Jackie Hoermann-Elliott, Ph.D.

Director of First-Year Composition

Assistant Professor of English

English, Speech & Foreign Languages

Jackie Hoermann-Elliott, Ph.D.


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Dr. Hoermann-Elliott is an advocate for creative and embodied learning. Her teaching and research focus on the role of sensorimotor activities in the learning process, focusing on running, walking, yoga, and mindfulness practices specifically. Her scholarship has been published in national journals--such as The Journal for the Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on LearningComposition Forum, and soon in the WPA Journal--as well as several edited collections. Her first book--Running, Thinking, Writing: Embodied Cognition in Composition--was published by Parlor Press in 2021.

As a runner, a former yoga teacher, and a mother of three young children, Dr. Hoermann-Elliott maintains a very active lifestyle. She enjoys infusing movement- and mindfulness-based learning exercises into the writing courses she teaches at TWU whenever possible, and she is a strong advocate of the work of TWU's Health & Well-Being Initiative on campus. 


Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
M.A., Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
B.A., English Literature and Language, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO


Embodied Writing Pedagogy; Embodied Cognition; First-Year Composition; Professional Writing; Editing and Publishing; Writing Program Administration

Latest Articles

Asking Big: Creating a Culture of Support for Academic Mothers Advocating in Times of Crisis
The ADVANCE Journal (2021)
Ashley Bender, J. Hoermann-Elliott

Tracking a Cocurricular Writing Program: Reflective Composing for a Globally Focused Writing Initiative at Texas Christian University
Composition Forum (2019)
Jacquelyn E. Hoermann-Elliott, Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Whitney Lew James, Meagan Gacke

Technically Mindful: A Contemplative Approach to Technical Writing Pedagogy in Lower-Division Courses
CCTE (2018)
Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott


Running, Thinking, Writing: Embodied Cognition in Composition
Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse (2021)
Jackie Hoermann-Elliott


Posed to Emote: Making the Emotional-Embodied Work of Rhetorical Training Observable through Yoga Practice
in Women's Ways of Making | Utah State UP (2021)
Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Creative Actitivies

Interview with Jackie Hoermann-Elliott (2021)
Published Recording | Pedagogue Podcast

Recent Presentations

Transitioning a Large Core Course Program to OER to Increase Equity at Minority-Serving Institutions
Open Educational Resources Conference (2021)
Faculty Workshop | Jackie Hoermann-Elliott

Navigating Open Educational Resources at Texas Woman's University
Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium, Texas Woman's University (2021)
Symposium Paper | J. Hoermann-Elliott, A. Zerangue, S. Ahmed

Writing on the Move: How Walking, Running, or Other Forms of Forward Movement Support the Writing Process
Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium, Texas Woman's University (2020)
Faculty Workshop | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Under (Good) Pressure: The Diastolic Effects of Writing Center Work on Tutors' Career Trajectories
North Texas Area Writing Centers Association (2020)
Podium | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Life in the Fast Track: A Rhetorical Framework for First-Time-Faculty WPAs
Council of Writing Program Administrators (2019)
Symposium Paper | Katie McWain, Jacquelyn E. HoermannElliott, Zachary Beare

Performing Embodied Writing Alongside Disability: Theoretical and Practical Solutions to Engage Students in Dialogue about Bodily Difference
CCCC (2019)
Paper | Jacquelyn E. HoermannElliott

"Languaging towards Translingualism: A Roundtable Discussion on Transforming Relationships between International and U.S. Domestic Student Writers"
CCCC (2018)
Round Table | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Mindful Moving and Writing: A Contemplative and Interactive Approach to Drafting
CCCC (2018)
Faculty Workshop | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Technically Mindful: A Contemplative Approach to Technical Writing Pedagogy in Lower-Division Courses
Conference of College Teachers of English in Texas (2018)
Paper | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

What Moves a Writer to Write?: Research into the Relationship between Physical Activity and Writing Activity
Conference of College Teachers of English in Texas (2017)
Paper | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Print in Remediation: Trends in Teaching New Media Writing Assignments in First-Year Composition
Collin County Community College (2017)
Paper | Jacquelyn Hoermann

Doubt Your Doubts: Research and Best Practices for Overcoming Writing-Related Anxiety
Writers Who Run Conference (2017)
Podium | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Learning Together: Social Media Professionalization for Feminist Rhetoricians
Feminisms and Rhetorics (2017)
Symposium | Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Issues in Contemplative Writing Pedagogy
CCCC (2016)
Symposium Paper | Jacquelyn Hoermann

Achieving Coherence in ePortfolios through Multiple Modes of Communication
AAEEBL Western Regional Conference (2016)
Podium | Jacquelyn Hoermann

Writing(s): Yogas of the University Space
Feminisms and Rhetorics (2015)
Symposium Paper | Jacquelyn Hoermann

Professional Affiliations

  • Conference of College Teachers of English--Texas
  • North Texas Writing Centers Association
  • Texas College English Association
  • Textbook & Academic Authors Association
  • The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
  • The National Council for Teachers of English
  • Writing Program Administrators Council

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Faculty Support, University Housing & Dining (2021)
  • CCTE William E. Tanner Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, CCTE (2018)
  • The Tate Prize in Composition Studies, Texas Christian University--English Department (2018)
  • Graduate Student of the Year, Texas Christian University Department of English (2016)