Helen Sword

About the author

Helen Sword is a scholar, award-winning teacher, and poet who has published books and articles on modernist literature, higher education pedagogy, digital poetics, and academic writing. Born and raised in Southern California, she received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and is now Professor and Director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education at the University of Auckland. A passionate advocate of creativity and craftsmanship in scholarship, teaching, and the arts, Helen received the University of Auckland's 2007 Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in Teaching and the 2013 HERDSA-TERNZ Medal awarded by the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia to a scholar who has made a major impact on the tertiary research environment of New Zealand. Her popular academic writing workshops for faculty and doctoral students have taken her to universities in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Websites: The Writer's Diet The Writer's Diet (resources for writers) | Stoneflower Path The Stoneflower Path (digital poetry)

See also: Helen Sword's profile at the University of Auckland

Email: h.sword@auckland.ac.nz