Dr. Elizabeth Angeli

Elizabeth Angeli
Dr. Elizabeth AngeliMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 227

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3466Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor


Dr. Liz Angeli (she/her/hers) is an educator, writer, spiritual director, and retreat leader.

Her scholarship and teaching reflect her interdisciplinary education and work experience and her commitment to publishing scholarship for practitioners, researchers, and teachers. A leading expert in first responder writing practices, Dr. Angeli has consulted with fire departments and EMS agencies to develop and deliver report writing training sessions, was selected to participate in NSF’s Innovation Corps program to bring writing research into first responder workplaces, and built a first-of-its-kind online training platform for medical report writing.

Her current research project is guided by a common question: “What can you do with a graduate degree in the humanities?” Traditionally, students who pursue humanities graduate education have wanted to research and teach in the university. But that’s not the case anymore for many students. Graduate students are hungry for new knowledge, and they want to take their humanities training into non-academic spaces. In doing so, humanities graduates create technology platforms, thrive as corporate trainers, and craft public-facing exhibits. This work is called public-facing humanities, and researchers in this area want to know how to develop best practices for how to do, research, and teach public-facing work. With support from the Way Klingler Fellowship, this research will result in training programs to support faculty who feel called to public-facing work and in new curricular structures that facilitate student success.

Dr. Angeli teaches writing courses that prepare students to communicate, live, and thrive in the world. These courses include writing in health and medicine, writing for workplaces, public humanities, and career discernment. She frequently teaches writing and discernment-based workshops for the university and community.

As a spiritual director and retreat leader, she accompanies people through personal and professional transitions, and she feels especially called to work with the LGBTQIA+ community. She considers herself to be a spiritual academic, committed to integrating spirituality into her teaching, academic and public-facing research, and service. Learn more at http://lizangeli.com.


  • Ph.D., English - Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, and the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (Purdue University)
  • M.A., English - Composition Studies in English as a Second Language, Linguistics (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • M.A., in progress, Counseling for Ministry (Loyola University Chicago, Institute for Pastoral Studies)

  • Honors B.A., Psychology with an Italian Studies minor (Marquette University)

  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Guidance Training Program, Siena Retreat Center)
  • Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (St. Elizabeth School of Nursing)

Courses Taught

  • Public humanities
  • Career discernment
  • Writing in health and medicine
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • Technical communication and professional writing
  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
  • Rhetoric of science

Research Interests

  • Public Humanities
  • Humanities Graduate Education
  • Discernment
  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, especially as it applies to pre-hospital emergency medicine
  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing Across the Curriculum


  • Angeli, Elizabeth L. “Crisis Communication.” Keywords in Technical and Professional          Communication, edited by Han Yu and Jonathan Buehl, WAC Clearinghouse, 2023, pp.       75-83. DOI: 10.37514/TPC-B.2023.1923.2.07

  • Angeli, Elizabeth L., and Lillian Campbell. “Designing ‘Writing for Health and Medicine’: Course Arcs, Anchors, and Action." Programmatic Perspectives, vol. 14, no. 1, 2023 pp. 166-174.

  • Angeli, Elizabeth L., and Cathy Melesky Dante. “Scar Stories: A Framework for Befriending Pain and Suffering.” Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, vol. 29, no.  2, 2023, pp. 56-64.

  • Angeli, Elizabeth L., Serina Jamison, and Susan E. Jones-Landwer. “Preparing Humanities Students for Employment: Reimagining Career Exploration and Education through Ignatian Spirituality and Discernment.” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2023, article 9. https://doi.org/10.53309/2164-7666.1426

  • Angeli, Elizabeth L., Julia Jezykowski, Patrick Sinclair, Tom Grawey, James T. Poltrock, and Ben Weston. “Documenting Patient Interaction: EMS Report Reader Expectations and Improvements for Providers.” Wisconsin Medical Journal, vol. 121, no. 4, 2022, pp. 285-291.

  • Angeli, Elizabeth L., and Julia A. Jezykowski. “EMS Report Writing Improved by Enhanced Structured Narrative Prompts.” JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services, 19 July 2022.

  • Angeli, Elizabeth L., Victoria Reinhartz, Sabrina Alahmad, and Julia Jezykowski. “Education Survey Finds Providers Feel Unprepared.” EMSWorld, ISSN 51, issue 4, April 2022.
  • “When the Classroom is the Workplace: Developing Writing Curricula for Healthcare Training Programs.” Teaching Writing in the Health Professions: Perspectives, Problems, and Practices, edited by Michael J. Madson, Routledge, 2022, pp. 107-120.

  • Technical Communication Pedagogy and Layered Literacies in Workplace Training Courses.” Effective Teaching of Technical Communication, edited by Michael J. Klein, WAC Clearinghouse, 2021, pp. 287-302.

  • "How Report Writing Supports Paramedic Students’ Learning.” International Paramedic Practice, vol. 10, no. 1, 2020, pp. 28-33.

  • "Embodied Healthcare Intuition: A Taxonomy of Sensory Cues Used by Healthcare Providers." Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, Vol 2, No. 4, (2019), 353-383.
  • “Improving EMS Documentation Outcomes.” ZOLL Pulse Blog, 19 Feb. 2019, https://www.zolldata.com/blog/improving-ems-documentation-outcomes.

  • “A New Model for Writing Effective Patient Care Reports.” EMS1.com, 3 Dec. 2018, https://tinyurl.com/angeli-ems1.  

  • Angeli, Elizabeth L., Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services: Communicating in the Unpredictable Workplace. Routledge, 2019. Winner of the 2020 Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Best Book in Technical and Scientific Communication Award.
  • 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

  • Way Klingler Humanities/Social Sciences Fellowship, 2022-2024, “Public-facing Humanities as a Way to Form Hearts and Minds: A Systematic Review of Graduate Education & the Role of Discernment”

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Award for Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication, 2020.
  • 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

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Spring 2024

  • Mon 12:00-1:30 
  • Wed 10:30-12:00
  • By appointment

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2024

  • 6961/101 MW 2:00-3:15 Sensenbrenner Hall 104
    • Career Discernment Workshop

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