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About Bruce Robbins

Dr. Bruce Robbins has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for pre-service and in-service English teachers at Boise State University since 1990, including courses in teaching writing, literature, and grammar. He earned his Ph.D. in English Education from Indiana University, an M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a B.S. from Oregon State University. His research interests include teachers’ writing, using drama and filmmaking to teach English, curriculum development, and teacher education.


Present Professor, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - Award for Distinguished Service, College of Arts and Sciences, Boise State University
  • 1996-1997 - Award for Distinguished Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences, Boise State University
  • 1992 - Finalist, NCTE Promising Researcher Award for "Teachers As Writers: Relationships Between English Teachers' Own Writing and Instruction"


  • ENGL 381 English Teaching: Writing, Reading, and Language
  • ENGL 481/581 Literature for Use in Junior and Senior High School
  • ENGL 494/594 The Call of Stories: The Making of Narrative Knowledge
  • ENGL 494/594; THEA 494/594 Issues in Theatre Education
  • ENGL 501 Teaching Writing
  • ED-LTCY 547 Advanced Young Adult Literature
  • ENGL 567 Grammar and the Teaching of Writing
  • ENGL 580 English Teaching
  • ENGL 582 Managing the Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 582 Incorporating Technical Communication in the Secondary English Curriculum
  • ENGL 582 Drama in the English Classroom
  • ENGL 594/THEA 599 Shakespearience for Teachers

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