Julie Watts

Julie Watts

Associate Professor; Associate Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Director, MS Technical and Professional Communication

Office: 105 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715/232-2342
Email: wattsj@uwstout.edu


PhD, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Iowa State University

MA, English, University of Oklahoma

BA, English, Northern Michigan University

Research Interests

Scholarship of teaching and learning in technical and professional communication, writing across the curriculum, learning communities

"Embracing the humanities: Expanding a technical communication program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout," with Matthew Livesey, in Undergraduate Writing Majors: Nineteen Program Profiles, Eds. Greg Giberson, Jim Nugent, Lori Ostergaard, 2015. Utah State University Press, available here.

"Why hyperbonding occurs in the learning community classroom and what to do about it," Julie Watts (2013), Learning Communities Research and Practice, 1(3), Article 4, available here.

"Pairing courses across the disciplines: Effects on writing performance," Julie Watts and Rebecca E. Burnett (2012), Written Communication, 29(2): 208-235.

"Integrating experts and non-experts in mathematical sciences research teams: A qualitative approach," Linda Driskill and Julie Watts in Qualitative Research in Technical Communication: Perspectives and Techniques, Eds. George Hayhoe and James Conklin, 2010. Routledge.

"Infusing ethics into a new master of science program curriculum." Proceedings of the 2010 Technical Communication Summit, 2010.

Courses Taught

ENGL-737 TPC Portfolio (1 cr.)

ENGL-637 Technical Writing Practicum (1-3 cr.)

ENGL-415/615 Technical Writing

ENGL-385 Document Design

ENGL-121 Introduction to Technical Communication

ENGL-101/102 Freshman Composition