Cristina Hanganu-Bresch, PhD
Associate professor with tenure in Writing & Rhetoric at University of the Sciences. Research in rhetoric of health and medicine, with focus on psychiatry; strong interest in animal studies and vegetarianism. Emphasis on multidisciplinary research, scientific writing pedagogy, general education, and service.
2008 PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, MN
Dissertation: Faces of depression: An analysis of antidepressant advertising in the American and British Journals of Psychiatry, 1960-2004 (May 2008)
2000 MA in Technical and Scientific Communication, James Madison University, VA
Practicum Project: Website Development and Maintenance Manual for Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA (Dec. 2000)
1997 MA in British Cultural Studies, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Thesis: Constructing Power: The Castle Syndrome(Sep. 1997)
1996 BA in Philology (major: Romanian; minor: English), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Thesis: The Balkan Hero in Romanian Literature[in Romanian] (Jul. 1996)
Hanganu-Bresch, C.& Flaherty, K. (2020). Effective scientific communication: The other half of science. [Textbook]. In press with Oxford University Press.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. & Berkenkotter, C. (2019). Diagnosing madness: The discursive construction of the psychiatric patient, 1850–1920.Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press.
Everett, J. & Hanganu-Bresch, C. (Eds.) (2016). A minefield of dreams: Triumphs and travails of Independent Writing Programs. WAC Clearinghouse & Colorado State University Open Press.
BOOKS UNDER CONTRACT
Hanganu-Bresch, C. Better than well: Orthorexia, or the rhetoric of eating right. Under contract with Lexington Books (Health Communication Series). Manuscript submission date: December 2019.
Hanganu-Bresch, C.& Kondrlik, K. (Eds.) Veg(etari)an arguments in culture, history, and practice: The V word. Under contract with Palgrave/McMillan (Animal Ethics Series). Manuscript submission date: April 2020.
SPECIAL ISSUE EDITOR
Guest editor for a Special Issue of Rhetoric of Health and Medicinewith the theme “Food as Medicine” (slated for Spring 2021).
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2019). Public perceptions of moral insanity in the 19thcentury. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease207(9): 805–814. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001035.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2019). Orthorexia: Eating right in the context of healthism. Medical Humanities. Published online July 29, 2019. DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2019-011681.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2018). Neitherfemme. Women and Language 40(1). Special issue:Nasty (Wo)manifestos: Remixing Feminisms for Social Change. Multimedia installation + artist statement. https://www.womenandlanguage.org/40-2womanifestos.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. & Berkenkotter, C. (2012). Narrative survival: Personal and institutional accounts of asylum confinement. Literature and Medicine 30(1): 12–41.
Berkenkotter, C., Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2011). Occult genres and the certification of madness in a 19th century Victorian asylum. Written Communication28(2): 220-250.
Doss, M. T., Bowers, S. R. & Hanganu, C. (2001). The transformation of the Romanian criminal justice system. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 3(3): 226-245.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2020). Immigration as rhetorical act. In press with Inkshed, an imprint of Parlor Press.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2017). What’s in a meme? The 2016 CCCC Intellectual Property Annual: A Publication of the Intellectual Property Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, pp. 16-23. Available at http://www.ncte.org/cccc/committees/ip/2016-developments
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2016). Qvo vadis, Independent Writing Programs? Writing about writing and rhetorical education. In Everett, J. & C. Hanganu-Bresch (Eds.). A minefield of dreams: Triumphs and travails of Independent Writing Programs, pp. 193-212. WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press.
Everett, J. &Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2016). Introduction: Toward a schema of Independent Writing Programs. In Everett, J. & C. Hanganu-Bresch (Eds.). A minefield of dreams: Triumphs and travails of Independent Writing Programs, pp. 3-19. WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press.
