Dr. Justin Mando

Assistant Chair; Assistant Professor of English/Science Writing

Dr. Justin Mando

Contact Information


Office: Chryst 101
Phone: (717) 871-7392

Spring 2021

T: 1:00-2:30
W: 2:00-4:00
R: 1:00-2:30
Comments: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/2583593854


Ph.D. in rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016.

M.A. in rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011.


  • Science Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Environmental rhetoric
  • Rhetoric of place
  • Public sphere theory
  • Discourse analysis
  • Computer-aided rhetorical analysis

Additional Interests

  • Place-based pedagogy
  • Susquehanna River Issues
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Health and medical discourse

Courses Taught

  • English 110: English Composition
  • English 311: Advanced Composition
  • English 312: Technical Writing
  • English 319: Science Writing
  • English 466: Writing Studies Seminar: Environmental Advocacy Writing

Sample Publications

Mando, Justin and Garrett Stack. "Convincing the Public to Kill: Asian Carp and the Proximization of Invasive Species Threat." Environmental Communication, OnlineFirst, 2018, pp.1-15.

Mando, Justin.  "The Rhetorical Construction of Proximity in a Marcellus Shale Public Hearing." "Communicating Hydro-fracking" Special issue of Environmental Communication, vol. 10, no.3, 2016, pp. 352-364.

Johnstone, Barbara, and Justin  Mando. "Proximity and Journalistic Practice in Environmental Discourse: Experiencing 'Job Blackmail' in the News." Discourse in Communication, vol. 9, no. 1, 2015, pp. 81-101.

Teagarden, Alexis, Carolyn Commer, Ana Cooke and Justin Mando. "Intellectual Risk in the Writing Classroom: Navigating Tensions in Educational Values and Classroom Practice." Composition Studies, (Forthcoming)

Passions & Distractions

  • Fly fishing
  • Recreation on the Susquehanna River
  • Travel in Slovakia