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Idaho State University
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 in my 19th year at ISU, I'm back in the English department, based in Idaho Falls where, along with colleague Jenn Fuller, I'm teaching a range of courses that will allow students to complete the entire Professional Writing major on the Idaho Falls campus.

Courses Taught

3324: Genre Studies in Nonfication

3308: Business Communication

3307: Professional and Technical Communication

1102: Writing and Rhetoric II