Brigette has a B.S. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing. She teaches creative writing for all ages, including university courses, elementary and secondary workshops, and one-on-one tutoring sessions. She also teaches first year composition, research writing, and myth and archetype. Her most recent scholarly essay appeared in Beyond the Frontier: Innovations in First-Year Composition released by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Read more about her teaching philosophy here.

Teaching Testimonials

“Professor Pugh did a phenomenal job at teaching the subject matter and providing resources and techniques to enhance the writing process.” –Research writing student (ENG 102)

“She really knows her stuff, she is smart and witty. She is caring and compassionate while having high expectations, because she believes in us. She is extremely clear and emails us if she feels like she needs to clarify anything. She is the best English teacher I have ever had.” –Research writing student (ENG 102)

“She’s probably the best professor I’ve had in my four years at UNR. She knows what she’s talking about, the assignments were fun, the material was fun, and the workshop she set up was awesome.” –Creative Writing student (ENG 205)

“I literally cannot say enough good things about Brigette Pugh. In my four years of college I’ve never once had a professor that cares as much about their students and devotes so much of their own time outside of class to making sure their students succeed. Her expectations are very clear, teaching style pleasantly casual and engaging, and she is exceptionally knowledgeable about the subject. I consider her to be the best teacher I’ve had in my entire college experience.” –Myth and Archetype student (ENG 340)

“I liked the instructor’s enthusiasm and genuine care about the subject matter. She was always very available to discuss and brainstorm story ideas with. It was clear she put a lot of thought into each assignment and knew what she wanted us to get out of them. Each assignment felt useful and productive. Overall, I really liked the instructor and would love to take another course with her.” –Myth and Archetype student (ENG 340)

Publications & Conferences

  • “If You Grade it They Will Go: Encouraging collaboration with librarians and the writing center in W.A.C. classrooms” at Rocky Mountain MLA: October 8-10, 2015
  • “Can We Talk? Conversation in the multi-disciplinary core writing classroom.” Beyond the Frontier: Innovations in First Year Composition. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • “First Impression.” Hidden City Quarterly. July 2013
  • “Small Town Rules.” Calliope. Spring 2011.
  • “Cultivating the Space Between: A Learning-Centered Workshop Model for Writing Centers” at The Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference: February 17-19, 2011
  • “Someone Else’s Story” a novel, completed and seeking publication.