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John A. Lynch

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 144A McMicken Hall
Tel: 513-556-6232
Email: lynchjo@ucmail.uc.edu

Dr. Lynch's teaching and research interests focus on the rhetoric of science and medicine, especially on how the public understands science.  I teach rhetorical/communication criticism, the rhetoric of science and research ethics.  My current research projects examine public debates about research misconduct and how scientists process and attribute authorship to members of their research team.  He recently published What are Stem Cells? Definition at the Intersection of Science and Politics (U-Alabama, 2010; http://www.amazon.com/What-Are-Stem-Cells-Intersection/dp/0817317481/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318431797&sr=8-1).


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2005 (Speech Communication).
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000 (Rhetoric and Communication).
  • B.A., University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1998 (Communication and Philosophy).

Research Information

Research Interests

I study the rhetorical and ethical components of discourses about science and medicine, especially discourse on stem cell research and discourses about genomics/genetics.

Research Support

  • Lynch, J.A., Visiting Fellow, J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs, American Society for Reproductive Medicine. 2007. Status: Completed.
  • (Principle Investigator), Lynch, J.A., Summer Research Fellowship, University Research Council, University of Cincinnati. $10,300. 07-2007 to 08-2007. Status: Completed.
  • Lynch, J.A., Dissertation Research Award, University of Georgia. 08-2004 to 07-2005. Status: Completed.
  • (Research Assistant), Dr. Celeste Condit , Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project grant “Race and Public Communication about Human Variation”, National Institute of Health. 06-2002 to 08-2004. Status: Completed.
  • Lynch, JA, Individual Faculty Award, Faculty Development Council, University of Cincinnati. 06-2007 to 07-2007. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Lynch, JA; Lindsell, CJ; Strasser, JE; Tsevat J , Cutting corners in presenting clinical research, CCTST Research Ethics Pilot Program. 10,000. 04-01-2010 to 03-31-2011. Status: Active.
  • (Investigator), Linke, M; Lynch, JA; Lindsell, CJ; DelBello, M; Adler, C., The role of disclosure of fees and honoraria in a participant’s decision to enroll in a clinical trial, CCTST Research Ethics Pilot Program. 6240. 04-01-2010 to 03-31-2011. Status: Active.
  • (Clinical Research Ethicist), Jim Heubi & Joel Tsevat (PIs), The Cincinnati CTSA, NCRR (NIH). (UL1RR026314), 23,000,000. 04-2009 to 03-2014. Status: Active.
  • (Co-PI), Brydon-Miller, M; Brackenbury, R; Lynch, J; Lindsell, CJ, Teaching Research Ethics, UC Faculty Development Council. 10,000. 03-2009 to 03-2009. Status: Completed.
  • (Investigator), Myers, M.F., Prows, C.A., Lynch, J.A., Pickler, R., Barnes, M.G., Exome sequencing and incidental findings: The experience and expectations of parents of children with rare genetic disorders, CCTST Ethics Pilot Program . 10,000. 04-01-2012 to 03-31-2012. Status: Active.
  • (PI), John Lynch, Monica Mitchell, Michael Barnes, Assessing the role of uncertainty in community and parent preferences for the return of biorepository-based research results, CCTST. 10,000. 04-2013 to 03-2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), John Lynch, EMERGE Subcontract for "Better Outcomes for Chidlren: GWAS & PheWAS in eMERGE II", Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (Sub. 130224 for 1U01HG006828-01), 18000. 05-15-2012 to 04-30-2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Lynch, John, Subcontract for Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE), Phase-II Pediatric Investigators, National Human Genome Research Institute. (130224 \ HG006828), $6,366.00. 05-15-2012 to 04-30-2015. Status: Active.
  • (PI), John Lynch, Subcontract for EMERGE 3 proposal from CCHMC, NHGRI/NIH. (1 U01 HG008666-01 (subaward)), 09-2015 to 06-2016. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Lynch, John, Better Outcomes for Children: GWAS & PheWAS in eMERGEII, National Human Genome Research Institute. (135783/U01HG008666), $4,372.00. 09-01-2015 to 05-31-2016. Status: Awarded.
  • (Fellow), Lynch, JA, Public Memory and Research Crime, Third Century Fund. 08-2016 to 12-2016. Status: Active.
  • (P.I.), Lynch, J.A., Prows, C.A., Facilitating Understanding of Genomics through Messaging, CCTST. 10,000. 10-2015 to 06-2016. Status: Active.


