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Katie Swacha

Kathryn Swacha

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 201G
(757) 594-7954


  • Ph D in English, Purdue University
  • MA in English, Georgetown University
  • BA in English and German, Bowdoin College


Professional and Technical Writing; Science Writing; Composition; Service Learning; Writing for Civic Engagement; Rhetoric of Health and Medicine


Rhetoric of Health and Medicine; Service-Learning; Community-Based Research Methods; Professional and Technical Writing


Originally from Pittsburgh, Dr. Katie Swacha joined CNU as an Assistant Professor in August 2017. She loves teaching rhetoric and writing through service-learning, and she enjoys working with students and community members on shared research projects. She has published articles on service-learning, technical communication, and the rhetoric of health and medicine in journals such as Rhetoric Review and Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

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