Mary Glavan holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied argumentation, public deliberation, and community literacy. Her research explores the dynamics of public argument, advocacy, and dis/ability, especially in educational and legal contexts. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric, writing, and communication at the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University.
Her current projects include: developing pedagogical interventions that foster inclusion in the college writing classroom; partnering with disability advocates to promote access to communicative resources; and analyzing arguments about capability, work, and the body, particularly when access to resources is limited. She has current and in progress publications in writing center studies and rhetorical theory.