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Northwest Missouri State University

Megan Hoelting

Megan Hoelting



2840 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2017



  • M.S. Ed. Secondary English; Missouri State University, 2014
  • B.S. Ed. Secondary English; Missouri State University, 2012

Courses Taught

  • English 111: Academic Literacies
  • English 112: Writing as Engagement

Academic Interests

  • Culturally-Sustaining Pedagogy
  • Fandom, Pop, and Participatory Cultures
  • Intersectionality and Feminist Theory
  • Literacy and Media Studies
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Young Adult Literature

Scholarly Activity


  • Henriksen, D. & Hoelting, M. (in press). Considering new media and the impulses of the learner. Forthcoming publication from NORDICOM’s International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth, & Media.
  • Kachorsky, D., Goff, M., Talarico, L., Hoelting, M., et al. (2017). Exciting times for new scholars: Doctoral students consider the past and the future of multiliteracies research & pedagogy. In Serafini, F. & Gee, E. (Eds.), Remixing Literacies: Theory and Practice from New London to New Times. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Kachorsky, D., Serafini, F., Moses, L, & Hoelting, M. (2017). Meaning making with picturebooks: Young children’s use of semiotic resources. Literacy Research and Instruction, 56(3).
  • Harris, L. M., Shreiner, T.L., & Hoelting, M. (2016). Examining an ambitious world history teacher’s knowledge for planning. Journal of Social Studies Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jssr.2016.08.003
  • Henriksen, D. & Hoelting, M. (2016). A systems view of creativity in a YouTube world. Tech Trends, 60(2), 102-106.


  • “That’s Not How I Saw Her: A Critical Visual Analysis of Fan Art of The Hunger Games.” Teachers College Doctoral Council Conference. Tempe, AZ, January 2016.
  •  “Ethics and Ethnicity in Young Adult Film Adaptations: A Practice in Critical Literacy.” Pop Culture Association National Conference. Chicago, IL, April 2014.
  •  “Segel’s Lament: The Hidden Dracula Adaptation.” Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference. Saint Louis, MO, October 2013.
  •  “A White Teacher Talks to White Students about White Privilege: Teaching Inclusivity in a Racially Homogenous Environment.” Pedagogy of Privilege Conference. Denver, CO, August 2013.
  • “Perceptions of Diversity in Visual Representations of Young Adult Lit.” Pop Culture Association National Conference. Washington D.C., March 2013.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of American Educational Research Association(AERA), Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE (ALAN), Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society of the ILA (AUA), International Literacy Association (ILA), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Former Writing Center tutor and Graduate Writing Fellow at Missouri State University


Megan has just returned to the Kansas City area after three years in Tempe, Arizona, where she attended Arizona State University in pursuit of her PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies; finished with coursework, she is beginning the process to become an official doctoral candidate. A former employee of 96.5 The Buzz and (the once-called) Sandstone Amphitheatre, she remains a fan of live music but now spends more time with her two dogs and one-year-old niece.