Heidi Schlumpf, MTS

Associate Professorschlumpf of Communication

Office Location: Dunham 017
Telephone: 630-844-3694
Email Address: hschlump@aurora.edu

With 25 years of journalistic experience, I enjoy helping students to improve their writing and to use new technology professionally, whether or not they choose careers in media. My role as a teacher is to facilitate students’ own learning, using experiential and active learning activities and assignments. I primarily teach students in the Adult Degree Completion program, but also teach traditional undergraduates in Communication and Religion.

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with emphases in Journalism and History, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Master of Theological Studies, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Areas of Specialization
Journalism, writing and editing, religion and the news media, feminist theology

Courses Taught
Writing for Communication
Journalism: News Reporting and Writing
Intercultural Communication
Social Media
Gender and Religion

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Two-time winner of the Eileen Egan Award for reporting on the developing world from Catholic Relief Services; numerous other awards for religion writing and reporting

Author, "While We Wait: Spiritual Reflections for Adopting Parents" (ACTA, 2009) and editor, "The Notre Dame Book of Prayer" (Ave Maria Press, 2010)

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Adviser to the Spartan Chronicle online student newspaper
General Education Committee

Other Interests
International adoption