English and Journalism

Amy Patrick Mossman

Associate Professor
LAS Program Director
Sustainability Studies; Ecocriticism; Rhetoric; Env. Communication
PhD Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication

Email ap-mossman@wiu.edu
Office 301B Tilman Hall: 309-298-3025
Office hours Macomb: T 12:30-1:45, W 11:45-1 (SP 15)
Web page http://www.wiu.edu/cas/liberal_arts_and_sciences/

Amy received her doctorate in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a focus in environmental rhetoric. She also holds an M.A. in Literature and Environment from the University of Nevada, Reno and a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Geology and Earth Systems. At Western, she teaches environmental humanities, rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, and professional writing courses. Her research interests emerge at the intersection of sustainability, ecocriticism, and writing studies. Her dissertation examined the tradition of apocalyptic and precautionary writing in environmental literature. Her essay based on this project appears in Coming into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice (2007). Her article, "Sustaining Writing Theory," which originally appeared in Composition Forum, is reprinted in Best Writing from Independent Composition and Rhetoric Journals: 2010. Her poetry has appeared in Flyway, Magnolia, and Mizna.