Maria Novotny

Assistant Professor, Plan Coordinator


PhD, Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University
MA, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy, Michigan State University

Courses Taught

  • ENG 207 Health Science Writing
  • ENG 427 Writing for Nonprofits: Social Media Content
  • ENG 430 Advanced Writing Workshop
  • ENG 443 Grant Writing
  • ENG 444 Technical Editing
  • ENG 712 Cultural Rhetorics
  • ENG 713 Research Methods in Rhetorics, Litearcies, and Community Engagement
  • ENG 755 The Social Justice Turn in Technical and Professional Communication
  • ENG 854 Community Litearcies & Writing

Selected Publications

Horn, E., Novotny, M., & Silbergleid, R. (2023). Infertilities, A Curation. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Novotny, M., Grobel, M., Davis, G., & Vesbit, J. (2023). Community-Driven Concepts to Support TPC Coalition Building in a Post-Roe World. Communication Design Quarterly, a special issue on “Making Coalitional Practice Visible in Community-Engaged Communication Design and Research”, 11(2).

Novotny, M., De Hertogh, L.B., Arduser, L., Hannah, M., Harper, K., Pigg, S., Rysdam, S., Smyser-Fauble, B., Stone, M., & Yam, S.S. (2022). Amplifying Rhetorics of Reproductive Justice within Rhetorics of Health and Medicine. Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, 5(4), 374-402.

Gagnon, J. and Novotny, M. (2020). Revisiting Research as Care: A Call to Decolonize Narratives of Trauma. Rhetoric Review, 39(4), 486-501.

Novotny, M. and Hutchinson, L. (2019). Data Our Bodies Tell: Towards Critical Feminist Action in Fertility and Period Tracking Applications. Technical Communication Quarterly, 28(4), 332-360.