Steve Simpson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department Chair
CLASS - Technical Communication
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Steve Simpson, Associate Professor of Communication, is Chair of the CLASS Department
and teaches courses in science and technical communication and ESL. He serves as co-chair
for the Consortium on Graduate Communication
Scientific and technical communication
PhD English, University of New Hampshire, NH, 2010
Specialization: Composition Studies
MA English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, OH
(2016) Graduate Writing Support: Research, Pedagogy, and Program Design
With Nigel Caplan, Michelle Cox, and Talinn Phillips. University of Michigan Press
Peer reviewed articles and book chapters
(In press). Technical Communication Client Projects and Nonprofit Partnerships: The Challenges and Opportunities of Community Engagement. Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives. (Second author, with Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson). New York: Routledge. (Godwin Agboka and Natalya Matveeva, eds.)
(In press). On the Distinct Needs of Multilingual STEM Graduate Students in Writing Centers. Re/Writing the Center: Pedagogies, Practices, Partnerships to Support Graduate Students in the Writing Center. Logan: Utah State University Press. (Susan Lawrence and Terry Myers Zawacki, eds.)
(2017) The New Mexico Tech Writing Program and Writing Center. Working Writing Programs: A Reference of Innovations, Issues, and Opportunities. Logan: Utah State University Press. (With Maggie Griffin Taylor and Julianne Newmark). Companion site: https://writingprogramarchitecture.com/.
2015 Creating a Culture of Communication: A Graduate-Level STEM Communication Fellows Program at a Science and Engineering University, Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing. (With Rebecca Clemens, Drea Rae Killingsworth, and Julie Dyke Ford). Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/graduate_wac/simpsonetal2015.cfm
2013 Systems of Writing Response: A Brazilian Student's Experiences Writing for Publication in an Environmental Sciences Doctoral Program, Research in the Teaching of English, 48(2).
2013 Building for Sustainability: Boot Camp as a Nexus of Graduate Writing Support. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 10(2). Available at http://praxis.uwc.utexas.edu/index.php/praxis
2012 The Problem of Graduate-Level Writing Support: Building a Cross-Campus Graduate Writing Initiative. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 36(1): 95-118.
2008 Mentoring as a Long-Term Relationship: Situated Learning in a Doctoral Program. Steve Simpson and Paul Kei Matsuda. Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School: Insiders' Reflections on Academic Enculturation. Christine Pearson Casanave and Xiaoming Li (Eds.). U of Michigan P.: 90-104.
2015 Review of Communicating Popular Science,
Technical Communication Quarterly (in press).
2012 Review of Genres in the Internet: Issues in the Theory of Genre, English for Specific Purposes Journal, 31(1): 70-72.
2010 Review of Technologies in the Second Language Composition Classroom and Plagiarism, the Internet, and Student Learning, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 9(1): 80-82.
2008 Review of Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 7(1): 208-210.
Selected newsletter articles
2013 Geek to Geek Tutoring: The New Mexico Tech Writing and Oral Presentation Center, Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association Newsletter, 1(1). Available at http://www.rmwca.org/newsletter/featured-center
2011 CCCC ESL Workshop Report: Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Writing Programs and Writing Centers, SLW News: The Newsletter of TESOL’s Second Language Writing Interest Section. Available at http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolslwis/issues/2011-11-30/7.html
2011 Graduate Learning Communities? Integrating Language Support for ESL and Native-English Speaking Graduate Students. SLW News: The Newsletter of TESOL’s Second Language Writing Interest Section, 6(1). Available at http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolslwis/issues/2011-02-28/1.html
COMM 580 Thesis and Disertation Boot Camp COMM 575 Communication in the Sciences (Graduate)
ENGL 341 Technical Writing
ENGL 315 Academic and Scientific Communication for Multilingual Students
ENGL 305 Communication for Multilingual Students
ENGL 105 Introductory Academic Communication
ST 529 Research and Documentation
TC 411/511 Persuasive Communication
TC 305/505 Science Writing
TC 202 Technical Editing
Faculty Senate Chair
Adhoc Faculty Senate General Education Committee
2013 Graduate Student Association Faculty Appreciation Award, New Mexico Tech.