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Lynch, J.A., Bevan, J.L., Achter, P.J., Harris, T.M., and Condit, C.M. "A preliminary study of how multiple exposures to messages about genetics impacts lay attitudes toward racial and genetic discrimination." New Genetics & Society 27 (2008): 43-56.
  • Lynch, J.A. "Geography, genealogy and genetics: Dialectical substance in newspaper coverage of research on race and genetics." Western Journal of Communication 72 (2008): 259-279.
  • Lynch, J.A. "Memory and Matthew Shepard: Opposing expressions of public memory in television movies." Journal of Communication Inquiry 31 (2007): 222-238.
  • Lynch, J.A. "Making room for stem cells: Dissociation and establishing new research objects." Argumentation and Advocacy 41 (2006): 143-156.
  • Lynch, J.A., and Condit, C.M. "Genes and race in the news: A test of competing theories of news coverage." American Journal of Health Behavior (2006): 125-133.
  • Lynch, J.A. "Race and radical renamings: Using cluster agon method to assess the radical potential of “European American” as a substitute for “White”." The KB Journal 2 (2006).
  • Lynch, J.A., and Dubriwny T.N. "Drugs and double binds: Racial identification and pharmacogenomics in a system of binary race logic." Health Communication 19 (2006): 61-73.
  • Lynch, J.A. "Institution and imprimatur: Institutional rhetoric and the failure of the Catholic Church’s pastoral letter on homosexuality." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 8 (2005): 383-404.
  • Bates, B.R., Lynch J.A., Bevan, J.L., and Condit, C.M. "Warranted concerns, warranted outlooks: A focus group study of public opinion about genetics research." Social Science and Medicine 60 (2005): 331-344.
  • Condit, C.M., Dubriwny, T.N., Lynch, J.A., and Parrott, R.L. "Lay people’s understandings of and preference against the term “mutation.”." American Journal of Medical Genetics 130A (2004): 245-250.
  • Condit, C.M., Parrott, R.L., Harris, T.M., Lynch, J.A., and Dubriwny, T.N. "The role of “genetics” in popular understandings of race." Public Understanding of Science 13 (2004): 249-272.
  • Bevan, J.L., Lynch, J.A., Dubriwny, T.N., Harris, T.M., Achter, P.J., Reeder, A.L., and Condit, C.M. "Informed lay preferences for delivery of racially varied pharmacogenomics." Genetics in Medicine 5 (2003): 393-399.
  • Lynch, J.A.and Mitchell, M.J. (2010). Community Engagement and the Ethics of Global, Translational Research: A Response to Sofaer and Eyal. American Journal of Bioethics 10, 37-38.
  • Lynch, J.A. (2011). “Through a glass darkly”: Researcher Ethnocentrism and the Demonization of Research Participants. American Journal of Bioethics11(4):22-23.
  • Lynch, J.A. (2011). Information at the intersection of the public and technical spheres: A reply to Majdik. Rhetoric & Public Affairs 14(2): 369-378.
  • Lynch, J.A. & Lindsell, C.J. (2010). Key personnel and “long distance” settings: Determining who must report financial conflict of interest. Accountability in Research 17, 211-222.
  • Lynch, J.A. (2009). Articulating scientific practice: Understanding Dean Hamer’s “Gay Gene” study as overlapping material, social and rhetorical registers. Quarterly Journal of Speech 95, 435-456.
  • Cree, R.A., Lynch, J.A., Au, M.G., & Myers, M.F. (2009). Decisions to seek healthcare based on family health history among urban Appalachian women. Journal of Genetic Counseling 18, 534-550.
  • Lynch, J.A. (2009; available online: 2008). Stem cells and the embryo: Biorhetoric and scientism in Congressional debate. Public Understanding of Science 18, 309-324.
  • Lynch, J.A., Parrott, A., Hopkin, R.M., Myers, M.F.(2011.) Media coverage of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.  Journal of Genetic Counseling 20(5): 486-494. doi: 10.1007/s10897-011-9374-9
  • Kanetzke, E.E., Lynch, J.A., Prows, C.A., Siegel, R.M., & Myers, M.F.  (2011).  Perceived utility of parent-generated family health history as a health promotion tool in pediatric practice. Clinical Pediatrics 50(8): 720-728.
