Lawrence G. Souder
Department of Culture and Communication
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104
E-mail: Lawrence.Souder @ drexel.edu
Work phone: 215-895-2730

 

Education
 
Ph.D., Rhetoric and Communication, Temple University
 
M.A., Classical Studies, Villanova University
 
B.A., Classical Languages, LaSalle University

 
Articles

"The Ethics of Ironic Science in Its Search for Spoof," with Maryam Ronagh, Science and Engineering Ethics, (Online First)

"De Gustibus Disputandum: the Aesthetics and Ethics of Taste in the Rhetorical Genre of the Restaurant Review," with Edward Bottone, Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, (April 2014).

"The Role of Metadiscourse in Negotiating Trust in the Communication of Science by Blog," with Jean-Claude Bradley, Journal of Scientific Temper, Vol.1(3&4), July 2013.
 
"Ad Hominem Arguments in the Service of Boundary Work among Climate Scientists," with Furrah Qureshi, Journal of Science Communication, Volume 11, Issue 01, March, 2012.
 
"The Ethics of Scholarly Peer Review: A Review of the Literature," Learned Publishing, Volume 24, Issue 1, January 2011, 49-66. [cited]
 
"A rhetorical analysis of apologies for scientific misconduct: Do they really mean it?", Science and Engineering Ethics, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2010, 175-186. [cited]
 
"A Free-market Model for Media Ethics: Adam Smith's Looking Glass," Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Volume 25 Issue 1, January 2010, 53 - 64.

"Interdependence in Media Economics: Ethical Implications of the Economic Characteristics of News," with Hugh J. Martin,
Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 24(2/3), April 2009, 127–145.
 
"What Are We to Think about Thought Experiments?" in Argumentation, Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring, 2003, 203-217. [cited]
 
"Teaching English Composition on the Internet: Getting Used to New Shoes," Community College Humanities Review, Fall 1998, 27-31.

 
Book Chapters
 
"Conflicting Values in Post-publication Disputes: The Case of Transgenic DNA in Mexican Maize," Science at the Frontiers: Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of Science, (2011) Lexington Books.
 
Early Radio Transmitters, In Colin Hempstead and William Worthington, (2004). Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, New YorkRoutledge.
 
Aristotle, In Derek Jones, (2001). Censorship: a World Encyclopedia, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
 
Descartes, In Derek Jones, (2001). Censorship: a World Encyclopedia, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
 
Aristotle, In A. Hessenbruch, (2000). Reader's Guide to the History of Science, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
 
C.V. Raman, In A. Hessenbruch, (2000). Reader's Guide to the History of Science, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
 
Dorothy Hodgkin, In A. Hessenbruch, (2000). Reader's Guide to the History of Science, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
 
Alan M. Turing, In A. Hessenbruch, (2000). Reader's Guide to the History of Science, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
 
Mind, In A. Hessenbruch, (2000). Reader's Guide to the History of Science, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
 
Is the Dialogue over the Nature of Consciousness Limited by Its Own Terms? In J. S. Jordan (1999). Modeling Consciousness across the Disciplines, Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
 
Habash al-Hasib, In H. Selin, (1997). Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
 
Chandrasekhara Vankata Raman, In E. McMurray, (1995). Notable Twentieth Century Scientists, Detroit: Gale Research.
 
James Chadwick, In E. McMurray, (1995). Notable Twentieth Century Scientists, Detroit: Gale Research.
 
Julian Schwinger, In E. McMurray, (1995). Notable Twentieth Century Scientists, Detroit: Gale Research.
 
Murray Gell-Mann, In E. McMurray, (1995). Notable Twentieth Century Scientists, Detroit: Gale Research.
 
Percy Bridgman, In E. McMurray, (1995). Notable Twentieth Century Scientists, Detroit: Gale Research.
 
Published Proceedings
 
Time, Space, and Point of View in the Chinese Room, (1999). Neuronal Bases and Psychological Aspects of Consciousness: Proceedings of the International School of Biocybernetics Casamicciola, Napoli, Italy 13 - 18 October 1997, edited by C. Taddei-Ferretti and C. Musio, World Scientific Publishing Co.
 
Edited Books
 
Overcoming the Language Barrier: Problems of Interdisciplinary Dialogue. (with Robert G. Flower, Thomas F. Gordon, and Nancy Kolenda). (1997) Philadelphia: Center for Frontier Sciences at Temple University.
 
Book Reviews
 
Review of Billig, M., (2013) Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in Learned Publishing, 27(2).

Review of
Wolff, M., (2008). The Man Who Owns the News, New York: Broadway Books, in Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 24(2/3).
 
Review of Good, Howard, Ed., (2003). Desperately Seeking Ethics: a Guide to Media Conduct, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc. in Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 19(2).
 
Review of Le Ton Beau de Marot: in Praise of the Music of Language. Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 5, No. 5, 249-51.
 
