Lora Arduser

Lora Lynn Arduser

Associate Professor

McMicken Hall

350I

A&S English & Comparative Literature - 0069

Education

Ph.D. , Texas Tech University Lubbock, 2011 (Technical Communication and Medical Rhetoric)

M.A. , University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, 2007 (Professional Writing)

M.A., University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992 (Anthropology)

B.A., University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985 (English Literature)

Research Support

Grant: #URC Faculty Awards AY2014-15 Investigators:Arduser, Lora 05-01-2015 -04-30-2016 UC's University Research Council Living Chronic: Agency and Expertise in the Rhetoric of Diabetes Role:PI $12,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Abbreviated Publications

Book Chapter

The Care and Feeding of the D-Beast: Metaphors of the Lived Experience of Diabetes. Chapter for an edited collection entitled: Rhetorical AccessAbility:  At the Intersection of Technical Communication and Disability Studies. Editor: Lisa Meloncon. 2012.

Communities of Practice Approach: A New Model for Online Course Development and Sustainability. Co-authored chapter for an edited collection entitledTechnical Communication Online: Theory and Practice. Co-author: Lisa Meloncon. Editors:Kelli Cargile Cook and Keith Grant-Davie. 2012.

“Controversy, Commonplaces, and Ethical Science Communication.” The Genie Escapes from the Bottle: Ethics and Practice in Science Communication. Eds. Susanna Priest, Jean Goodwin, and Michael Dahlstrom. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2018.

“Remediating Diagnosis: A Familiar Narrative Form or Emerging Digital Genre?” Emerging Genres in New Media Environments. Eds. Carolyn R. Miller and Ashley Rose Kelly. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2016. 63-78.

“Redrawing the GOP Borders: Women, Reproduction, and the Political Landscape of the 2016 Election.” (Lora Arduser and Amy Koerber). In Rhetoric Across Borders. Ed.
Anne Teresa Demo. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015. 159-171.

“The Care and Feeding of the D-Beast: Metaphors of the Lived Experience of Diabetes.” Rhetorical Accessibility: At the Intersection of Technical Communication and Disability Studies. Ed. Lisa Meloncon. Amityville, NY: Baywood’s Technical Communication Series, 2013. 95-113.

“Communities of Practice Approach: A New Model for Online Course Development and Sustainability.” (Lisa Meloncon and Lora Arduser). Technical Communication Online: Theory and Practice. Eds: Kelli Cargile Cook and Keith Grant-Davie. Amityville, NY: Baywood’s Technical Communication Series, 2013. 73-90.

Peer Reviewed Publications

An Urban Appalachian Neighborhood’s Response to Diabetes. First author:  Robert L. Ludke. Co-authors: Jessica M. Valenzuela, Demaree K. Bruck, Phyllis S. Shelton, Shawna M. McCowan, and Donna Jones. Journal of Appalachian Studies, 2012.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Network of Communication Channels: Lessons Learned from a Communication Survey. Co-authors: Susan L. Popham, Kelli Cargile Cook, Marjorie Rush Hovde, Amy Koerber, Scott Mogull, and Pavel Zemliansky. Programmatic Perspectives. 2012, 4(1), 5–41.

Warp and Weft: Weaving the Discussion Threads of an Online Community. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2011, 41(1), 5-31. 

The Need for Rules: Determining the Usability of Adding Audio to the MOO. Co-authors: C. Hubbell, C. Ryan, E. Evans, D. Mascle, J. Davis, and C. Mullins. Computers and Composition, 2011, 28(1), 57-72.

Designing a Successful Group-Report Experience. Co-authors: K. Rentz, L. Meloncon, and M.B. Debs. Business Communication Quarterly, 2008, 72(1), 79-84.

“When Departments Have It Their Way: Internal Influences on the Demand for More Specialized Writing Service Courses.” Programmatic Perspectives 10(1) (2018): 12-43.

