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Fernando Sánchez

Assistant Professor of English / Academic Development Program Coordinator
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 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.

 

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW3 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 301

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

46413 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

The course provides students with intensive practice in writing, enabling them to adapt to the demands of differing rhetorical contexts. Emphasis on understanding writing processes and learning to respond thoughtfully to writing at various stages. Critical reading will be practiced as an integral part of the writing process. Prerequisite: participation in the Academic Development Program

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 256 - D01 Intro to Professional Writing See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

45461 (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 and a requirement for the English witha Professional Writing Emphasis. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. Please note that this course does not count towards the core literature/writing requirement for students under the current core program.

Schedule Details

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JRC 3010800-0940- T - - - - -
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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 256 - D01 Intro to Professional Writing - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10668 (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 121 or 190.  

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)