Robert McEachern, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Studies
Office: Engleman Hall D261
Ph.D., English/Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, 1997
M.A., English, Northeastern University, 1991
B.A., English, Boston University, 1989
About Professor McEachern
I teach classes in professional writing and composition, and mentor students who complete professional writing internships. I also currently serve as Co-coordinator of the Composition Program. My research focuses on how social media affect the writing processes of professional writers. I am also very interested in online learning platforms, including MOOCs.
Recent Courses Taught
ENG 112 – Writing Arguments
ENG 240 – Professional Writing: Theory and Practice
ENG 294 – Writing for the Web
ENG 304 – Technical Writing and Communication
ENG 316 – Writing for Business and Industry
ENG 398 – Professional Writing and Social Media
ENG 498 – Professional Writing Internship
ENG 519 – Teaching College Writing (Grad)
Selected Publications and Presentations
“Looking Back at the ‘Fundamentals of Online Education’ Crash.” MOOC News and Reviews. May 2, 2013. http://moocnewsandreviews.com/looking-back-at-the-fundamentals-of-online-education-crash/
“Social Media Challenges for Professional Writers” Advances in Communications and Media Research. Volume 9. Ed. Anthony V. Stavros.New York:Nova Science Publishers, 2013.
“Experiencing a Social Network in an Organizational Context: The Facebook Internship.” Business Communication Quarterly 74:4 (December 2011). 486-493.
“(Un)civil Discourse in Nonprofits’ Use of Web 2.0.” Reflections: Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy 10:1 (Fall 2010): 156-171.
“Rethinking Collaborative Writing: The Effects of Social Media on Nonprofit Writers.” Writing research Across Borders II: 4th International Conference on Writing Research. Fairfax, VA, February 2011.
“Remixing the Writer and the Reader: Nonprofits' Use of Web 2.0.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, March 2010.