Cary Moskovitz

Cary Moskovitz

Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program

External Address: 
Bivins Hall, 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

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 L. Smith-Lovin. Writing in Sociology: A Brief Guide. Edited by T. Deans and M. Poe, Oxford University Press, 2016.

Moskovitz, C. “Introducing Students to College Writing: Moving beyond Humanities-Centered Practices.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 11, no. 1, Duke University Press, 1 Jan. 2011, pp. 211–18. Crossref, doi:10.1215/15314200-2010-025. Full Text

Moskovitz, Cary. “There is no absolute expectation about text recycling.Clinical Biochemistry, vol. 86, Dec. 2020, pp. 65–66. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2020.10.004. Full Text Open Access Copy

Anson, Ian G., and Cary Moskovitz. “Text recycling in STEM: A text-analytic study of recently published research articles.Accountability in Research, Nov. 2020, pp. 1–23. Epmc, doi:10.1080/08989621.2020.1850284. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pemberton, M., et al. “Text recycling: Views of North American journal editors from an interview-based study.” Learned Publishing, vol. 32, no. 4, Oct. 2019, pp. 355–66. Scopus, doi:10.1002/leap.1259. Full Text Open Access Copy

Moskovitz, Cary. “Text Recycling in Scientific Writing.Science and Engineering Ethics, vol. 25, no. 3, June 2019, pp. 813–51. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11948-017-0008-y. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hall, Susanne, et al. “Attitudes toward text recycling in academic writing across disciplines.Accountability in Research, vol. 25, no. 3, Jan. 2018, pp. 142–69. Epmc, doi:10.1080/08989621.2018.1434622. Full Text Open Access Copy

Moskovitz, C. “Volunteer expert readers: Drawing on the university community to provide professional feedback for engineering student writers.” Advances in Engineering Education, vol. 6, no. 1, Apr. 2017, pp. 1–31. Open Access Copy

Moskovitz, Cary. “Text recycling in health sciences research literature: a rhetorical perspective.Research Integrity and Peer Review, vol. 2, Jan. 2017, p. 1. Epmc, doi:10.1186/s41073-017-0025-z. Full Text Open Access Copy

Moskovitz, C. “Volunteer expert readers for STEM student writers.” Across the Disciplines, vol. 11, no. 2, WAC Clearinghouse, Dec. 2014.

Wood, Kathryn A., et al. “Audio feedback for student writing in online nursing courses: exploring student and instructor reactions.The Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 50, no. 9, Sept. 2011, pp. 540–43. Epmc, doi:10.3928/01484834-20110616-04. Full Text

Moskovitz, C., and D. Kellogg. “Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course (Science (919)).” Science, vol. 333, no. 6039, July 2011, p. 158. Scopus, doi:10.1126/science.333.6039.158. Full Text


Moskovitz, Cary, et al. “Professional readers for STEM student writers: How university alumni and professional staff can help STEM students develop communication and reasoning skills.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 244, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2012.

Moskovitz, C. A., et al. “Experimental investigation of a new device to control the asymmetric flowfield on forebodies at large angles of attack.” 28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1990, 1990. Scopus, doi:10.2514/6.1990-69. Full Text

Moskovitz, C. A., et al. “Effects of nose bluntness, roughness and surface perturbations on the asymmetric flow past slender bodies at large angles of attack.” 7th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1989, 1989. Scopus, doi:10.2514/6.1989-2236. Full Text

Wahls, R. A., et al. “An experimental investigation of apex fence flaps on delta wings.” 3rd Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1985, 1985.

Moskovitz, C. “Self-Plagiarism, Text Recycling, and Science Education.” Bioscience, vol. 66, no. 1, 30 Dec. 2015, pp. 5–6. Scopus, doi:10.1093/biosci/biv160. Full Text Open Access Copy

Moskovitz, C. “Plagiarism or text recycling? It depends on the context.Oupblog, Oxford University Press, 24 Dec. 2015.

Moskovitz, C., and D. Kellogg. “Lab course goals: Science or writing? Response.” Science, vol. 333, no. 6042, 29 July 2011, p. 524. Scopus, doi:10.1126/science.333.6042.524-b. Full Text

Moskovitz, C., and D. Kellogg. “Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course (vol 332, pg 922, 2011).” Science, vol. 333, no. 6039, AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE, 8 July 2011, pp. 158–158.

Moskovitz, Cary. “Reader Experts Help Students Bring the Write Stuff.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2011.