Dr. Michael Chiappini is a lecturer in critical writing at the Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing and holds a PhD in writing history and theory (CWRU ‘19). His research examines the intersections between technical communication and aesthetics, tracing how writers and artists engage with technical, scientific, and medical discourse and images. In addition to professional writing, Michael has taught a variety of courses including technical communication for engineers, written communication for health professionals, and a variety of other research writing and American literature courses. Beyond academia, he worked for three years writing grants, digital marketing, and social media for a nonprofit alumni relations organization. Outside of his current position at Penn, Michael works with community members of West Philly through the Free Library, offering writing consultation on a variety of projects both professional and creative.
Lecturer in Critical Writing, Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing