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Carlen Donovan

Carlen Donovan

Senior Lecturer in English

Office: LA 207-F



MA, English (2002), Idaho State University

BA, English (1997), Idaho State University

I’ve been a full-time lecturer in Idaho State’s English Department since 2002, and before that, an adjunct instructor for English and other departments since 1996.

My specialties as a lecturer include composition, film, and professional communication. I regularly offer writing classes online, and I’m currently working on earning Quality Matters certification for one those courses; my goal is to achieve “in-seat” effects in an online class. I’m also proud to be teaching one of the central courses for ISU’s just-launched Film Studies minor.

My other interests include visual rhetoric and typography, horror and science fiction film, and 20th century female film directors.

My goal as a teacher is always to try to raise my students’ eyes to the horizon; I hope they can imagine employing the critical reading, thinking, and writing practices they begin to learn in my courses in settings beyond the university.

Courses Taught

3308: Business Communications

3307: Professional and Technical Writing

1175: Literature and Ideas

1126: Art of Film I

1102: Writing and Rhetoric II

1101: Writing and Rhetoric I