April 29, Louisiana Tech University will host Dr. Elizabeth Angeli, the 2019 Eunice C. Williams Scholar in Health and Medical Communication, as the next speaker in Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series.  

frontiers logoAngeli will give the talk “What Pre-hospital Care Providers Can Teach Us about Emergency Communication” that will examine how individuals in emergency situations use language to convey health and medical information quickly and effectively in high-pressure situations involving matters of life and death.

Angeli’s talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the University Hall auditorium and will be followed by a reception. 

Angeli’s talk is sponsored by the Eunice C. Williamson Endowment in Technical Communication and represents continued interdisciplinary collaborations around research in health, medicine, and biomedical engineering.  During her visit to campus, she will meet with students and faculty to discuss prospective collaborations around the area of emergency medical communication as well as deliver a guest lecture in an undergraduate class on digital painting (part of the “Master Class Lecture Series” sponsored by Tech’s Technical Communication program).  Angeli’s visit is designed to share information across institutions and disciplines as well as foster research and teaching collaborations among faculty and students working in different disciplines and at different schools.

Angeli is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Marquette, she teaches courses in technical communication, writing research methods, and rhetoric, and she is currently conducting a six-year research project with the Milwaukee Fire Department that studies writing education in first responder training programs.  

She earned her BA with honors in psychology along with an Italian studies minor from Marquette University and an MA in composition studies and English as a Second Language from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She completed her PhD in rhetoric and composition with emphases on technical communication and the rhetoric of health and medicine from Purdue University, and her recent scholarship includes the 2019 book Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services: Communicating in the Unpredictable Workplace, published by Routledge.