Erin Trauth, PHD

Instructor, English

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Director of First-Year Writing


  • PhD, Texas Tech University
  • MFA, University of South Florida
  • BA, University of North Florida

Research Interests

Writing Program Administration
Composition Pedagogy
Professional and Technical Writing
Experiential Learning
Service Learning
Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Selected Publications

“The Rhetoric of Vegan/Vegetarianism, and Health, Medicine, and Culture.” Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, January 2022.

“‘From Homeless to Human Again’: A Teaching Case on an Undergraduate ‘Tiny Houses and Technical Writing’ Course Model,” Technical Communication, October 2021.

“‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Tofu’: A Rhetorical Analysis of Fast Food Corporation ‘Anti-Vegan-Options’ Advertisements,” The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, May 2021.

Trauth, Erin and Ella Browning. “Technologized Talk: Wearable Technologies, Patient Agency, and Medical Communication in Healthcare Settings.” International Journal of Sociotechnology. Vol. 10: Iss. 3, 2018.

“Creating Meaning for Millennials: Bakhtin, Rosenblatt, and the Use of Facebook and Twitter in the Composition Classroom,” Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media, September 2016.

“Mobile Healthcare Applications: Authorship, Regulatory Challenges, and the Role of Medical Writers.” American Medical Writers Association Journal. June 2016.

Courses Taught

WRI-101 First-Year Writing I
WRI-102 First-Year Writing II
WRI-H103 Advanced First-Year Writing

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