About Us

Members of the VRG

Bernice L. Hausman, PhD
Director of the VRG
Edward S. Diggs Professor in the Humanities
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of English, Virginia Tech
Professor, Interprofessionalism, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Heidi Y. Lawrence, PhD
Assistant Professor, English (Professional and Technical Writing), George Mason University

Lenny Grant
PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech

Tarryn Abrahams
PhD Student, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech

Shelbie Turner
Master's student, Public Health, Virginia Tech

Kari Putterman
PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Philip Hayek
PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech

Previous Undergraduate Researchers

Kate Buss, Travertine Orndoff, Erica Palladino, Margaret Cashion, Nicholas Lucchesi, Kelsey Patel, Jonathan Roberts, James Foley, Jonathan Lutton, Elena Patel, Varsh Peddireddy, Sarah Brown, Aimee Sutherland, Darya Nesterova, Erin Mack, Mecal Ghembremichael, Rachel Dinkins, Olivia Kasik, Karen Spears, Josh Trebach, Kelsey Soppet, Aubrey Sozer, Erica Frempong, Andrea Wallen, Megan Casady, Jessica Fuller, Leanna Shelley, Jonathan Chapman, Lauren Cobert, and Carley Smith