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Heather Holleman, PhD

Heather Holleman, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
120 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Heather Holleman

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Spring 2021:Via Zoom on Monday afternoons and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


December 2002
Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature
University of Michigan
Concentration: Romanticism, Lyric Poetry, Psychology of Emotion, Pedagogy
May 1999
Master of Arts in English Language and Literature
University of Michigan
May 1997
Bachelor of Arts in English
Distinguished Major, Highest Distinction.
University of Virginia.

Professional Bio

Dr. Heather Holleman is an associate teaching professor with over 25 years of experience in the college classroom. She is a national public speaker, podcaster, and award-winning author of over 8 books, including a bestseller in the inspirational market. Dr. Holleman attended the University of Virginia where she graduated with highest distinction for her thesis on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. She won the Wagenheim prize for the best essay written by an undergraduate for her work on the Romantic Sublime. She then earned her MA and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Michigan for her doctoral work on shame and narcissism in 19th century poetry. Dr. H currently teaches for the Schreyer Honors College and develops the curriculum for the advanced writing courses. She has taught Advanced Writing in the Humanities (202B) and English 15 while also designing curriculum and training instructors. Her book, How to Write with Flair, supplements the curriculum for the advanced writing courses in the humanities. She has received numerous teaching awards in the past ten years, including Rackham’s Most Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, the Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition, and the Residence Life Mentor Award. Heather and her husband, Ashley, also work with a missions organization (Cru) where Ashley serves as the Executive Director of Graduate Student Ministry. Heather blogs daily at and writes both fiction and nonfiction. She has two daughter, three cats, and a fantastic backyard garden with plum trees, blackberries, and lilacs.