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Judy Topich

Assistant Professor

Harris Hall 5157

Office hours: Monday, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Judy Topich is a proud product of Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a Master’s Degree in Writing and Rhetoric and a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Religious Studies. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Focused Inquiry since 2007 and has taught all three of the department’s foundational courses: UNIV 111, UNIV 112, & UNIV 200. Within those courses, she and her students have studied topics such as women in science, how science fiction can help us solve real-world problems, how to identify misinformation and responsibly deal with it, problem-solving in regards to wicked problems, literacy and the discourse communities we belong to, and how to use memes to promote civic engagement.


  • M.A.- English Writing & Rhetoric, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.A.-  English, Virginia Commonwealth University


  • UNIV 111
  • UNIV 112
  • UNIV 200
  • UNIV 222: Pseudoscience