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Marie Moeller

CASSH - Associate Dean
Dean's Office-CASSH
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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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

Knoblauch, A. & Moeller, M. (Eds). (2022). Bodies of Knowledge: Embodied Rhetoric in Theory and Practice. Utah State University Press.

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.



A. Abby Knoblauch, Kansas State University and Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, co-authored the book "Bodies of Knowledge: Embodied Rhetorics in Theory and Practice" published on June 1 by Utah State University Press.

Submitted on: June 14



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, presented "What’s Delaware Got to Do With It?: Big Data, Workload Equity, and Embodiment" at Computers and Writing on May 21 in Greenville, NC.

Submitted on: June 7



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, presented "Bodies of Knowledge: The Body On/Is/As Text" at Rhetoric Society of America on May 28 in Baltimore, MD.

Submitted on: June 7



Marie Moeller, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities; and Karolyn Bald and Jordan Brick, both International Education & Engagement; received the award for a $70,460 grant from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. The International Collaborative Communities Virtual Lab program was designed to increase academically-based, community-engaged, virtual internationalization opportunities for students in an effort to train the next generation of water professionals and signify Wisconsin as a global leader in water-related science, technology, and economic growth initiatives. Funding supports all program fees and tuition for student participants. The program is a partnership between UWL, Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, and Academic Programs International (API). Accepting applications for a summer cohort at

Submitted on: April 4



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, 2021



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