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Associate Professor Laurence José

PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Tech University
M.A. and a Diploma of Advanced Studies with an emphasis in linguistics from the University Marc Bloch (France)
301 LOH | 331-3418 | |


Laurence José teaches courses in professional writing, writing in the global context, style, document design, multimodal composing, and genre theory. She earned her PhD at Michigan Technological University in rhetoric and technical communication. She also holds a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (M.A.) in general linguistics from the Université de Strasbourg. Her research focuses on international technical communication, rhetoric and genre theory, and program administration.

Her work has appeared in the French linguistics journals Languages and Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, as well as in The Nordic English of Journal Studies. Her most recent publications include: “Globalizing Technical Communication Programs: A Diachronic Perspective,” a book chapter in the edited collection Sharing Our Intellectual Traces: Narrative Reflections from Administrators of Professional, Technical, and Scientific Communication Programs (Baywood), and “Stakeholder Theory and Technical Communication Academic Programs,” a co-authored book chapter in the edited collection, Academy-Industry Relationships and Partnerships (Baywood). Her current work in progress includes a research project on the evolution of résumé writing in the classroom. 

Laurence José