Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Jamaica Ritcher

Jamaica Ritcher

Office: Brink 203
Email: jritcher@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: English Department - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English

Home Town: Washington
With UI Since 2012

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Creative Writing-creative nonfiction and poetry
    • Science and Technical Writing
    • Peer Tutoring and Writing Centers
  • Biography
    Jamaica moved to Moscow in 2008. In addition to teaching creative writing and technical writing courses, she has served as the nonfiction editor for UI's literary journal, Fugue, and works with the Writing Center. Previous professional experience includes working as an editor and writing consultant for science professionals. She'll complete her Creative Writing M.F.A. with an emphasis in creative nonfiction in the Fall 2012 semester.
  • Selected Publications


    "At the Threshold" Labor Pains and Birth Stories. CatalystPress, 2009.

    "The Two Year Old's Personal Laundress,the Writer and the Mom." LiteraryMama. Oct.2006.

    “There is More to Life than My Life.” This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women.  New York: Henry Holt, 2006.


    "Beautiful Naivete." ACTWrite. Canberra, Australia. November,2006: 16.

    "Universal ala Edith." Sacramento News and Review. 23September, 2004. 

    "Ghost Waters." Rattlesnake Review. Summer, 200.

    "Moon Song." Rattlesnake Review. Spring, 2004.



    “Interview with Lia Purpura.” Fugue, Winter-Spring, 2012.

  • Awards and Honors
      • Disability Support Services Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Idaho, Spring 2012.
      • Student Grant Program Project Grant, University of Idaho, 2011.