English Department

Welcome to the Department of English! With more than 50 full-time faculty representing five fields, we are the largest academic department on campus. Our size and our diversity allows us to offer students a unique experience to learn about language and literacy to prepare humans to be careful and compassionate thinkers and creative problem-solvers.

Boise State Conference on Language, Identity, and Culture

Monday, November 18
12:00 – 1:15 PM
Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union Building

All are invited – No RSVP

Multilingual First-Year Writing students share their experiences as expert users and learners of languages and engage the audience in discussions of language, identity, and culture. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information: Contact christinogle@boisestate.edu
For faculty and staff, attendance counts toward the Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity (BUILD) certificate.

“WILD IRISH”

Friday, December 6
6:00 PM
Hemingway Center Gallery

Dr. Enda Duffy presents an Emigrant People’s History of Irish Literature

Choose YOUR Future!

“An English degree, what are you going to do with that? My degree was in English, so I think the answer to that question is, you can be a fighter pilot or a university president.” -Dr. Marlene Tromp, President of Boise State University

Meet our Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Michal Temkin Martinez - Associate Professor, Director of Linguistics, Director of The Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab

Faculty Spotlight

Michal Temkin Martinez is interested in improving the experiences of undergraduate linguistics students locally and nationally. As Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation grant (with colleague Dr. Kazuko Hiramatsu), Temkin Martinez is co-facilitating a Faculty Learning Community to improve the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in linguistics. Locally, Temkin Martinez works closely with students outside the classroom, living on campus as a Faculty in Residence and supervising interns as director of the Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab. Last year, Temkin Martinez received the David S. Taylor award — Boise State’s highest award for service to students.