Geoffrey A. Cross

Geoffrey A. Cross


English Courses Recently Taught:

Engl 687: Qualitative Research Methods (Spring, 2010)
ENGL 101 - 09: Introduction to College Writing - WC (Spring, 2009)
ENGL 303 - 02: Scientific and Technical Writing (Spring, 2009)
ENGL 303 - 03: Scientific and Technical Writing (Spring, 2008)
ENGL 675 - 01:  Studies in Professional Writing (Spring, 2008)
ENGL 101 - 42: Introduction to College Writing (Fall, 2007)
ENGL 303 - 01: Scientific and Technical Writing (Fall, 2007)
ENGL 303 - 03: Scientific and Technical Writing (Spring, 2007)
ENGL 303 - 04: Scientific and Technical Writing (Spring, 2007)
ENGL 101 - 20: Introduction to College Writing - WC (Fall, 2006)
ENGL 306 - 03: Business Writing (Fall, 2006)
ENGL 306 - 21: Business Writing (Summer, 2006)
ENGL 675 - 70: Studies in Professional Writing (Summer, 2006)
ENGL 687 - 02: Seminar in Rhetorical Studies (Spring, 2006)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, diss. on team written communication
  • M.A., English The Ohio State University, thesis on computer-assisted instruction
  • M.A., Journalism, The University of Missouri. London Reporting Program, advert.,photo.
  • Teaching Certification Program Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • B.A., English (Creative Writing Emphasis) Miami University, Oxford, OH.

 

Teaching Areas

  • Rhetoric & Composition, Business and Technical Writing, American Literature Until 1900, Ethnographic and Other Qualitative Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Verbal-visual Composing.
  • Group Writing (incl. Publications Management, Social Cognition).
  • Visual Design, Ethnographic Research Methods, Media Interaction, Business and Technical Communication, Writing Across the Curriculum/in the Disciplines, Stylistics, Advanced & Intermediate Composition, Computer-Assisted Composition Pedagogy

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Business Communication
  • Research Committee, Association for Business Communication

Honors & Awards

  • NCTE 1995 Best Book in Scientific and Technical Communication Award, for Collaboration and Conflict
  • 1997 Association for Business Communication Outstanding Researcher Award
  • 2002 Best Book in Scientific and Technical Communication Award, for Forming the Collective Mind
  • 2002 Association for Business Communication Distinguished Publication Award
  • 2005 UofL Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Award

Publications

Collaboration and Conflict
Winner of 1995 NCTE, ATTW Best Book in Scientific and Technical Communication Award

Forming the Collective Mind
This book is the winner of the 2002 Association for Business Communication Distinguished Publication Award and the 2003    NCTE Best Book Award in Scientific and Technical Communication.  (Mahwah, NJ:  Hampton Press).

Envisioning Collaboration: Group Verbal-Visual Composing in a System of Creativity
An ethnography of artist-writer and large-group collaboration in advertising.  Amityville, NY:  Baywood Publications.  2010.