Jean Lutz

Jean LutzAssociate Professor
Director, Bachelor of Arts in Technical and Scientific Communication (BATSC)
Director, Master of Technical and Scientific Communication (MTSC)

lutzja@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MA, English, Old Dominion University

BA, English, Old Dominion University

TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Writing, Editing, and Design for Technical and Scientific Communicators
  • Usability
  • Rhetoric
  • Gender, texts, and organizations
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Theory and practice of technical and scientific communication, digital technologies, usability studies, rhetorical theory and analysis (especially medical rhetoric), qualitative methodologies, and gender studies.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • “Exploring Authority in a Composition and Professional Writing Classroom” with Mary Fuller. Accepted for publication in Technical Communication Quarterly, August, 2006, copyrighted by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.
  • The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication: Writing in Professional Contexts. Stamford, CT: Ablex Publishing, 1998.
  • With Mary Fuller. “Constructing Authority: Student Responses and Classroom Discourse”. Discourse Studies in Composition. Ed. Ellen Barton and Gail Stygall. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2002. 353-377.
  • With Jennie Dautermann and Michele Simmons. “Rumors of Change: Managing Change in Established Technical and Scientific Communication Programs.”Proceedings. Council for Technical and Scientific Communication, 2001.
  • “The Transfer of Consulting Experience and Information to the Business Communication Classroom.” Business Communication Quarterly 62.3 (1999).
  • With C. Gilbert Storms. “Test Early; Test Often.” NCR Information Products Journal11.4 (1996).
  • “Understanding Organizational Socialization: The Role of Internships in Helping Students Acquire Strategies for Writing Effectively in Organizations.” Establishing and Supervising Internships. Ed. William O. Coggin. The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing 9 (1989). 78-89.
  • “Writers in Organizations and How They Learn the Image: Theory, Research, and Implications.” Worlds of Writing: Teaching and Learning in Discourse Communities of Work. Ed. Carolyn B. Matalene. New York: Random House, 1989. 113-136.
  • With Susan Jarratt, Patricia Harkin, and Mary Beth Debs. “Practical Rhetoric & The Art of Composing: A Bibliographic Essay on Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communications.” The Technical Writing Teacher. 14 (1987). 300-319.
  • “Attitude Toward the Editing Process: Theory , Research, and Pedagogy.” The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 16.1/2 (1986). 157-165.
  • “A Comment on Shared Responsibility & Teaching Technical Writing in the University.” College English. 44 (Nov 1982). 389-401.
WORK IN PROGRESS

Dr. Lutz is currently continuing her work on the study of students’ perceptions of authority in the classroom and on the rhetoric of traditional and alternative medicines.