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Dr. Joanna Schreiber

Associate Professor of Professional and Technical Communication

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University, 2013
M.S., Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Assembling Critical Components: A Framework for Sustaining Technical and Professional Communication. Edited with Lisa Melonçon. WAC Clearinghouse, 2022.

  • “User Experience and Technical Communication: Past, Present, and Future.” Special issue guest edited with Emma Rose. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 51, 4, October 2021, pp. 251-364.

  • “Updating Technical Editing Models for Accessibility and Advocacy.” With Sedona Benjamin. Proceedings for The 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, 2021, pp. 26-30. 

  • “Advocating for Sustainability: A Report on and Critique of the Undergraduate Capstone Course.” With Lisa Melonçon. Technical Communication Quarterly. 27, 4, 2018, pp. 322-365. 

  • “Emerging forms of Project Management in Technical and Professional Communication.” Special issue guest edited with Benjamin Lauren. Technical Communication, 65, 2, 2018, pp.124-214. 

  • “Toward a Critical Alignment with Efficiency Philosophies.” Technical Communication, 64, 1, 2017, pp. 27-37. 

Courses Taught

  • WRIT 2130 Technical Communication
  • WRIT 3220 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
  • WRIT 3230 Writing in the Workplace
  • WRIT 3232 Information Design
  • WRIT 3233 Professional and Technical Editing
  • WRIT 3234 Research Methods for Writers
  • WRIT 3320 Introduction to Usability and User Experience (UX)
  • WRIT 5250 Advanced Technical Writing
  • WRIT 5550 Publication Design
  • WRIT 6133 Usability and UX
  • WRIT 7250 Plain Language in Workplace Writing

Current Projects

As a researcher, I am interested in how we write on the job, how writing is used to manage projects, and how we prepare students to ethically and effectively use writing to shape the workplace. My current research projects include “Trends in Professional and Technical Editing” and my study about writing practices in workplace evaluation processes, “Rewriting Scientific Management: Assessing the Performance Review Genre.”

Last updated: 8/24/2021