College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English
With UI Since 2012
Masters of Natural Science, Arizona State University, Plant Biology/Urban Ecology/Science Writing, 2001.
B.A. Anthropology, California State University-Chico, Applied Cultural Anthropology, 1996.
Creative Writing-creative nonfiction and poetry
Science and Technical Writing
Peer Tutoring and Writing Centers
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.
"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.
- Disability Support Services Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Idaho, Spring 2012.
- Student Grant Program Project Grant, University of Idaho, 2011.