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Elizabeth Barnes

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(208) 426-2784  | EA-201C

An avid traveler and writer, Elizabeth, a Lecturer in the English Department and SL Faculty Associate for the CTL, brings her love of the world into her classroom. She enjoys her work with all students including her multilingual learners. She is a committed practitioner of Project-Based Service-Learning as she loves the notion of learning unbounded. From researching ravens on the North Slope of Alaska to chasing owls, Elizabeth has had a variety of different experiences that inform her teaching and writing. As the faculty adviser for BSU’s Freewrite creative writing club, Elizabeth believes in the power of community as a method of sourcing creativity. Elizabeth also works as a Writer in the Schools for the Log Cabin Literary Center and is a writer for the blog Nature Families Elizabeth’s favorite part of teaching is connecting with her students and watching the way they engage with the world.


  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Boise State University
  • B.A., American Studies, Utah State University


Community building, social justice, the pursuit of creativity, experiential and active learning


  • UF 200 “With Liberty and Justice for All”
  • English 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research
  • English 101 Introduction to College Writing
  • English 197 Writing About Writing
  • English 123 Academic English Writing for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English 305 Fiction Writing