Heather Camp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator | Rhetoric & Composition

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


  • 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

Since 2016, I have served as the coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program. In this role, I lead cross-disciplinary writing initiatives that involve collaboration with a range of departments and divisions. Formerly, I directed the First-Year Writing Program for eight years. In that capacity, I participated in 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. These projects challenge me to become familiar with new bodies of knowledge and enable me to speak to audiences outside of my discipline. I love being stretched in this way.

As part of my professional obligations, I have the pleasure to assume a variety of service roles within the university and beyond. Notable service includes sitting on the National Collegiate Honors Council Publications Board, serving on Honors Council, co-chairing the university’s Student Writing Task Force, collaborating with the Office of Institutional Diversity on the College Access Bridge Program redesign, and reviewing for a range of peer-reviewed publications.

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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