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April Heaney|Synergy Program

april heaneyApril Heaney, Synergy Director & ENGL 1010 Instructor


English, LeaRN/Synergy Director

Office Hours/Location

Coe Library, Room 219

Research Interests

Most of my research focuses on how students learn best in writing, reading, and research-focused classes. I also study first-year programs nationwide, looking at their philosophies, courses, and students.


  Movie: The best movies were made in the 80s. Two of my favorites are "Better off Dead" and "Real Genius."  
  Book: I don't have a favorite book, but I love Louise Erdrich's writing, especially Love Medicine.   

Interests and hobbies

I enjoy outdoor activities in general, but especially running, mountain biking, hiking, and camping. I try to devote as much of my free time as I can to writing and whittling down my long list of books to read.  I have three quirky and curious children, the youngest recently adopted from Ethiopia.

April in the News

April Heaney Receives UW's Golden Apple Award
UW Wins Hesburgh Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Learning

UW Synergy Program Prepares Students to Succeed

Educational Background

M.A. in English, University of Wyoming, August 2000
B.A. in Secondary Education, University of Wyoming, May 2001
B.A. in English, minor in Spanish, University of Wyoming, 1998

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