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Dr. Molly Hartzog





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Molly Hartzog

Assistant Professor

B.A., English, Mississippi State University
M.A., English, North Carolina State University
Ph.D. Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media; North Carolina State University

Rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine; visual rhetoric; rhetorical invention; technical communication; environmental communication; Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

313-A Dunkle Hall












Molly Hartzog earned her PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University in 2016, joining the Frostburg faculty later that fall. While at NC State, she held a fellowship in the NSF-funded Integrative Graduate Education Research and Traineeship (IGERT) program in Genetic Engineering and Society, where she worked with an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to explore the social, cultural, environmental, and economic impact of genetic engineering for controlling dengue fever. Her dissertation explored the use of digital genome databases as tools of rhetorical invention in genetic engineering for dengue and malaria.

Dr. Hartzog teaches technical writing, science writing, and social science composition. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running, and spending time with her two mutts, Ruby and Carver.