- Visiting Lecturer
Amanda Sevilla holds a PhD in Rhetoric from Duquesne University. She also received an MA in English and a BS in Education from Youngstown State University, where she focused on Sociolinguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate certification, and English/Language Arts. She has presented her work regionally and internationally in various areas of the humanities, including Media Ecology, Rhetoric of Technology, Media Studies & The Toronto School, Intercultural Communication, Philosophy, Phenomenology, Rhetorical Theory, Digital Course Design, TESOL, Literature, and Writing.
Amanda brings a diverse and interdisciplinary background to her work at the University of Pittsburgh. She worked for many years in the department of English and World Languages at Youngstown State University, where her student-centered instruction and digital design methods were recognized with a 2020 Teaching Excellence Award. In a past position, she also served as a Teaching Associate for Duquesne’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
Amanda’s current academic interests include Rhetoric of Technology, Media Ecology, The Rhetoric of Publics & Public Spheres, Communication Ethics, Ethnography, Rhetorical Theory, Pragmatics, and Interpersonal Communication. Most recently, she has been exploring the craft of digital narratives more closely.