Chad Wickman

Chad Wickman Assistant Professor
8054 Haley Center
(334) 844-9061
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Office Hours

  • Monday 10:30-12
  • Wednesday 10:30-12


Chad Wickman, Assistant Professor, received his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Kent State University. He specializes in the rhetorical study of science and technology, and he teaches courses in writing, rhetoric, and technical communication. Chad’s current research explores how the open access movement in science is transforming how we understand scientific writing as a material, symbolic, and knowledge-productive activity.

Recent Publications

  • Wickman, C. (Forthcoming). Rhetorical framing in corporate press releases: The case of British Petroleum and the Gulf oil spill. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture.
  • Wickman, C. (Forthcoming). Observing inscriptions at work: Visualization and text production in experimental physics research. Technical Communication Quarterly.
  • Wickman, C. (2012). Rhetoric, technê, and the art of scientific inquiry. Rhetoric Review, 31, 21-40.
  • Wickman, C. (2010). Writing material in chemical physics research: The laboratory notebook as locus of technical and textual integration. Written Communication, 27, 259-292.
  • Haas, C. & Wickman, C. Hypertext and writing. (2009). In R. Beard, D. Myhill, & J. Riley (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Writing Development (pp. 527-544). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Last Updated: October 03, 2012