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Lori Marra

Lecturer in Communication
Eastman Hall 3155
(585) 475-7508
(585) 475-7732
BS, Nazareth College of Rochester; MA, University of Rochester

Professor Marra has a B.S. in Management from Nazareth College where she also double-minored in Philosophy and Studio Art. She also holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. She focused on Stoic Ethics and her thesis is titled: The Mad Are All Unwise:  The Practicality of Stoic Ethics.  She teaches Communication, Public Speaking, and Introduction to Technical Communication.

Before joining RIT as a lecturer in 2013, Professor Marra worked thirty years as a professional and technical communicator and training developer. In 2007 the Society for Technical Communication named her as an Associate Fellow.  She currently serves as a consultant in communications and leadership development for people in technical careers, particularly engineering professionals.

At RIT, Professor Marra has been named to the Ethics Across The Curriculum committee. She actively participates in The Department of Communication career day, Imagine RIT, and other events where she can interact with students.

Professor Marra has a second career as a playwright. For more on her writing career, review her web site: or follow her on Twitter @blueinkplayrite.