Dr. Holly Hassel,Professor of English

PhD English (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002)


Office: Minard 318 E46holly.hassel@ndsu.edu

Research/Teaching: Writing Program Administration, Writing Assessment, Feminist Pedagogy, Placement, First-Year Writing, The Profession

Dr. Holly Hassel, Professor

About Dr. Hassel taught English and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County, a two-year college in central Wisconsin, for 16 years and one campus of 13 that made up a single institution, the UW Colleges. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002. As a faculty member at UW-Marathon, I regularly taught Composition I and II, corequisite support writing studio courses, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, American literature courses, and Women in Popular Culture. At NDSU I teach College Composition I, Introduction to Writing Studies, Advanced Writing Workshop, Composition Theory, and Composition Research.

My scholarly work is pedagogical in nature, focusing on teaching and learning in first-year writing and introductory women’s and gender studies classrooms. My other professional work has been published in College Composition and Communication, College English, Pedagogy, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Women's Studies, and Feminist Teacher, and many edited collections. My ongoing research projects focus on teaching English in the two-year college, the profession of writing studies, labor and change-work in higher education (the teaching of writing in particular), student transitions to college composition, college access, writing assessment, placement into first-year courses, and writing program administration. 

I am serving as the chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Find out more about my professional activities by reviewing my curriculum vitae. 

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