Heather Camp, Ph.D.

Professor and Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator | Rhetoric & Composition

Address: 207F Armstrong Hall (AH 207F)
Phone: (507) 389-5512
Email: heather.camp@mnsu.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • M.A. in English from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • B.A. in English from the College of Idaho

Biography:
Since 2016, I have served as the coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program. I lead cross-disciplinary writing initiatives and support writing instruction across the university. Formerly, I directed the First-Year Writing Program (2008-2020). I was responsible for structural and curricular decisions related to developmental and first-year writing, including oversight of the English department’s Composition teaching assistants.

My research contributes to the scholarship of teaching and learning. I study undergraduate and graduate writers and teachers, using theories of learning and achievement as an interpretive lens. I frequently translate curricular activities and cross-disciplinary collaborations into scholarly projects. 

As part of my professional obligations, I take on a variety of service roles within the university and beyond. Recent service includes participating in the School of Library and Learning Workgroup and the Reimagining the First Year Project, and reviewing for the National Collegiate Honors Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Recent Publications:
Publishing in Honors: Advice to HIP and JNCHC Authors.” Honors in Practice vol. 15, spring 2019, 111-120. 

“Enhancing International Students’ Language Learning Through Venturing into the Community.” MinneTESOL Journal, Fall 2018, http://minnetesoljournal.org/current-issue-fall-2018/.

“The Exhilarating Return: Raising the Profile of the Year after Sabbatical.” Inside Higher Ed., 13March 2017, https://www.insidehighered.com/advice2017/03/30/importance-year-after-sabbatical-essay.   

“Goal Setting as Teacher Development Practice.” International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, vol. 29, no. 1, 2017, pp. 69-72.

“A Dual Perspective on AP, Dual Enrollment, and the Survival of Honors.” With Giovanna Walters. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, vol.17 no. 2, Fall/Winter 2016, pp. 25-30.

“Reflecting on WAW: A Pedagogical Journey.” Writing-About-Writing Network, Guest Blogger Series. 2 Feb 2016, https://writingaboutwriting.net/2016/02/02/reflecting-on-waw-a-pedagogical-journey/.

“Writing toward Community Engagement in Honors.” Honors in Practice vol. 11, 2015, pp. 163-172.        

“Learning to Write in Chemistry: Sites and Strategies for Fostering Engineers’ Communication Skills.” With Jeff Pribyl. Engineering Education—Beyond Technical Skills. Spec. issue of International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 31 no. 1B, 2015, pp. 395-404.

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