Berkenkotter, C., Hanganu-Bresch, C., Dreher, K. (2015). Descriptive psychopathology in asylum case histories: The case of John Horatio Baldwin. In Gotti, M., Maci S., & Sala, M. (Eds.), Insights into medical communication, pp. 91-110. Bern: Peter Lang.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2012). Treat her with Prozac: Four decades of direct-to-physician antidepressant advertising. In MacDougall, R. C. (Ed.), Drugs & media: New perspectives on communication, consumption and consciousness, pp. 166-192. New York, NY: Continuum.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2011). Science writing, writing science: Adapting the writing curriculum to a science-oriented institution. In Lowe, C. & Williams, T. (Eds.)WPA 2010 Conference Proceedings. Available at http://wpacouncil.org/wpa-2010-conference-proceedings.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2009). Mall of America: Consumption and social wilderness. In D. Brown, C. Chaput, & M.J. Braun (Eds.) Entertaining fear. Bern: Peter Lang: Frontiers in Political Communication Series.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2006). Overview of gender in Eastern Europe. In Trauth, E. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of gender and information technology. Hershey, PA and London, UK: Idea Group Reference.
Berkenkotter, C. & Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2004). Of speaking subjects: Freud’s case histories as genre for the mind’s new science. In Text i arbete/Text at work.Institutionen för nordiska spark vid Uppsala Universitet.
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2013). Patrick McDonagh, Idiocy: A Cultural History. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 7(2).
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2008). Architecture as psychiatric treatment: The history of the asylums in the United States. The Review of Communication 8(4).
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2003). Irene Clark: Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 33(4): 388-39
ARTICLES IN ONLINE JOURNALS
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2018). Clean eating and orthorexia as technologies of the self. Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities 11(1). http://hekint.org/2018/08/23/clean-eating-and-orthorexia-as-technologies-of-the-self/
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2018). What should I not eat? Cleansing foods. H-Net Nutrition & Remedia Network. Available at https://remedianetwork.net/2018/10/22/what-should-i-not-eat-cleansing-foods/
STUDENT-LED PUBLICATION [peer-reviewed journal]
Tanner, B. & Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2013). The role of epigenetics in regulating obesity. Journal of Young Investigators 25(4). https://www.jyi.org/2013-april/2017/6/25/the-role-of-epigenetic-regulation-in-the-development-of-obesity-a-comprehensive-review
POETRY TRANSLATION [peer-reviewed journals]
Sorkin, A. & Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2016). Let’s make love / So long! In Bucharest / I’m given a copy of ‘Howl’ signed by Ginsberg / Oh, Natalie. . ./ I’d like to be your friend, by Mircea Cărtărescu. Poem: International English Language Quarterly 4(3-4): 348-364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20519842.2016.1204717
Sorkin, A. & Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2016). The girl with the diamond socks, by Mircea Cărtărescu. Glint Literary Journal 7. https://glintjournal.wordpress.com/mircea-cartarescu-2/
Sorkin, A. & Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2013). Love poem, by Mircea Cărtărescu. Connotation Press. http://www.connotationpress.com/a-poetry-congeries-with-john-hoppenthaler/april-2013/1833-mircea-cartarescu-poetry
ESSAY IN AN EDITED ANTHOLOGY
Hanganu-Bresch, C. (2009). The two Bucharests. In Down the block, an anthology by Metrolingua.
Hanganu-Bresch, C.(2004). The men who ever were. Exquisite Corpse14 http://www.corpse.org/issue_14/unm_person/bresch.html.
A variety of local interest stories and reports (focus: Philadelphia area, institutions, and history), published in the Rittenhouse Square Revue, 2006-2009. Titles and texts available upon request.
Aug. 2017-present: Associate Professor (with tenure)and Assistant Director of Writing Programs
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA
Aug. 2010-Jul. 2017: Assistant Professor andAssistant Director of Writing Programs
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA
Aug. 2008- Jun. 2010: Visiting Professor, Writing Programs, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching & Curriculum
- Teach a 3/3 load of traditional, hybrid, and online undergraduate and graduate classes, including:
- WR 101, Writing & Rhetoric I
- WR 102, Writing & Rhetoric II
- WR 302, Scientific Writing
- WR 700, Writing for Graduate School
- MD 221, Medicine & Culture
- MD 216, Introduction to Animal Studies
- Developed a variety of courses, including WR 308, Writing in the Health Professions; MD 221, Medicine and Culture; MD 216, Introduction to Animal Studies;
- Collaborate with various departments across the University on delivering writing instruction for upper-level science and professional majors (e.g., Pharmacy, Chemistry, Health Policy/Public Health, Pharmaceutical Toxicology);
- Taught individual studies in WR 325, Rhetoric of Science, WR 404, Multimedia Writing, and WR 307, Visual Communication and Persuasion.
