Geoffrey A. Cross

Professor
Email: geoffrey.cross @ louisville.edu
Phone:502-852-6060

 

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: Meet admission requirements of the University of Louisville. Students engage in critical thinking and writing by developing their writing processes and producing finished prose. Required writing consists of multiple drafts of 4-6 papers of varying lengths.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Designed for advanced students (juniors and seniors) studying science and technology in engineering, natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics), and computer sciences. Concentrates on writing in a variety of scientific and technical forms of discourse. Emphasizes practicing writing processes, secondary research, and problem-solving; recognizing the rhetorical character of scientific and technical discourse with its multiple purposes and audiences; evaluating and integrating a variety of written, visual, and oral elements of design; and developing field-specific vocabularies for talking about this discourse.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Designed for advanced Business students and Arts and Sciences students anticipating careers in law, business, or government. Concentrates on writing in a variety of forms of business discourse. Emphasizes practicing writing processes, developing an appropriate style, learning professional problem-solving, integrating oral and written communication, and using new communication technologies.
Prerequisite ENGL 300 or ENGL 309 or ENGL 310, or consent of instructor. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Introduction to the theory, research, and practice that informs the effective teaching of writing.

 

Educational Background


M.A., Ph.D., English, The Ohio State University
M.A., Journalism, The University of Missouri

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.