Mark Hannah

Ross-Blakley Hall 256
PO Box 871401
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0302
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0302

Biography

I am a rhetorician and professional writing theorist working in the Department of English at Arizona State University. My research focuses on rhetorics of cross-disciplinarity, specifically articulations of rhetorical expertise and praxis in complex, collaborative work environments. My scholarship has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Communication Design Quarterly, International Journal of Business Communication, Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, connexions international professional communication journal, Programmatic Perspectives, College Composition and Communication, and chapters in edited collections. Currently, I am a co-investigator on two National Science Foundation grants: (1) Cross-disciplinary Education in Social & Ethical Aspects of Nanotechnology; and (2) The Dynamics of Earth System Oxygenation, a collaborative project involving ASU, UC-Riverside, U of Washington, U of Maryland, and MIT.

Education

Ph.D., Purdue University

M.A., Northern Illinois University

J.D., DePaul University College of Law

A.B., Wabash College, magna cum laude

Research Interests

I am a rhetorician and professional writing theorist working in the Department of English at Arizona State University. 

My research focuses on using language to help researchers, academics, and practitioners recognize and understand how their disciplinary training and expertise simultaneously operates as a strength and a weakness in complex, collaborative work environments. Specifically, my research focuses on both documenting how these individuals use language and later developing strategies for working through any communication barriers that may arise through differentiated language use. My scholarship has appeared in 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, and chapters in edited collections. 

Currently, I am a co-investigator on two National Science Foundation grants: (1) Cross-disciplinary Education in Social & Ethical Aspects of Nanotechnology; and (2) The Dynamics of Earth System Oxygenation, a collaborative project involving ASU, UC-Riverside, U of Washington, U of Maryland, and MIT.

Specialties: cross-disciplinary collaboration, cross-disciplinary communication, technical communication, business communication, rhetoric of science, interdisciplinary science, legal rhetoric

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