Jaclyn Hilberg, Ph.D – Albright College

Jaclyn Hilberg, Ph.D

Jaclyn Hilberg, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of English

PhD, University of Louisville 2019

MA, University of Tennessee, 2015

BA, University of Pittsburgh, 2011


Jaclyn Hilberg’s research focuses on the histories and theories of literacy and writing pedagogy. Her current projects explore the intersections between literacy education and social activism during the early civil rights movement and the contemporary climate justice movement. Her work has appeared in College English and is forthcoming in the edited collection Racing Translingualism: Toward a Race-Conscious Translingual Pedagogy. She teaches first-year writing and upper-level technical and professional writing courses. Before joining Albright, Dr. Hilberg was a Professor of English at Collin County Community College in Frisco, Texas. She holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville.

Areas of Expertise

  • first-year writing
  • composition pedagogy
  • literacy studies
  • histories and theories of literacy
  • scientific and technical writing
  • professional writing


“Segregated Spaces and Translingual Pedagogy,” in Racing Translingualism in Composition: Toward a Race-Conscious Translingualism, edited by Karen Rowan and Tom Do, Utah State UP, forthcoming.

“‘The link between a rotting shack and a rotting America’: Literacy Education in the Mississippi Freedom Schools of 1964,” College English, vol. 82, no. 3, 2020, pp. 281-300.

“Translingual Approaches to Writing and Its Teaching,” WPA-CompPile Research Bibliography No. 28, October 2019, co-authored with Bruce Horner, Emily Yuko Cousins, N. Claire Jackson, Rachel Rodriguez, and Alex Way, https://wac.colostate.edu/docs/comppile/wpa/TranslingualApproaches.pdf

“Bringing Racism to Matter,” in Writing Future Matters, edited by Mary P. Sheridan and Rick Wysocki, Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2018.

“Extra Breadth and Depth in Undergraduate Education: The Institutional Impact of an Interdisciplinary Honors Research Fellowship,” co-authored with Nathan Hilberg, Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2011.