Dr. Allison Hitt

Assistant Professor in Writing

ahitt@uca.edu

Win Thompson Hall 323

(501) 450-5607

Education:

Ph.D., Syracuse University, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
M.A., West Virginia University, Professional Writing and Editing
B.A., Hollins University, English and Spanish

Current Courses:

Academic Writing and Research
Emojis, Memes, & Media (First-Year Seminar)
Writing as Information Design

Teaching Specialties:

professional and technical communication, disability studies, first-year composition, multimodal and digital writing

Biography:

Allison Hitt, a native West Virginian, began her life of storytelling making up stories to entertain her parents’ friends. She attended a tiny women’s college nestled beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roanoke, VA where she wrote narrative poems about her mom’s four-year struggle with ovarian cancer. After receiving a B.A. in English and Spanish, she entered the Professional Writing and Editing M.A. program at West Virginia University where she taught writing courses and worked in the university writing center. It was here—at the number one party school in the nation—that she fell in love with teaching and decided to pursue a doctoral degree. She received her Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric from Syracuse University in May 2015. At Syracuse, she taught first- and second-year composition courses, civic writing, and professional writing.

Her teaching in all courses attends to issues of accessibility and social justice. Her work on disability, multimodal composition, and rhetorical history has appeared in Rhetoric Review, The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors: Practice and Research, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, and Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society.

You can find out more at allisonhitt.com.