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Cathy Peppers

Cathy Peppers

Senior Lecturer in English

Office: TAB 277- Idaho Falls Campus



Ph.D. in English, University of Oregon

M.A. in English Lit. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University

B.A. in English and Political Science, Macalester College

During my first eight years at ISU, I taught a range of courses in the English department, from developmental composition through creative writing and a variety of literature courses. Drawing on some prior professional experience, I also taught a few courses in public relations for the then-Mass Communication department.

My next ten years were housed in the College of Business, where I created and taught courses that developed into one unique core Management department course in critical analysis and creative problem solving. I won the College of Business Outstanding Teacher award in 2012, and an ISU Outstanding Teacher award in 2015.

Now I'm back in the English department, based in Idaho Falls where for the past few years I've been teaching a range of courses that allows students to complete a Professional Writing minor, along with other coursework, on the Idaho Falls campus.

Courses Taught

4407: Special Topics in Professional Writing

3324: Genre Studies in Nonfiction

3308: Business Communication

3307: Professional and Technical Communication

2211: Literary Analysis

2210: American Cultural Studies: Science in American Culture

1102: Writing and Rhetoric II