  • Caulfield, T., Burningham, S., Joly, Y., Master, Z., Shabani, M., Borry, P., Becker, A., Burgess, M., Calder, K., Critchley. C., Edwards, K., Fullerton, S.M., Gottweis, H., Hyde-Lay, R., Illes, J., Isasi, R., Kato, K., Kaye, J., Knoppers, B., Lynch, J., McGuire, A., Meslin, E., Nicol, D., O’Doherty, K., Ogbogu, U., Otlowski, M., Pullman, D., Ries, N., Scott, C., Sears, M., Wallace, H., & Zawati, M.H. (2014).  A review of the key issues associated with the commercialization of biobanks. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 94-110. doi:10.1093/jlb/lst004
  • Lynch, J.A., Bennett, D.E., Luntz, A., Toy, C.T., VanBenschoten, E. (In press). Bridging Science and Journalism: Identifying the Role of Public Relations in the Construction and Circulation of Stem Cell Research among Laypeople.  Science Communication.
  • Lynch, J.A. (2013).  “Prepare to Believe”: The Creation Museum as Embodied Conversion Narrative.  Rhetoric & Public Affairs 16, 1-27. Lead Article. 
  • Gail P. Jarvik, Laura M. Amendola, Jonathan S. Berg, Kyle Brothers, Ellen W. Clayton, Wendy Chung, Barbara J. Evans, James P. Evans, Stephanie M. Fullerton, Carlos J. Gallego, Nanibaa’ A. Garrison, Stacy W. Gray, Ingrid A. Holm, Iftikhar J. Kullo, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Cathy McCarty, Cynthia A. Prows, Heidi L. Rehm, Richard R. Sharp, Joseph Salama, Saskia Sanderson, Sara L. Van Driest, Marc S. Williams, Susan M. Wolf, Wendy A. Wolf, eMERGE Act-ROR Committee and CERC Committee, CSER Act-ROR Working Group, Wylie Burke. (2014). Return of Genomic Results to Research Participants: The Floor, the Ceiling and the Choices in Between.  The American Journal of Human Genetics 94(6): 818-826.
  • Berger, K.A., Lynch, J.A., Prows, C.A., Spiegel, R.M., & Myers, M.F. (2013). Mothers’ perceptions of family health history and an online parent-generated family health history tool.  Clinical Pediatrics 52(1): 74-81. 
  • Brothers, K.B., Lynch, J.A., Aufox, S.A., Connolly, J.J., Gelb, B.D., Holm, I.A., Sanderson, S.C., McCormick, J.L., Wolf, W.A., Antommaria, A.H.M., Clayton, E.W. (2014). Practical guidance on informed consent for pediatric participants in a biorepository. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 89(11): 1471-1480.
  • Lynch, J.A., Strasser, J.E., Lindsell, C.M., Tsevat, J. (2013; online first: 2012). Factors that affect integrity of authorship of scientific meeting abstracts. American Journal of Bioethics-Primary Research 4(2): 15-22. 
  • Lynch, J.A. Hines, J., Theodore, S., Mitchell, M.J. (2016; online first: 2015). Lay attitudes toward trust, uncertainty, and the return of pediatric research results in biobanking. AJOB Empirical Bioethics 7(3): 160-166.
  • Condit, C.M., Lynch, J.A., & Winderman, E.M. (2012). Recent rhetorical studies in public understanding of science: Multiple purposes and strengths. Public Understanding of Science 21(4): 386-400.  
  • Spencer, L.G. & Lynch, J.A. (2016). Queering my religion? Family and sacred space in the Reverend Beth Stroud’s coming out sermon. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 3.1: 36-57.
  • Brothers, K.B., Holm, I.A., Childerhose, J.E., Antomaria, A.H., Bernhardt, B.A., Clayton, E.W., Gelb, B.D., Joffe, S., Lynch, J.A., McCormick, J.B., McCullough, L.B., Parsons, D.W., Sundaresan, A.S., Wolf, W.A., Yu, J.H., & Wilfond, B.S. (2016). When participants in genomic research grow up: Contact and consent at the age of majority. The Journal of Pediatrics168 (January), 226-231.
  • Lynch, J.A., and Stuckey, M.L. (2017). “This was his Georgia”: Polio, poverty, and public memory at FDR’s Little White House. Howard Journal of Communications 28(4): 390-404. 
  • Adelsperger, S.; Prows, C.A.; Myers, M. F, Perry, C.P.; Chandler, A.; Holm, I.A.; Lynch, J.A. (2017). Parental Reasons for Participation and Reactions toward Return of CYP2D6 Research Results. Health Communication 32(9), 1104-1111. doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2016.1214216
  • Lynch, J.A. (2017). Women as Bioethics’s Mouthpieces: Maude Jacobs and Public Remembrance of the Cincinnati Total Body Irradiation study. Special issue on Gender & Public Memory (eds. Tasha Dubriwny and Kristan Poirot), Southern Communication Journal 82(4): 216-227.


