Dr. Lilly Campbell

Lilly Campbell
Dr. Lilly CampbellMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 246

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5266
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor, Director of Foundations Instruction


My research interests include rhetorics of health and medicine, feminist rhetoric, and professional and technical writing. My current book project, Rhetorical Body Work in the Health Professions: Embodying Technology, Communicating Care, examines how newcomers learn to embody disciplinary modes of communication and ways of knowing in the fields of Nursing, Physical Therapy, and tele-observation. As Director of the Foundations in Rhetoric (FiR) course at Marquette, I’m also always thinking, writing, and talking about how students learn to write at the university and what role FiR can play in bringing them into the academic world of Marquette.

As a writing teacher, I aim for my courses to act as venues for students to practice being critical readers and writers in their future disciplines, professions, and lives. Many of my courses include fieldwork—much like my own research—to help students not just acquire different modes of writing, but also better understand how communication practices can exclude and oppress others and how they might be changed.

Courses Taught

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Technical and Professional Communication

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
  • Feminist Rhetoric
  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing across the Curriculum
  • Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies


  • "Designing ‘Writing for Health and Medicine’: Course Arcs, Anchors, and Action,” with Elizabeth Angeli for Programmatic Perspectives, 2023
  • “Negotiating Scientific Identity and Agency: Graduate Student Perspectives on a Public Communication of Science Course" for The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, 2023
  • “Possibility Thinking in the Community-Engaged Classroom: Uniting Hope and Imagination towards Anti-Racist Action” with Betsy Bowen, Jenna Green, and Emily Phillips for Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 2023
  • “Pedagogies of Rhetorical Empathy-in-Action: Role Playing and Story Sharing in Healthcare Provider Education” with Elisabeth L. Miller in the journal Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, 2023
  • For additional publications see: https://works.bepress.com/lilly-campbell/

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Future of Work Pilot Grant, National Science Foundation, Project: “Understanding the Social and Ethical Implications of Algorithmic Decision Making by Nurses Using the Rothman Index in a Large-Scale Hospital Setting,” with Drs. Shion Guha and Amrita George, $150,000
  • 2021 Marquette Different Maker Award for redesign of ENGL 1001 to include equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • 2019 Technical and Scientific Communication Award for Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies for “Simulation Genres and Student Uptake”

Additional Information

Office Hours

Fall 2024

  • Sabbatical

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2024

  • Sabbatical

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