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Department of English

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Brent Henze
Associate Professor

Office: Bate 2130
Phone: 252-328-6699

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

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Technical Writing
Scientific Rhetoric
Science and the Public
19th Century British Culture
Usability & User-Centered Design
Document & Interface Design

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

Website Links
Technical & Professional Communication Program
Professional Website