Welcome to my website, a space that, like other academic websites, tells you a bit about who I am and what I do.

So, who are you?

The short version:

I am an assistant professor in Marquette University’s English Department  in my hometown of Milwaukee, WI. I specialize in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, and the rhetoric of health and medicine.

The long version:

That's me, Liz. Photo credit: Dennis Felber Photography.

That’s me, Liz. Photo credit: Dennis Felber Photography.

My scholarship and teaching reflect my interdisciplinary education and work experience and my commitment to publishing scholarship for practitioners, researchers, and teachers.

I earned an honors B.A. in psychology and Italian studies minor (Marquette U.) and an M.A. in composition studies and English as a second language (U. 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 U.).

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 held a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification.

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 led me to study and to teach writing and rhetoric.

In addition to researching and teaching, I serve as the annotated bibliography editor for the journal Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, and to continue my calling to advocate for change, I am an associate member of the School Sisters of St. Francis.

Additionally, I have coordinated and facilitated Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives with nursing faculty, paramedic students and educators, academic staff, and animal science students, and I have delivered workplace writing workshops for university faculty and staff.

How do you pronounce your last name?

AN-juh-lee. It’s like “Angela” but with a “lee” at the end.

Who is that cute dog in the header photo?

I’m so glad you asked. That’s my beloved old English sheepdog, Dory. You might think that she’s named after the fish from Finding Nemo, which is one of my favorite movies, but her true namesake is David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” album, my favorite Bowie album.

In this picture, Dory is free-range exploring and spending some quality time with geese on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. Exploring the city and all it has to offer is one of the many things I love to do outside of my academic work, especially when I can share it with my ever faithful canine companion.