Ms. Holly Helterhoff
Academic Director, KCP Initiative
Director, LTU Scholars and Undeclared Programs
Senior Lecturer, Technical and Professional Communication
Prof. Helterhoff joined the Lawrence Tech faculty as a full-time director and instructor in 2008. As the Academic Director of the KCP Initiative at Lawrence Tech, Holly oversees the academic components of transforming student support on campus in partnership with the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative through the State of Michigan.
As Director of the LTU Scholars Program, Holly oversees a comprehensive peer-driven student support network based on the Biology Scholars Program developed by the University of California, Berkeley. She also guides the Arts & Sciences Undeclared Advising Program which partners students with faculty for academic guidance and support.
As a Senior Lecturer in Technical and Professional Communication, Holly continues delivering instruction in COM 2103. She began teaching this required course at Lawrence Tech in 2005, and enjoys seeing student writing and presentation skills grow over the semester. She also developed the graduate and undergraduate Writing for Social Media courses, and teaches additional graduate courses including Communicating Across Cultures, Proposal Writing, and others.
From 2005-2008, Holly also co-developed and taught multiple sections of the Digital Fundamentals Foundation course at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
Holly has earned a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication from Lawrence Tech, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Honors & Awards
The State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks 4-S competitive grant “Best Practices” Designation for program coordination (2010) and innovation (2011)
H. Helterhoff. “Crossing the Bridge.” 7th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), Charleston, SC, 2011.
H. Helterhoff, J. Zweisler-Vollick, and G. Aviles. “Beyond Newsletters.” 7th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), Charleston, SC, 2011.
King-Chavez-Parks 4S, State of Michigan. S.T.A.R. (Students with Technology Achieving Results) renewal, 2011-2017
Michigan Campus Compact. “Financial Literacy VISTA.” Lisa Kujawa (P.I.), Holly Helterhoff (Director), August 1, 2010-August 1, 2011, renewed August 1, 2011-August 1, 2012
Coleman Foundation. Fellows Program. “Social media and technology.” Holly Helterhoff (Fellow) 2011-2012
Equity Conference, King-Chavez-Parks, Saginaw, MI, 2012
7th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), Charleston, SC, 2011
Equity Conference, King-Chavez-Parks, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2010
Michigan Foundation for Education Leadership, Governor's Education Summit, 2009
Selected Additional Presentations
"Social Media: Playing to Win," BoardWALK Workshop for the Lawrence Tech Center for Nonprofit Management, May 2012
"Digital Citizenship," Ann Arbor Trail Middle School, KCP-GEAR-UP/CD, April 2012
"Social Media and Mobile Devices," Tech Summit at LTU, February 2012
COM 6493 Communicating Across Cultures
COM 7103 Proposal Writing
COM 6543 Technical Editing
COM 6533 Writing for Social Media
COM 2103 Introduction to Technical and Professional Communication
MCO 3633 Social Media