Heather Camp, Ph.D.

Professor | Rhetoric and 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


Heather Camp is a Professor of English specializing in Rhetoric and Composition. She has served as the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2021-2022), Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum (2016-2021), and Director of First-Year Writing (2008-2020). In these roles, she has shaped the university’s faculty development efforts, developed policies and processes relating to the university’s writing across the curriculum program, facilitated university-wide and English department-specific writing teacher preparation, and led structural and curricular planning for developmental and first-year writing.

Recent Publications

"Helping Second Language Students Succeed with Academic Sources: Advice for Faculty Across the Disciplines." MinneTESOL Journal, Spring 2020, http://minnetesoljournal.org/current-issue/peer-reviewed-article/helping-second-language-students-succeed-with-academic-sources-advice-for-faculty-across-the-disciplines/.

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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