Gerald Savage

Professor Emeritus
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Gerald Savage is a retired professor of technical communication and rhetoric. He continues to conduct and publish research, mentor and advise students. He currently resides in Michigan.
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • technical and professional communication, rhetoric.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Social justice, diversity, international and intercultural professional communication, workplace communication, program review and assessment, internships and experiential learning.
  • Ph D Rhetoric and Technical Communication / rhetoric, sociolinguistics, cultural studies - 1994
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Houghton, MI
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Inventing Disciplinary Knowledge and Ethos: Conversational Argument as Heuristic Inquiry in Collaborative Groups of Chemical Engineering Student
  • MS Rhetoric and Professional Communication / sociolinguistics, rhetoric, writing studies - 1991
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Houghton, MI
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: The Construction of Leadership in Two Collaborative Learning Peer Groups
  • Outstanding Research and Service
  • Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Diversity Committee
  • 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication
  • 2009
  • Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • 2008
  • Fellow
  • Association of Teachers of Technical Communication
  • 2006
  • Distinguished College Teacher, junior division
  • Illinois State UniversityCollege of Arts and Sciences
  • 1997