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Amanda Sevilla, Ph.D. 

Educational Background 
Ph.D. in Rhetoric
Duquesne University
Fall 2018



  • Rhetoric of the Humanities

  • Rhetoric & Hermeneutics 

  • Rhetorical Theory

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Intercultural Communication 

  • Philosophy of Communication 

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Public Relations

  • Philosophy of Interpersonal Communication

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Organizational Communication

  • Communication Ethics Seminar  

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Crisis Management

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Free Speech

  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology (6-Semester Seminar) 

  • Dissertation: Discarnation: Expounding on Marshall McLuhan's Critique of Modern Subjectivity

    • Chair: Dr. Calvin L. Troup ​

M.A. in English

Youngstown State University​

Concentrations: Sociolinguistics, Rhetoric & Composition, TESOL Certification 

Spring 2005 



  • Studies in Linguistics

  • Sociolinguistics 

  • Advanced Linguistics 

  • TESOL Methods

  • Teaching Practicum (2-Semester Seminar) 

  • Teaching of Writing 

  • Language Acquisition

  • English Grammar

  • The Writing of Poetry 

  • Studies in Literature 

  • 20th Century American Studies 

  • Thesis in Sociolinguistics: Gender and Politeness 

    • Chair: Dr. Salvatore Attardo

Bachelor of Science in Education 
Youngstown State University​
Concentrations: English/Language Arts 
Spring 2003 
*Ohio Teaching Licensure (2003-2007)

Academic Positions   
University of Pittsburgh
Teaching Associate Professor
Department of English
September 2023 - Present
University of Pittsburgh
Visiting Lecturer
Department of English 
August 2021 - May 2023 
Pearson Education/Smarthinking, Inc. 
Writing e-Instructor & ESOL Specialist 

​June 2016 - present​

Youngstown State University 
Composition & Rhetoric Instructor (pt) 
Department of English & World Languages

August 2005 - May 2021​

Duquesne University
Teaching Associate, Rhetoric of Technology 
School of Leadership & Professional Advancement
2015 ​​

HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 

Editorial Assistant 

Corresponded remotely with Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, Germany

May 2004 - July 2005

Graduate Assistant

Department of English 

Youngstown State University 

August 2003 - May 2005 


Fellowships & Awards

  • Speaking in the Disciplines Fellowship, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2022

  • Writing in the Disciplines Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, William S. Dietrich II Institute for Writing Excellence, Spring 2022 

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Youngstown State University, Spring 2020


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