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Dr. Lisa Dusenberry

Dr. Lisa Dusenberry

Associate Professor

Ph.D., English, University of Florida, 2013
M.A., English, University of Florida, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Dusenberry, Lisa and Joy Robinson. “Building Psychological Safety through Training Interventions: Manage the Team, Not Just the Project.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 63.3 (September 2020). 
  • Cooke, Laquana, Lisa Dusenberry, and Joy Robinson. “Gaming Design Thinking: Wicked Problems, Sufficient Solutions, and the Possibility Space of Games.” Technical Communication Quarterly 29.4 (Published online March 2020).
  • Robinson, Joy, Lisa Dusenberry, Liz Hutter, Halcyon Lawrence, Andy Frazee, and Rebecca Burnett. “State of the Field: Teaching with Digital Tools in Writing and Communication.” Computers and Composition 54 (December 2019).
  • Terry, Robert and Lisa Dusenberry. “Serious Interactive Fiction as a Productive Constraint for Creative Writing Pedagogy.” Journal of Creative Writing Studies 3.1 (2019): 1-25.
  • Robinson, Joy, Lisa Dusenberry, and Halcyon M. Lawrence. “Collaborative Strategies for Distributed Teams: Innovation Through Interlaced Collaborative Writing.” 2016 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). 1-9.
  • Dusenberry, Lisa, Liz Hutter, and Joy Robinson. “Filter. Remix. Make. Cultivating Adaptability Through Multimodality.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 45.3 (July 2015): 299–322.

Courses Taught

  • WRIT 2130 Technical Communication
  • WRIT 2450 Writing for Social Media
  • WRIT 3220 Introduction to Prof. and Tech. Writing
  • WRIT 3233 Professional and Tech. Editing
  • WRIT 3310 Digital Storytelling
  • WRIT 5540 Plain Language in Workplace Writing
  • WRIT 5580 Social Media Marketing

Current Projects

My research is focused in three major areas: collaboration, pedagogy, and coding/game design in technical and professional communication (TPC). Recently, I have completed two separate tri-university, IRB-approved studies to collect data and am working with several research groups on topics that include the following:

  • Using game design to teach design thinking in TPC classrooms
  • Teaching computational thinking and coding literacy in TPC
  • Building psychological safety during team collaboration
  • Using narrative to teach design thinking in children’s books
  • Using digital tools to connect distributed teams

Last updated: 9/5/2020