Dr. Kari Lundgren

Kari Lundgren

Kari Lundgren, Associate Professor

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I joined the faculty of Oregon Tech in 2014, and since then I’ve been busy teaching a variety of classes in writing and public speaking, exploring the interplay of gender, language, authority, and neuronormativity in my research, and having adventures in scenic Oregon. (My Australian Shepherd is especially happy when those adventures take the form of local hikes.) I also love immersive video games, Asian fiction, Euro-style board games, British television, and photography, and I’m lucky to be married to a celebrated poet.

Teaching Philosophy


As a teacher, my philosophy is reflected in the words of Nobel Laureate Herb Simon, words that I pondered much as a young graduate student instructor: "Learning results from what the student does and thinks and only from what the student does and thinks. The teacher can advance learning only by influencing what the student does to learn." My goal as a teacher is to facilitate students' learning, that they may choose to do the hard work of thinking and learning—and thereby claim their own educations.

Education


Ph.D., Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University
Committee: Andreea Deciu Ritivoi and Barbara Johnstone (co-chairs), David Kaufer (reader)
Dissertation: Rhetorically Constituting and Contesting Identity Norms for American Catholic Sisters in Public Discourse

M.A., Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University

B.A., Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Senior Thesis: "The Ties that Blind: Religion and Ideology in the 2004 Presidential Election"

Teaching Experience


Associate Professor, 2019 - present
Assistant Professor, 2014 –2019

Oregon Institute of Technology, Communication Department
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Primary Courses Taught at Oregon Tech:

COM 216: Essentials of Grammar and Punctuation
PWR 215: Writing in the Public Interest
SPE 111: Public Speaking
WRI 121: English Composition
WRI 122: Argumentative Writing
WRI 227: Technical Report Writing
WRI 328: Style
WRI 521: Writing at the Graduate Level

Instructor, 2006 – 2014

Carnegie Mellon University, English Department
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Academic Publications


Academic Conferences


Lundgren, K. J. et al (2019, October). Behavior analysis and the neurodiversity movement: Lessons in social validity, inclusion, and diversity. Panel presented at Oregon Applied Behavior Analysis Conference, Portland, OR.

Lundgren, K. J. et al (2019, April). Apprehending communication apprehension in public speaking. “Great Ideas for Teaching Speech” panel presented at Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Lundgren, K. J. (May, 2018). Predicating Neuronormativity: Analyzing Discourse of Applied Behavior Analysis. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis. MN.

Lundgren, K. J., et al (2016, October). Multi-State Collaborative scorers’ panel. Panelist at Teaching Talks III, Portland, OR.

Lundgren, K. J. (2016, September). Evaluation as communication: Using rubrics for teaching and learning. Poster presented at the 2nd annual pre-Convocation Excellence in Teaching Conference, Klamath Falls, OR.

Lundgren, K. J. (2012, May). Backstabbing prophets: The rhetorical construction and contestation of gender, religious legitimacy, and Catholic identity in the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Lundgren, K. J. (2010, May). Catholic identity and abortion as a political legitimation strategy in the 2009 Notre Dame commencement controversy. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Lundgren, K. J. (2010, May). Interrogations of life, death, and the concord and controversy within U.S. abortion rhetoric. Panel chaired and organized for the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Lundgren, K. J. (2009, November) Abortion criminalization as a master narrative in U.S. Catholic political rhetoric. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Lundgren, K. J. (2009, November). Catholic social teaching and the abortion reduction counterstory in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Lundgren, K. J. (2008, November). Certainty, identity and authority in evangelical discourse on global warming. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Lundgren, K. J. (2008, May). Discursive blurring in evangelical environmental rhetoric. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Seattle, WA.

Lundgren, K. J. (2008, May). Interrogations and applications of Bourdieu in contemporary rhetorical theory. Panel chaired and organized for the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Seattle, WA.

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