Janet Ruth Heller

Title:  Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and English (Retired)

Company:  Western Michigan University

Location:  Michigan, United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2004)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2007)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1999-2000)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2007)
  • Winner, Friends of Poetry Contest, Kalamazoo, MI (1989)
  • Recipient, Poetry Commission, Friends of Poetry (1990-1991)
  • Finalist, Richard Snyder Memorial Poetry Prize, Ashland Poetry Press (2005)
  • Semi-Finalist, Finishing Line Press Chapbook Competition (2010)
  • Named, Fourth Place Winner, Fenton Village Players One-Act Play Festival, Michigan (2011)
  • Recipient, First Place, Poetry, The Literary Journal Crucible (2014)
  • Named, Book Sense Pick (2006)
  • Recipient, Benjamin Franklin Award (2007)
  • Recipient, Children’s Choices Award (2007)
  • Recipient, Gold Medal, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (2007)
  • Finalist, Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, Oregon Reading Association (2009)


  • PhD, The University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Wisconsin
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, Cum Laude
  • Coursework, Oberlin College

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