East Carolina University
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

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Donna Kain

Office: Bate 2202
Phone: 252-328-6023
E-mail: kaind@ecu.edu

Donna Kain joined the ECU faculty in the fall of 2004 after two years as an Assistant Professor in the Technical Communications Department at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. She has taught courses in rhetoric, technical communication, writing for business and industry, digital video production, and Web design. Her recent research includes the rhetoric and instrumental discourse of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related public policies, information technology applications for the classroom, and the uses of genres in professional settings. Her professional positions have included senior staff analyst for Compuware Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; technical writer/editor for Engineering Animation Inc., Ames, Iowa; and Web site manager for the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University.

B.A. University of Central Florida
M.A. Northeast Missouri State University
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Rhetoric and Public Policy
Writing and Designing Electronic Communication
Discourse and Qualitative Research Methods
Organizational Communication
Genre and Activity

Courses Taught
6721: Copyediting for Professional Communicators
3880: Writing for Business & Industry

E-mail & Website Links
Personal Site
Technical & Professional Communication Program
Online Learning Opportunities in Professional Communication