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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

  • Schreiber, Joanna and Lisa Melonçon, Eds. (Forthcoming) Assembling Critical Components: A Framework for Sustaining Professional and Technical Communication. WAC Clearinghouse. 
  • Schreiber, Joanna and Lisa Melonçon. (2019) “Creating a Continuous Improvement Model for Sustaining Programs in Technical and Professional Communication,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 49(3), 252-278.
  • Schreiber, Joanna; Carrion, Melissa; and Jessica Lauer, Eds. (2018) “Revisiting the Technical and Professional Communication Service Course: Histories, Pedagogies, Values, and Trajectories,” [special issue]. Programmatic Perspectives. 10(1) 
  • Lauren, Benjamin and Joanna Schreiber, Eds. (2018) “Emerging forms of Project Management in Technical and Professional Communication,” [special issue]. Technical Communication. 65(2) 
  • Lisa Melonçon, Lisa and Joanna Schreiber. (2018) “Advocating for Sustainability: A Report on and Critique of the Undergraduate Capstone Course” Technical Communication Quarterly. 27(4), 322-365. 
  • Lauren, Benjamin and Joanna Schreiber. (2018) “An Integrative Literature Review of Project Management In Technical Communication,” Technical Communication, 65(1), 85-106. 
  • Schreiber, Joanna. (2017). “Toward a Critical Alignment with Efficiency Philosophies.” Technical Communication, 64(1), 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 7250 Plain Language in Workplace Writing

Current Projects

My research interests include project management, trends in professional and technical editing, workplace studies, and technical communication programs and pedagogies. I am currently editing a special issue, “User Experience and Technical Communication: Past, Present, Future,” with Dr. Emma Rose (University of Washington – Tacoma) for the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. I am also collecting data from editors across several industries for my project “Trends in Professional and Technical Editing.” 

Last updated: 8/24/2021