Ever wonder what’s being said about technical communication in academia?
If so, join our April webinar with Professor Lisa Dush, Director of DePaul’s MA program in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. Dush will highlight five award-winning academic research articles published in the last three years—on topics that range from the characteristics of good YouTube instructional videos to the tactics of 18th century technical communicators—and discuss how research can help you improve your professional practice, hone your critical and ethical sensibilities, and understand your profession in new cultural and historical contexts.
Dush will also discuss what she and her colleagues are teaching and what publications and conferences they recommend. It’s a chance to think big and to imagine how both the findings and the methods used in academia can enrich your work as a technical communicator.
Wednesday, April 4
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST
STC Chapter Members – FREE
STC Members – $5.00
Non-members – $10.00
About the Speaker
Lisa Dush is an Associate Professor in DePaul University’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD), where she serves as Director of the MA in WRD. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in professional, digital, and technical writing. Lisa also publishes research about digital storytelling, service learning, and how digital technologies have changed writing. Before coming to DePaul, she taught professional and technical writing at both MIT and Northeastern University.