Jingfang Ren

JingFang Ren

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Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Humanities

  • PhD, Purdue University

Biography

Dr. Jingfang Ren's research interests include technical communication theory and practice, rhetorical theory, visual rhetoric, research design, and intercultural communication. She is currently working on a qualitative meta-analysis of research in professional and technical writing from 1970 to 2006, which uses a revised form of the Burkean dramatistic pentad to make comparisons across studies using markedly different methodological approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.

Recent Publications

  • Ren, J., Salvo, M. J., "Participatory Assessment in Context: (Re)Locating Expertise in Stakeholders", (peer-reviewed/refereed) (Revising to Resubmit)

Presentations

  • Ren, Jingfang, "An Ethnographic Report on a Client-Based Project or What Pedagogical Research Tells us About International Technical Communication (That Others Don't)", Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Louisville, KY, Oral.
  • Ren, Jingfang, "Networks of Experiential, Situated Learning: Four Stakeholder Perspectives on Client-Based Pedagogy in Scientific and Technical Communication", Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Atlanta, GA, Oral.