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About Heidi Estrem

Dr. Heidi Estrem came to Boise State University in 2006. She has a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her dissertation was “A Study of Two Cultures and the Travelers Who Must Negotiate Them: High School Senior English and College First-Year English Classes”, and her research interests continue to include the study of writers in transition. She is also interested in TA education and mentoring, composition pedagogy, instructors' pedagogical development, and other aspects of writing program administration. She has published (collaboratively and singly) in WPA, Rhetoric Review, English Journal, and in edited collections.
Dr. Estrem is also the Director of the First-Year Writing Program at Boise State. She leads faculty development workshops, develops curriculum for the first-year writing program, teaches first-year writing classes and the graduate seminar for new teaching assistants, and coordinates the assessment of the first-year writing program.


Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of English
Present Director, First-Year Writing Program, Boise State University

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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 - Kenneth Bruffee Award for Best Article, WPA: Writing Program Administration
  • 2009 - Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Research Grant ($929)
  • 2007 - Course Redesign Grants, Academic Technologies, Boise State University ($37,500)


  • ENGL 598: Seminar for Teaching Assistants
  • ENGL 554: Research Methods in Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 334: Introduction to Theories of Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 101/102: English Composition

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Presentations (7)