Heather Sellers

Professor of English at the University of South Florida

Heather Sellers has received university teaching awards from USF (2022, 2017) and Hope College (2011) and is the author of the popular textbook, The Practice of Creative Writing. Her memoir, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, and was an O Book Of The Month pick.

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Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award, 2021-2022
Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2017
Outstanding Professor Educator Award, 2011
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Dr. Heather Sellers of the Hope College English faculty has been presented the 47th “Hope Outstanding Professor Educator” (H.O.P.E.) Award by the graduating Class of 2011.

The memoir of a Hope College professor is one of only two books by emerging authors in the Midwest chosen for recognition by the Friends of American Writers. The Chicago, Ill.-based organization will present Dr. Heather Sellers of the Hope College English faculty with a 2011 “Adult Literature Award.”

A story, “Fla. Boys,” by Heather Sellers, associate professor of English at Hope College, has been named winner of the Paul Bowles Fiction Prize for 1997.