1. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  2. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  3. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  4. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  5. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  6. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  7. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  8. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  9. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  10. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  11. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  12. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  13. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  14. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  15. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  16. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  17. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  18. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  19. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  20. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  21. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  22. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  23. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  24. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  25. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  26. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  27. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  28. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  29. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  30. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  31. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10332 ENC3241H Honors Wr for Technical Prof Face2Face M,W 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online

ENC 3241H.0201: Honors Writing for the Technical Professional (Dombrowski)

Spring 2018

Provides introduction to the basic principles and practices of writing/communication for technical audiences and on technical content, including audience accommodation, formats, style, critical analysis, and ethical and rhetorical principles.  Approximately ten writing projects, several major reading projects, and three quizzes.  No technical background required but generally the course comes more readily for science and technology majors. 

20562 ENG3930 Special Topics Face2Face M,W 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online

ENG 3930H.0001 Special Topics, “Literature of the Bomb” (Dombrowski)

Spring 2018

Interdisciplinary analysis of the role of literature, rhetoric, language, and other “texts” including film in shaping public and official representations of what “the bomb” means and how it affects our lives, as well as efforts toward non-proliferation and disarmament. Focus primarily on writing, language, and speeches with secondary focus on film, history, political science as presented by guest speakers.  Spans from the beginning of the Atomic Age, to the present (including North Korea and Iran) and near future.  No technical or scientific background is required, only a willingness to accept and examine the realityof an unpleasant fact of life.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81679 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
80482 ENC3241H Honors Wr for Technical Prof Face2Face M,W 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
91276 ENC6306 Persuasive Writing Web Web Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Nov 21, 2016

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