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Holland Prior

Teaching Associate


Holland Prior is a doctoral student in rhetoric, writing, and linguistics. She is also an ordained minister with the Wesleyan Church.


  • Religious rhetoric
  • Writing program administration
  • Feminist historiography
  • First-year writing


M.F.A. University of New Hampshire, 2017. 

M.Div. Azusa Pacific Seminary, 2010. 

B.A. Azusa Pacific University, 2006.

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Alwin Thayer Research Assistantship, University of Tennessee, 2018-2019.
  • Isobel Griscom Graduate School Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 2017-2018.
  • Three-Minute Thesis Competition Winner, University of New Hampshire, 2017.
  • Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship Award, University of New Hampshire, 2016.
  • Ruminate Magazine Spiritual Nonfiction Essay Contest Semi-Finalist, 2016.

Associations & Organizations

  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy
  • The Wesleyan Church

Conference Presentations

  • “Women Preachers and Physical Space,” Rhetoric & Religion in the 21st Century Conference; Knoxville, TN. October 2018.
  • “Teaching in the Millennial/Post-Millennial Classroom,” Mid-Atlantic Conference on College Composition and Communication; Richmond, VA. May 2018.
  • “The Holland in My Head” (Creative Presentation), University of New Hampshire Graduate Research Conference; Durham, NH. April 2016.
  • “The Least of These,” Graduate Student Theological Conference; Indianapolis, IN. September 2015.
  • “Cholera” (Creative Presentation), University of New Hampshire Graduate Research Conference; Durham, NH. April 2015.
  • “Divine Inspiration: The Creative Process and the Imago Dei,” Conference on Christianity and Literature Western Regional Meeting; Azusa, CA. May 2013.
  • “A Distorted Image: Women and Children Trapped in Sexual Servitude,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting; Azusa, CA. March 2010.
  • “Pressing the Question: Problem-Based Learning Using Congregational Leadership Narratives,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting; Claremont, CA. March 2006.

Contact Information

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