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Phyllis J Kayten

Sr. Reference Specialist; Summer Instruction Coordinator

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Phyllis's role in the library

I provide reference assistance at the Information Center Desk in Green Library. I help with interlibrary borrowing, and in the summer, I coordinate library workshops for visitors, scholars and camps.

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

Course Guides by Phyllis

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 1CA Fall 2013 The Rhetoric of Gaming Alfano, C.
PWR 1SG Fall 2012 Body and Mind: The Rhetoric of Gesture Streit, S.
PWR 2SPA Winter 2014 Other Selves: The Art & Science of Friendship Pittock, S.
PWR 2SGA Spring 2013 Lie Detection and the Social Functions of Deception Streit, S.
PWR 1KSB Winter 2013 Health Matters: Health Innovation and Communication Savelson, K.
PWR 1GJN Winter 2013 Speaking of Dreams Nathan, J.
PWR 1GTA Spring 2013 What Lies Beneath: The Rhetoric of the Underworld Tackett, J.
PWR 2AT Spring 2013 House Red, Hot Bellies, and High Velocity Lead Therapy: The Rhetoric of Trauma Todhunter, A.
PWR 1GLR Spring 2013 Are you Fuzzy and Techie?: The Rhetoric of Art and Science Rogers, L.
PWR 1CW Fall 2013 Sporting Rhetoric: Power, Performance. Profit and Politics Wright, C.
PWR 1 GJU Winter 2014 Surface of Past Time: The Rhetoric of Nostalgia Noble, J.
PWR 2JLC Spring 2014 Illness Narratives: Attention, Empathy, and Storytelling Lee, J.
PWR 1GCD Spring 2014 Doomsdays: The Rhetoric of Apocalypse Davis, C.
PWR 1GAU Spring 2014 Mind vs. Brain: The Rhetoric of Consciousness Ueda, A.
PWR 1GLB Spring 2014 In Poor Taste: The Rhetoric of Catastrophe Comedy Barnhart, L.
PWR 1GFL Spring 2014 From Con Artists to Catfish: The Rhetoric of Trickery Molyneux, F.
PWR 2EC Spring 2014 Like this Class: The Rhetoric of Public Relations Cirillo-McCarthy, E.
PWR 2CL Spring 2014 Invisible Crimes, Masked Vices: The Rhetoric of Violence Lewis, C.
PWR 1WG Spring 2014 Reading Minds: The Rhetoric of Consciousness Goldberg, W.
THINK25 Spring 2014 Evolution on Earth Scott, M.

Professional activities

Member, Bay Area Library and Information Network (BayNet)

More about Phyllis

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.

Education

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