- Coordinate, train, supervise, and mentor adjunct faculty through workshops, presentations, class observations, one-on-one meetings, and mentoring;
- Participate in strategic planning initiatives, including curriculum planning and assessment for the Writing Program;
- Co-created a Writing Across the Curriculum program proposal;
- Redesigned first year writing courses based on a Writing about Writing curriculum; review and revise them yearly (including assignments, rubrics, syllabi, and readings).
- Member, University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee (2019-2020)
- Chair, Pre-Tenure committee for junior faculty member (2017-2020)
- Learning Management System (LMS) university-wide selection committee (2019)
- Institutional Animal Care and Utilization Committee (IACUC) (2018-2019)
- General Education Committee (2012-2014; 2018-2020)
- Student Conduct Committee (2012-2016; 2018-present)
- Faculty Senate President (2016-2018):
- Supervised Senate’s role in the University’s shared governance;
- Met regularly with senate officers and faculty council chairs;
- Coordinated senate and full faculty meetings;
- Participated in Cabinet meetings and Academic Affairs Board of Trustees meetings;
- Served as liaison between upper administration and faculty;
- Oversaw senate committees;
- Managed hearings of student petitions;
- Maintained communications for the Senate Blackboard Website.
- Chair of Mayes College Faculty Council (2014-2016)
- Faculty and Administration search committees:
- Search committee for Associate/Full Professor of Health Policy (2017/2018)
- Search committee for Assistant Professor of Biomedical Writing (2015)
- Search committee for Director of Honors Program (2014)
- Search committee for Director of the Writing Center (2013)
- Mayes College representative on the Senate’s Student Affairs Committee (2012-2013)
- Interdisciplinary Writing Committee (2011-2014)
- Faculty Senate Representative for Mayes College (2010-2012)
- Co-Chair of Senate’s Student Affairs Committee (2010-2012)
- Advise student groups (Young Activists, 2016-present; Alpha Delta Theta, 2018-present);
- Advise students regarding writing and composition courses;
- Serve on doctoral dissertation committees:
- Margaret Mullen Fortino, “Implementability Analysis of Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations.” Defense date: 3/15/2018 (PhD in Health Policy)
- Amanda Reiter, “Assessing the Roles of Stakeholders through Medicaid Waivers and Food Nutrition Services for Type II Diabetics.” Defense date: May 2020 (PhD in Health Policy)
- Advise faculty regarding teaching academic/scientific writing (undergraduate/graduate).
