Sally Shigley

Dr. Sally Bishop Shigley, Professor

PhD Oklahoma State University 1992

Teaching and Research Interests:  Medical  and Healthcare Humanities, Medical Literacy, Empathy in Neuroscience and Literature,  Poetry Writing and Analysis

Recent Courses:  

  • MENG 6010 Scholarly Writing
  • MENG 6710 Poetry Workshop
  • MENG 6810/English 4810 Professional Writing for Nursing
  • English 3080 Critical Approaches to Literature
  • English 4620 Literature of the British Renaissance
  • Honors 3900 Medicine and Literature  
  • *Currently working on developing a general education course in medicine and literature.

Publications: 

  • “Teaching Medical Humanities in an Undergraduate Honors Class”  forthcoming 2013 Journal of Medical Humanities.
  • “Feeling Your Pain:  The Challenges of Using Literature as a Means of Encouraging Empathy in Students Interested in Pursuing Careers in Healthcare” accepted for publication in Rethinking Empathy.
  • “Natural Curl.”  The Carolina Quarterly (March 2003):  80.
  • Presentations:  “Teaching Medical Humanities in an Undergraduate Classroom.”  American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, October 2012.
  • “Laughter and the Best Medicine”  April 2013 College English conference.

Sally Shigley, Professor

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Office:  Elizabeth Hall 428 

Phone:  801.626.7617

Email:  sshigley@weber.edu 


Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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