I am an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and core faculty member in the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program at the University of Central Florida. My research uses rhetoric as an analytical tool for understanding public and professional scientific, technological, and medical discourses.
My current project, The Empowerment Paradox: Rhetorics of Lyme Disease and the Future of Chronic Illness, examines how patients are forced to navigate the digital deluge of online health information and reveals that they are both forced to be empowered and harmed by their empowerment practices.
Other recent projects focus on user-centered feminist technologies (Peitho), incrementum and the pain scale (POROI: Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry), and the techne of diabetes management (Technical Communication Quarterly). My interest and investment in pedagogy runs parallel to this work. Past and forthcoming publications focus on teaching students to evaluate ambiguous sources (College English) and teaching interdisciplinary research methods (Journal of Medical Humanities and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture).
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