Abigail Morris

Abigail Morris
PhD Student/Teaching Instructor
Bate 2114


Abigail Morris is in the final year of the Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication program, and is completing work on her dissertation. Her current research focuses primarily on rhetorics of risk, hazard, and crisis as means of improving the rhetorical effectiveness of endemic and pandemic communication for non-specialist audiences. In addition to working toward a PhD, Abigail teaches undergraduate composition courses and serves as a member of the ECU Pirate Read Committee.


  • A.A., College of the Albemarle
  • B.A., English, Elizabeth City State University
  • M.A., English, East Carolina University
  • Ph.D. (in progress), Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication, East Carolina University

Research Interests

  • Rhetorics of health, medicine, food, and nature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
  • ENGL 2201: Writing About the Disciplines
  • ENGL 3030: Introduction to Rhetorical Studies
  • ENGL 3820: Scientific Writing
  • ENGL 3880: Writing for Business and Industry
  • ENGL 3835: Persuasive Writing