Lauren Cagle

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
  • Appalachian Center
1351 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-1115
Research Interests:

Ph.D., University of South Florida (2016)

M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2011)

B.A., Rhodes College (2007)


Lauren E. Cagle is an Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and Affiliate Faculty in the Environmental Studies major. She teaches courses on environmental rhetoric, technical communication, and communication in the natural and social sciences. Her research focuses on climate change communication, technical communication, disability studies, feminist theory, and ethics. She is especially interested in debates about climate change by non-technical stakeholders in the public sphere.  Cagle's work has been published in Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and Computers & Composition.

Selected Publications: 

Cagle, L. E., & Tillery, D. (2017). Tweeting the anthropocene: #400ppm as networked event. In H. Yu & K. M. Northcut (Eds.), Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, and Pedagogies. New York, NY: Routledge.

Cagle, L. E. (2017). Becoming “Forces of Change”: Making a Case for Engaged Rhetoric of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine. Poroi12(2).

Browning, E. R., & Cagle, L. E. (2016). Teaching a ‘Critical Accessibility Case Study’: Developing disability studies curricula for the technical communication classroom. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

Cagle, L. E., & Tillery, D. (2015). Climate change research across disciplines: The value and uses of multidisciplinary research reviews for technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 24(2), 147–163.

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