My name is Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder and I’m an Assistant Professor of professional, technical, and scientific writing in the school of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University. I teach courses in a range of topics, including technical and professional writing, the teaching of writing, digital rhetoric and new media literacy, and science and environmental writing. I have a PhD in rhetoric and composition, with a focus in technical writing, from Purdue University, an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BSE from Slippery Rock University. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but now call Corvallis, OR home. My most recent research focused on the relationship of classical rhetoric, technology, and mobility studies and in 2016, I finished a book project that focuses on the same for the Routledge series “Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture.” The book is called Communicating Mobility and Technology: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation and has received positive reviews in both the IEEE Transactions of Professional Communication and Communication Design Quarterly.
I’m switching gears somewhat for my next research project, which will involve more risk communication, the rhetoric of science, and science communication. That’s a significant change for me, so right now I’m just trying to read my way into a new field of study.
You can find more information about my teaching, research, and service here and can contact me at ehren [dot] pflugfelder [at] oregonstate.edu.
Oregon State University page: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/users/ehren-pflugfelder