Ella August, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. August has nearly two decades of experience in research, and has been teaching scientific writing for over a decade. She specializes in helping STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) faculty, scientists and students to effectively and persuasively communicate scientific ideas. Her teaching approach encourages writers to reflect on the connection between their discipline’s values and modes of communication, and to consider how these forces shape writing in their field. She teaches publication, writing and critical thinking courses and workshops internationally and domestically.