faculty + staff

Holly Helterhoff
Director, ASUD/Scholars Program & Senior Lecturer

Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication

HUM S207D
hhelterh1@ltu.edu
248.204.3554 p
248.204.3518 f

 Holly Helterhoff

Background + Expertise

 


Ms. Helterhoff joined the Lawrence Tech faculty as a full-time director and instructor in 2008. As the Academic Director of the KCP Initiative at Lawrence Tech, Holly oversees the academic components of transforming student support on campus in partnership with the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative through the State of Michigan.


As Director of the LTU Scholars Program, Holly oversees a comprehensive peer-driven student support network based on the Biology Scholars Program developed by the University of California, Berkeley. She also guides the Arts & Sciences Undeclared Advising Program which partners students with faculty for academic guidance and support.


As a Senior Lecturer in Technical and Professional Communication, Holly continues delivering instruction in COM 2103. She began teaching this required course at Lawrence Tech in 2005, and enjoys seeing student writing and presentation skills grow over the semester. She also developed the graduate and undergraduate Writing for Social Media courses, and teaches additional graduate courses including Communicating Across Cultures, Proposal Writing, and others.


From 2005-2008, Holly also co-developed and taught multiple sections of the Digital Fundamentals Foundation course at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.


Holly has earned a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication from Lawrence Tech, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.


 


Honors & Awards


The State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks 4-S competitive grant “Best Practices” Designation for program coordination (2010) and innovation (2011)


 


 Publications 



  1. Helterhoff. “Crossing the Bridge.”  7th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), Charleston, SC, 2011.

  2. Helterhoff, J. Zweisler-Vollick, and G. Aviles. “Beyond Newsletters.”  7th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), Charleston, SC, 2011.


 


Grants


King-Chavez-Parks 4S, State of Michigan. S.T.A.R. (Students with Technology Achieving Results) renewal, 2011-2017


Michigan Campus Compact. “Financial Literacy VISTA.” 2010-2016


Coleman Foundation. Fellows Program.  “Social media and technology.” Holly Helterhoff (Fellow) 2011-2012


 


Conference Presentations


Equity Conference, King-Chavez-Parks, Saginaw, MI, 2012


7th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), Charleston, SC, 2011


Equity Conference, King-Chavez-Parks, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2010


Michigan Foundation for Education Leadership, Governor's Education Summit, 2009


 


Courses Taught


Graduate


COM 6493 Communicating Across Cultures


COM 7103 Proposal Writing


COM 6543 Technical Editing


COM 6533 Writing for Social Media


Undergraduate


COM 2103 Introduction to Technical and Professional Communication


MCO 3633 Social Media

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