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Fernando Sánchez

Assistant Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., English, Purdue University
M.A., English, University of St. Thomas
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Wabash College
At St. Thomas since 2016
Office
JRC 346
Hours
(Fall 2019) T 11:45am-1:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5618
CV

As Assistant Professor of English in Professional Writing at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), I study issues connected to placemaking. This ranges from looking at how maps are rhetorically constructed to examining the technologies that geographers and urban designers use. I am also interested in issues of diversity and difference. I have taught courses in freshman composition, professional writing research, visual rhetoric, grant writing, healthcare communication, and business and technical writing.

My research appears in The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Computers and Composition, Composition Studies, WPA: Writing Program Administration, Trans-Scripts, the WAC Journal, and Pedagogy, as well as in Alice Myatt and Lyneé Gaillet’s  Writing Programs, Collaborations, and Partnerships: Working Across Boundaries


Publications

2018 “Enabling Geographies: Mapping Campus Spaces through Disability and Access.  Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 18(3): 433-456.

2017 “Crossbreeding Disciplines: Collaboratively Developing a Writing Culture in Animal Sciences Courses.” Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations: Transcending Boundaries, Eds. Alice J. Myatt and Lynée L. Gaillet. Macmillan.

2017. "The Roles of Technical Communication Researchers in Design Scholarship." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

2016 “Of Evolutions and Mutations: Assessment as Tactics for Action in WAC Partnerships.” WAC Journal 27: 119-141. Co-Written with Daniel Kenzie.

2015. "Locating Queer Rhetorics: Revealing Local Infrastructures through Maps." Co-written with Don Unger. Computers and Composition, 38(A), 96-112

2014. "Engaging Writing about Writing Theory and Multimodal Praxis: Remediating WaW for First Year Composition’." Co-written with Liz Lane and Tyler Carter. Composition Studies, 42(2), 118-146.

2013. "Creating Accessible Spaces for ESL Students Online." WPA: Writing Program Administration, 37(1), 161-185.

2012. "Queer Transgressions: Same-Sex Desire and Transgendered Representations in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger." Transcripts, 2, 176-190.

 

Forthcoming Publications

“Racial Gerrymandering and Geographic Information Software: Subverting the 2011 Texas District Map with Election Technologies” Technical Communication. Accepted and Forthcoming. 30 double-spaced pages.

 

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 256 - D01 Intro to Professional Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 301

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

41932 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

This course introduces students to principles and skills necessary for writing in professional settings. It includes study of rhetoric, ethics, and information design in workplace writing; examination of the roles of professional writers; close readings of texts and documents that model professional techniques; and practice composing in a variety of professional genres. The course will include instruction in ethical communication, rhetorical context, document design, communication technologies, precision, concision, and tone. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major, a requirement for the English with Professional Writing major, and an elective for the English with Creative Writing major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 280 - L01 Intro to English Studies - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 301

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

41300 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

This gateway course into the English major and the minor is an introduction to (a) literary tools, techniques, and terminology for reading and writing in English studies; (b) the history of English Studies as a discipline and the intellectual concepts and critical debates that have shaped the field; and (c) the practices of English Studies, from close reading and analysis of literary and critical texts to interpretation and scholarly research. This course is required for all English major tracks and should be taken as early as possible after declaring the English major. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 315 - D01 Business Writing See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21960 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

In this blended course (meets on Wednesday from 3:25-5:00pm; remainder of class is online), students will engage with effective business writing practices and the research that supports them. Topics center on how to communicate ideas succinctly in writing, make persuasive arguments for stakeholders, and/or narrativize and synthesize data. Student work may include researching solutions to local problems, creating documents necessary to make decisions and take action, and drafting white papers for presenting and disseminating findings. This course satisfies a requirement for English with a Professional Writing Emphasis majors, an allied requirement for select Business majors, and counts as a WAC Writing in the Discipline course. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

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JRC 2271525-1700- - W - - - -
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GENG 507 - 01 Teaching College English M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

21945 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

This course explores the history, theory, practice, and pedagogy of English studies as a field. We will focus on how English is taught at the college level across a variety of sub disciplines such as Literature, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, Second Language Writing, and Professional Writing. Students will reflect on the connection between research, theory, and practice in English pedagogy. This course is required for students in the Certificate in Teaching College English program.

Schedule Details

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