Winthrop University: CAS Faculty Profile - Hiner, Amanda

Name:  Amanda Hiner
Title:  Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of CRTW; Co-Director of HMXP
Education:  Ph.D., 18th-Century British Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
M.A., British and American Literature, Washington University
B.A., English (Honors), Oglethorpe University
Office:  230 Bancroft Hall   
Phone:  803/323-2351
Area(s):  18th-Century British Literature, Early Modern and Early Enlightenment British Literature, Critical Thinking and Writing, British Women Writers


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Dr. Amanda Hiner, Associate Professor of English at Winthrop University, teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British literature; novels of formation; major British authors; the British novel; critical reading, thinking, and writing; academic writing; introduction to the English major; preparation of oral and written reports; and the human experience. In addition, Hiner serves both as Coordinator for the Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing courses at Winthrop University and as Co-Director of The Human Experience, two important components of Winthrop’s General Education Core Program. Hiner received her Master's Degree in British and American literature and her Ph.D. in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.

In her major field of academic research, Hiner has presented papers and published articles in refereed journals on seventeenth-century women's educational theorists; women and print culture in eighteenth-century England; Eliza Haywood's The Female Spectator; Sarah Robinson Scott's Millenium Hall; distributive satire in the works of Henry Fielding and Eliza Haywood; and political satire in the works of Jonathan Swift and Delarivier Manley. She also served as co-editor of the 2014 special topics issue of Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies titled "New Approaches to Eliza Haywood: The Political Biography and Beyond," a collection of essays highlighting new critical approaches to an important eighteenth-century literary figure.  Hiner is currently working on a book titled British Women Satirists of the Long Eighteenth Century.   

In addition to her primary field of research, Hiner has developed expertise in the field of critical thinking. Hiner publishes articles and book chapters, presents conference papers, develops curricula, and trains faculty in critical thinking and its application in the classroom. Hiner's articles "Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom, Part I: Making Critical Thinking Visible" and "Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom, Part II:  Dickens's Great Expectations  and the Emergent Critical Thinker" were published in INQUIRY:  Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, the nation's premier refereed journal on critical thinking, and her article ""The Viability of the English Major in the Current Economy" (CEA Forum 2012) emphasizes the crucial role of critical thinking in English Studies curricula.  Her article "Critical Thinking and the Techno Brain" (2015) was published in the textbook The Human Experience, and she served as an invited focal session speaker at the 35th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform (2015).  Her book chapter “Equipping Students for Success in College and Beyond:  Placing Critical Thinking at the Heart of a General Education Curriculum” is forthcoming in the 2020 Critical Thinking and Reasoning:  Development, Instruction, and Assessment.    

Prior to joining the faculty at Winthrop University, Hiner held lecturer and tenure-track teaching positions at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Dr. Hiner is married and has three sons.

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