Assistant Professor
Year Started at JMU: 2016
Contact Info


Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University, 2015

M.A., English, Appalachian State University, 2008

B.A., English, University of Southern Mississippi, 2004

Professional Focuses

Technical and Professional Communication, Rhetorics of Health and Medicine, Cyberfeminist Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics


Special Journal Issues Edited

• Novotny, M., De Hertogh, L.B., & Frost, E. (forthcoming September 2020). Rhetorics of reproductive justice in civic and public contexts. Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric.

• DiCaglio, S. & De Hertogh, L.B. (2019). Rhetorical pasts, rhetorical futures: Reflecting on the legacy of Our Bodies, Ourselves and the future of feminist health literacy. Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.

Refereed Journal Articles

• De Hertogh, L.B., Novotny, M., & Harper, K. (forthcoming September 2020) Annotated bibliography of rhetorics of reproductive justice. Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric.

• De Hertogh, L.B., Rouillon, V., & McCarthy, S. (forthcoming October 2020) From print to digital: Accounting for curation in tenure and promotion. The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics.

• De Hertogh, L.B. Lane, L., & Ouellette, J. (2019). Feminist leanings: Tracing technofeminist and intersectional practices and values in three decades of Computers and Composition. Computers and Composition, 51, 4-13.

• De Hertogh, L.B. (2018). Feminist digital research methodology for rhetoricians of health and medicine. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 32(4), 480-503. • De Hertogh, L.B. (2018). Vanishing acts: Theorizing digital iterations in feminist archives. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, 26.

• De Hertogh, L.B. (2015). Reinscribing a new normal: Pregnancy, disability, and health 2.0. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, & Technology, 7. • De Hertogh, L.B. (2014). Toward a revised assessment model: Rationales and strategies for assessing students’ technological authorship. Composition Forum, 30.

• De Hertogh, L.B. (2012). From birthing to blogging: A feminist rhetorical analysis of Birth Without Fear. MP: An Online Feminist Journal, 3(6), 92-115. • De Hertogh, L.B. (2010). Female solidarity dismantled and reclaimed in Mariama Bâ’s Scarlet Song. JENDA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 16, 103-113. Public Scholarship


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