D. Mollie Stambler

Affiliation summary: Mollie Stambler is an assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University, where she serves on the faculty of the technical communication and user experience programs.

Additional bio narrative: Dr. Stambler’s research engages questions around rhetorics of health, wellness, (dis)ability, technology, and literacy. Her approach is interdisciplinary and embraces collaboration, and her projects aim to center people’s lived experience through critical consideration of texts/discourse (broadly conceived), literacies, practices, bodies, and material objects. In her current book project, she is examining people’s lived experience with diet-related programming and technologies in an employee wellness program. Her work has been published in Technical Communication Quarterly, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, JMIR Human Factors, and Communication Design Quarterly.


Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Scientific & Technical Communication, University of Minnesota

M.L.I.S., San José State University

B.S. in Applied Sociology and English, Northern Arizona University


Stambler, D. M., Veeramoothoo, S., & Davis, K. (In progress for 2024). Toward digital life: Embracing, complicating, and reconceptualizing digital literacy in communication design. Communication Design Quarterly.

Stambler, D. M., Feddema, E., Riggins, L., Campeau, K., Breuch, L. K., Kessler, M. M., & Misono, S. (2022). REDCap delivery of a web-based intervention for patients with voice disorders: Usability study. JMIR Human Factors, 9(1), e26461.

Stambler, D. M. (2022). “An Excelent good Remedi”: Medical recipes as ethos-building tactical technical communication in early modern England. Technical Communication Quarterly, 31(4), 311-325.

Stambler, D. (2021). Eating data: The rhetoric of food, medicine, and technology in employee wellness programs. Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, 4(2), 158-186.

Kessler, M. M., Breuch, L. K., Stambler, D. M., Campeau, K., Riggins, L., Feddema, E., Doornink, S. & Misono, S. (2021). User experience in health & medicine: Building methods for patient experience design in multidisciplinary collaborations. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 51(4), 380-406.

Banville, M., Das, M., Davis, K., D’Souza, E., Durazzi, A., Kalodner-Martin, E., Gresbrink, E., & Stambler, D. M.* (2021). Identity, agency, and precarity: Considerations of graduate students in technical communication. Programmatic Perspectives.

Davis, K., Stambler, D. M., Campbell, J., Hocutt, D., Duin, A., & Pedersen, I. (2022). Writing infrastructure with the Fabric of Digital Life platform. Communication Design Quarterly, 10(2), 44-56.

Davis, K., Stambler, D., Veeramoothoo, S., Ranade, N., Hocutt, D., Tham, J., Misak, J., Duin, A., & Pedersen, I.
(2021). Fostering student digital literacy through the Fabric of Digital Life. Journal of Interactive Technology and

Duin, A. H., Pedersen, I., Caldwell, S., Stambler, D., Tham, J., & Davis, K. (2019). Collaborating internationally
to build digital literacy learning through TPC instruction. Proceedings of the 2019 Council for Programs in
Technical and Scientific Communication Conference, 131-132.