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Lauren Cagle
Associate Professor
Director of Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Lauren E. Cagle is an Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and Affiliate Faculty in the Environmental Studies major. She teaches courses on environmental rhetoric, technical communication, and communication in the natural and social sciences. Her research focuses on climate change communication, technical communication, disability studies, feminist theory, and ethics. She is especially interested in debates about climate change by non-technical stakeholders in the public sphere.  Cagle's work has been published in Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and Computers & Composition.

Contact Information
1351 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-1115
Ph.D., University of South Florida (2016)

M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2011)

B.A., Rhodes College (2007)
Research Interests
  • Environmental Rhetoric
  • Climate Change Communication
  • Disability Studies
  • Feminist Ethics
  • Technical Communication
  • Rhetoric of Science
  • science communication
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
  • Appalachian Center
  • Association for Rhetoric of Science
  • Technology
  • and Medicine
  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
  • National Communication Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America,
  • International Environmental Communication Association