Pellissippi State Art Department
Writing on board

Heather Lee Schroeder, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor    
Portable D, Room 101E
Fall 2016 schedule
Heather Lee Schroeder

Courses Taught

  • English 0920
  • English 1010
  • English 1020
  • English 2530
  • English 2950


  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
    Thesis: "Luck Child"
  • B.A., Art History, Beloit College, 1994
  • A.A., Rock Valley Community College, 1994

Teaching Philosophy

Always maintain the courage to question my assumptions, to listen to my students, and to honor the unique and individual process of learning.



  • “Song of the High Scaler’s Wife,” Forgotten Women, Grayson Books, forthcoming 2017
  • A Reader’s Guide to Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Enslow Publishing, January (2010).


Rules of Engagement,” SynaptIQ+ Social Era Knowledge, Spring (2013).

“What Actually Happened: A Bop.” Windows: A Collaborative Exhibit of Writing and Visual Arts, October (2011).

“Weanling.” Shoes: A Collaborative Exhibit of Writing and Visual Arts, October (2010).

“Switch Grass/Big Bluestem.” Southern Indiana Review, Fall (2008).

In Praise of an Elevator.” bornmagazine.com, Summer (2008).

“Acts of Faith.” Iron Horse Literary Review, February (2008).

“Good Buffalo.” Wisconsin People and Ideas, Fall (2006).

Letters to a Lover.” bornmagazine.com, Spring (2003).

“Signs of Life.” Beloit Fiction Journal, Spring (2001).