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The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in English/Writing, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the minors in English/Writing or Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric provide coursework in literature, rhetoric, and creative writing, preparing students to be critical, creative thinkers and effective communicators.

Nancy Knowles

Dr. Nancy Knowles Ph.D.

Professor of English/Writing

Dr. Nancy Knowles taught English in Japan for two summers and completed her BA in East Asian Studies at UCLA. After working in business management in the entertainment industry, She entered the master’s program at Humboldt State University where she earned two degrees in English and became a fellow of the Redwood Writing Project. Dr. Knowles also fell in love with teaching and completed her Ph.D. while working as an assistant in the Connecticut Writing Project before moving to La Grande in 2000 to join the English/Writing faculty.