“Mapping the Terrain: Documenting and Exploring the Work and Conditions for Alignment Between the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine and the Medical Humanities.” (Mark Hannah and Lora Arduser). Technical Communication Quarterly, 27(1) (2018): 33-49.

“A Multisensory Literacy Approach to Biomedical Healthcare Technologies: Aural, Tactile, and Visual Layered Health Literacies.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and
Pedagogy 22(2). 2018. Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.2/topoi/bivens-et-al/index.html

Impatient Patients: A DIY Usability Approach in Diabetes Wearable Technologies” Communication Design Quarterly 5(4) (2017): 31-39.

“Flipping the New Media Classroom in a Professional Writing Program.” Business and Professional Communication Quarterly 79.2 (2016): 217-233.

“Using an Atrial Fibrillation Decision Support Tool for Thromboprophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation: Effect of Sex and Age.” (Mark Eckman, Gregory Lip, Ruth Wise, Barbara Speer, Megan Sullivan, Nita Walker, Brett Kissela, Matthew Flaherty, Dawn Kleindorfer, Peter Baker, Robert Ireton, Dave Hoskins, Brett Harnett, Carlos Aguilar, Anthony Leonard, Lora Arduser, Dylan Steen, Alexandru Costea, and John Kues). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 64.5 (2016): 1054-1060.

“Impact of an Atrial Fibrillation Decision Support Tool on Thromboprophylaxis for Atrial Fibrillation.” (Mark Eckman, Gregory Lip, Ruth Wise, Barbara Speer, Megan Sullivan, Nita Walker, Brett Kissela, Matthew Flaherty, Dawn Kleindorfer, Peter Baker, Robert Ireton, Dave Hoskins, Brett Harnett, Carlos Aguilar, Anthony Leonard, Lora Arduser, Dylan Steen, Alexandru Costea, and John Kues). American Heart Journal 176 (2016): 17-27.

“Talking about Type 2 Diabetes: Family Communication from the Perspective of At-Risk Relatives.” (Melanie Myers, Sara Fernandes, Lora Arduser, Jennifer Hopper, and Laura Kohey). The Diabetes Educator 41.6 (2015): 716-728.

“Rhetorical Agency in the Face of Uncertainty: Articulating, Negotiating, and Leveraging.” (Lora Arduser, Lucia Dura, and Jennifer Malkowski). Poroi: Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry 11.1 (2015): 1-8.

“Risk and Vulnerable, Medicalized Bodies.” ARST Pre-Conference at NCA, 2014. (Amy Koerber, Lora Arduser, Jeannie Bennett, Lauren Kolodziejski, Shaunak Sastry, and L. Paul Strait). Poroi: Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry 11.1 (2015): 1-9.

“Developing an Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Support Tool (AFGuST) for Shared Decision Making.” (Mark H. Eckman, Ruth E. Wise, Katherine Naylor, Lora Arduser, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Brett Kissela, Matthew Flaherty, Dawn Kleindorfer, Faisal Khan, Daniel P. Schauer, John Kues, and Alexandru Costea.) Current Medical Research & Opinion 31.4 (2015): 603-614.

“Agency in Illness Narratives: A Pluralistic Analysis.” Narrative Inquiry 24.1 (2014): 1-28.
Lead essay.

“Splitting Women, Producing Biocitizens, and Vilifying Obamacare in the 2012 Presidential Campaign” (Lora Arduser and Amy Koerber). Women’s Studies in Communication 37.2 (2014): 117-137. Lead essay.

“Integrating Real-Time Clinical Information to Provide Estimates of Net Clinical Benefit of Antithrombotic Therapy for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.” (Mark Eckman, Ruth Wise, Barbara Speer, Megan Sullivan, Nita Walker, Gregory Lip, Brett Kissela, Matthew Flaherty, Dawn Kleindorfer Faisal Khan, John Kues, Peter Baker, Robert Ireton, Dave Hoskins, Brett Harnett, Carlos Aguilar, Anthony Leonard, Rajan Prakash, Lora Arduser, and Alexandru Costea). Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 7 (2014): 680-686.

