Dr. Justin Mando

Associate Professor of English & Department Chair

Dr. Justin Mando

Contact Information


Office: McComsey 240
Phone: 717-871-7392

Spring 2024

T: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
W: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (online)
R: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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:

  • ENGL 110: English Composition
  • ENGL 242: Reading Our World: Climate Change
  • WRIT 274: Craft of Writing: Writing about Place
  • WRIT 311: Advanced Composition
  • WRIT 312: Technical Writing
  • WRIT 319: Science Writing
  • WRIT 466: Writing Studies Seminar: Environmental Advocacy Writing
  • WRIT 671: Special Topics in Rhetoric: Discourse Analysis
  • WRIT 672: Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition

Sample Publications:

Mando, Justin. Fracking and the Rhetoric of Place: How We Argue from Where We Stand. Lexington, 2021.

Mando, Justin. "Scientist Citizens: Non-traditional and Alternative Approaches to Scientific Communication." Routledge Handbook of Scientific CommunicationRoutledge, 2022.

Mando, Justin and Garrett Stack. "Convincing the Public to Kill: Asian Carp and the Proximization of Invasive Species Threat." Environmental Communication, vol. 13, no. 2, 2018, pp.820-833.

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, vol. 46, no. 2, 2018, pp. 116-136.

Creative Writing:

Mando, Justin. 2022. "Mantis Move in." About Place Journal, vol. vii, no. 1, May 2022. "Mantis Move In"

Passions & Distractions:

  • Fly fishing
  • Recreation on the Susquehanna River
  • Visiting family and friends in Slovakia
  • The Chautauqua Movement