  • Lynch, J.A. What are Stem Cells? Definitions at the Intersection of Science and Politics. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.
    • NCA Health Communication Distinguished Book Award winner, 2016
    • Reviewed in Politics & Policy 40(4): 729-731, 2012;
    • Reviewed in CHOICE  49(10):1901;
    • Reviewed in Communication Research Trends 32(3): 33-35, 2013;
    • Reviewed in Quarterly Journal of Speech 99(4): 522-526, 2013. 

Book Chapter

  • Lynch, J.A. (2009). "New Agendas in Science Communication." Exemplary Creatures: Articulation and the organization of scientific materiality, sociality and rhetoric. Ed. Kahlor, L. & Stout, P. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Barnes, M.G., Lynch, J.A., Corsmo, J.J., Witte, D.P., & Steele, P.E. Laboratory Medicine and Biorepositories.  (2012).  In J. Hutton (ed.) Pediatric Biomedical Informatics—Computer Applications in Pediatric Research.  Springer, Translational Biomedical Informatics Series. 
  • Paul E. Steele, John A. Lynch, Jeremy J. Corsmo, David P. Witte, John B. Harley, and Beth L. Cobb. (2016) Laboratory Medicine and Biorepositories. In J. Hutton (ed.) Pediatric Biomedical Informatics—Computer Applications in Pediatric Research (pp. 121-139).  Springer, Translational Biomedical Informatics Series.

Electronic Journal

  • Lynch, J.A., & Kinsella, W.J. (in press). The Rhetoric of Technology as a Rhetorical Technology.  POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention.  

Encyclopedia Article

  • Lynch, J.A. (2017). Public relations in health and risk message design and processing. Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing. Roxanne Parrott (Ed.). Available at 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.216


  • Lynch, J.A. Introduction to “Reports from ARST Preconference” POROI. (Anticipated online publciation May 2015).

Invited Publication

  • Lynch, J.A., & Zoller, H.M. (2015). Recognizing differences and commonalities: The rhetoric of health and medicine and critical-interpretive health communication. Communication Quarterly 63, 498-503


  • Lynch, J.A. Book review: Leah Ceccarelli, On the Frontier of Science: An American Rhetoric of Exploration and Exploitation. Quarterly Journal of Speech. (Accepted).
  • Lynch, J.A. Book Review: Lynda Walsh Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy. Rhetoric & Public Affairs 19, 514-518.

