D. Alexis Hart, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor and Director of WritingHart 058_1
Department: English
Research Fields of Interest:
Civic Rhetoric, Computers and Writing, Undergraduate Research, Veteran Studies
B.A., The University of Rochester; Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Contact Info

Email: ahart@allegheny.edu
Phone: (814) 332-6296

Office Info

Office Location: Odd Fellows 231
Office Hours: Fall 2017
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:00-10:50 AM; Tuesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Learning Commons Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 PM; Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 PM 


Courses and Syllabi (FA ’17)

FS 101 06 From Palate to Pocketbook: The Business and Pleasure of Food
ENGL 290 Professional Communication



  • Editor. How to Start an Undergraduate Research Journal. Council on Undergraduate Research (2012).
  • With Christy Desmet and Deborah Church Miller. Prentice Hall Literature Portfolio. Pearson/Prentice Hall (2007).

Chapters in books

  • With Mariana Grohowski, “Leveraging the Power of the Web for Work: Female Veterans’ Online Efforts to Combat Unemployment.” Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Ed. Carol Smallwood. (2015).
  • With Sean Morrow. “Veterans in College Writing Classes: Understanding and Embracing the MutualBenefit.” Generation Vet: Composition Studies, Veterans, and the Post-9/11 University. Ed. Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat. (2014).
  •  “Undergraduate Research Journals: Why and How?” How to Start an Undergraduate Research Journal. Ed. D. Alexis Hart. Council on Undergraduate Research (2012). With Ron Balthazor, Christy Desmet, Sara Steger, and Robin Wharton.
  • “<emma>: An Electronic Writing Space.” Designing Web-based Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms. Ed. George Pullman and Baotong Gu. Baywood Publishing (2012).
  • “Teaching Citizen Soldiers: Civic Rhetoric and the Intersections of Theory and Practice at the Virginia Military Institute.” Military Culture and Education. Ed. Douglas Higbee. Ashgate Press (2011).
  • With Christy Desmet, Robert Cummings, and William Findlay.“Performing the Personal in On-Line Writing Classes.” Role Play: Distance Learning and the Teaching of Writing. Ed. Jonathan Alexander and Marcia Dickson. Hampton Press (2006).

Journal articles

  • With Lindsay Sabatino. “Continuing the Conversation: From Conference Presentation to Publication.” The Peer Review: A Journal for Writing Center Practitioners, Issue Zero. (Fall 2015).
  • With Roger Thompson. “War, Trauma, and the Writing Classroom.” Writing on the Edge 23.2 (Spring 2013).
  • “Inquiring Communally, Acting Collectively: The Community Literacy of the Academy Women eMentor Portal and Facebook Group.” Community Literacy Journal: Special Issue on digital technologies and community literacy. Ed. Melody Bowdon and Russell Carpenter. (forthcoming). With Keith Kline and Patricia Hardin.
  • “Keys to a Professional and Profitable Regional Undergraduate Research Conference: The BigSURS at VMI.” CUR Quarterly 32.4 (Summer 2012).

White papers


  • Selected participant, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute: “Veterans in Society: Ambiguities and Representations” (2016)
  • Competitively Selected Participant, Inaugural Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research (August 2011)
  • CCCC’s Research Initiative Grant, $10,000, maximum award, 1 of 3 grants funded out of 36 applications (2011)
  • University of Georgia Excellence in Teaching Award (2003)
  • Kairos/Lore TA/Adjunct Award For Excellence in Teaching Writing with Computers (2002)