Brent Henze

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Bate 2130
Phone: 252.328.6699
E-Mail: henzeb@ecu.edu


Brent Henze's primary research area is the rhetoric of science, particularly the nineteenth-century biological and social sciences. Recent projects have examined the emergence of new reporting genres in British ethnological science, the scientific treatment of racial difference, and the formation of scientific institutions. He is currently examining how visual representations of humans were used in nineteenth-century scientific texts. His teaching interests include technical and professional writing, document design, situated learning, and writing in technical and scientific disciplines. He currently serves as internship coordinator for the technical and professional communication program.


B.A. Hamilton College
M.A. Syracuse University
Ph.D. Penn State University

Research Interests

Technical Writing
Scientific Rhetoric
Science and the Public
19th Century British Culture
Usability & User-Centered Design
Document & Interface Design

Courses Taught

ENGL 7750: Writing Public Science
ENGL 7730: Issues in Technical Communication
ENGL 7716: Classics in Scientific Literature
ENGL 7701: Research Methods in TPC
ENGL 6740: Professional Writing Internship
ENGL 5780: Advanced Writing for Business & Industry
ENGL 4890: Professional Writing Internship
ENGL 3880: Writing for Business & Industry
ENGL 3820: Scientific Writing

Website Links

Technical & Professional Communication Program
Professional Website