Anthony Arrigo, PhD

Associate Professor

English & Communication



Liberal Arts 301


University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Comm.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMA in Rhetoric
Duquesne UniversityBA in Organizational Behavior





Introduction to the writing and communication skills required in the sciences. Students read and analyze scientific texts, create documents to meet the needs of various audiences, and deliver conference-style (oral) presentations.

The course includes intensive research into funding sources, analysis and interpretation of guidelines and writing several drafts of grant proposals. This specialized rhetorical form involves analyzing complex audiences and learning persuasive techniques unique to grants writing.


Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technology and Culture
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Environment
  • History of Technology

Select publications

Anthony Arrigo (2014).
Imaging Hoover Dam: The Making of a Cultural Icon
University of Nevada Press

Dr. Anthony F. Arrigo conducts interdisciplinary research that contributes to scholarship in rhetoric and communications studies, cultural and technology studies, and environmental studies. He is the co-founder and faculty coordinator of the English department's arts and culture magazine, Dart. He is the recipient of the 2012 Provost's Best Practices award for innovative uses of technology in the classroom and is the Principal Investigator (PI) on a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Institute.

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