Work in Progress

  • Garrison, N., Lynch, J.A., Goldenberg, A., & Brothers, K.B. Genetic Distinctiveness. Paper being prepared for American Journal of Bioethics.
  • Lynch, J.A. Public Memory and Research Crime. Book project on memorials devoted to major events in the history of bioethics. In development.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Lynch, J.A. (02-2008). Consulting with the community on ethical issues in genetic and pharmacogenomic research Clinical and Translational Research Ethics conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Lynch, J.A. (05-10-2007). Science as Three-part Harmony: Understanding how the material, social and rhetorical elements of science are coordinated Department of Communication colloquium.
  • Lynch, J.A. (05-2006). Genetics and public health education campaigns Genomics to Public Health; National Institutes of Health.
  • Lynch, J.A. (11-02-2010). Research Ethics Classroom, UC, main campus.
  • Lynch, J.A. (08-31-2010). Informed Consent CCHMC IRB monthly meeting, CCHMC D Building.
  • Lynch, J.A. (05-11-2010). Equipoise and Evidence: Current thinking and case studies in risk assessment. Classroom, McMicken Hall, 2nd floor.
  • Lynch, J.A. (03-30-2010). Equipoise and Evidence: Current thinking and case studies in risk assessment. Sabin Auditorium, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center.

Paper Presentations

  • Lynch, J.A. (2007). Constructing science: Understandings of materiality in the rhetoric of science, Chicago, IL.
  • Lynch, J.A. Purpose, Publics and Science: The interaction of science and politics in the debate on embryonic stem cells, Chicago, IL.
  • Lynch, J.A. Baby Talk: The Status of the Embryo in Debates about Embryonic Stem Cell Research, San Antonio, TX.
  • Lynch, J.A. Memory and Matthew Shepard: Opposing expressions of public memory in television movies, Boston, MA.
  • Lynch, J.A. Covering genes and race: U.S. newspaper depictions of research on genes and race, Boston, MA.
  • Lynch, J.A. Making room for stem cells: Dissociation and establishing new research objects, Boston, MA.
  • Lynch, J.A. The development of scientific definitions: Fragmentation, the Laboratory and Technical Definition in Stem Cell Discourse, Chicago, IL.
  • Condit, C.M., Parrott, R.L., Harris, T.M., Templeton, A.R., Dubriwny, T.N., Lynch, J.A., Bates, B.R., Reeder, A.L., & Acosta-Alzura, C. (2004). Communication barriers make infeasible prescribing and diagnosing based on race as a proxy for genes (Genetic medicine will be more efficacious when based on the individual): A query by the Health and Heritage Team., Bethesda, MD.
  • Bates, B.R., Lynch J.A., Bevan, J.L., Condit, C.M. Warranted Concerns, Warranted Outlooks: A Focus Group Study of Public Opinion about Genetics Research, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Lynch, J.A. (02-23-2008). Exemplary creatures: Articulation and the organization of scientific materiality, sociality and rhetoric., Austin, TX.
  • Lynch, J.A., Holmes-Farmer, C. (2008). Arguing with the hearing: Cochlear implants, the wellness model and advocacy for the deaf., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Lynch, J.A. (2010). Walking Creation, Walking Conversion: The Creation Museum as Embodied Conversion Narrative., San Francisco, CA.
  • Lynch, JA (2008). “Perfecting” a stalemate: President George W. Bush’s first speech on embryonic stem cell research., San Diego, CA.
  • Lynch, JA (2009). Response to panelists, Chicago, IL.
  • Lynch, J.A., Cordell, B., DeWitt, K. (2011). Drawing certainty from ambiguity: Modern diets and the rhetoric of cavemen living, National Communication Association Convention, 2011; New Orleans, LA..
  • John Lynch, Bill Kinsella (11-2013). Round Table Chair, Orlando FL.
  • Leland Spencer, John Lynch (11-2013). Queering the Christian Family and Sacred Space, Orlando, FL.
  • Lynch, J.A. (11-2013). Bioethics & Brave New World: Embryos and right-to-life worldviews in the stem cell debate, 1998-2004. , Washington DC.
  • Lynch, J.A., Bennett, D.E., Luntz, A., Toy, C.T., VanBenschoten, E. (11-2013). Bridging Science and Journalism: Identifying the Role of Public Relations in the Construction and Circulation of Stem Cell Research among Laypeople., Washington D.C..
  • Lynch, J.A. (11-2013). Respondent to Panel, Washington D.C..
  • Lynch, J.A. (11-2013). Participant--An Emerging Perspective in Health Communication: Rhetorical Studies of Health, Science, and Medicine, Washington D.C..
  • Lynch, J.A., Lyne, J.L., Bennett, J.A., Keranen, L., Keith, W., Walsh, L. (11-2016). Roundtable on Lobotomy: A Rhetorical History and Politics of Pain Medicine, National Communication Association convention.
  • Lynch, J.A. (05-2016). Lawsuits and "Legacies": Competing memorializations of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Tuskegee, AL. , Rhetoric Society of America biennial convention.

