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Lindsay Steiner

Specialty area(s)

Professional & Technical Writing, Content Strategy/Writing, Visual Rhetoric & Document Design, Writing Technologies, Social Media, New Media, Organizational & Nonprofit Writing, Qualitative Research, Course-Embedded Community Engagement Projects, Internships, Collaborative Learning

Brief biography

As Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, I am actively engaged in teaching, research, and service. I teach courses in the Professional & Technical Writing minor, Writing and Rhetoric major, and first-year writing. My research interests focus on communities of practice in Professional & Technical Writing, content strategy in higher education, graphic design and rhetorical decision-making, and programmatic development. 

Are you a UWL student? Please send me an email or stop by my office hours to discuss your needs and how I may be able to support you. I love meeting with students!

UWL Eagle Teaching Excellence Award, 2017

Current courses at UWL

Classes for fall 2018:

  • ENG 307x2: Writing for Management, Public Relations, & the Professions (online)
  • ENG 310: Digital Content Writing, Management, and Experience Design
  • ENG 314: Grant Writing

Education

Ph.D. in Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice, Kent State University (2013)
M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition, Kent State University (2009)
B.S. in Visual Communication, Ohio University (2003)

Teaching history

  • College Writing I (ENG 110)
  • Writing for Management, Public Relations, & the Professions (ENG 307)
  • Technical Writing (ENG 308)
  • Digital Content Writing, Management, & Experience Design (ENG 310)
  • Grant Writing (ENG 314)
  • Publishing in a Digital Age (ENG 327)
  • Introduction to Professional Writing (ENG 335)
  • Professional Writing Practicum (ENG 452)
  • Seminar in Rhetoric & Writing Studies (ENG 497)
  • Study Abroad Faculty-Led Program, Galway, Ireland Summer 2016 (ENG 307)
  • Visiting instructor and scholar (summer 2017), South Central University for Nationalities (Wuhan, China), Guangxi Normal University (Guangxi, China), and Beijing Information Science and Technology University (Beijing, China)

Professional history

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
  • Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Global Society of Online Literacy Educators
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Society for Technical Communication

Research and publishing

Publications
Steiner, L. (2016). Enacting professional literate practice: A snapshot of one professional graphic designer's process. In P. Thomas & P. Takayoshi (Eds.), Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives. London: Routledge.

Chapter accepted; edited collection under review: Steiner, L. (forthcoming). Teaching content strategy to undergraduate students with real clients. In G. Getto, J. Labriola, & S. Ruszkiewicz (Eds.), Context is Everything: Content Strategy in Technical Communication. London: Routledge. 

L. Steiner (Dec. 2018). Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Bibliography 2017. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Link TBA. 

Under review; revise-and-resubmit: Steiner, L., McCracken, M., & Moeller, M. (forthcoming). The minor is major: An adhocratic, relationship-based view of TPC Curriculum and Curriculum Revision. Programmatic Perspectives. 



Conference Presentations

"Certificate Programs and Sustainable Technical and Professional Communication" at the Conference for The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Oct. 2018

"Visualizing 1916: A Case Study in Teaching Professional Writing in Ireland" at the American Conference for Irish Studies, June 2018 (Cork, Ireland)

"PTW Threshold Concepts as Relationship-Building Advocacy for PTW Programs: A Case Study” at the Conference for The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Oct. 2017

“Study Abroad as a Viable Location for Teaching Digital Professional Writing” (part of the "Engaging the Global: Challenges and Practices of the Digital in Transnational Writing" workshop) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2017

“PTW Threshold Concepts as Relationship-Building Advocacy for PTW Programs: A Case Study” at the Conference for The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Oct. 2016 (paper accepted; conference canceled due to hurricane)

"Values in a Professional and Technical Writing Minor: Use-Value Above and Beyond Service" at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, March 2015

"Designing Multiliteracies: How Four Professional Graphic Designers Make Decisions" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2015

“Playing the Hand You Are Dealt: Revising and Re-shaping a Pre-Existing Professional Writing Minor” at the Conference for The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Sept. 2014

"The Mechanization of Arrangement: Repositioning a Classical Rhetorical Canon for Contemporary Composing Situations" at the Computers & Writing Conference, May 2013

"Sharing, Commenting, and Collaborating through Google Docs" at the 6th Annual Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association Conference, October 2012

"Composers' Decisions in One Creative Process at an In-House Marketing Firm" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2012

"Designing Visual Rhetoric: Articulating Argument through Document Design" at the Writing Research Across Borders II Conference, February 2011

"Crafting Identity: Ethos in 140 Characters" at the Computers and Writing Conference, May 2010