Stephen A. Bernhardt, Andrew B. Kirkpatrick, Jr., Chair in Writing
Andrew B. Kirkpatrick, Jr., Chair in Writing
Dr. Stephen A. Bernhardt is the Andrew B. Kirkpatrick, Jr., Chair in Writing and Professor of English at University of Delaware, where he teaches technical and business communication at all levels and works to build a culture of writing on campus. His book Writing at Work: Professional Writing Skills for People on the Job (McGraw Hill, 1997) is a practical book for working writers who desire to improve their grammar and style (co-authored with Edward L. Smith). Expanding Literacies: English Teaching and the New Workplace (co-edited with Mary Sue Garay, SUNY, 1998) looks at the transformation of English teaching in high schools and colleges. His newest book, Writer's Help, is a browser-based Web reference from Bedford/St. Martin's. It is in use on many campuses across the country.
Professor Bernhardt is widely published in leading journals, with research interests centering on visual rhetoric, medical writing, computers and writing, workplace training and development, and the teaching of scientific and technical communication. He is Past President of both the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) and the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW); he is also on the Editorial Board of Technical Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Business and Technical Communication. As consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, he has helped such companies as Pfizer, Schering-Plough, GlaxoSmithKline, and AstraZeneca design large documentation sets, use global teams and technologies, deliver training programs, and improve written communication as a part of new drug development and registration.
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