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Tera Cole

Tera Cole

Associate Lecturer in English

Office: LA 155



MA, English (2010), Idaho State University

BA, American Literature (1994), University of California, Santa Cruz


Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to do two things: be a teacher and a writer. When I started my college career at Humboldt State University, I had no doubt that I would study English. After finishing my generals, I transferred to the University of California at Santa Cruz to obtain a B.A. degree in American literature and culture. Eventually, I received my M.A. degree in English from Idaho State University where I was also trained to teach composition courses. My dream of becoming a teacher was finally realized.

I love helping students in English 1101 and 1102 become critical readers, thinkers and writers. I take pride in helping students in Technical Writing and Business Communications learn how to write in ways which are applicable to their chosen fields. I also enjoy bringing my cultural interests into course such as, Human Rights in Literature and American Cultural Studies.

Along with teaching, I also pursue my love of writing short fiction. A couple of my short stories have been published, and I am hoping to have many more as time goes by.


"Coyotes Don't Litter," The Writing Disorder Winter 2015.

"Where Things Are Made," Blunderbuss Magazine April 2015.

"Guilt-Free Appetizers." Pocatello Magazine. Jan./Feb. 2010.

"Occupy." The Bannock Alternative. Dec. 2011.

This was about my trip to New York City in October of 2011 where I witnessed the "Occupy Wall Street Movement."

Courses Taught


  • 3308: Business Communications
  • 3307: Professional and Technical Writing
  • 2210: American Cultural Studies
  • 1115: Special Topics in Literature
  • 1110: Introduction to Literature
  • 1102: Critical Reading and Writing
  • 1101P: English Composition Plus
  • 1101: English Composition



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