Megan Pietruszewski Norman


Megan Pietruszewski Norman



Megan Pietruszewski Norman earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Integrated Science from Northern Michigan University. She went to Michigan Technological University for a master’s in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture. Her master’s thesis included a framing analysis of the rescindment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program across three major newspapers in full-length news articles and shortened versions published on Twitter.

Before coming to Penn State, she worked at Clemson University as an English lecturer for three years where she taught a first-year writing course and advanced writing courses, such as scientific writing and communication and business writing. She also helped lead various workshops about writing across the curriculum for faculty.

Her research interests center around science and environmental communication and how emotions and affordances of digital communication technologies may impact the way people process messages about scientific topics.

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