Craig Waddell

Craig Waddell

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  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Humanities
  • PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Biography

How do non-experts—including, for example, scientists who are not expert in the issue under discussion—inform themselves and make decisions about social, political, and ethical implications of developments in science, technology, and medicine?  And what roles do (or might) rhetoric, risk communication, and journalism play in these processes?

Dr. Craig Waddell has studied these questions in a number of contexts, including recombinant DNA research, human population growth, sustainable development, Great Lakes water quality, use of synthetic pesticides, and, most recently, climate change.

Books

  • And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Editor. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. Read More
  • Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and the Environment. Editor. New York: Routledge, 1998. Read More
  • Basic Prose Style and Mechanics Read More