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Heather Fox

Heather Fox
  • Associate Professor / Coordinator of English Teaching Programs
  • Ph.D., English (literature), University of South Florida
  • M.A., English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.A., Teaching, Mary Baldwin College
  • B.A., English and Business Administration, Mary Baldwin College


Contact Information

  • Department: English
  • Office: Mattox 312
  • Mailing Address: Mattox 104
  • Email:
  • Phone: 622-2992
  • Web Page:
  • Expert Areas: English education, early 19th - 20th century American literature, writing pedagogy, archival pedagogy, interdisciplinary studies, narrative theory


Heather Fox is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of English Teaching Programs. She is also the author of Arranging Stories: Framing Social Commentary in Short Story Collections by Southern Women Writers (UP of Mississippi, 2022). A Frances S. Summersell Fellow and Phi Kappa Phi “Love of Learning” Award recipient, her broad range of research interests--English education, interdisciplinary approaches to early 19th through early 20th century American literature, women’s literature, writing pedagogy, narrative theory, and archive studies--has been published in south: a scholarly journal, The Explicator, The Faulkner Journal, Teaching/Writing, Southern Studies, The New Americanist, and other journals. The methodologies developed from these interests inform her approach to teaching, which seeks to connect areas of English studies, highlight interdisciplinary relationships, and support undergraduate research through collaboration and professional opportunities. An EKU Libraries Partnership Award (2022) and High-Impact Practice Teaching Award (2021) recipient, she partners with the Department of Teaching, Learning, & Educational Leadership to advise English Teaching and English & History Teaching majors as they prepare for careers in English education. Dr. Fox is currently working on an historical fiction project that links early 19th century and contemporary Young Adult literature, as well as an edited collection called “Students in the Archives.” When not teaching, writing, or researching in the archives, she enjoys historic renovation work, gardening, and spending time with her husband, three young adult children, and three rescued coonhounds in the Outer Banks. Further information is available on her website

Select Publications

Arranging Stories: Framing Social Commentary in Short Story Collections by Southern Women Writers. UP of Mississippi, 2022.

Teaching Writing as a Metacognitive Process.” Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, vol. 11, no. 2, July 2022, pp. 1-15. 

“Reading in the (Local) Archives: Integrating Kentucky Academic Standards Interdisciplinary Literacy Practices in the K-12 Classroom.” Kentucky English Bulletin, Winter 2021, pp. 15-20.

 “What We Want Students to Remember: Archival Recovery as a Sustainable Critical Praxis.” The New Americanist, vol. 2, no. 4, Summer 2020, pp. 5-28. Co-authored with Amanda Stuckey.

“What Cannot Be (Re)written: Disentangling Panoptic Structures in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wall-paper’ and Herland.” LLIDS: Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies, vol. 2, no. 4, Summer 2019, pp. 72-83.

“Mapping Spatial Consciousness in Kate Chopin’s Bayou Folk Stories.” South: A Scholarly Journal, vol. 48, no. 1, Fall 2015, pp. 108-28.

“Resurrecting Truth in Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘The Fig Tree.’” The Explicator, vol. 72, no. 3, Sept. 2014, pp. 219-23.

“A Circlin’ Buzzard: Positioning in Quentin’s Narrative.” The Faulkner Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, Spring 2013, 65-76.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
ENG 303Adv. Composition for TeachersMWF 1:25pm-2:15pm Wallace Bldg 328Spring 2023
ENG 303Adv. Composition for TeachersTR 9:30am-10:45am Combs Building 322Spring 2023
ENG 863Writing & Teaching Writing  Internet Classes Spring 2023
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