Emily Petersen: Rhetoric and composition, professional writing
Emily January Petersen holds a Ph.D. in the theory and practice of professional communication from Utah State University (USU), where she held one of two presidential doctoral research fellowships in the Department of English. In March, she received one of three national graduate research awards from the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing for her dissertation research on female practitioners' experiences in the technical communication workplace. Her research focuses on professional identities from a feminist perspective, examining how women act as professional communicators through social media and historically, in public spheres and in the workplace of the home. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Communication Design Quarterly, the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, and conference proceedings. Dr. Petersen holds an M. A. in literary studies from Weber State University, a B. A. with an emphasis in editing and technical writing from Brigham Young University (BYU), and a graduate certificate in women and gender studies from USU. She has experience teaching technical communication, English composition, professional editing, feminist theory, girls' studies, and research methods. Before academia, she worked as an editor for the LDS Church's security department. She met her husband Michael, a CPA, in a BYU student ward, and they have two girls ages eleven and six.
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