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

Paul M. Dombrowski, Ph.D.

Education

  • 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

Duties

Varies.

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.

Awards

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.

Activities

Raising two teenage daughters.

Courses

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
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
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
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50975 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web A Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11280 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web Web Not Online
CRW3241.0W61: Writing for Technical Professionals
(Dombrowski)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better require din ENC 1102 and junior standing

Writing effective correspondence, instructions, proposals, and informal and formal reports.
10335 ENC3241H Honors Wr for Technical Prof Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
ENC3241H.0201: Honors Writing for Technical Professionals
(Dombrowski)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or higher required in ENC 1102H or equivalent credit and Consent of Honors

Instruction and practice in expository prose used in technical writing, layout and design of data, and translation of technical documents for the lay audience. With Honors content.
11452 ENC5337 Rhetorical Theory Web Web Not Online
ENC 5337.0W61
(Dombrowski)

This course explores the nature of rhetorical theory from classical times to the present. It deals with both history and theory because the two approaches are like the two sides of a single coin. Theory, after all, does not occur in a vacuum, separate from various historical contexts and interests. We will see how language use is involved in creating, negotiating, arguing, persuading, affirming, and constructing and reconstructing opinion, knowledge, and perspectives.

In this seminar, “rhetoric” will be understood in a number of different ways. In earlier periods, it was understood broadly; in later periods it was understood very narrowly, almost mechanically; and in the last hundred years as a sort of neo-classicism followed by a movement toward a very broad understanding. It is perhaps best for our purposes to think of rhetoric as encompassing all forms of language use and discourse, ranging from ideas conceived in words, to arguments, and to the advancement of various social and political agendas.

To begin, we need to understand contemporary rhetorical theory as a response to—at times, even a reaction against—what rhetorical theory has conventionally been understood as. In order to grasp this reactivity, we will first study some of the primary texts of the principal rhetorical theorists of the classical period. Only with this historical grounding can modern rhetorical theory be understood sensibly. As in so many other fields of study, the story begins with the Greeks. We will then trace developments in rhetorical theory from the rise of humanism, to mid-twentieth century thinkers, and then to theories of the past forty or so years.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81511 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web Web Not Online
ENC3241.0W61: Writing for Technical Professionals
(Dombrowski)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102 and junior standing

Writing effective correspondence, instructions, proposals, and informal and formal reports.
90789 ENG6812 Res Methods for Texts and Tech Face2Face Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50884 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web B Web Not Online
ENC3241.BW59: Writing for the Technical Professional
(Dombrowski)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102 and junior standing

Writing effective correspondence, instructions, proposals, and informal and formal reports.

Updated: Nov 21, 2016

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