“Producers, Produsers and End Users: How Social Media Impacts Our Students’ Future Research Questions.” Communication Design Quarterly 1.4 (2013): 11-14.

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Network of Communication Channels: Lessons Learned from a Communication Survey.” (Susan L. Popham, Lora Arduser, Kelli Cargile Cook, Marjorie Rush Hovde, Amy Koerber, Scott Mogull, and Pavel Zemliansky). Programmatic Perspectives 4.1 (2012): 5-41.

“An Urban Appalachian Neighborhood’s Response to Diabetes.” (Robert L. Ludke, Jessica M. Valenzuela, Lora Arduser, Demaree K. Bruck, Phyllis S. Shelton, Shawna M. McCowan, and Donna Jones). Journal of Appalachian Studies 18.1/2 (2012): 176-188.

“Warp and Weft: Weaving the Discussion Threads of an Online Community.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 41.1 (2011): 5-31. Lead essay. Nominated for the Best Article Reporting Quantitative or Qualitative Research for NCTE for 2012.

“The Need for Rules: Determining the Usability of Adding Audio to the MOO.” (Lora Arduser, Christine Hubbell, Christopher Ryan, Rob Evans, Deanna Mascle, Julie Davis, and Cherie Mullins). Computers and Composition 28.1 (2011): 57-72.

“Designing a Successful Group-Report Experience.” (Kathryn Rentz, Lora Arduser, Lisa Meloncon, and Mary Beth Debs). Business Communication Quarterly 72.1 (2008): 79- 84.

Book

Living Chronic: Agency and Expertise in the Rhetoric of Diabetes. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press. 2017.
Reviews: Health Communication 2017 (online first) by Jillian Klean Zwilling
Rhetoric Review 37.1 (2018) by Alana F. Baker
Communication Booknotes Quarterly 49.3 (2018) by Margarita Tapia

Conference/Workshop Proceedings

Workshop Facilitator. Kenyon College Biomedical Writing Institute,
2016-2018. This intensive three-day workshop was offered to medical and scientific researchers working on journal articles or grant applications.

Workshop Facilitator. Genetic Counseling Graduate Program – Writing the Literature Review, 2015-2018. This two-part workshop focuses on writing literature reviews for graduate students writing for publication in the field of genetic counseling.

Workshop Facilitator. Eccrine Systems, Inc. Reporting Research in Internal Stakeholders, 2018. This six-part series of workshops for this biotechnology start-up focused on effectively communicating research to various research teams within the company as well as to company leadership.

Workshop Facilitator. UC Office of Research - Writing the One Pager: The Shortest Path to Success, 2017-2018. The audience for this annual workshop is early-career faculty in the sciences, social science, and humanities. The workshop includes writing strategies to effectively communicate the impact and significance of a person’s research.

Workshop Facilitator. UC Department of Chemistry’s REU Program– Scientific Writing as Storytelling, 2017-2018. This summer half-day workshop is targeted to college and high school students from underrepresented groups.

Workshop Facilitator. Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) - Strategies for Reading & Writing Scientific Research, 2018. The workshop is part of a summer research program for undergraduate women in mathematics, science and engineering programs at UC.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Lora Arduser (2011. )The Changing World of Editing and Publishing: Skills Students Need .University of Memphis.

Lora Arduser (2011. )Rhetorical Agency and Expertise in Diabetes Collaborative Education .Texas Tech University.

Lora Arduser “Medical Wearables and Patient Agency.” .Wearables Research Collaboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Lora Arduser “Writing Literature "Reviews in Genetic Counseling Research.” .Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lora Arduser (2017. )“Scientific Writing as Storytelling.” .University of Cincinnati’s Department of Chemistry Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lora Arduser (2016. )“Writing Scientific Research.” .Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program Retreat, Cin.

