Dr. Adrienne P. Lamberti


Associate Professor

2025 Bartlett Hall

Ph.D., Iowa State University M.A., Iowa State University B.A., Simpson College


Areas of Specialty: Rhetorical Theory, Professional Communication, Organizational Culture,Technology-Mediated Communication, Creative Writing



Adrienne Lamberti is Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures, an Administrative Fellow with the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and Coordinator of Professional Writing. She teaches topics in rhetoric, professional communication, digital media, communication across the curriculum, and organizational culture.

Lamberti also has worked as a communications specialist for public organizations such as the Iowa Department of Transportation, and for private industries such as Thomson Publishing.  She further has worked with state Extension programs such as the Beginning Farmer Center, and with outreach programs such as the Center for Transportation Engineering and Education. 

Her research interests include narrative and anecdote as forms of professional communication, and technology-mediated communication genres. Having grown up on an Iowa Century Farm, Lamberti especially is interested in the communications surrounding the food production end of agricultural science, which were the focus of her first book, Talking the Talk: Revolution in Agricultural Communication, as well as the focus of an in-progress collection titled At the Round Table. With Anne R. Richards, Lamberti recently co-edited the collection Complex Worlds: Digital Culture, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication (Baywood Publishing). John Wiley & Sons Publishing recently named Lamberti an Associate Editor of a new book series, Engineering Transformation:  Conflict, Crisis, Adaptation.