In a world thrashed by incivility, professor Heather Holleman describes researched-based techniques for rediscovering conversations that connect us.
Dr. Heather Holleman is an associate teaching professor at Penn State and has won numerous teaching awards in the last 20 years. She designs the advanced writing curriculum for the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State and trains faculty how to teach writing. She has written eight books including the best-seller Seated with Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison and an award-winning book on evangelism (co-written with her husband Ashley Holleman) called Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus. Her forthcoming book, The Six Conversations: Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility (Fall 2022) helps fight the loneliness epidemic by inviting readers to enjoy better conversations. Heather also serves with Faculty Commons alongside Ashley in the graduate student ministry of Cru. She has two daughters and three cats, and she blogs daily at heatherholleman.com. Her podcast is “The Verb with Heather Holleman.” When she’s not writing or teaching, Heather is growing a plumcot orchard, looking for turtles and lady slipper orchids in the woods, or gathering with friends to watch movies.