Poster Presentations

  • Kanetzke, E.E., Lynch, J.A., Prows, C.A., Siegel, R.M., & Myers, M.F. (2010). Perceived utility of parent-generated family health history as a health promotion tool in pediatric practice National Genetic Counselors Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Parrott, A., Myers, M.F., Hopkin, R.M., & Lynch, J.A. (2010). Media coverage of direct-to-consumer genetic testing National Genetic Counselors Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Blosser, B., Myers, M.F., Barnes, M.G., Bradley, I., Lynch, J.A., Pickler, R.H., Sund, K., Prows, C.A. (2014). Parent’s responses to whole exome sequencing research following informed consent. National Society of Genetic Counseling, New Orleans, LA.
  • Adelsperger, S.; Prows, C.A.; Myers, M.F.; Lynch, J.A. (2015). Parental Reasons for Participation and Reactions toward Return of CYP2D6 Research Results. National Society of Genetic Counseling’s annual education conference, Pittsburgh, PA.


  • Lynch, JA (10-29-2010). Talking about stem cells in public: Scientistic and Manichean idioms. Department of Communication Colloquium, McMicken Hall.
  • Lynch, JA; Mitchell, CM; Bolling, C; Haynes, E; Sadler, L. (03-26-2010). Ethics in Community Engagement. CCTST Grand Rounds, UC College of Medicine, MSB.
  • Lynch, J.A. (02-07-2013). The “Public” in Bioethics and Bioethics in Public: Rhetorical and Normative Facets of the Embryonic Stem Cell Debate. . Department of Communication Colloquium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Lynch, J.A. (10-2015). Lawsuits and "Legacies": Competing memorializations of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Tuskegee, AL.. Department of Communication Colloquium.

Honors & Awards

  • Nominee, B. Aubrey Fisher award , Western Communication Association, 2008 to 2008. • Nominee, B. Aubrey Fisher award for best article in Western Journal of Communication, for “Geography, genealogy and genetics,” 2008..
  • Top Paper Panel, Association for Rhetoric of Science and Technology, 2013 to 2013. The essay "Bridging Science and Journalism" was selected to be part of the Association for Rhetoric of Science and Technology's Top Paper panel at the National Communication Association conference in Washington DC..
  • ARST Article of the Year Award, Association for the Rhetoric of Science & Technology, 11-2014. Article of the Year Award from the Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology for “‘Prepare to Believe’: The Creation Museum as Embodied Conversion Narrative", published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs Jan. 2013..

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 11-2013Affiliate Faculty,.
  • 01-2008Clinical Research Ethicist, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.

