Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication (RCTC)

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We understand rhetoric, composition, and technical communication as robust and mutually informing areas of inquiry. By examining symbolic action in relation to cultural, material, and embodied practices, faculty and graduate students in RCTC strive to produce innovative, interdisciplinary research and pedagogies that transform the world.

Faculty

Lee Brasseur

Lee Brasseur

Research Interests:

Technical Communication in the Fetal Ultrasound Exam, Cultural critiques of technical visual information, Graphing and charting processes, Workplace Ethnographies of visual design, Florence Nightingale.

Bob Broad

Bob Broad

Research Interests:

Writing Assessment (portfolio and communal assessment), Literacy and Democracy, English Education, and Qualitative Research Methods.

Angela Haas

Angela Haas

Research Interests:

Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, Visual Rhetorics, American Indian Rhetorics, Histories and Theories of Rhetoric, Alternative Cyberfeminist Theory.

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Elise Hurley

Research Interests:

Professional and technical communication theory and pedagogy, visual communication and visual rhetorics, visual culture, rhetoric and composition studies, community outreach and civic engagement, digital rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, multimodal composition.

Julie Jung

Julie Jung

Research Interests:

Feminisms and Rhetorics, Disability Rhetorics, Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies, Posthumanist Rhetorics.

Amy Robillard

Amy E. Robillard

Research Interests:

Composition Theory, Rhetorical Theory, Authorship Studies, Life Writing and Autobiography, Creative Non-fiction, Academic Writing, Class Studies.

Joyce Walker

Joyce Walker

Research Interests:

Intersections where humans and their composing tools meet.

Emeritus Faculty

Jim Kalmbach

Jim Kalmbach

Research Interests:

The Intersections of Technology and Pedagogy, Emergent Pedagogies, Digital Literacies, New Media Studies, Web Design.

Janice Neulib

Janice Neulib

Research Interests:

Fantasy and religious literature (especially cultural studies of fairy tales and myths worldwide),The teaching and learning of writing, Language use and development