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Idaho State University
Tom Pfister

Tom Pfister

Senior Lecturer in English

Office: LA 258-E

208-282-2411

pfisthom@isu.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, English (1996), University of Wisconsin, Madison

MFA, Printmaking (2007), Idaho State University

MA, English (1987), Northwestern University

MS, Advertising (1980), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

BA, English(1977), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

I have been teaching composition and literature at ISU since 1996. In the past decade, I have focused on the writing of fiction. I am currently finishing the last of three volumes about my Norwegian ancestors and their emigration to Minneapolis. I also have written four full-length novels, a trio of novellas, and a volume of short stories. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, printmaking, and reading.

Recent Courses Taught

2268: Survey of British Literature II

1175: Literature and Ideas

1102: Writing and Rhetoric II