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Diane Martinez

Diane Martinez

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

English

Contact Information

Email: dlmartinez@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3923
Office: 411 Coulter Building

Biography

Diane Martinez teaches graduate and undergraduate professional and technical writing courses. She has experience working as a technical writer in engineering, and she teaches a variety of courses, including introduction to professional writing, proposal and grant writing, grammar, and environmental writing. She served as the Director of the Professional Writing Program from 2014-2019.

Education

  • Ph D, Utah State University, Theory and Practice of Professional Communication
  • MA, New Mexico State University University Park
  • MA, New Mexico State University University Park, English: Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing
  • BA, New Mexico State University University Park, Secondary Education, English

Teaching Interests

Diane specializes in technical and professional writing, courses that help undergraduate students transition from academic to workplace writing, most especially in the realm of interdisciplinary professional writing careers. Her graduate courses are designed to give students an in-depth study at historical and contemporary issues and theories in technical and professional writing.

Research Interests

Diane's research interests cover a range of topics including environmental and nature writing, intercultural communication, social justice and advocacy, and online writing instruction.

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