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Department ofEnglish

Heather Turner

Heather Turner

Assistant Professor and Director of Internships

Dr. Turner, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, specializes in Professional and Technical Writing, Community Writing, and Digital Humanities. With over ten years of community-based consulting as a User Experience designer (UX), she continues collaborating with community members and students to make technologies and texts more functional, usable, accessible, and inclusive. Her research on community-based design and justice has been published in Technical Communication and The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.


Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University

M.A. in English, Auburn University

B.S. in English and Art (minor), Troy University 

Research and Teaching Interests

First Year Writing

Professional and Technical Writing

Visual Communication and Information Design

Digital Rhetorics

Multimodal Composition

User Experience with Technology (UX)

Introduction to Digital Humanities