Cary Moskovitz

Cary Moskovitz

Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program

External Address: 
Art Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025
(919) 668-1615


Cary Moskovitz is Director of Writing in the Disciplines and directs the Duke Reader Project.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University 1989

  • M.S., North Carolina State University 1987

  • B.S., North Carolina State University 1985

Selected Grants

CCE STEM Standard: An Investigation of Text Recycling in Scientific Research awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2022

Professional Readers for STEM Student Writers awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Understanding Text Recycling in Health Care Research Writing: A Pilot Study awarded by Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Grant (2016 to 2018)

Investigating self-plagiarism and text recycling in medical research writing (#16-03), awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund (2016 to 2018)

Moskovitz, C, and Smith-Lovin, L. Writing in Sociology: A Brief Guide. Ed. T Deans and M Poe. Oxford University Press, November 2016. (Textbook)

Moskovitz, C. "Introducing Students to College Writing: Moving beyond Humanities-Centered Practices." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 11.1 (January 1, 2011): 211-218. Full Text

Moskovitz, C. "Publisher Correction to: Text Recycling in Scientific Writing." Science and Engineering Ethics (June 11, 2018). Full Text

Moskovitz, C. "Text Recycling in Scientific Writing." Science and engineering ethics (March 15, 2018). Full Text

Hall, S, Moskovitz, C, and Pemberton, MA. "Attitudes toward text recycling in academic writing across disciplines." Accountability in research 25.3 (January 2018): 142-169. Full Text

Moskovitz, C. "Text recycling in health sciences research literature: a rhetorical perspective." Research integrity and peer review 2 (January 2017): 1-. Full Text

Moskovitz, C. "Volunteer expert readers for STEM student writers." Across the Disciplines 11.2 (December 22, 2014).

Wood, KA, Moskovitz, C, and Valiga, TM. "Audio feedback for student writing in online nursing courses: exploring student and instructor reactions." J Nurs Educ 50.9 (September 2011): 540-543. Full Text

Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course (Science (919))." Science 333.6039 (July 8, 2011): 158-null. Full Text

Cary Moskovitz, . "The Duke Reader Project: Engaging the University Community in Undergraduate Writing Instruction." Liberal Education 94.3/4 (July 2011): 48-53. (Academic Article)

Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Inquiry-Based Writing in the Laboratory Course." SCIENCE 332.6032 (May 20, 2011): 919-920. Full Text


Moskovitz, C. "Self-Plagiarism, Text Recycling, and Science Education." Bioscience 66.1 (December 30, 2016): 5-6. Full Text

Moskovitz, C. "Plagiarism or text recycling? It depends on the context." OUPblog (December 24, 2015). (Blog)

Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Lab course goals: Science or writing? Response." Science 333.6042 (July 29, 2011): 524-null. (Letter) Full Text

Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course (vol 332, pg 922, 2011)." SCIENCE 333.6039 (July 8, 2011): 158-158.

Moskovitz, C. "Reader Experts Help Students Bring the Write Stuff." The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 2011).