Bre Lillie strives to give her students hands-on writing experience with practical, real-world applications. She believes every field requires some degree of creativity, just under a variety of different names —innovation, entrepreneurship, experimentation, process improvement, etc.— and as such she tries to make curiosity contagious in her pedagogy. She finds the most satisfaction in her work when she is able to help others recognize and pursue their passions. To further her own interest in servant leadership, she is pursuing an M.S. in Management and Human Resources in the Haslam College of Business.
As a short story writer, she is fascinated by the intersection of fact and emotional truth, as well as the way reading fiction can foster empathy. Her research interests include Writing and Mental Health, Composition and Rhetoric Pedagogy, Equitable Assessment Practices, Creative Writing Pedagogy, and Young Adult Fiction.
- B.A. English, Concentration in Creative Writing – Wofford College ‘17
- M.F.A. Creative Writing, Fiction – University of Tennessee ‘20
Regularly Taught Courses
- English 101: English Composition I
- English 102: English Composition II – Inquiry into Memoir
- English 255: Public Writing- Service Learning Course