dawn m. armfield
phd in rhetoric and scientific and technical communication
dawn m. armfield, PhD
Dawn M. Armfield is an Assistant Professor of English at Frostburg State University, where she teaches technical and business writing courses. Her research agenda includes digital rhetoric and new media, rhetorical representations of identity, technical communication, visual rhetoric, and cultural studies.
She earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication fromthe Writing Studies Department at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation, "From Traditional to Digital: Understanding Remediation of the Postcard through the Case of PostSecret.com," was a case study using rhetorical analysis of both alphabetic and graphical elements within the PostSecret postcards.
Dawn has taught courses in first year writing (FYW), technical and professional writing, rhetoric, technology, and the internet, scientific and technical presentations, visual communications, technology in the classroom, and law enforcement communication.
She earned an M.A. in English with a focus in Literacy, Technology, and Professional Writing from Northern Arizona University, where she also served as an instructional technologist for the e-Learning Center. Her past research includes a Master's thesis entitled "Self-Representation: Women in Online Communities."
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