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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
Phone
(651) 962-5618
CV

As Assistant Professor of English in Professional Writing here at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), I study technical communication networks and practices within urban design/planning professions. I research maps, transit systems, documents, technologies, and other materials that are used by communities and professionals to define and create spaces. More generally, I am interested in place-based issues regarding writing and design as well as writing in health and STEM disciplines. I have taught courses in freshman composition, professional writing research, healthcare communication, and business and technical writing.

Publications

2016. "The Roles of Technical Communication Researchers in Design Scholarship." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

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

"Re-Experiencing Space: Mapping Campus Terrains through Disabilities." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. Accepted and Forthcoming. 25 double-spaced manuscript pages.

"Of Evolutions and Mutations: Assessments as Tactics for Action in WAC Partnerships." WAC Journal. Accepted and Forthcoming. 28 double-spaced manuscript pages. Co-written with Daniel Kenzie.

"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. In Press.

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 315 - D01 Visual Rhetoric & Design See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

30436 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

This course introduces students to how to use visual texts and techniques to communicate in professional settings. As visual forms of communication become more prominent in communication between organizations and communities, it is important to develop an awareness for how images and artifacts are designed. We will discuss the theory behind visual rhetoric and apply it to real-world case studies throughout this second summer session class. By the end of the course, students will know how to do the following: 1) Use visuals to think critically. By thinking visually, we can understand problems and crystalize our ideas; 2) Analyze and interpret visual artifacts. All visuals are rhetorically constructed. Just like we need to read a text closely, we must also rhetorically analyze advertisements, art, memes, etc.; and 3) Create visual materials to help address a local community problem. This course will include a Sustainable Communities Partnership service-learning component. This course satisfies a requirement for English with a Professional Writing majors, English minors, and counts as an allied requirement for select business majors. It also satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing in the Discipline requirement. Please note that it does not count towards the core literature and writing requirement. Prerequisite: ENGl 201, 202, 203, 204, or 206.

Schedule Details

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OEC 3051730-1930- T - R - - -
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 256 - D01 Intro to Professional Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 310

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0955 - 1135

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OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

42453 (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. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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ENGL 280 - L01 Intro to English Studies - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 309

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1330 - 1510

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OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

41479 (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.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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