Profile for Marie Moeller

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Specialty area(s)

Higher Ed Theory/Practice; Professional & Technical Writing; Medical/Scientific Rhetorics & Writing; Feminist Rhetorics; Disability Studies; Grant Writing

Brief biography

As a scholar, Dr. Moeller is invested in analyzing connections in technical communication, social justice advocacy, NPOs, medical rhetorics, and identity construction. Dr. Moeller has been in administrative work since 2015; she is the Associate Dean in CASSH/VPA.

Teaching history

FYS 100: First Year Seminar
ENG 110: College Writing I
ENG 307: Writing for Management, PR, and the Professions
ENG 308: Technical Writing
ENG 314: Grant Writing
ENG 333: Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 335: Introduction to Professional Writing
ENG 450: Practicum
ENG 452: Practicum in Professional Writing
ENG 497: Senior Seminar (Feminist Rhetorics; Body Rhetorics)

Research and publishing

Frost, E., Gonzales, L., Moeller, M., Patterson, G., Shelton, C. (2021). Reimagining the boundaries of health and medical discourse in technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly. 30:3.

Steiner, L., McCracken, C., & Moeller, M. (2020). The minor is major: An adhocratic, relationship-based view of TPC curriculum and curriculum revision. Programmatic Perspectives. 11:2.

Moeller, M. (2018). Advocacy engagement, medical rhetoric and expediency: Teaching technical communication in the age of altruism. Key Theoretical Frameworks: Teaching Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. A.M. Haas and M.F. Eble. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

Moeller, M. and Frost, E. (2016). Food fights: Cookbook rhetorics, monolithic constructions of womanhood, and field narratives in technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly. 25.1, 1-11.

Moeller, M. (2015). The "obese" body as interface: Fat studies, medical data, and infographics. SIGDOC Proceedings. DOI:

Moeller, M., Thoune, D., and Kopp, B. (2015). What? We’re a writing emphasis?: The rhetoric and writing emphasis at The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Writing Majors: 18 Program Profiles. Eds. G. Giberson, L. Ostergaard, and J. Nugent. Logan, UT: Utah State UP.

Moeller, M. and Jung, J. (2014). Sites of normalcy: Understanding online education as prosthetic technology. Disability Studies Quarterly. 34.4.

Moeller, M. (2014). Pushing boundaries of normalcy: Employing critical disability studies in analyzing medical advocacy websites. Communication Design Quarterly. 2.4, 52-80.

Moeller, M, Jenkins, T., Heller, J.R., and Mechenbier, M.X. (2011). Forum on organizing. College English. 73.4, 450-465. Online.



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, co-authored the article "Reimagining the Boundaries of Health and Medical Discourse in Technical Communication" in Technical Communication Quarterly published on June 4 by Taylor and Francis. Co-authors include Erin A. Frost (ECU), Laura Gonzales (U of FL), GPat Patterson (Kent State) and Cecilia D. Shelton (U of MD).

Submitted on: June 28



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, received the award for Susan Wells Excellence in Reviewing from Journal of Rhetorics in Health and Medicine.

Submitted on: Aug. 31, 2020



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, served as a CCAS National Discussion host on July 9, 2020. The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences has hosted a series of national conversations for Assistant, Associate, and Deans of Arts and Sciences; Associate Dean Moeller served as host for conversations surrounding preparing for fall semester during COVID-19.

Submitted on: July 10, 2020



Christopher McCracken, Marie Moeller and Lindsay Steiner, all English, presented "Designing, Implementing, and Troubleshooting Interdisciplinary Professional and Technical Writing Courses " at Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference on Oct. 11, 2019 in West Chester, PA.

Submitted on: Oct. 14, 2019



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities served as co-chair with Han Yu, Kansas State University, for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing 2019 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, March 12-13. The number of conference presenters and attendees this year was the highest in the history of ATTW.

Submitted on: Mar. 22, 2019



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Megan Strom, Global Cultures & Languages, served as invited participants in the federal grant-funded UW System and Wisconsin statewide project "Wisconsin Language Roadmap" strategic planning process. Moeller served on the advisory board and was also the co-chair of the "Student Success and Equity" pillar; Strom participated on the "Student Success and Equity" pillar. More information here:

Submitted on: Dec. 13, 2018



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, presented ""Celebrating the Pipeline: Alternative Forms of Leadership" (CCAS Committee on Gender Issues Presentation)" at Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences on Nov. 15, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Drawing on feminist mentoring theory, disruptive leadership theory, and relational-cultural theory, this presentation articulates some of the complications with current dominant practices of succession planning and mentorship, and provides examples of multi-directional and multi-functional approaches to such work.

Submitted on: Nov. 15, 2018