OTHER ACADEMIC & TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
Sep. 2001-May 2006: Graduate Instructor and Research Assistant, Department of Rhetoric, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Worked as RA with Dr. Carol Berkenkotter and Dr. Richard Graff on a variety of research projects
- Taught Rhetoric 1101, Writing to Inform, Convince, and Persuade, and Rhetoric 3562, Technical Writing
Oct. 1996-Jul. 1997: Adjunct Instructor, English Department, University of Bucharest, Romania
- Taught English (translation/grammar) and British 20th century literature
WRITING / EDITORIAL / WEB DEVELOPMENT
Sep. 2006—Jul. 2008 Writer/Editorial Assistant. Rittenhouse Sq. Revue (magazine targeting residents of Center City, Philadelphia)
Jan.-Jun. 2001 Web Developer (part time)Horizons Group, Harrisonburg, VA
Sept. 1998-Jun. 2001 Administrative Assistant/Technical Editor, William R. Nelson Institute for Public Affairs, James Madison University, VA
2004-2012 Language Specialist (freelance), RomanianóEnglish. Garden Translations (Minnesota); Lingua Vitae (Illinois); East-West (Hawaii), VistaTec (Ireland)
Sep. 1996-Aug. 2000: Translator/Interpreter (freelance), RomanianóEnglish
Jun. 1997-Aug. 1998: Editor/Presenter/Studio Manager, Radio Romania International, English Service, Bucharest, Romania
|Accommodating Non-Human Animals in Rhetorical Studies (accepted)||Rhetoric Society of America||Portland, OR|
May 21-24, 2020
|Orthorexia’s ecological niche: medical and popular accounts of a new cyberpathy||National Communication Association, Health Communication Division||Baltimore, MD|
Nov. 14-17, 2019
|Food biopolitics: orthorexia and healthism||Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium||Orlando, FL Sept. 5-6, 2019|
|The animal turn in rhetoric and composition||Conference on College Composition and Communication||Pittsburgh, PA Mar. 13-16, 2019|
|Legitimating meat: the invention of anti-vegan rhetoric||Rhetoric Society of America||Minneapolis, MN|
May 31-Jun. 3, 2018
|Reframing veg*nism as mental disorder||Rhetoric Society of America||Minneapolis, MN|
May 31-Jun. 3, 2018
|Cyberveganism and displaced animals||American Association of Geographers||New Orleans, LA|
Apr. 10-14, 2018
|Orthorexia, healthism, and the dynamics of pop psychiatry||National Communication Association; Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine||Philadelphia, PA|
|Moral insanity: An aporetic intersection between psychiatry and law in the 19th||Rhetoric Society of America||Atlanta, GA|
|Addressing scientific literacy in upper-level writing courses||National Council for Teachers of English||Minneapolis, MN|
|Rhetoric, psychiatry, law: An aporetic intersection||Discourses of Health and Medicine Symposium||Cincinnati, OH|
Sept. 3-4, 2015
|Traditional, hybrid, and online courses: A comparison from the trenches||Lilly International Conference on Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning||Bethesda, MD|
May 28 – 31, 2015
|Constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing…: Mental disorders, the self, and identity (Panel)||National Communication Association||Chicago, IL|
Nov. 20-23, 2014
|Arguing psychiatric diagnoses: Mental illness and the law in the 19th century||Rhetoric Society of America||San Antonio, TX|
May 22-25, 2014
|Elevatorgate, or the limits of the online rhetorical construction of morality||Popular Culture Association||Chicago, IL|
Apr. 16-19, 2014
|The Hinchman Conspiracy case||Rhetoric Society of America||Philadelphia, PA|
|A digital presence for Writing Programs||Writing Program Administrators||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Mommybloggers: Between empowerment and corporatism||National Communication Association Convention||San Francisco, CA|
|Science writing, writing science: Adapting the writing curriculum to a science-oriented institution||Writing Program Administrators)||Philadelphia, PA |
|The rhetoric of depression and melancholy||Rhetoric Society of America||Minneapolis, MN|
|Drug promotion and health reform: Recalls, settlements, and the legitimacy crisis of the health care system (poster)||Kentucky Health Communication Conference||Lexington, KY|