Events Organized

  • Conference. Clinical and Translation Research Ethics (02-2008, Vernon Manor; Cincinnati, OH.
  • Other. Research Ethics Interest Group inaugural meeting (05-11-2011, UC; University Hall 610.
  • Conference. Empirical Bioethics: Emerging Trends for the 21st Centurty (02-21-2013 to 02-22-2013) , Kingsgate Marriott Hotel, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Symposium. Discourses of Medicine and Society (09-05-2013 to 09-06-2013) , Cincinnati, OH.
  • Prof. Meeting. Science and Social Justice (05-22-2014 to 05-22-2014) , San Antonio, TX.
  • Conference. Articulating Risk (11-19-2014, Chicago, IL.
  • Conference. Genomics and Ethics in Research and Medical Decision-Making (03-12-2015 to 03-13-2015) , Kingsgate Marriott.


  • Committee Chair, Rhetoric Curriculum Area committee, 12-2008 to To Present
  • Committee Member, • Search committee, Communication & Race/Ethnicity, 08-2008 to 05-2009
  • Committee Member, • Search committee, Visiting Assistant Professor in New Media, 03-2008 to 05-2008
  • Judge,
  • Judge,
  • Judge, Graduate School 02-2009
  • Judge, Graduate School 02-2011
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Political Science 02-2011
  • Reviewer, Journal of Health Communication 2008 to 2010
  • Reviewer, Technical Communication Quarterly 07-2010 to 09-2010
  • Rhetoric Society Quarterly 01-2010 to 10-2010
  • Reviewer, Science, Technology, and Human Values 2010
  • Western Journal of Communication 2008 to 2009
  • Reviewer, NCA GLBTQ Communication Division 02-2010
  • Reviewer, National Communication Association, GLBTQ Communication Division 03-2013
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Bioethics 03-2011
  • Reviewer, National Communication Association Public Address Division , 03-2013
  • Reviewer, Rhetoric & Public Affairs
  • Committee Chair, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology Selection committee for Best Article of the Year, 02-2012 to 08-2013
  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation adhoc reviewer,
  • Reviewer, Journal of Genetic Counseling
  • Reviewer, Communication Quarterly 01-2013 to To Present
  • Vice President, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology 11-2013 to 11-2014
  • Vice President, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology 11-2013 to 11-2014
  • Editorial Board Member, Rhetoric Society of America's Transdisciplinary Book series Series Advisory Board, 2014
  • Reviewer, University of Alabama Press 10-2013 to 02-2014
  • Reviewer, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Research Growth Initiative, 11-2013 to 01-2014
  • Peer Review/Referee, QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Charles E. Morris III and Tom Nakayama (Eds.) 2014 to 2014
  • Peer Review/Referee, Rhetoric Society Quarterly 2014 to 2014
  • Peer Review/Referee, Rhetoric & Public Affairs 2013 to 2014
  • Peer Review/Referee, Public Understanding of Science 2014 to 2014
  • Peer Review/Referee, Women’s Studies in Communication 2013 to 2013
  • Committee Member, Graduate Admissions committee, 2012
  • Committee Chair, RPT committee, 09-2013 to 04-2014
  • Guest Co-Editor, POROI 01-2015 to 05-2015
  • President, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology 11-2014 to 11-2015
  • Conference Organizer, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology 01-2014 to 11-2014
  • Committee Member, Public Address Divison of the National Communication Association Marie Hochmuth Nicholas Awards Committee, 2014
  • Editorial Board Member, Southern Communication Journal 2015 to 2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Communication Reports 2015 to 2017
  • Committee Chair, Research Committee,
  • Committee Member, A&S/Cincinnati Museum Center Collaboration,

Courses Taught

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12FS

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 08A
    Comments: Topics include popularization of science, evolution and genetics
  • Level: Graduate
    Term: 10A

    Level: Graduate
    Term: 11W
    Comments: Special topics course on the rhetoric of science. Course content, assignments and structure/calendar were substantially revised for this quarter to provide new material and final project opportunities that reflected research published since 2009 and the educational interests of the graduate students.
  • Level: Graduate
    Term: 10U

  • Level: Graduate
    Term: 14SS

  • Term: 13SS

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 13FS

    Level: Graduate
    Term: 14SS
    Comments: Developed new course on GLBTQ Rhetoric. Class consisted of COMM and WGSS graduate students.
  • Level: Graduate

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 16SS