Phyllis Kayten

Outreach and Instruction Librarian

I provide reference assistance at the Information Center Desk in Green Library. 

I also lead library workshops for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) classes, and coordinate summer instruction.

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 1DH Fall 2019 The Virtue of Vice and the Vice of Virtue: The Rhetoric of Criminality Hunter, D.
PWR 1RC Fall 2019 Domestication: How Humans Shape the Natural World Carpenter, R.
PWR 1ST Winter 2019 The Rhetoric of Biomedical Ethics Starkman, R.
PWR 1SS Spring 2014 The Page and the Stage: Writing and Performance Schulyer, Susan
PWR 1CK Winter 2019 Investigating the News: Journalism, Technology & the Future Kamrath, C.
PWR 2GAW Winter 2018 'Don't Stand so Close to Me' : Cross-cultural Communication Watters, A.
PWR 1VK Spring 2019 Rhetorics of Trauma Kinsey, V.
UAR 43 Summer/Fall 2019 Leland Scholars Program
PWR 1EP Spring 2019 Rhetoric of Global Development and Social Change Emily Polk
PWR 1MS Spring 2017 Seeing Nature: The Power of Environmental Visual Rhetoric Stroud, M.
PWR 1WG Fall 2018 Reading Minds: The Rhetoric of Consciousness Goldberg, W.
Jr Statesmen Summer 2019 Junior Statesmen Jr Statesmen JSA Summer School
Legal Studies Summer 2017 Legal Rhetoric Cosovano, L.
PWR 1RL Winter 2018 Rhetoric of Happiness Lee, R.
PWR 1JJ Fall 2018 The Rhetoric of Language and Thought Jennifer Johnson
PWR 1SN Spring 2019 Rhetoric of Containment: Cold War Ideology Post 9/11 Hervey, S.
PWR 1TSC Winter 2018 Academic Identity/ies: Culture and Politics in Higher Education Schaeffer, T.
PWR 1KT Winter 2018 The Emperor's New Clothes: The Rhetoric of Modern Mythology Tarr, K.
PWR 1LC Spring 2018 Truth, Lies, and Contestation: Rhetorics of Sexual Victimization and Survival Pittock, S.
PWR 1GMD Spring 2018 A History of Innocence: Stories We Tell About America Moyer, G.
PWR 2JJ Winter 2019 The Rhetoric of Language, Identity and Power Johnson, Jennifer
PWR 1KTA Winter 2019 "That's Entertainment!" The Rhetoric of Hollywood's Inequities Tarr, Kathleen
PWR 1JSA Winter 2019 Rhetoric of Plants Stonaker, Jennifer
PWR 1JJA Fall 2019 Languages We Speak: Discourses of Linguistic Diversity and Language Change Johnson, J.
PWR 1RLA Fall 2019 Stuff of Nightmares: The Rhetoric of Fear Lee, R.


  • Ph. D. Developmental Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook
  • B.A. Psychology. Brandeis University

Professional activities 

Member, Bay Area Library and Information Network (BayNet)

Member American Library Association 

Member Association of College Research Libraries

More about me 

Prior to coming to Stanford University, I served as a Human Performance Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), investigating the human causes of major transportation accidents. I was also the Deputy Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and a Human Factors Research Scientist at the US Merchant Marine Academy. During my graduate school years, I also did research for the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine.  My psychology PhD helps me a lot in giving assistance for research in the social sciences.