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JoSann Lien

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Assistant Professor - English
Primary Phone: (208) 929-4037

Division: English and Humanities

Department: English

Location: Coeur d' Alene Campus
Building: Fort Sherman Officers Quarters
Room: 207


Jo completed PhD coursework in literature at the University of Minnesota and holds a Master’s degree in English from Idaho State University, where she wrote her thesis on cultural and racial identities in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. She has taught English at the college and high school levels for over twenty years and has been at NIC since 2010. Her academic interests include composition pedagogy, postcolonial theory, and American transnational studies. She is also an award-winning documentary photographer who exhibits regionally and nationally. Jo enjoys reading, knitting, camping, watching baseball, and traveling with her husband, two sons, and their three dogs.