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Michelle F. Eble

Office: Bate 2211
Phone: 252-328-6412

Michelle F. Eble serves as Director of Graduate Studies. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical communication. Her research interests include professional writing theory and practice, especially as it relates to rhetorical engagement and technology; organizational cultures and writing practices especially in medical, non-profit, governmental, and academic settings; and professional development and mentoring. Her previous articles have appeared in Computers and Composition, Technical Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly. 


B.A. University of Southwestern Louisiana
M.Ed. Georgia State University
Ph.D. Georgia State University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Professional Writing Theory & Practice
Digital Writing,
Emerging Technologies, &Publishing
Community Outreach & Rhetorical Engagement

Courses Taught
8601: Advanced Research Methods
7785: History of Professional Communication
: 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
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.
Cresskill, NJ: Hampton 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.

Website Links
Graduate Studies @ ECU
Technical and Professional Communication