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

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
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50975 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web A Web Not Online
ENC 3241.AW62: Writing for the Technical Professional
(Dombrowski)

This course prepares you, as a student in a technical profession, for the writing you will be doing in your professional career after graduating. It is an introductory-level technical writing course dealing with the presentation of technical information to various audiences for practical or functional effects - that is, information that is meant to be used. As we will see, writing has many purposes and uses beyond simply relaying information.

This course involves a good deal of writing but also reading, thinking, discussing, revising, and rewriting. These activities are aimed toward achieving the best possible document - one that is clear, effective, efficient, conventional, and convincing. This will require that you follow standard formats, choose appropriate styles, and use rhetorical decisions about how best to achieve your writing goals. You also might always understand the needs and interest of your audience in relation to you and your organization, your purposes, and your subject matter, and accommodate those needs and interests effectively.
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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