Katie Lynn Walkup

I am a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of South Florida. My dissertation traces how mental health (MH) stigma may be deployed through policy documents in order to identify, survey, and stigmatize individuals with MH concerns.

I am currently studying how early warning systems in public schools link academic achievement to MH to threat assessment. Past projects include: methods for funding MH interventions, corpus analyses of depression writing, examination of usability claims in electronic health records, and theorizing addiction treatment as an ecological process. I ask how people become patients.

At the University of South Florida, I teach courses in technical communication, rhetoric, and writing. I've served as the Research Assistant to the Director of Composition, Junior Writing Program Administrator for First Year Composition (FYC), Curriculum Developer for FYC, and Writing Center Consultant.