Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing

The Certificate in Professional Writing program offers professionals in Central Florida the opportunity to improve and develop new communication skills vital to advancing in the workplace. Since the program is designed for busy professionals, all courses are offered via the Web, and the program can be completed in as few as three consecutive semesters.

Students from fields as varied as technical writing, business, public policy, education, and law can move through this flexible five-course sequence of graduate study. The curriculum is designed for immediate use in the workplace. Each course blends theory and practice, providing students with opportunities to apply writing, editing, and design strategies with cutting-edge technologies in a variety of community settings. Courses often include challenging real-world projects for local businesses and organizations.

More Information

For additional information or to set up an advising appointment, contact Martha Brenckle, Director of the Graduate Certificate. For more information about UCF graduate policies, consult the UCF Graduate Catalog.

Amy J Barnickel

Research Interests:
Art-making and writing, Gender, feminism, writing, cultural studies, caribbean literature, women's studies, theatre and musical theatre

Melody Bowdon

Research Interests: Faculty Development; Technical and Professional Communication; Gender and Technology; Service-Learning and Higher Education; Distance-Learning

Martha Brenckle

Research Interests: Queer Theory and FYW; Gender Studies and Feminist Theories; SOTL in Information Literacy and Undergraduate Research; Assessment ; Fiction; Poetry

R. Mark Hall

Research Interests: Writing center theory and practice; Tutor education and professional development; Literacy practices in popular culture; Writing pedagogy

Natasha N. Jones

Research Interests: technical and professional communication; narrative; social justice and activism in technical and professional communication; technical communication pedagogy for engineers; inclusive design

Laurie A. Pinkert

Research Interests: Writing program design, administration, and development; Writing within and across disciplines; Graduate writing practices and infrastructures ; Service-learning pedagogy and civic engagement; Writing teacher education and mentoring

Angela R. Rounsaville

Research Interests: Transnational/Transcultural Literacy; Literacy Studies; Rhetorical Genre Theory; Transfer; Research Methods in Rhetoric and Composition

Blake Scott

Research Interests: Rhetorics of Health and Medicine; Rhetorical History and Theory, including Rhetoric as Civic Engagement; Theory and Teaching of Composition; Professional and Technical Communication

Stephanie Vie

Research Interests: Composing in social media, particularly social networks; Critical technological literacy; Computer games and pedagogy; Multimodal composition; Plagiarism detection technologies and writing assessment; Professional and technical communication

Research Interests: Cultural Rhetorics; Disability Studies; Rhetoric of Eugenics; Rhetoric of Pop Culture, particularly Harry Potter and Lady Gaga

Pavel Zemliansky

Research Interests: Professional communication, especially in international contexts; writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines; connections between professional communication theory and WAC/WID; new media in professional communication

Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Campus Location: Colbourn Hall (Building 18) Room 301
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