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Heather Dorn

Lecturer, Coordinator of Campus-Wide Writing Support

Writing Initiative


Heather Dorn is the Editor-in-Chief of Binghamton Writes: A Journal of First-Year Writing, which publishes the best essays students of WRIT 111 produce each semester. She earned her PhD in English with a creative writing emphasis in 2016 from Binghamton University. Prior to this, she earned her MA in English Rhetoric and Composition from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. In 2006 she developed a Writing Across the Curriculum program for Incarnate Word Academy middle school. She joined the Writing Initiative in 2008 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and returned to teach as an adjunct, and now currently a lecturer, upon her graduation. She held the position of Graduate Assistant Director of Composition for Fall 2009 - Spring 2010. She earned the Marion Clayton Link Endowment Fellowship in 2012. Under the Binghamton Center for Writers, she served as the Director of the Binghamton Poetry Project from 2015-2016, bringing poetry to the Binghamton community through free workshops, readings, and publications. She also served as the Director of the Literati Reading Series, working in partnership with the Broome County Arts Council, to bring established authors into the Binghamton community for free readings. Her poems, fiction, essays, and art can be found in The American Poetry Review, Paterson Literary Review, Ragazine, Requited and similar journals.


  • PhD, Binghamton University
  • BA, MA, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • AA Del Mar College

Research Interests

  • Writing pedagogy
  • Poetry and Essays
  • Cross genre works
  • Workshop studies
  • Digital medias
  • Motherhood studies

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