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Elizabeth Lester Barnes


(208) 426-2784  | EA-201C

An avid traveler, Elizabeth brings her love of the world into her classroom. She enjoys her work with multilingual learners, and is also a committed practitioner of service learning. As the faculty adviser for BSU’s Freewrite creative writing club, Elizabeth believes in the power of community as a method of sourcing creativity.


  • 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