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  • Teena A. M. Carnegie, PhD
    Teena A. M. Carnegie, PhD
    Patterson Hall 211C
    Phone: 509.359.6037

    Technical Communication and Rhetoric


    University of British Columbia, BA
    University of Waterloo, MA and PhD
    Purdue University Postdoctoral Fellow

    Dr. Carnegie has been teaching at Eastern Washington University since 2003. As director of the technical communication program, she revised the program, transforming it from an option into a BA.  She has served as the Chair of the department (2008-2011), and currently directs the undergradaute and graduate programs in technical communication. Her research interests include program administration, service learning, problem-based pedagogy, information design, and technical communication's role in the information society. She has published in various journals including TCQ, Computers and Composition, Technical Communication, Kairos and Business Communication Quarterly. She is a member of the Association of Teachers in Technical Writing and of the Council of Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication.

    Recent Publications

    (2012) Theoretical foundations for problem solving in design. In E. R. Brumberger & K. M. Northcut (Eds.). Designing texts. Amityville, New York: Baywood.
    Nardone, C.F., Johnson, M.K. & Carnegie, T.A.M., Technical Communication as Problem Solving. (online textbook) Kendall Hunt.
    (2010). Providing RefWorks Training for the University Library. In M.A. Cooksey and K.T. Olivares (Eds.), Quick Hits on Service Learning. (pp. 147-148). Bloomington IN: Indiana UP.
    (2009). Interface as Exordium: The Rhetoric of Interactivity. Computers and Composition (28)2 164-173.
    (2007). Integrating Multiple Contexts into Assessment of U.S. Technical Communication Programs. Technical Communication 54(4) 447-458.

    Courses Taught

    Introduction to Technical Communication
    Professional Writing
    Software Documentation
    Information Design
    Technical Editing
    Proposal Writing
    Grammar for Professional Writers
    Technical Communication Capsotne
    Technical Communication: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy.
    Professional Development in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
    Canadian Literature

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