Mary Hedengren

Mary Hedengren, Ph.D.

College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3496
Office: Bayou 2121.11


Dr. Mary Hedengren studies new disciplines' writing and new writers within a discipline. Her dissertation from University of Texas at Austin focuses on the development of Creative Writing Studies and much of her research explores the crucial transitions in writing identity. Her secondary interests in program assessment and the history of composition maps individual transitions onto larger institutional trends. Hedengren's recent scholarly work includes the following:

Refereed Publications

"Tell Me What You Really Think: Lessons from Negative Student Feedback" with Martin Lockerd, Writing Center Journal 36.1 (2017): 131-146.

“The Writing Teacher Who Writes: Creative Writing, Ancient Rhetoric and Composition Instruction.” Pedagogy 16.3 (Spring 2016), 191-206.

“The Necessity of Influence: New Writing Articles and Establishing Creative Writing Scholarship.” New Writing. 13.1 (March 2016), 1-16.

“Making Writing Personal: Lessons from Personal Statement Consultations.” South Central Writing Center Association Newsletter 1.1 (Spring 2015), 6 pp.

“The Biopower of Zombies or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Horde.” Harlot (Fall 2014), 19 pp.

Curriculum Vitae