Justin Rademaekers

Justin Rademaekers

Associate Professor; Graduate Coordinator; Writing Across the Curriculum Director
Main Hall 541


  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.A. (Writing Studies), Saint Joseph's University
  • B.A. (English), East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. (Environmental Science), East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania


  • Writing across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing Program Development
  • Environmental Rhetoric and Ecocriticism
  • Postmodern Science Communication
  • Critical Theory
  • Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Selected Publications

Rademaekers, J.K. “Composition Studies and Transdisciplinary Collaboration: An Overview, Analysis, and Framework for University Writing Programs.Composition Forum, 51. Spring 2023.

“Reflecting on Action & Acting on Reflection: High-Impact Environmental Learning in English Classrooms.” With Cheryl Wanko. In Climate Consciousness and Environmental Activism in Composition. Ed. Joseph Lease. Lexington Books. 2020

Performing Critical Thinking in Written Language: Defining Critical Thinking from the Assessor’s View.” (with Lauren Detweiler). Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing. Vol 7. 2019.

Getting Specific about Critical Thinking: Implications for Writing Across the CurriculumThe WAC Journal, vol. 29. 2018.

Is WAC/WID Ready for the Transdisciplinary Research University?Across the Disciplines, 12:2 (2015).

"Framing and Reframing in Environmental Science: Explaining Climate Change to the Public." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 44:1 (2014): 3-21. Co-authored with Richard Johnson-Sheehan.

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