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About Whitney Douglas

Dr. Whitney Douglas has a B.A. in English and Latin American Studies from Weber State University, an M.A. in English from Boise State University, and a Ph.D. in English (Composition and Rhetoric) along with a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After teaching and serving as the coordinator of composition at Marshall University in West Virginia for four years, she returned to Boise State University in 2012 as a member of the rhetoric and composition faculty in the Department of English. Her teaching concentrations are in women’s and feminist rhetoric, community literacy, composition theory and pedagogy, and nonfiction writing. In her research, Dr. Douglas seeks to engage community audiences and/or address community needs, while focusing on the field of composition and rhetoric. She is currently working on articles about the use of writing in a women’s studies service learning class and the activist literacy practices of Nebraska women suffragists.


2012 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - Pickens-Queen Teaching Award, Marshall University
  • 2009 - Service Learning Course Development Grant, West Virginia Campus Compact


  • English Composition I & II
  • Texting the World
  • Women Writers
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Advanced Expository Writing
  • Composition Theory
  • Literacy Studies

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