- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (2005)
Teresa L. Heinz received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1994. She then earned her M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2000 and her Ph.D. from Indiana University.
As of 2005, Heinz has served as an Assistant Professor at Hope College. Previously she's served as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Missouri at Columbia, an Associate Instructor in the Department of Communication & Culture and Journalism and Assistant Course Director at Indiana University, as well as a Teaching Fellow at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.
Heinz's teaching focuses on issues including Applied journalism in print, broadcast, & online media, media & society, mass media theory & history, language & culture, public speaking, international communication, cultural theory, post-colonial studies, interpersonal communication, qualitative research methods, and alternative media. Her research focuses on the areas of cultural/media studies, focusing on journalistic portrayals of the homeless in the U.S. and international media, the politics of housing in capitalist countries, street newspapers sold by the homeless, and the homesteading (back-to-the-land) movement in the United States.
Heinz serves as a member of the National Communication Association, the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, the Cultural Studies Association, and the Central States Communication Association.
Heinz is the recipient of the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Student Teaching Award from the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism in 1995, the Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University in 2002 & 2004, and the Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship from Indiana University in 2002.