

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
Interests: Argument, nonfiction and creative nonfiction writing, rhetorical theories, kairos and metanoia
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
Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Institute
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: Melville and Whitman, early and 19th-Century American literature, digital applications and approaches in literary studies
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

tarapenry_smTara 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

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, 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

janroser_smJan 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
Associate Director of First-Year Writing Program
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

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

samanthasturman_smSamantha Sturman, Lecturer
Placement and Assessment Program Manager
M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Boise State University
samanthasturman@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-3420 | LA-256B

michaltemkinmartinez_sm2Michal 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_smEdward “Mac” Test, Associate 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-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

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

Chris Vanderstouwe portraitChris VanderStouwe, Lecturer
Advisory Board, Gender Studies Program
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara
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

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 | GW-103A

jeffwestover_new_smJeff Westover, Associate Professor
Internships Coordinator
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

jeffreywilhelm_smJeffrey Wilhelm, Distinguished Professor
Director, Boise State Writing Project
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

russellwillerton_smRussell Willerton, 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
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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