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Mark Hannah

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography

I am a rhetorician and professional writing theorist working in the Department of English at Arizona State University. My research focuses on rhetorics of cross-disciplinarity, specifically articulations of rhetorical expertise and praxis in complex, collaborative work environments. My scholarship has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Communication Design Quarterly, International Journal of Business Communication, Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, connexions international professional communication journal, Programmatic Perspectives, College Composition and Communication, and chapters in edited collections. Currently, I am a co-investigator on two National Science Foundation grants: (1) Cross-disciplinary Education in Social & Ethical Aspects of Nanotechnology; and (2) The Dynamics of Earth System Oxygenation, a collaborative project involving ASU, UC-Riverside, U of Washington, U of Maryland, and MIT.

Education

Ph.D., Purdue University

M.A., Northern Illinois University

J.D., DePaul University College of Law

A.B., Wabash College, magna cum laude

Research Interests

I am a rhetorician and professional writing theorist working in the Department of English at Arizona State University. 

My research focuses on using language to help researchers, academics, and practitioners recognize and understand how their disciplinary training and expertise simultaneously operates as a strength and a weakness in complex, collaborative work environments. Specifically, my research focuses on both documenting how these individuals use language and later developing strategies for working through any communication barriers that may arise through differentiated language use. My scholarship has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, International Journal of Business Communication, Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, Communication Design Quarterly, connexions international professional communication journal, Programmatic Perspectives, College Composition and Communication, and chapters in edited collections. 

Currently, I am a co-investigator on two National Science Foundation grants: (1) Cross-disciplinary Education in Social & Ethical Aspects of Nanotechnology; and (2) The Dynamics of Earth System Oxygenation, a collaborative project involving ASU, UC-Riverside, U of Washington, U of Maryland, and MIT.

Specialties: cross-disciplinary collaboration, cross-disciplinary communication, technical communication, business communication, rhetoric of science, interdisciplinary science, legal rhetoric

Research Activity
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 553Technologies of Writing
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 302Business Writing
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 302Business Writing
ENG 655Disciplinary Discourses
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 302Business Writing
ENG 391Writing in Context
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 302Business Writing
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 205Intro to Writing, Rhet, Lit
ENG 552Composition Studies
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 302Business Writing
ENG 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 302Business Writing
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 655Disciplinary Discourses
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 594Conference and Workshop
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 469Science and Literature
ENG 655Disciplinary Discourses
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 302Business Writing