Nonacademic Writing: Social Theory and Technology

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John M. Ackerman is an assistant professor in Rhetoric in Educational Studies and the University Writing Program at the University of Utah. He coordinates Professional Writing: Business and teaches courses in cultural literacies, situated meaning, and composing. His current research is on cultural practices in disciplinary and professional sites, and he is now concluding a study of architectural practice, funded by the Spencer Foundation. He has recently taught a course that blends cultural criticism with architectural design and writing to explore some of the boundaries in community practice. How is it that a university curriculum can more accurately address the diversity of people and practices found in the larger culture? He can be reached via Internet at jonacker@cc.utah.edu.

Jo Allen is an associate professor in the Department of English at East Carolina University where she co-directs the Technical and Professional Communication Programs. She has served as the co-founder and coeditor of the ATTW Bulletin, the biannual newsletter of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, has served in various administrative roles at her university, and has published extensively in technical communication journals and presses. She is particularly interested in pursuing questions about social implications of writing and writing communities -- especially from the angle of gender relations. Currently, she is incorporating those interests in her work on a book, tentatively titled Evolutions in Techical Communication: Changing Perspectives on Significant Issues.

Curtis Jay Bonk is Program Coordinator of the Learning, Cognition, and Instruction area within the Department of Counseling and Educational

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