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Cynthia Pengilly



Department of English

L&L Bldg, 408 C
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7558

Phone: (509) 963-1557
Fax: (509) 963-1561

Professor of English 

Dr. Cynthia Pengilly has interdisciplinary degrees in information technology (B.S.), technical and professional communication (M.S.), and rhetoric/textual studies (Ph.D.). Before joining CWU in Fall 2017, she taught technology-themed special topics courses in writing and literature, directed a university writing center, and worked in industry as a programmer, web designer, and technical writer. Her research explores the intersections of rhetoric and technology culture especially as it pertains to online spaces: online writing instruction (OWI) and occluded pedagogical genres and interfaces.

Cynthia's teaching interests include cultural rhetorics, visual rhetoric and information design, and Technical Writing.


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