Dr. Lauren (Archer) Kolodziejski

Lauren Kolodziejski

Associate Professor

Department Chair

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Faculty Offices North (47) 33B

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  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Public Speaking
  • Persuasion


  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 2014
  • M.A., University of Colorado Boulder, 2010
  • B.A., B.S., Winthrop University, 2004


Dr. Lauren R. Kolodziejski joined the Communication Studies faculty in 2014. Her scholarship in rhetorical criticism and rhetorical theory focuses on the intersection of science and politics in the public sphere, examining who gets to speak for issues emerging from the fields of science, technology, and medicine as well as which voices get marginalized. Her work has explored, among other things, manufactured science-based controversies (such as contemporary anti-vaccination attitudes), the rhetorical power of expert discourses, the influence of scientific appeals in public address, and representations of science in popular culture. Her work has been published in Rhetoric of Health and MedicineTechnical Communication Quarterly, Environmental Communication, and POROI. She has experience teaching a variety of communication courses, including Rhetorical Criticism, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorics of Science, Technology and Medicine, Environmental Communication, Public Speaking, and Argumentation.



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