|Antidepressant advertising: the latest chapter in the illustrated history of depression||Rhetoric Society of America||Seattle, WA|
|Visual semiotics: An overview||National Communication Association||Boston, MA|
|Recontextualizing Dora: Freud’s rhetorical uses of reported speech. With Carol Berkenkotter.||National Communication Association||Chicago, IL|
|Towards a rhetoric of architectural space: The shopping mall and the postmodern flâneur||Rhetoric Society of America||Austin, TX|
|Advertising Depression: The Case of Paxil||Conference on College Composition and Communication||San Antonio, TX|
|Faces of Depression: Representations of Women in Psychopharmaceutical Advertising||Fourth Biennial International Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s)||Columbus, OH|
|Rhetorical Architecture: A Study in Space and Totalitarianism||Rhetoric and Composition||State College, PA|
|Digital animals: Memeification, monetization and affect in the age of social media||European Association for Critical Animal Studies||Barcelona, Spain|
May 22-24, 2019
|Veganism, united, against itself: Public perceptions of internecine fights in the vegan community||Rhetoric Society of Europe, University of East Anglia||Norwich, UK|
Jul. 3-5, 2017
|Public perceptions of moral insanity in the 19th century||Histories of Forensic Psychology and Forensic Psychiatry, University of Canterbury||Christchurch, New Zealand|
Mar. 17-28, 2016
|Descriptive psychopathology in asylum case histories: The case of John Horatio Baldwin. With Carol Berkenkotter||The Language of Medicine: Science, Practice and Academia CERLIS, University of Bergamo||Bergamo, Italy|
Jun. 19-21, 2014
|The proof is in the brush stroke: Diagnosing and treating psychiatric patients through art||From moral treatment to psychotherapeutics: histories of psychotherapies from the York retreat to the present dayUniversity College London||London, UK|
Oct. 11-13, 2013
|Proving (In)sanity in 19th century America: The Hinchman Conspiracy case||Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Madness: Probing the Boundaries||Oxford, UK|
|Symptoms in search of a concept. With Carol Berkenkotter||Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Madness: Probing the Boundaries||Oxford, UK|
|Darkness, visible? The rhetoric of depression in non-medical texts and images||Rhetoric Society of Europe||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Before art therapy: Understanding art in the context of mental illness||Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science, Fall Symposium||Philadelphia, PA|
Sept. 20, 2013
|The Hinchman Conspiracy case revisited: An exploration of Philadelphia’s role in psychiatric history||Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science, Fall Symposium||Philadelphia, PA|
Sept. 28, 2012
|Gardasil, cervical cancer and moral puritanism||Fourth Annual History of Women’s Health Conference, Pennsylvania Hospital||Philadelphia, PA|
Apr. 21, 2009
PANEL ORGANIZER AND CHAIR
|Rhetorical Refuge for Non-Human Animals (accepted)||Rhetoric Society of America||Portland, OR|
May 21-24, 2020
|Resources, practices, and models for teaching STEM writing for today’s diverse public (Accepted workshop, STEM Writing Interest Group)||Conference on College Composition and Communication||Milwaukee, WI|
|Rhetorics of veg*nism||Rhetoric Society of America||Minneapolis, MN|
May 31-Jun. 3, 2018
|Being sane in insane places: Changing attitudes toward wrongful confinement in the history of psychiatry||Rhetoric Society of America||Atlanta, GA|
|Between psychiatry and law: A shadowy borderland||Rhetoric Society of America||San Antonio, TX|
May 22-25, 2014
|Doubting madness: Historical explorations in the rhetoric of psychiatry||Rhetoric Society of America||Philadelphia, |
PA May 2012
INVITED LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
Press coverage of “Orthorexia: Eating right in the context of healthism”(Medical Humanities, July 2019):
- Interviewed, quoted in The Times (UK). Tom Ball, “Instagram stars fuel ‘clean eating’ disorder.” Aug. 27, 2019. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/instagram-stars-fuel-clean-eating-disorder-nt9ng0ww8.
