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Department of English

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Catherine Smith

Office: Bate 2109
Phone: 252-328-5513

Catherine F. Smith is author of Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy Making Process and co-author of A Strategic Method for Writing. She has published on 18th century English and American public discourse; Thomas Jefferson's communication theory and practice; US-Cherokee diplomacy; Virginia Woolf's cultural criticism; witness testimony in Congressional hearings; and Internet writing pedagogy. She came to East Carolina University in 2004 from Syracuse University's Writing Program and Graduate Program in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. She was founding director of Bucknell University's Writing Program and Writing Center.

B.A. University of South Carolina
Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Discourse theory and analysis
Public policy
Democracy education
Cultural-historical rhetoric
Professional discourse
Digital composition

Courses Taught
8601: Advanced Research Methods
7765: Special Topics in Technical & Professional Communication
7730: Issues in Technical and Professional Communication
7712: Grant and Proposal Writing
3895: Topics in Technical & Professional Communication
3880: Writing for Business and Industry

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Course Index Page
Hearings in the U.S. Congress
Technical & Professional Communication Program