Megan Mericle is a PhD student in the department of English and the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her research focuses on the construction and contestation of professional and community expertise, particularly in participatory science practices such as citizen science and do-it-yourself (DIY) biology. She explores how norms of citizenship shape access to and democratization of scientific practices.
Megan is originally from North Carolina, where she earned degrees in English and psychology from Western Carolina University. Weathering sub-zero temperatures, she then completed a dual MFA in creative writing and MA in English at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she also worked in the writing center and taught first-year writing courses. After graduating, she taught as an adjunct instructor in Greensboro, North Carolina before returning to graduate school at UIUC to pursue a doctoral degree. She is currently one of the Assistant Directors of the Center for Writing Studies, and a member of the Writing Across Engineering and Science (WAES) research team.
Feminist science studies, public communication of science, participatory science practices, multimodality, disciplinary identity
- Dual MFA in Creative Nonfiction and MA in Literature, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2017
- BA in English & BS in Psychology, Western Carolina University, 2014
- Informatics/Writing Studies 303: Writing Across Media
- Rhetoric 105: Research and Writing
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University:
- English 100: Ideas and Their Expressions I
- English 101: Ideas and Their Expressions II
- English, Communication & Media Studies 1100: Texts and Contexts
University of Alaska Fairbanks:
- English 111: Writing Across Contexts
- English 211: Writing and the Humanities
- English 213: Writing and the Sciences
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Director of the Center for Writing Studies
Kovanen, Bruce, Ryan Ware, Megan Mericle, Nicole Turnipseed, Paul Prior, Julie Zilles. (July 2020). Implementing writing-as-process in engineering education. Proceedings of the 127th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/34786