- Mentioned, quoted in Telepolis(Germany). Florian Rötzer, “Pathologie des “Clean Eating.” Aug. 16, 2019. https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Pathologie-des-Clean-Eating-4498334.html
- Interviewed, quoted in Nutrition Insight. Laxmi Haigh, “Orthorexia: is social media cultivating an unhealthy cult of healthism?” Aug.15, 2019. https://www.nutritioninsight.com/news/orthorexia-is-social-media-cultivating-an-unhealthy-cult-of-healthism.html
- Mentioned, quoted in The Daily Mail (UK). Vanessa Chalmers, “Orthorexia is ‘a digitally transmitted condition’ and has real consequences – even if it is still vying to be recognised as a mental health disorder, expert warns.” Aug. 14, 2019. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7355767/Orthorexia-digitally-transmitted-vying-recognised-mental-health-disorder.html
- Interviewed, quoted in the National Post (Canada). Sharon Kirkey, “Orthorexia’ vying for classification as mental disorder as more people become obsessed with ‘clean eating’.” Aug. 13, 2019. https://nationalpost.com/health/orthorexia-vying-for-a-place-in-the-dsm-as-more-people-become-obsessed-with-clean-eating
Interviewed on National Public Radio / Marketplaceabout Grumpy Cat’s passing and the role of memes/monetizing memes, based on a previously published paper on memes and intellectual property. May 17, 2019; available at: https://www.marketplace.org/2019/05/17/grumpy-cat-built-an-empire-on-memes-thats-getting-harder-to-do/
“The art and science of scientific writing.” Workshop developed for and conducted at the University of the Sciences Faculty Enrichment Series. May 10, 2018.
“Political advocacy: A beginner’s guide.” With Valerie Weil, David Forde, and Phyllis Blumberg. Panel presented at Professional Development Day, University of the Sciences. Jan. 10, 2018.
“Writing beyond first year writing/the liberal arts.” Presentation and workshop delivered at the Philadelphia Writing Programs Administrators Fall Meeting, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. With Justin Everett and Lisa Charneski. Sept. 15, 2017.
“Using portfolios for student assessment.” Workshop moderator at the University of the Sciences Faculty Enrichment Series. May 9, 2017 (with Justin Everett).
“Assessing writing.” University of the Sciences Assessment Day: Part 2, May 2015.
“Feminist rhetorical research in medical rhetoric.” Invited panel presentation in honor of Sue Wells, Temple University. Apr. 16, 2015.
“IMRAD/IRDAM: Organizing research papers.” Graduate Health Policy class, at the invitation of Nelson Atehortua. Feb. 2015.
“Romania.”Romanian Culture study abroad class at Arcadia University. Feb. 2013, Feb. 2014.
“Creating writing assignments that matter.” Moderator at the University of the Sciences Professional Development Day, Jan. 6, 2014 (with Justin Everett and Trisha Egbert).
“Academic publishing workshop.” Moderator at the University of the Sciences Professional Development Day, Jan. 6, 2014 (with Justin Everett).
“Writing assessment that gets results.” Presentation at the University of the Sciences Faculty Enrichment Series at the invitation of the Teaching and Learning Center, Aug. 2012 (with Justin Everett).
“Using Twitter for educational purposes.” Presentation at the University of the Sciences Faculty Enrichment Series at the invitation of the Teaching and Learning Center, Jan. 2012.
“Scientific writing.” Graduate proposal writing class, Chemistry Department, University of the Sciences, at the invitation of Dr. Vojislava Torbica-Pophristic. Nov. 2011.
“Using social media in teaching.” Presentation at the University of the Sciences Faculty Enrichment Workshop at the invitation of the Teaching and Learning Center, Jan. 2011.
“How to use Google applications and wikis in courses.” Presentation at the University of the Sciences Faculty Enrichment Workshop at the invitation of the Teaching and Learning Center, Aug. 2010.
“Scientific writing.” Lecture to the graduate proposal writing class, Chemistry Department, University of the Sciences, at the invitation of Dr. Vojislava Torbica-Pophristic. Nov. 19, 2010.
“Writing across the curriculum.” Presentation at the Table Talks at the invitation of the Teaching and Learning Center, University of the Sciences, Jun. 2010.
“Using wikis effectively in courses.” Presentation at the University of the Sciences Faculty Enrichment Workshop at the invitation of the Teaching and Learning Center, Jan. 2010.
“Scientific writing.” Lecture to the graduate proposal writing class, Chemistry Department, University of the Sciences, at the invitation of Dr. Vojislava Torbica-Pophristic. Oct. 24, 2011.
“Advertising depression: The case of Paxil.” Presentation at Medtronic corporate headquarters, Jun. 21, 2004.
