Dr. Bruce Ballenger is a Professor of English and former department Chair at Boise State University specializing in composition theory, inquiry-based learning, and creative nonfiction. He is the author of seven books, including best-selling textbooks The Curious Writer and The Curious Researcher, all published by Pearson. He has published more than thirty articles and essays in publications ranging from River Teeth: A Journal of Narrative Nonfiction to College English. His latest book, Crafting Truth: Short Studies in Creative Nonfiction was published lin 2011.
Ballenger leads workshops at universities around the U.S. on writing and inquiry, the research paper, and creative nonfiction. Most recently, he led sessions at Portland State University, the Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference, Western Oregon University, Michigan State University, Florida State University, and Murray State University,