My scholarship and teaching reflect my interdisciplinary education and work experience. While I was in school, I worked as an academic tutor, as academic support staff for university athletics, and as a veterinary assistant. I also earned my Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certificate.
By working and studying in those spaces, I learned that my favorite part about them was the interaction among people: supporting students as they learned course content, teaching pet owners how to best care for their pets, learning how paramedics remembered and communicated vast amounts of information in a short period of time, and understanding how writing facilitated action in these contexts.
These experiences have led me to study and to teach written communication. The research and teaching fields of rhetoric of health and medicine and technical communication allow me and my students to contribute to the medical field in important—and sometimes unexpected—ways. My two current research projects address how healthcare professionals manage changing, urgent medical information. The first project examines how emergency medical services providers communicate in their unpredictable, fast-paced workplace. The second project investigates how public health providers manage risk communication during health crises. Thinking ahead, I would like to extend my research to geriatric medicine.
I earned an Honors B.A. in psychology and Italian studies minor (Marquette University) and an M.A. in composition studies and English as a Second Language (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). I completed my Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition with emphases on technical communication and the rhetoric of health and medicine (Purdue University).
- Rhetoric and composition
- Technical communication and professional writing
- Rhetoric of health and medicine
- Rhetoric of science
- Rhetoric of health and medicine, especially as it applies to emergency medicine
- Technical communication pedagogy
- Writing in the Disciplines, specifically the health professions and the sciences
- Writing Across the Curriculum
- Angeli, Elizabeth L., Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services: Communicating in the Unpredictable Workplace. Routledge, 2019.
- Angeli, Elizabeth L., and Christina D. Norwood. “Responding to Public Health Crises: Bridging Collective Mindfulness and User Experience to Create Communication Interventions.” Communication Design Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 2, 2017, pp. 29-39.
- "Assemblage Mapping: A Research Methodology for Rhetoricians of Health and Medicine.” Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, edited by Lisa Meloncon and J. Blake Scott, Routledge, 2017.
- "Intuition in Healthcare Communication Practices: Initial Findings from a Qualitative Inquiry” with Lillian Campbell. ProComm 2017: IEEE Professional Communication Society, Summer 2017.
- “Bridging the Complex Contexts of Care in Medical Usability” with John Jones, Catherine Gouge, Lisa Meloncon, Christina D. Norwood, Mariah Crilley, and Candice A. Welhausen. SIGDOC ’16: Proceedings of the 34thAMC International Conference on the Design of Communication, Fall 2016, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2987630.
- “Three Types of Memory in Emergency Medical Services Communication.” Written Communication 32.1 (2015): 3-38. Print.
- “Metaphors in the Rhetoric of Pandemic Flu: Electronic Media Coverage of H1N1 and Swine Flu.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 42.3 (2012): 215-235. Print.
- “Rhetorical Strategies for Working with Institutional Review Boards” with Zachery Koppelmann. Computers and Composition Online (Fall 2011): n. pag. Web. <http://tinyurl.com/cconlineangelikopp>.
Honors and Awards
- Towson University Faculty Development and Research Committee Grant, 2014-2015
- Purdue University Research Foundation Grant for Dissertation Research, 2011-2012
- Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching, Purdue University, 2010
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University, 2009
- Psi Chi, the Psychology National Honors Society, 2006