John Heyda

John HeydaAssociate Professor
Coordinator of English, Middletown Campus

220 Johnston Hall
Middletown Campus
(513) 727 3283


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1979

M.A., University of Pittsburgh

B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Interests

  • Composition
  • Film studies

Research Interests

  • Histories of composition instruction
  • Writing program administration

Selected Publications

  • “Sentimental Education: First-Year Writing as Compulsory Ritual in U. S. Colleges and Universities.” In Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education: Theories, Practices & Models. Edited by Lisa Ganobscik-Williams. Basingstone, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006.
  • “Along the DMZ Between Composition and Literature.” In Composition and/or Literature: The End(s) of Education. Edited by Edith Baker and Linda Bergmann. Urbana, IL: NCTE Press, 2006.
  • “Industrial-Strength Composition and the Impact of Load on Teaching.” In Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline, edited by Barbara L’Eplattenier and Lisa Mastrangelo. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2004.
  • “Fighting Over Freshman English: CCCC’s Early Years and the Turf Wars of the 1950s,” College Composition and Communication, June 1999.
  • “Challenging Antiwriting Biases in the Teaching of Film.” In Cinema-(to)-Graphy: Film and Writing in Contemporary Composition Courses, edited by Ellen Bishop. Heinemann: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1999.

Work in Progress

Dr. Heyda is currently working on “Another Chance for Reader Response Theory?” a paper first presented at the First International iPED Conference: Pedagogic Research and Academic Identities. Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom. September, 2006.