Emily Ruppel Herrington is a PhD student in communication at the University of Pittsburgh, with focus areas in rhetoric of science, disability studies, STS, feminist theory, and oral history. Prior to her doctoral work, Emily studied poetry at Bellarmine University in Louisville (B.A. '08) and science writing at MIT (M.S. '11).
Emily began her PhD work as the 2014–2015 University of Pittsburgh Provost's Humanities Fellow and was recently honored to be named an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for the year 2017–2018. Concurrently with her PhD, Emily is pursuing a master's degree in Bioethics at the Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law (CBHL).
Writing and editorial work: Emily has almost ten years' experience as a professional writer and editor and has served as Web Editor for the daily blog of The BioLogos Foundation and as Associate Director of Communications for the American Scientific Affiliation. She is the creator and former Editor-in-Chief of God & Nature, an online quarterly magazine publishing articles, essays, and artwork on special topics in science and religion.
Etc: In Emily's spare time she likes to read, run, write poetry, draw caricatures at special events, and fall down while ice skating. (Well she prefers not to fall down but that's typically how it goes.)