Elizabeth Bidinger teaches a variety of creative writing and literature courses, and she specializes in the study and practice of memoir writing. She has published memoir essays as well as scholarly articles on memoir as a literary genre. Her book, The Ethics of Working-Class Autobiography, was published in 2007. As an English professor who was once a first-generation college student, she is dedicated to designing courses, experiential learning opportunities, and faculty-development initiatives that will facilitate the academic, professional, and personal well-being of students from diverse backgrounds. In 2009 she created The New Worcester Spy, an online news and literary magazine for WSU students. She serves as the coordinator of the university’s First-Year Writing Program.