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Claire Lauer

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Research Interests

Referreed Publications:

Lauer, Claire. & Brumberger, Eva. (2017). Content Development as multimodal editing in the web 2.0 workplace.  Proceedings of the 35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. ACM. 1-9. 

Brumberger, Eva. & Lauer, Claire. (2017).  International faces of technical communication: An analysis of job postings in three markets.  Technical Communication 64.4, 310-327. 

Lauer, Claire. & Brumberger, Eva. (2016).  Technical communication as user experience in a broadening industry landscape.  Technical Communication 63.3, 248-264. 
*This article was nominated for the 2018 CCCC award for best article in scientific and technical communication

Lauer, Claire. (2015).  High tech invention: Examining the relationship between idea generation and technology in the document design process. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 29.4: 367-402.
*This article was nominated for the 2017 CCCC award for best article in scientific and technical communication

Brumberger, Eva, & Lauer, Claire. (2015). The evolution of technical communication: An analysis of industry job postings.  Technical Communication 62.4, 224-243. 
*This article was nominated for the 2016 CCCC award for best article in scientific and technical communication

Lauer, Claire. (2014) ‘Expertise with multi/modal/new/visual/digital media technologies desired’:  Tracing composition’s evolving concept of textual production through an analysis of the past twenty years of MLA Job Information List advertisements. Computers and Composition 34, 60-75.
*This article was awarded the 2014 Ellen Nold Award for best article in computers and composition studies. 

Blythe, S., Lauer, C. & Curran, P. (2014). Professional & technical communication in a Web 2.0 world: A report on a nationwide survey. Technical Communication Quarterly 23,  265-287.

Lauer, Claire., McCloud, M., and Blythe, S. (2013). Online survey design: A Janus-faced approach. Written Communication 30, 330-357.

Lauer, Claire.  (2013) Technology and technical and professional communication through the lens of the MLA Job Information List 1990-2011. Programmatic Perspectives, 5. 4-33.

Lauer, Claire. (2013). Teaching visual communication online: Methods for a changing classroom. Designing Texts: Teaching Visual Communication. Eva Brumberger and Kathryn Norcut (Eds). New York: Baywood P.  117-142.

Lauer, Claire. (2013). Examining the effect of reflective assessment on the quality of visual design.  Technical Communication Quarterly 22. 172-190.

Brumberger, Eva, Lauer, Claire., Northcut, Kathy. (2013).  Technological literacy in the visual communication classroom: Reconciling principles and practice for the whole communicator.  Programmatic Perspectives 5.2, 171-196.  Available at: http://www.cptsc.org/pp/vol5-2/brumbergeretal.pdf.  

Lauer, Claire. (2012).  What's in a Name?: The Anatomy of defining new/multi/modal/digital/media texts.  Kairos 17.1. Available at: http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/17.1/inventio/lauer/index.html

Lauer, Claire & Sanchez, Chris. (2011). Visuospatial thinking in the professional writing classroom. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 25, 184-218.   This article was nominated for the 2013 Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication 

Lauer, Claire. (2009).  Contending with terms: Multimodal and multimedia in the academic and public sphere.  Computers and Composition 26.

Lauer, Claire. (2009).  Constructing the self in/as thirdspace: New potentials for identity construction in the composition classroom. Composition Studies 37.2.
 

Under Review:

Lauer, Claire, Brumberger, Eva, & Beveridge, Aaron. (2017).  Hand-coding vs. natural language processing in technical communication research.  Submitted to IEEE Transaction in Professional Communication, special issue on Data-Driven Approaches to Research and Teaching in Professional and Technical Communication

Research Activity
  • DMUU: DCDC III: Transformational Solutions for Urban Water Sustainability Transitions in the Colorado River Basin. National Science Foundation (9/2015 – 8/2019). $4,500,000. Role: Senior Project Personnel (2% REC). 
  • Lauer,Claire*. Writing in the workplace: An investigation of job requirements and expectations for professional writers. CCCC(9/1/2015 - 8/31/2017).
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 414Visualizing Data & Information
TWC 490Capstone
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 411Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 511Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 514Visualizing Data & Information
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 414Visualizing Data & Information
TWC 514Visualizing Data & Information
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 411Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 414Visualizing Data & Information
TWC 511Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 514Visualizing Data & Information
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 484Internship
TWC 584Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 414Visualizing Data & Information
TWC 505Research in Tech and Appl Comm
TWC 514Visualizing Data & Information
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 414Visualizing Information
TWC 484Internship
TWC 505Research in Tech and Appl Comm
TWC 514Visualizing Information
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 411Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 414Visualizing Information
TWC 511Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 514Visualizing Information
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 411Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 511Prin of Visual Communication
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 411Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 484Internship
TWC 494Special Topics
TWC 511Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 411Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 494Special Topics
TWC 511Prin of Visual Communication
TWC 598Special Topics