1. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  2. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  4. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  5. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
Department of English Graduate Programs
Paul M. Dombrowski

Paul M. Dombrowski, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1990)
  • Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science, Ph.D. Program, one year only. from Indiana University (1971)
  • M.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University (1987)
  • M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Pennsylvania State University (1984)

Research Interests

Rhetoric theory, history, and practice, classical to contemporary; Texts and Technology, rhetorical and ethical aspects, and statistics and research design; technical communication, especially rhetorical and ethical aspects; discourse about rhetoric studies

Recent Research Activities

1. Working on an invited article about practicing "safe" technical communication, focussing on the rhetorically shifting and shifty meaning of key technical concepts such as "safe", "flightworthy", "practical", and "radiation". 2. Working on an article on the rhetorical techniques used in efforts to enlighten the public consciousness on the hazards of dihydrogen monoxide. 3. Working on a book manuscript on the rhetorical and ethical dimensions of the discourse of Trofim Lysenko in the Soviet Union and Ernest Haeckel in early twentieth-century Europe as they challenged prevailing notions of what science is, can be, or should be, and relating these studies to contemporary anti-science movements in both the popular and the academic realms.


1. Best Article of the Past Fifty Years of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, October 2007.

2. Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 1996-2008.

3. Selected to serve as UCF Provost's Senior Faculty Fellow, 2004-05.


Raising two teenage daughters.


No courses found for Spring 2019.

No courses found for Fall 2018.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91276 ENC6306 Persuasive Writing Web Web Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Nov 21, 2016

Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-5596 • Fax: 407-823-3300 • english@ucf.edu