Jacquelyn E. Hoermann-Elliott, Ph.D.

Interim Director of First-Year Composition

English, Speech & Foreign Languages

Jacquelyn E. Hoermann-Elliott, Ph.D.


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Dr. Hoermann-Elliott is an advocate for creative and embodied learning. Her teaching and research has focused on the role of sensorimotor activities in the learning process, focusing on yoga and meditation specifically. She enjoys teaching first-year courses at TWU, including ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023, and she occasionally teaches editing- and publishing-focused courses. Her scholarship has been published in national journals, such as The Journal for the Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, and local ones, such as Texas's Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) Journal. She attends several conferences regularly, including CCTE and College Composition and Communication, where she enjoys presenting her pedagogical research and meeting other teachers who share her ardent interest in creativity and embodiment.


Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 2018
M.A., Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2013
B.A., English Literature and Language, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 2011


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


For Their Bodies: Louisa C. Tuthill's Rhetorical Strategies for the Promotion of Women's Physical Education, 1839-1869
in Bodies and Culture: Discourses, Communities, Representations, Performances | Cambridge Scholarly Publishing (2012)
Jacquelyn Hoermann-Elliott

Honors & Awards

  • 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)