Sean Clancey

Sean Clancey

Contact

  • Lecturer, Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise
  • PhD, Michigan Technological University

Biography

Technical communication is an active and growing subfield of engineering, as the importance of being able to communicate technical information clearly and concisely is of the utmost importance in business and industry today. The field has expanded over the years to include such topics as engineering communication, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines. Engineering communication focuses on writing and speaking within the engineering field specifically, while the writing across the curriculum/writing within the disciplines expands that study to investigate issues of communication across all degree programs.

My interests incorporate all those areas. I have presented papers at international conferences on such topics as teaching writing style to engineering students, and most recently, types of engineering communication not traditionally covered in communication classes. I have also presented papers on program assessment, including means of incorporating assessment of writing and speaking in engineering curricula. These studies have helped me design educational activities in both my junior-level technical communication classes and my first-year writing classes.

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Teaching Interests

  • Technical communication
  • Program assessment, including means of incorporating assessment of writing and speaking in engineering curricula