AWARDS, GRANTS, AND SPECIAL DISTINCTIONS
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Fall 2019 Research sabbatical awarded for the Fall 2019 semester
Jul.-Aug. 2018 Resident fellow with Brocher Foundation, Switzerland (2-month stay). Project: Eating Right: Between obsession and ethics. Culture wars around orthorexia and veganism
Mar. 2016 $2,500 travel grant from conference organizers to attend/present at the Histories of Forensic Psychology and Forensic Psychiatry Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
May 2012 $3,000 American Philosophical SocietyFranklin Research Grant to conduct research at the Wellcome Institute Library and Archives, London, UK
Aug. 1998 BBC Grant to attend BBC English Language Summer School, Twickenham, UK
Jun. 2019 Winner, University of the Sciences Patricia Leahy Award for Learning Innovation. Project: “Sustainable writing support for a medical literature evaluation project in a 2nd year pharmacy course” (With Lisa Charneski, Gary Sloskey, Justin Everett, and Patricia Egbert)
Jun. 2017 Finalist, University of the Sciences Bright Idea Award: “Implementing a peer-review model in an upper level pharmacy course” (With Lisa Charneski, Gary Sloskey, and Justin Everett)
Jun. 2016 Nominated for the Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence
Jun. 2016 Finalist, University of the Sciences Bright Idea Award: “Thinking critically about scientific literature: how to read and evaluate scientific articles with contradictory findings”
Feb. 2016 Nominated for a University of the Sciences Homiller Teaching Award, University of the Sciences
April 2011 Nominated for the Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence
Jun. 2009 Winner, University of the Sciences Bright Idea Teaching Award: “Using Wikis to foster collaborative writing in the Scientific Writing Course”
May 2003 Winnerof the Medtronics Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) Fellowship
Mar. 2003 National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi
Apr. 2001 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Institute of Technical and Scientific Communication, James Madison University
Jan. 2001 Award of Excellence in the Society for Technical Communication International Online Competition, for the website created for the Institute of Technical and Scientific Communication, James Madison University
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
- Founding member, North American Association for Critical Animal Studies (NAACAS), https://www.naacas.net/naacas-collective
- Member, Rhetoric Society of America (2004-present)
- Member, National Communication Association (with gaps, since 2006)
- Member, National Council of Teachers of English (2008-present)
- Member, Writing Program Administrators and Philadelphia Writing Program Administrators (2008-present)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES
|RSA Career Retreat for Associate Professors||Rhetoric Society of America||Minneapolis, MN|
May 31-Jun. 3, 2018
|Animal Rhetorics||Rhetoric Society of America|
May 25-27, 2017
|Theory Building in the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine||Rhetoric Society of America|
Wisconsin State University
Jun. 5-7, 2015
|Medical Rhetoric Workshop||Rhetoric Society of America|
Pennsylvania State University
|State College, PA |
Jun. 26-28, 2009
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
- Associate Editor, CompPile (June 2018-present)
- Invited referee for several scholarly journals and presses:
- Book proposal reviewer for Routledge – Environment and Sustainability Series
- Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (August, October 2018; July 2019)
- Canadian Bulletin of Medical History / Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine(Winter 2017/2018)
- Medical Humanities(Summer 2017)
- Written Communication (2012, 2015, 2016)
- College Literature (2012)
- National conference proposal reviewer for: National Communication Association (2017, Health Communication Division), National Council of Teachers of English (2018, College Division)
- Member, Steering Committee and Web Manager for the Writing about Writing Special Interest Group with CCCC (Conference for College Composition and Communication), 2016-2018
- Organizer, Philadelphia Writing Program Administrators (PWPA) Fall Meeting, Sept. 15, 2017, at University of the Sciences
- Nominated to be on the Nomination Committee and the Executive Committee of NCTE’s (National Council of Teachers of English) College Section (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
- CCCC Task Force on Hiring Practices in Rhetoric and Composition (National Council of Teachers of English) – member, main author of the section on interviewing/hiring international applicants
- Invited reviewer for the James Bishop Memorial Award for the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (Oct. 2011)
Romanian (native fluency), French (reading)