A list of alumni from our Ph.D. program, the titles of their dissertations, and (where we have permission) their current employment.
- Birmingham, Elizabeth. Marion Mahony Griffin and 'The Magic of America': Recovery, reaction, and re-entrenchment in the discourse of architectural studies.
English Department, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, Associate Professor.
- Bloch, Janel M. Introducing change: A rhetorical analysis of the early communications in mergers and acquisitions.
Department of English in Technical, Scientific, and Business Writing, Northern Kentucky University, Assistant Professor.
- Booker, Susan. Negotiating technologies and social action on the prairie: visual, verbal, and spatial rhetorics in the narrative of a public, interpretive exhibition.
Director, Center for Academic Success/Alice F. Randall Writing Center, Christopher Newport U.
- Bowers, Thomas. Rationality and environmental justice: The visual rhetoric of a culture at risk.
Department of English, University of Northern Kentucky, Assistant Professor.
- Brooks, Kevin Alfred. Writing Instruction in Western Canadian Universities: A History of Nation-building and Professionalism.
Department of English, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, Professor and Chair.
- Clark, David. A rhetoric of boundaries: Living and working along a technical/ non-technical split.
Department of English, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Associate Professor.
- Cochran, Maria. The tale of two labs: Ethos and risk communication in the public rhetoric of U.S. national labs. Des Moines Area Communicty College, Lecturer in English.
- Cronn-Mills, Kirstin Jean. Performance and problematization in rhetorical culture: the example of Laurie Anderson.
South Central Technical College, N. Mankato, Minnesota, General Education Instructor.
- Dave, Anish. Rhetorical contestation involving disputed organizational and ontological categories
Assistant Professor, Georgia Southwestern State University.
- Ellertson, Anthony. New media rhetoric and the attention economy: Creating a material space for the humanities in the emerging technological structures of the 21st century university.
Department of Mathematics and Computing, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Assistant Professor.
- Faass, Irene. SPICE: Scholarship and practice in integrated communication education.
Instructor, Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
- Fisher, David. Remediating the University: The New Rhetoric of Teaching and Learning.
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Assistant Professor.
- Fox, Catherine. Be-coming subjects: Reclaiming a politics of location as a radical political rhetoric.
Department of English, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Associate Professor.
- Frantz, Andrea Breemer. Re-imagining community identity through articulation: A case study of two newspapers, a strike, and a community's negotiation of change.
Digital Media, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA, Associate Professor.
- Fredrick-Burack, Terri. Constructing instructor-student and student-student authority relationships in technical writing classrooms.
Eastern Illinois University. Associate Professor.
- Graham, Scott. Rhetorics of Pain: Agency and Regulation in the Medical-Industrial Complex.
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
- Greer, Rachelle. Narrative: An approach to deciphering professional communication challenges in three professional venues
Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD.
- Gulbrandsen, Karen. Bridging the valley of death: The rhetoric of technology transfer
Assistant Professor, U. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
- Harms, Patricia. Writing-across-the-curriculum in a linked course model for first-year students: An activity theory analysis.
Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Associate Professor.
- Hassett, Michael J. Gendered graphics: An examination of the effect of gender on visuals in professional communication.
Envision Technology Solutions (ETS), Midvale, Utah, Implementation Consultant.
- Heiman, Jamie. A Solution to a Worrisome Problem": The Rhetoric of Scientific Discourse in a Public Policy Dispute about the Environment
Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University, MN.
- Hermsen, Lisa Marie. 'No mere travelogue': Material-semiotic bodies/texts in science, safari, and spectacle.
Language and Literature Department, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, Assistant Professor.
- Hlyva, Oksana. Can difference speak? Representation and ethos of otherness with/in postmodern research, classroom, and online communication practices.
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Lecturer.
- Holton Brathwaite, Noel. A perfect storm: how biorenewables scientists are reading kairos, exercising agency, and locating a new scientific ethos that supports public engagement
Grant Writer, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
- Hurley, Kathleen Ann. Humor and technical communication: The culture, the texts, the implications.
English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, Associate Professor.
- Johnson-Sheehan, Richard D. Rhetoric and metaphor in the emergence of modern physics.
English Department, Purdue University, Professor.
- Jorgensen, Elisabeth. Takin' it to the streets-culture war, rhetorical education, and, democratic virtue. Assistant Professor, Saginaw State U.
- Kain, Donna. Negotiated spaces: Constructing genre and social practice in a cross-community writing project.
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, Associate Professor.
