Prof. Dave Clark

Dave Clark, Associate Professor

phone: 414-375-0457
office: Curtin Hall 427


PhD, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Iowa State University, 2001
MA, English Literary Studies, Iowa State University, 1995

Research Interests:

My research focuses on content management, information design, the rhetoric of technology, and writing pedagogy.

Teaching Interests:

Technical Writing
Content Management
Document and Information Design
Information Architecture
Rhetoric of Technology
Social Networking

Other Relevant Activities:

Designing and coding data-driven web sites. Developing and implementing technical writing courses in alternative settings using a wide range of pedagogical tools.

Recent Publications:

Clark, Dave. "Rhetorical challenges and concerns in enterprise content management." Jan vom Brocke and Alexander Simons (Eds.) Enterprise Content Management: Foundations and Cases. Springer Publishing

"Shaped and Shaping Technologies: The Rhetorical Nature of Technical Communication Technologies" Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice, 2010.

"Content Management and the Separation of Presentation and Content." Technical Communication Quarterly, January 2008.

"Is Professional Writing Relevant? A Model for Action Research." Technical Communication Quarterly

"Re-negotiating with Technology: Training Towards More Sustainable Technical Communication." Technical Communication (with Rebekka Andersen)

"Rhetoric of Empowerment: Genre, Activity, and the Distribution of Capital." Communicative Practices in Workplaces and the Professions: Cultural Perspectives on the Regulation of Discourse and Organizations.