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Heather Hill, Assistant Professor of English


Dr. Hill taught at the University of Washington for four years before coming to Cedarville. Her research and teaching interests  include composition theory and pedagogy, rhetorical genre studies, contemporary rhetorical theory, history of rhetoric, knowledge transfer, critical discourse analysis, language and identity, language ideology, and sociolinguistics. Recent  publications include studies of the intersection of faith and composition pedagogy (specifically genre approaches to composition) and investigations of the Writing Center's role in facilitating the transfer of writing-related knowledge.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in English (language and rhetoric), University of Washington
  • M.A. in English (language and rhetoric ), University of Washington
  • B.A. in English Literature, Western Washington University


  • Riding horses
  • Long distance running
  • Seattle Mariners baseball
  • UW Husky football and basketball

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • Academic Writing
  • American English Dialects
  • Composition Pedagogy
  • Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
  • Literacy