Ryan Weber

Director of Business and Technical WritingBaxterRhetoric
Assistant Professor (CV)
206B Morton Hall
(256) 824-6934

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PhD- Purdue University
MA- Purdue University
BA - Pepperdine University

Areas of Specialization/Interests:

Business and Technical Writing (NASA and Science Communication, Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Public Rhetoric, Irony)


Spartz, John M. and Ryan Weber. "Writing Entrepreneurs: A Survey of Attitudes, Habits, Skills, and Genres." Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 29.4 (2015): 428-455. 

Irony and Armageddon.” Enculturation 18. December 2014. (http://enculturation.net/irony-and-armageddon)

Spartz, John M. and Ryan Weber. “Engaging Entrepreneurship in Technical Communication using Client and Service-Learning Projects.” Programmatic Perspectives 6(1), Spring 2014. 52-85. (http://www.cptsc.org/pp/vol6-1/spartz&weber.pdf)

“Constrained Agency in Corporate Social Media Policy.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 43.3 (2013): 289-315.

“Ecological, Pedagogical Public Rhetoric.” College Composition and Communication. 63.2 (Dec 2011): 187-218. (with Nathaniel Rivers)

“Ironically, We Dwell.” Journal of Advanced Composition. 31.2 (2011). 

Tirell, Jeremy and Ryan Weber. "Meeting Community Needs Through Online Service Learning." (forthcoming) Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Ed. Susan Garza. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2011.

Equipment For Living: The Literary Reviews of Kenneth Burke. Eds. Nathanial Rivers and Ryan Weber. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2010.

Rivers, Nathanial, Mark C. Santos, and Ryan Weber. "Productive Mess: First Year Composition Takes the University's Agonism Online." Kairos13.2 Praxis Selection (2009):


Courses Taught:

EH 301: Technical Writing

EH 302: Technical Editing

EH 303: Research and Practice in Technical Communication

EH 501: Theory and Practice of Technical Communication

EH 502: Problems in Technical Editing

EH 649: Grant and Proposal Writing

EH 649: Writing about Science and Technology