Lora Arduser (2015. )“Rat Poison, Chart Lore, and Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Qualitative Tale.” .Cincinnati Center for Clinical Effectiveness & Patient-Centered Research (C3EPCR), Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lora Arduser, Mercedes Falciglia, MD (2013. )“Sweet Transitions: Coordinating Diabetes Care Between Hospital and Primary Care Settings." .Cincinnati Center for Clinical Effectiveness & Patient-Centered Research (C3EPCR), Cincinnati, Ohio.

Paper Presentations

Lora Arduser (2009. )Distance Learning Without a Net .Pittsburgh, PA.

Kathy Rentz, Lora Arduser, Lisa Meloncon, and Mary Beth Debs (2008. )The Group Report: Variations and Strategies .Incline Village, NV.

Lora Arduser (2007. )Spoiled Identity and the National Diabetes Education Program: A Rhetorical Analysis .New York, NY.

Lora Arduser, Mary Beth Debs, Amy Koerber, Lisa Meloncon, and Scott Mogull (2010. )Emergence of Online Health Communication Genres .Lexington, KY. Conference. Level:National

Lora Arduser, Rob Kilgore, and Lisa Meloncon (2009. )It’s the Content, Not the Technology: An Online Course Case Study .Portsmouth, VA. Conference. Level:National

Lora Arduser (2012. )Patient Genres as Rhetorical Sites of Agency, Resistance, and Expertise .Atlanta, GA. Conference. Level:National

Lora Arduser (2012. )Rhetoric of Public Health: Re-framing Disease Identities .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Lora Arduser, Amy Koerber (2012. )Rhetorics of Health and Place in the Making of a President .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Lora Arduser (2011. )Medical Communication and Narrative Analysis: A Case Study of Diabetes Oral History Narratives .Atlanta, GA. Conference. Level:National

Lora Arduser, Kelli Cargile Cook, Marjorie Rush Hovde, Amy Koerber, Scott Mogull, Susan L. Popham, and Pavel Zemliansky When the Network Fails: Revitalizing ATTW’s Organizational Communication .Atlanta, GA. Conference. Level:National

Lora Arduser, Amy Koerber, Scott Mogull, Lisa Meloncon and Mary Beth Debs (2010. )Revising Genre Theory: Reporting on the Emergence of Online Health Communication Genres .Louisville, KY. Conference. Level:National

Service

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (Bulletin )Editor Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National

Reviews Editor, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine journal (2017-present) Level:National

Reviewer, Rhetoric Review, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Health Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Qualitative Health Research, and British Medical Journal, (2013-present) Level:National

(Facilitator, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Career Workshop at national conference, (2014-present) )Level:National

(Associate Director, Medical Rhetoric Special Interest Group, (2016-2018) )Level:National

Member, Editorial Board, American Medical Writers Association’s AMWA Journal, (2013-2017) Level:National

Teaching Resources Editor, Medical Rhetoric, (2015-2017) Level:National

Member at Large, Medical Rhetoric Special Interest Group, (2015-2016) Level:National

Conference paper reviewer, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology, (2013-2015) Level:National

Co-Editor, The Bulletin, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, (2010-2014) Level:National

Member, Communication Committee, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, (2010-2014) Level:National

Member, National Conference Planning Committee, American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), (2013) Level:National

Conference paper reviewer, National Communication Association, (2012-2013) Level:National

Member, Publications Policy National Committee, American Diabetes Association, (2011-2012) Level:National

City Leader, American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Ohio Valley Chapter, (2015) Level:Regional

Member, Committee, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), (2014-2015) Level:Regional

Member, Research Committee, Urban Appalachian Council, (2010-present) Level:Regional

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Level:Prof. Org.

Council of Science Editors Level:Prof. Org.

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Level:Prof. Org.

National Communication Association (NCA) Level:Prof. Org.

Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Level:Prof. Org.

Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (founding member) Level:Prof. Org.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Level:Prof. Org.

Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST) Level:Prof. Org.

Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition Level:Prof. Org.

