Brandy Scalise is a full-time lecturer in the Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media.
She received her Ph.D. in English from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011, with a focus on Rhetoric and Composition. Her areas of interest include religious rhetorics, women's rhetorics, and writing center research and pedagogy. Her dissertation, "Preaching Without a Pulpit: Women's Rhetorical Contributions to Scientific Christianity in America, 1880-1915," addresses the intersection of religious and liberal discourses in the writing of female leaders in the metaphysical healing movement of the Progressive Era.
Dr. Scalise has taught a variety of courses in rhetoric, including first-year composition and communication, business writing, and special topics courses in civic discourse, social movement rhetoric, and writing center pedagogy.