Veronica House

University Writing Program

Professional Biography

Dr. Veronica House founded the Conference on Community Writing in 2015 and launched the international non-profit the Coalition for Community Writing in 2018, currently serving as Founding CEO and Executive Director.  She is faculty in the University Writing Program at the University of Denver. Previously, she was faculty in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado Boulder for 15 years. As founder of CU’s Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement, she created the first community-engaged Writing and Rhetoric courses for first-year students and coordinated the Program for Writing and Rhetoric’s transformation into one of the first writing programs in the country to integrate community-engaged pedagogies throughout its lower- and upper-division courses. They were awarded Campus Compact of the Mountain West's Engaged Program Award for this work in 2016.  She has consulted with faculty at colleges and universities across the country to design community-engaged courses and programs.

Veronica is the author of several articles and a forthcoming book on local food movements and community engaged work in higher education. She is recipient of Campus Compact's Engaged Scholar Award; University of Colorado's Women Who Make A Difference Award; and numerous teaching awards, including CU writing program's Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching.  Her recent teaching, community work, and scholarship focus on food localization, critical food literacy, and institutionalization of community-engaged pedagogy. Veronica is also co-editor of the Community Literacy Journal.