Heidi Lawrence


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Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

It is important to me to help students feel included. Work hard to proactively mark assignments and make sure students receive feedback quickly in order to improve their work throughout a course. It is important to me to actively continue my own research in literature not only for my own learning experience but because it allows me to empathize with students as they are working on large writing and research projects which they may not have had to do before.


Current research in Children’s literature, L.M. Montgomery, Madeleine L’Engle, ecopsychology and ecotherapy, fantasy, highly imaginative literature. Future research interests include Louisa May Alcott, other women writers for children. Interested in further research on the fantasy novels of Susan Cooper, Terry Pratchett, Robin McKinley, Geraldine McCaughrean. Picture books.

Selected Publications

  • Interest Shown: Lawrence, Heidi A. “Absent Fathers: Conversations Between L.M. Montgomery and Madeleine L’Engle.” L.M. Montgomery in Conversation about Children and Childhood(s). Eds. Rita Bode, Lesley Clement, Holly Pike, and Margaret Steffler. Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Working on potential journal article for the Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies: “The Male Gaze on Kilmeny.” Still in beginning stages.


Have taken opportunities to chair sessions at conferences, or volunteered. Have share ideas with other scholars which resulted in accepted sessions at MLA. Am developing MLA 2022 (non-guaranteed) session proposal in conjunction with Children’s Literature Association.

Citizenship assignments

  • Unofficial: Volunteered to help out with the BYU C.S. Lewis Society 2020-2021 academic year.