Keywords

professional writing, health communication

Research and Practice Interests

Rhetoric of health and medicine | science and medical discourse | gender and technology | technical and professional writing pedagogy

Courses Taught

Other Information

University of Cincinnati

  • Member, Pre-Professional Health Program Advisor Board, (2017-present)
  • UC Honor’s Program Student Research Mentor (2018)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Medical Humanities Taft Research Group, (2012- present)
  • Member, Taft Research Center Awards Committee, (2015-2018)
  • Member, University Research Council Awards Committee, (2015-2018)
  • Member, Faculty Senate Research and Scholarship
  • Member, NEH Next Generation PhD planning grant committee (2016)
  • Member, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and North Central Association’s Re-Accreditation Self-Study Report Committee, (2009)
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Department of English

  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee (2015-present)
  • Member, Undergraduate Committee (2015-present)
  • Member, Teaching and Technology Committee (2013-present)
  • Acting Director, Professional Writing Program, (2015)
  • Member, Steering Committee, (2009-2011 and 2015-2017)
  • Member, Boyce Teaching Awards Committee, (2014-2015)
  • Judge, Professional Writing Contest, (2009-2015)
  • Member, Boyce Teaching Awards Committee, (2011-2012)
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Professional Appointments
Director, Professional and Technical Writing Program (2016-present)
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati (2017-present)
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati (2012-2017)
Assistant Professor, Educator, University of Cincinnati (2007-2012),

Administrative Experience
Director, Professional and Technical Writing Program

  • Hire, supervise, observe, evaluate, and mentor 28 teaching assistants, adjuncts and faulty
  • Schedule and supervise 38 sections of courses per semester
  • Provide training in pedagogy, assessment, online writing instruction, and professional and technical communication theory and practice
  • Conduct program assessment, including student eportfolios
  • Develop new initiatives related to innovative pedagogy, high-impact practices, and faculty development
  • Recruit for graduate and undergraduate programs and certificates
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students on courses, internships, and careers
  • Liaisons with community organizations and businesses for service learning opportunities in PTW courses
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Grants
External Grants


Telling Tales of Diabetes: Empowering Urban Appalachian Families to Take Control of Family Health Through Stories.
Study Description: The study aims to assess the use of storytelling to communicate health history information related to type 2 diabetes and promote the health and well-being of an urban Appalachian community.
Role: Principle Investigator
Funding Source: Waterhouse Family Institute
Budget: $9,957
Grant Status: Not funded

Impact of a Quality Improvement and Education Initiative on “Appropriate” Use of Anti-Coagulant Therapy in Women with Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
Study Description: A study of the impact of adding a quality-improvement intervention to an educational package (for practice staff and clinicians) using a computerized decision support tool for individual patient-level decision-making
Role: Co-Investigator
PI: Mark Eckman, MD
Funding Source: Pfizer
Budget: $600,000
Grant Status: Closed

The Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program: Continued Studies of Environment on Puberty: Growing Up Female
Study Description: A multidisciplinary, multisite project to study environmental exposures that occur throughout a woman's life and could predispose her to breast cancer
Role: Consultant, Science Writer
PI: Frank Biro, MD
Funding Sources: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Budget: $792,942
Grant Status: Closed

Greater Cincinnati BEACON Collaborative
Study Description: To enhance health technology infrastructure in the Cincinnati metropolitan region and use this infrastructure to implement and evaluate quality improvement efforts specifically focused on diabetes in adults and asthma in children
Role: Co-Investigator
PI: Mark Eckman, MD
Funding Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Budget: $569,853
Grant Status: Closed

Using Decision Analytic Modeling to Guide the ACCP Guideline Development Process for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation
Study Description: To integrate the use of decision analytic models into the ACCP guideline development and dissemination process as a platform for translating evidence into practice through patient-tailored guidelines that support personalized decision- making for antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation
Role: Consultant
PI: Mark Eckman, MD
Funding Source: Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Budget: $185,000
Grant Status: Closed,

Internal Grants

  • Taft Research Center 2015 Summer Fellowship ($8,000)
  • University Research Council 2015 Summer Fellowship ($12,000)
  • Nominated by UC in 2015 for the NEH Summer Stipend program
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