- Kastman-Breuch, Lee-Ann. The third space: The role of interpretation in the production of discourse.
Department of Rhetoric, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, Associate Professor.
- Lamberti, Adrienne. Eminent domain: Documents of coordination in agriculture.
Department of English Language and Literature, University of Northern Iowa. Associate Professor.
- Leininger, Carol Christine. Development of an international written communication audit.
F.Hoffmann-La Roche Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland, Global Project Leader.
- Licona, Adela. Third space sites, subjectivities, and discourse: Reimagining the representational potentials of (b)orderlands' rhetoric.
English Department, University of Arizona, Assistant Professor.
- Lindeman, Neil. Blurred boundaries of science and advocacy: The discourse of scientists at a conservation organization.
Technical and Professional Writing Program. San Francisco State University, Assistant Professor.
- Maher, Jennifer. The discursive coding of software: A study of the relationship between stability and change
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Assistant Professor.
- McCartan, Laurie. A handbook for the building and managing of the office work: Gender, genre, and textual surveillance in 1930s office communication. South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois.
- McKinney, Smokey (Gary). Words and spaces: A story of an American Indian in the academy.
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas, Director of Extension (Indian Youth Extension Program); Faculty, American Indian Studies Program.
- Miles-Finch (Miles), Katherine. Virtual contexts: Investigating physicality and rhetorical situation
Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University, Central Texas.
- Mohrbacher, Carol. A balance of benefits and burdens: Academia in a digital copyright context.
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Associate Professor.
- Omidvar, Iraj. Study, Practice, and Pedagogy of Idea Formation in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. Department of English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts, Southern Polytechnic State University, Assistant Professor.
- Perkins, Jane Marie. Communication in a rhetorical corporation: An ethnographic study of changing from hierarchy to self-managed teams.
A.T. Kearney, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, Communications Specialist, Central Account Team.
- Pope-Ruark, Becca. Challenging the necessity of organizational community for rhetorical genre use: Community and genre in the work of integrated marketing communication agency writers.
English Department, Elon University, Assistant Professor.
- Richards, Anne. The art of rhetoric as self-discipline: Inquiries into spirit, sight, sound.
English Department, Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor.
- Sample, Joseph. Radically decentered in the Middle Kingdom: Interpreting the Macartney embassy to China from a contact zone perspective.
Clemson University, Assistant Professor.
- Spinuzzi, Clay Ian. Designing for lifeworlds: Genre and activity in information systems design and evaluation.
University of Texas-Austin, Associate Professor.
- Tachino, Tosh. Academic research and public policy : Rhetorical lessons from the Sophonow Inquiry
University of Winnepeg, Assistant Professor.
- Toth, Chris. Child's play: Investigating the genre of toy safety recall notices
Grand Valley State University, Assistant Professor.
- Tatro, Sue A. The aetiology of an argument: How scientism affected Freud's (mis)treatment of Dora's (hy)story.
San Jose, California, High School Principal in San Jose, California.
- Tesdell, Lee S. Knowing each other's minds: Japanese and American experts share knowledge.
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, Associate Professor.
- Veltsos, Jennifer. More Than Decoration: An Investigation Into the Role of Visual Rhetoric and Ethos in Corporate Visual Identity.
Minnesota State U., Mankato, Assistant Professor.
- Wardle, Elizabeth. Contradiction, constraint, and re-mediation: An activity analysis of FYC motives.
University of Central Florida, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Writing and Rhetoric.
- Warnick, Quinn. What We Talk about When We Talk about Talking: Ethos at Work in an Online Community
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric
- Watts, Julie Zeleznik. Analyzing cross-disciplinary teacher feedback in a communication-across-the-curriculum learning community.
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. Associate Professor.
- Wei, Yong-Kang. Rhetoric as collective ethos: From classical Chinese texts to postmodern corporate images.
University of Texas at Brownsville, Assistant Professor.
- White, Christianna I. Accident or crash? The rhetoric of the anti-drunk driving movement.
C.I. White & Associates, Ames, Iowa.
- Wolfe, Maria (Loukianenko). "That's just the breaks": The ethics and representation in non-fiction writing
Cornell U., Ithaca, NY, Lecturer.
- Wolford, Rachel. Women Farmland Owners in Iowa: Cultivating Agency through Rhetorical Practice
University of Minnesota, Duluth, Assistant Professor.
- Zachry, Mark Randol. Workplace genres: A sociohistorical study of communicative practices in a production company.
Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Associate Professor teaching rhetoric and technical writing.
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