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About Karen S. Uehling

Karen Uehling has taught in the Department of English at Boise State University since 1981. She specializes in basic writing and creative nonfiction, and teaches a variety of writing courses as well as nonfiction literature. Her own education has included a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.A. in English from the University of California, Davis.
Karen seeks out unique opportunities for her students and herself. Her advanced nonfiction students have written articles for the Idaho Foodbank’s newsletter, supporting the community while also allowing students to work with an editor and to publish their work. In 2009, she had the opportunity to spend six weeks in China as a teacher for the University Studies Abroad Consortium, spending time in Beijing and Chengdu, teaching a course in "Travel Journal Writing". In addition to teaching and writing, Karen has been active in professional organizations including the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), and the National Council of Teachers of English.


1981 - Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - David S. Taylor Service to Students Award, Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Boise State University
  • 2011 - Women Making History Honoree, Women's Center, Boise State University
  • 2010 - Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Department of English, Boise State University


  • Freshman Composition
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • Twentieth-Century American Nonfiction
  • The Teaching of Writing
  • Theories of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Advanced Professional and Technical Writing

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Articles (5)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (3)

Presentations (10)