TW Dissertations

The following is a partial list of the Ph.D. dissertations produced by alumni of the English Studies PhD at Illinois State University. If you have a correction, deletion or addition to this list, please contact Jim Kalmbach.

Agboka, Godwin. Fall 2010. “Participatory Localization: A Social Justice Approach to Decolonizing International Technical Communication Practices.” Current Position: University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX.

Balzhiser, Deborah. Summer 2003. “Beyond User-Centered: Ecological Design for Techical Communication Practitioners and Pedagogues.” Current Position: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Bokor, Michael. Summer 2008. “Reconceiving Communicative Competence in International Technical Communication: A World Englishes Perspective in Native English Speakers’ Ethos Transformation.” Current Position: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, New York City, NY.

Bosley, Deborah. Summer 1989. “A National Study of the Uses of Collaborative Writing in Business Communication Courses among Members of the ABC.” Current Position: University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

Ding, Dan. Spring 1998. “Historical and Social Contexts for Scientific Writing and Use of Passive Voice: Toward an Undergraduate Science Literacy Course.” Current Position: Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI.

Duszynski, Tim. Spring 1981. “Writing Skills in Community College Vocational-Technical Programs: A Modified Delphi Application.” Current Position: Newman University, Wichita, KS.

Erickson, Bruce. Summer 2008. “Before Beyond:  A Study of a Para-Pedagogy Which Uses Discovery and De-Mystification to Revisit First-Year College Composition.” Current Position: Director of Program in Professional Writing, University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, Urbana, IL.

Fan, Jianping. Fall 2003. “Semiotics and Avertising.” Current Position: Instructional Design Specialist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Frost, Erin. Spring 2013. “Theorizing an Apparent Feminism in Technical Communication” Current Position: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Hammontree, David. Summer 2007. “Teaching (The) Everyday: Social Cleavages, Cultural Attitudes, and Cognitive Dissonance in the Critical Classroom.” Current Postion: Oakland University, Rochester MI.

Henson, Darold Leigh. Spring 1982. “A Data-Based Pedagogy of Rhetoric for Lower-Division Technical Writing.” Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. (Retired)

Jeyaraj, Joseph. Summer 2001. “Situatedness, Othering, and Rhetorical Authority in Technical and Professional Writing.” Current Position: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.

Kumpf, Eric. Fall 2001. “Visual Rhetoric, Concurrent Discourses, and the Design of Student Engineering Documents.” Current Position: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Mattson, Kyle. “Cultural Usability:  New ‘Contexts of Inquiry’ in Technical Communication Pedagogy.” 2010. Cureent Position: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Pomerenke, Paula. Fall 1987. “A Business-Based Rationale for Incorporating the Process Aproach into University Report Writing Courses.” Illinois State University, Normal, IL. (retired).

Ralston, Devon. Summer 2008. “Intersections of the Self: Identity in the Boom of Social Media.” Current Position: Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Sawyer, Paul. Fall 1997. “Evaluating the Design and Delivery of an Online Technical Writing Course.” Current Position: Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.

Seible, Marcea. Spring 2008. “The Transition from Student to Professional: A Pedagogy of Professionalism for First-Year Composition.” Current Position: Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA.

Yu, Han. Summer 2007. “Teach Workplace Writing with Authentic Assessment in Introductory Technical Writing Classrooms.” Current Position: Kansas State University, Manhatten, KS.

If you have a correction, deletion or addition to this list, please contact Jim Kalmbach.


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