Judith Edminster

Staff Female 

Associate Professor

319 East Hall


Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida
M.A. Renaissance Literature, University of South Florida
B.A. English (Modern American) Literature, University of South Florida

Area: Professional/Technical Communication; Rhetoric and Writing

Research Interests: The emerging genres of (1) digital field notebooks in the earth sciences, and (2) electronic medical records (EMR); The evolving genre of electronic theses and dissertations; How the increasing use of multimedia and alternative document structures work to shape what counts as knowledge in various disciplines; The effects of the diffusion of digital scholarship within the social system of academe; and how various digital effects integrated with text in a document affect the construction of its meaning by readers.

Courses Taught

Graduate courses

ENG 6400: Introduction to Professional/Technical Writing
ENG 6410: Resources and Research in Professional/Technical Communication
ENG 6420: Professional/Technical Editing
ENG 6430: Ethics in Professional/Technical Communication
ENG 6450: Science Writing
ENG 6470: Topics in Professional/Technical Communication

Undergraduate courses

ENG 3880: Introduction to Professional/Technical Communication
ENG 4870: Science and Medical Writing
ENG 4880: Advanced Technical Writing

Select Publications

"From Manuscript to Digital: Remediating the Geology Field Notebook." Computers and Composition Online. Fall: 2013. Refereed article. 

"Reinventing Audience through Distance." Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing. Eds. David Franke, Alex Reid, and Anthony Di Rizo. Anderson, South Carolina: Parlor Press, 2010. Co-authored with Andrew Mara. Refereed collection. 

"From Manuscript to Digital: Remediating the Geology Field Notebook." Heine, Carmen / Engberg, Jan (eds.): Reconceptualizing LSP. Online proceedings of the XVII European LSP Symposium 2009. Aarhus, Denmark 2010 - ISBN: 9788778824745 (online) 

"Digital Studio as Method: Collaboratively Migrating Theses and Dissertations into the Technological Ecology of English Studies." Technological Ecologies and Sustainability: Methods, Modes, and Assessment. Eds. Richard Self, Danielle DeVoss, and Heidi McKee. Logan, Utah: Computers and Composition Digital Press, an imprint of Utah State University Press, 2009. Coauthored with Andrew Mara and Kristine Blair. Refereed collection. 

"Constructing Professional Interest Over and Against Resistance." Technology and English Studies: Innovative Professional Paths. James Inman and Beth L. Hewett, Eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005. pp. 131-142. Refereed collection. 

"Teaching Online Workspace Collaboration." STC 2004 Proceedings. May 2004. pp. 184-188. Refereed. 

"Resistance to ETDs In Academe: Diffusion of Innovation." Computers and Composition Online. Fall, 2003. http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline. 10 ms. pages. Invited article in a refereed journal.

"Graduate Education and the Evolving Genre of Electronic Theses and Dissertations." Computers and Composition. 19:1 2002. pp. 89-104. Coauthored with Joseph M. Moxley. Refereed article.