D. Alexis Hart

Title: Professor of English and Director of WritingHeadshot of A. Hart
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:
(814) 332-4875
Odd Fellows Building, Room 231

Office Hours (Spring ’24):

Odd Fellows 231: Thursdays 10:00-11:00am
Pelletier 272: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00-10:00am; Tuesdays 2:00-4:00pm; Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm and by appointment
Please see my student hour availability on my Google calendar



  • With Roger Thompson. Writing Programs, Veteran Studies, and the Post-9/11 University: A Field Guide. Conference on College Composition and Communication/National Council on Teachers of English Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series, 2020.
  • Editor. How to Start an Undergraduate Research Journal. Council on Undergraduate Research (2012).

Chapters in books

  • With Alexandria Lockett and Rebecca Babcock, “Access to Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies.” The Naylor Report on Undergraduate Research in Writing. Ed. Dominic DelliCarpini, Jenn Fishman, and Jane Greer. Parlor Press, 2020.
  • With Cheryl Hatch, “Changing Technologies and Writing From and About War.” RhetOps: Rhetoric and Information Warfare. Ed. Jim Ridolfo and Bill Hart-Davidson. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. 
  • With Mariana Grohowski, “Not Simply ‘Freeing the Men to Fight’: Rewriting the Reductive History of U.S. Military Women’s Achievements.” Remembering Women Differently: Refiguring Rhetorical Work. Ed. Lynée Gaillet and Helen Gaillet. University of South Carolina Press, 2019.
  • With Roger Thompson. “Veterans in the Writing Classroom: Three Programmatic Approaches to Facilitate the Transition from the Military to Higher Education.” Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2018. Ed. Jordan Canzonetta, André Habet, Laura Gonzales, David Blakesly, Jessica Pauszek, & Steve Parks. Parlor Press, 2019.
  • “Undergraduate Research Journals: Why and How?” How to Start an Undergraduate Research Journal. Ed. D. Alexis Hart. Council on Undergraduate Research, 2012. 

Journal articles

  • With Roger Thompson. “Veterans in the Writing Classroom: Three Programmatic Approaches to Facilitate the Transition from the Military to Higher Education.” College Composition and Communication. (December 2016) Winner of the Richard Braddock Memorial Award 2017. Reprinted in Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2018.
  • 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 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). 

Policy documents

  • “Student Veterans in the College Composition Classroom: Realizing Their Strengths and Assessing Their Needs.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Position Statement. 2015.

White papers


  • Richard Braddock Memorial Award 2017: presented to the author(s) of the outstanding article on writing or the teaching of writing in the CCCC journal, College Composition and Communication (CCC) during the year ending December 31 before the annual CCCC Convention.
  • 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)