Denise Hill

Ross-Blakley Hall 205AB
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Denise Hill began her career in secondary education, teaching high school English in the Phoenix area. Her early career in education left her with a deep commitment to pedagogy. She transitioned to college-level instruction, teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State. Her teaching experiences include courses in introductory composition, advanced composition, writing center pedagogy, literature, and new media studies.

Hill's scholarly interests include rhetorics of motherhood and inclusive pedagogy. She is commited to creating inclusive learning spaces for all students, especially those with neurodifferences. She volunteers her time with Spectrum Spaces, a group that helps community members and teachers create spaces that take into account the sensory needs of people on the austism spectrum.

Education

  • Ph.D. Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona 2014. Areas of Specialization: Inclusive pedagogy, rhetorics of neurodiversity, new media literacies, disability studies, feminist theory, history of rhetoric and writing
  • M.A. Literature (19th century British and American Literature), University of Nevada-Reno 2004
  • B.A. English and Secondary Education; minor: Speech Communications (Summa Cum Laude), Grand Canyon University 1999

 

Research Interests

Inclusive pedagogy, rhetorics of neurodiversity, new media literacies, disability studies, feminist theory, history of rhetoric and writing

Publications

“Closing the Refrigerator: A Rhetorical Vision of MySpace Autie Mommies.” Mothering Online. Ed. Michelle Moravec. Ontario: Demeter, 2011.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition

Honors/Awards

Disability in College Composition Travel Award

Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2017

 

Exemplary Professional ePortfolio Award

Arizona State University, 2016

 

Difference and Inequality Teaching Award

University of Arizona, 2009

 

Ruth Gardner Teaching Award, finalist

University of Arizona, 2007

 

Scott Gordon Douglass Memorial Teaching Award

University of Nevada, Reno, 2002-2003