Mark Hannah

Ross-Blakley Hall 256
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0302
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0302
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0302

Biography

Mark Hannah is a rhetorician and professional writing theorist working in the Department of English at Arizona State University. His research examines what it means for scholars and non-academic practitioners to work successfully within and across professional and disciplinary boundaries—i.e. to work with doctors, lawyers, engineers, and faculty across disciplines. Jointly, he focuses on the role and value of professional writing and rhetoric (PWR) scholars working within and contributing to interdisciplinary research teams. He studies the kinds of practices, strategies, and expertise that PWR scholars bring to interdisciplinary research collaborations and how PWR scholars help shape these collaborations in innovative ways. To carry out his research program, he embeds himself in interdisciplinary research contexts to examine teams of scholars working across disciplinary boundaries, and he also studies his contribution and role as a PWR scholar within these teams.

Education

  • Ph.D. Purdue University
  • M.A. Northern Illinois University
  • J.D. DePaul University College of Law
  • A.B. (Magna Cum Laude), Wabash College

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Research Interests

His research examines what it means for scholars and non-academic practitioners to work successfully within and across professional and disciplinary boundariesi.e. to work with doctors, lawyers, engineers, and faculty across disciplines. Jointly, he focuses on the role and value of professional writing and rhetoric (PWR) scholars working within and contributing to interdisciplinary research teams. He studies the kinds of practices, strategies, and expertise that PWR scholars bring to interdisciplinary research collaborations and how PWR scholars help shape these collaborations in innovative ways. To carry out his research program, he embeds himself in interdisciplinary research contexts to examine teams of scholars working across disciplinary boundaries, and he also studies his contribution and role as a PWR scholar within these teams. His scholarship has appeared in Nature, Technical Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, International Journal of Business Communication, Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, Communication Design Quarterly, connexions international professional communication journal, Programmatic Perspectives, College Composition and Communication, Environment Systems and Decisions, and chapters in edited collections. 

Specialties: Rhetoric, Professional Communiation, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Public Understanding of Law

Publications

*Indicates Graduate Student Collaborator

SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLES (REFEREED)

Hannah, Mark A. and Lora Arduser. “Mapping the Terrain: Examining the Conditions for Alignment Between the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine and the Medical Humanities.” Technical Communication Quarterly 27.1 (Jan. 2018): 33-49. 

Hannah, Mark A. and *Alex Arreguin. “Cultivating Conditions for Access: A Case for ‘Case-making’ in Graduate Student Preparation for Interdisciplinary Research.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 47.2 (Jan. 2017): 172-193.  

Ariel D. Anbar, Christy B. Till, and Mark A. Hannah. “Bridge the Planetary Divide.” Nature 539 (3 Nov. 2016): 25-27.  

*Hinrichs, Margaret M., Thomas P. Seager, Sarah J. Tracy, and Mark A. Hannah. “Innovation in the  Knowledge Age: Implications for Collaborative Science.” Environment Systems and Decisions (2016): 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s10669-016-9610-9.  

Hannah, Mark A. and Chris Lam. “Patterns of Dissemination: Examining and Documenting Practitioner Knowledge Sharing Practices on Blogs.” Technical Communication 63 (2016): 328-345.  

Lam, Chris, Mark A. Hannah, and Erin Friess. “Connecting Programmatic Research with Social Media Using Data from Twitter to Inform Programmatic Decisions.” Programmatic Perspectives 8.2 (2016): 47-71.  

Lam, Chris and Mark A. Hannah. “The Social Helpdesk: Examining How Twitter Is Used As a Technical Support Tool.” Communication Design Quarterly 4.2 (2016): 37-51.  

Lam, Chris and Mark A. Hannah. “Flipping the Audience Script: An Activity that Integrates Research and  Audience Analysis.” Business and Professional Communication Quarterly 79.1 (2016): 28-53.  

Spierre Clark, Susan, *Andrew Berardy, Mark A. Hannah, Thomas P. Seager, Evan Selinger, and John Vianney Makanda. “Group Tacit Knowledge and Globally Distributed Virtual Teams: Lessons Learned from Using Games and Social Media in the Classroom.” connexions • international professional communication journal 3.1 (2015): 113-151.  

Hannah, Mark A. and Chris Lam. “Drawing from Available Means: Assessing the Rhetorical Dimensions of Facebook Practice.” International Journal of Business Communication 54.3 (2017): 235-257. (First appeared online in 2015).  

Hannah, Mark A. and Christina Saidy. “Locating the Terms of Engagement: Shared Language Development in Secondary to Postsecondary Writing Transitions.” College Composition and Communication 66.1 (Sept. 2014): 120-44.  

Hannah, Mark. A., *Andrew Berardy, *Susan G. Spierre, and Thomas P. Seager. “Beyond the 'I': Framing a Model of Participatory Ethical Decision-making for International Engineering Communication.” connexions • international professional communication journal 1.2 (2013): 7-37.  

Saidy, Christina, Mark A. Hannah, and Tom Sura. “Meeting Students Where They Are: Advancing a Theory and Practice Archives in the Classroom.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 41.2 (2011): 175-93.                                  

Hannah, Mark A. “Legal Literacy: Coproducing the Law in Technical Communication.” Technical Communication Quarterly 20.1 (Jan. 2011): 5-24.                                                                                                                                             

Bay, Jennifer, Michael Salvo, Mark A. Hannah, and Karen Kaiser Lee. “Working It Out: Community Engagement and Cross-Course Collaboration.” Programmatic Perspectives 2.2 (Sept. 2010): 152-80.  

BOOK CHAPTERS (REFEREED)

Hannah, Mark A. “Objects of O2: A Posthuman Analysis of Differentiated Language Use in a Cross-Disciplinary Research Partnership.” Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication. Eds. Kristen R. Moore and Daniel P. Richards. New York: Routledge, 2018. 217-234. 

Hannah, Mark A. “Flexible Assembly: Latour, Law, and the Linking(s) of Composition.” Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition. Eds. Paul Lynch and Nathaniel Rivers. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. 219-233.  

Saidy, Christina and Mark A. Hannah. “Blogging as Public Writing: Meeting the Common Core State Standards Through Community-Centered Writing.” The Next Digital Scholar: A Fresh Approach to the Common Core State Standards in Research and Writing. Eds. James P. Purdy and Randall McClure. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2014. 259-283.  

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 553 Technologies of Writing
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 655 Disciplinary Discourses
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 391 Writing in Context
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 205 Intro to Writing, Rhet, Lit
ENG 552 Composition Studies
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 655 Disciplinary Discourses
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 469 Science and Literature
ENG 655 Disciplinary Discourses
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing