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Congratulations to Debra Burleson

Posted by Joyce on June 4, 2012

Dr. Burleson successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, May 29. Her dissertation is titled “Hospitalists’ Perceptions of Communication and How They Navigate Communication Challenges Within the Hospital Setting.” Committee includes Dr. Amy Koerber (chair), Dr. Ken Baake, and Dr. Sean Zdenek.

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Irvin Defense 12/3 @ 3:30

Posted by Joyce on November 29, 2010

Lennie Irvin defends his dissertation this Friday (December 3, 2010) in Lubbock, room 358, 3:30. His title is “A Grounded Theory of Rhetorical Reflection in Freshman Composition” and his committee is Rice (chair), Kemp, & Rickly. You’re all invited.

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List of Dissertations

Posted by Joyce on April 26, 2009

We added a link on the right under “Program” called TCR Dissertations — It’s a link to a page of everyone who has graduated with a PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from this program, along with those who graduated with a PhD in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Technical Communication, or Composition before the TCR Program encompassed all of these areas.

We attempted to replace all the old UMI links to dissertations with the more recent Texas Tech’s initiative to digitize and publish its own dissertations through the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation website (

If you’re on this list, please take a look to see if the links to the EDT work, if the abstract is correct, and if the “current position” information is up-to-date.

For current students, the broad availability of dissertations and theses for you—without having to buy a copy or go through inter-library loan—is a tremendous benefit.

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