Review of What Might Have Been: The Social Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking. Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, Vol. 6.
 
Review of Biodiversity and the Law. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 23, No. 5, 327-8.
 
Conference Papers
 
“Negotiating trust in the communication of science by blog,” Division of Chemical Information of the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting that will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 19-23, 2012.

"Perils and Promises of Modern Communication in the Sciences,"
panel on "International Year of Chemistry" at the Special Libraries Association, (2011) Philadelphia, PA.

 
Internet Gripe Sites: Sermons for the Corporate World, or Jeremiah Meets Bill Gates, 100th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, (2009) Philadelphia, PA.
 
Economic Characteristics of News: Ethical Implications for Who Decides What The Content Will Be, with Hugh J. Martin, (2008) Colorado Colloquium on Media Ethics & Economics.

An Analysis of Values in the Peer Review Process.
NEH Summer Institute on Science and Values (2003) University of Pittsburgh.
 
Is the Dialogue over the Nature of Consciousness Limited by Its Own Terms? Modeling Consciousness across the Disciplines: a Symposium, Xavier University. (1997) Chicago.
 
A Way to Describe and Evaluate Thought Experiments, or Trying to Get a Grip on Virtual Reality. Second Annual Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation . (1997) St. Catharines, Ontario.
 
Time, Space, and Point of View in the Chinese Room. International School of Biocybernetics. (1997) Naples, Italy.
 
Thought Experiments Have a Life of Their Own: the Reproductive Force in Narratives. Fifth Annual Conference on Narrative. (1996) Lexington.
 
An Examination of Thought Experiments. Temple University Discourse Conference. (1993) Philadelphia.
 
Awards

Mark L. Greenberg Distinguished Faculty Award for Community-Based Learning, 2014,
Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.

Outstanding Online Instructor Award, National Distance Learning Week, 2012, The United States Distance Learning Association.
 
Colloquium Fellow at the 2008 Colorado Colloquium on Media Ethics & Economics
 
NEH Summer Institute on Science and Values (2003) University of Pittsburgh.

Scholarship for Summer In-residence Program at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1986.

 
In the News

"Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown Speaks to Drexel Students About Communication for Civic Engagement," University City Review, March 6, 2014.

"Volunteers offer editing assistance," The Triangle, February 21, 2014.

Teaching Experience
 
1/99-  Drexel University, Department of Culture and Communication: Associate Teaching Professor of communication; Graduate faculty, technical and science communication
 
9/98-12/98 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Department of Humanities
Adjunct instructor for science writing
 
9/97-5/98 LaSalle University, Communication Department: Adjunct instructor for communication theory
 
1/98-5/98 Community College of Philadelphia, Department of English: Adjunct instructor for English composition (via internet)
 
1/93-5/96 Temple University, Department of Speech Communication: Teaching Assistant for public speaking, persuasion, and argumentation
 
1/90-4/92 Drexel University, Department of Humanities and Communications: Adjunct graduate instructor of technical writing
 
8/89-12/89 Bucks County Community College, Department of Language and Literature: Adjunct instructor of English composition
 
Professional Service
 
9/2006- Member of Institutional Review Board for Drexel University.
 
12/2011 Referee for Learned Publishing
 
8/96-12/98 Editor for Frontier Perspectives, a semiannual journal of the Center for Frontier Sciences at Temple University.
 
10/96-9/97 Member of the Honorary Editorial Advisory Board for the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers Co., Ltd., UK
 

9/91-10/92 Editor for corporate communications and product documentation for developer of PC-based project management software, Primavera Systems, Bala Cynwyd, PA.


1981- Freelance magazine writing:
"Pennsylvania Pastor Reaches out to Students Through Pod-Gospels," DisciplesWorld, December 2005, p. 10.

"Paper Model Helps Students Understand Stepper Motors," School Shop, August, 1986, p. 27.

"Educating for the Long Haul: The 1985 NTEC Conference," Field Service Manager, December, 1985, pp. 60-61.

"Recording Session," Flying, June, 1985, pp. 98-99.

"Morse Code Computer Tutor," Ham Radio Magazine, June, 1985, pp. 45-46.

"Stereo Multiplex Adapter," Radio-Electronics Special Projects, Spring, 1984, pp. 54-57.

"Magnify Your Calculator's Display," Computers and Electronics, February, 1983, pp. 52-54.

"Telephone Pickup Coil Teaches Electromagnetic Induction," School Shop, May, 1983, p. 20.

"SCA Adapter," Popular Communications, April, 1983, pp. 64-65.

"The Lemon Juice Battery Lesson," School Shop, September, 1983, p. 24.

"Morse Time Synthesis," Ham Radio Magazine, April, 1983, pp. 16-22.

"Six Acid Tests for Solderers," School Shop, November, 1982, pp. 25-27.

"Analogies Help," Industrial Education, May/June, 1981, p. 36.