A professor of technical communication discusses what differentiated her training from that of scholars in rhetoric and composition—and then explores pathways forward for future scholars.
A Practicum in a Book
Tracy Bridgeford is professor of technical communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she directs the Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication. In 2015, she coedited Academy-Industry Relationships: Perspectives for Technical Communicators and in 2014 Sharing Our Intellectual Traces: Narrative Reflections from Administrators of Professional, Technical, and Scientific Programs. She contributed chapters to Resources in Technical Communication: Outcomes and Approaches, Teaching Writing with Computers: An Introduction, and Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication, which she also coedited.