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Creative Writing: Enriching the Community and the Student Experience

Dean Kandi Turley Ames talks to Professor of English, Bethany Schultz Hurst and student Jessa Briggs about the value of the creative writing program and transferability of skills it imparts to students

The creative writing major or minor works best when paired with other studies that help students prepare for the job market. Kandi and Bethany discuss how creative writing enriches the community and imparts transferable critical and analytical skills.

Jessa Briggs, a senior majoring in English Creative Writing, Global Studies and Languages, and History shares her experience of how these three disciplines tie into each other, her experience as an honors student, studying abroad, and how she will use her college experience to pursue a career. 

For more information about creative writing at ISUplease contact the Department of English at 208-282-4472.

Kandi Turley-Ames began her journey at Idaho State University by graduating from ISU with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1990 and a Master of Science in Psychology in 1993. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Washington State University in 1996. She is a graduate of the Higher Education Resource Service for women in higher education administration. Her academic area of expertise includes memory and cognition. She has published numerous papers with colleagues and students on how strategies impact memory and higher cognitive abilities.