Fall 2018 Department News
By Department Chair Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch
December 21, 2018
- We welcome Assistant Professors Molly Kessler and Daniel Card to our faculty! Molly Kessler, PhD, is a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in rhetoric of science and rhetoric of health and medicine. Daniel Card is an assistant professor who specializes in professional and technical communication and the rhetoric of science and technology.
- We are currently searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in rhetorical theory and digital rhetoric (a joint hire with Writing Studies and Communication Studies). This position will begin in fall 2019.
- We participated in CLA's 150th anniversary celebration in September 2018. In an exhibit called On Purpose, each department in CLA had a photograph taken to represent their department. Our photo showed students across our programs and different writing media, past and present.
- On October 12, 2018, we were pleased to host a fall luncheon event with members of our Technical Communication Advisory Board. Over 20 people attended the lunch to discuss our curriculum and programs and hear suggestions from advisory board members about how best to connect with students.
Student and Faculty Highlights
- PhD graduate students (RSTC) Katlynne Davis, Jason Tham, and Jeremy Rosselot-Merritt attended and presented at the Association for Business Communication Conference in Miami, Florida in October 2018.
- Congratulations to Maureen Aitken, senior lecturer, for the publication of her award-winning collection of short stories, Patron Saint of Lost Girls.
- Joe Moses, senior lecturer, was featured on “TPT Originals” for his work on film editing.
- RSTC alum Anthony Arrigo was featured in USA Today regarding the technical, financial, legal, and political problems facing a proposal for a hydropower storage system connected to the Hoover Dam.
- Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch’s book Involving the Audience: A Rhetorical Perspective on Using Social Media to Improve Websites was published by Routledge in the ATTW Book Series on Technical and Professional Communication.
- Professor Ann Hill Duin and RSTC PhD student Jason Tham published an article in the latest issue of Communication Design Quarterly (Volume 6 Issue 3): "Cultivating Code Literacy: Course Redesign Through Advisory Board Engagement."
- Winners of the 2017-2018 Excellence in Writing Award and Scott Jacobson Spirit Award have been announced.
Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch
Professor and Department Chair