Timm Hackett

Senior Teaching Instructor
Bate 2117


Timm Hackett began working at East Carolina University in 1999 after teaching at J.H. Rose and West Craven high schools. Before teaching, he was a golf columnist and sports writer.

Currently, he serves on the University Athletics Committee. He has served three times as the University’s Distance Education and Learning Technology Committee chair. He has also served as the chair of the University’s Unit Code Screening Committee and the Academic Integrity Committee. From 2015-19 and 2021, Hackett was a lead mentor for the Office of Faculty Excellence’s CourseFIT (formerly Teaching with Technology) workshops. During the 2019-2021 academic years, Hackett was one of ECU’s faculty leaders for the THCAS’s transition to the Canvas Learning Management System.

Hackett serves as the Communication Director and an advisor at the department level.


  • A.S. Montreat College
  • B.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • M.A. East Carolina University

Research Interests

  • Computers and Composition
  • Cricket Literature
  • Children’s Literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 3950: Children’s Literature
  • WOST 3510: Gender and Fairytales
  • ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines
  • ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
  • ENGL 1500: Topics in Words, Images, and Ideas
  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
  • ENGL 1000: Appreciating Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Using TextExpander in Responding to Student Writing.” Co-Presenter with Dr. Elizabeth Hodge. Office of Faculty Excellence.
  • Using the iPad, Android, and Windows Tablets in FTF and DE classes.” 2018 Annual Atlantic Coast Business Management and Information Technology Education Conference.
  • “Collaborative Writing with Office Online and Google Docs.” 2018 Annual Atlantic Coast Business Management and Information Technology Education Conference
  • “Utilizing Livescribe Smartpens: Capturing Information to Increase Representation, Expression, and Engagement.” College Star. https://www.collegestar.org/modules/livescribe-pen
  • “Sweet Potatoes and Students: Collaboration with Students via Yammer.” 2015 UNCCause.
  • “Preventing Plagiarism through Technology.” 15th Annual Center for Academic Integrity International Conference, Newport News, Virginia.


  • 2019-20 — Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Fixed-Term Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2018-2019 — Bertie Fearing Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2016 — ECU English Department Outstanding Service Award
  • 2006 — ECU Student Disability Services’ Most Outstanding Professor Award