Michelle F. Eble serves as Director of Graduate Studies and Chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Institutional Review Board. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical communication. Her teaching and research interests include technical and professional communication theory and practice, especially as it relates to rhetorical intervention and technology; organizational cultures and writing practices especially in health, scientific, and medical contexts; and professional development and mentoring. Her previous articles have appeared in Computers and Composition, Technical Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly and several edited collections. She is the President of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).
B.A. University of Louisiana (formerly University of Southwestern Louisiana)
M.Ed. Georgia State University
Ph.D. Georgia State University
Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Technical/Professional Communication Theory & Practice
Health, Scientific, and Medical Writing & Rhetorics
Research Ethics & IRBs
Mentoring Networks & Professional Development
8601: Advanced Research Methods
8100: Seminar in Professional Development
7785: History of Professional Communication
7766: Special Studies: Communication & Emerging Technologies
7765: Special Topics: Writing in/for the Health Professions
7712: Grant & Proposal Writing
7705: Ethical Issues in Professional Communication
6715: Technical Writing
5780: Advanced Writing for Business & Industry
4885: Digital Writing
3895: Topics in Technical and Professional Writing
3885: Writing and Publications Development/Process
3880: Writing for Business & Industry
3870: Introduction to Editing & Abstracting
3820: Scientific Writing
3040: Introduction to Professional Writing
Selected Publications and Presentations
Stories of Mentoring: Theory & Praxis. (Edited with Lynee Lewis Gaillet). Parlor Press, 2008.
“Digital Delivery and Communication Technologies: Understanding Content Management Systems through Rhetorical Theory.” Content Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice. Amityville. Eds. Geoge Pullman and Baotong Gu. NY: Baywood Press. 2008.
“Digital Spaces, Online Environments, and Human Participant Research: Interfacing with Institutional Review Boards.” (with William Banks) Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues. Eds. Danielle DeVoss and Heidi McKee.
Press, 2007. 27-47.
“Educating ‘Community Intellectuals’: Rhetoric, Moral Philosophy, and Civic Engagement.” (with Lynée Lewis Gaillet) Technical Communication Quarterly 13.3 (Summer 2004), 341-354.
Graduate Studies @ ECU
Technical and Professional Communication