Heather Kirn Lanier, MFALecturer, The Hunter Division of Humanities
- MA in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University
- MFA in Creative Writing, The Ohio State University
- English 101 Composition I
- English 102 Composition II
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Advanced Creative Writing Workshops
Contemporary Memoir, Innovations in the Essay, Disability Studies, Poetry Writing and Nonfiction Writing
Areas of Expertise
Creative Nonfiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Composition
I love being a student – I love asking questions and pursuing curiosities. I love holding myself in a place of uncertainty and then forging into the unknown, tacking as I learn and unlearn and discover. Teaching is the flip side of learning, and it requires similar skills: a willingness to be uncertain, relentless questioning and reflecting, and open curiosity. As a teacher, I get to foster this love of learning in my students, and I get to learn alongside them.
Best Part of Being at SVC
The small classes and the intimate, mission-driven sense of community. To boot, a quick glimpse out a window offers an instant visual vacation.