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Kenneth Baake

Associate Professor

Ph.D. New Mexico State University
Office:
363B
Email:ken.baake@ttu.edu
Website:http://www.faculty.english.ttu.edu/baake/

Dr. Baake is the author of the book, Metaphor and Knowledge: The Challenges of Writing Science (SUNY Press, 2003). He specializes in the rhetoric of scientific literature.

Book
Book Chapters
Articles
Book Reviews
Other Academic Publications
Invited Presentations
Awards
 

Baake, Metaphor and Knowledge


Book

  • Metaphor and Knowledge: The Challenges of Writing Science. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003, 245 pages. A book in the series on Scientific and Technical Communication.

 

Book Chapters

  • Baake, K. In Alice Horning and Ron Sudol (Ed.), “Using Writing Standards to Develop a Moral Foundation for Economic Literacy.” Creskill, NJ: The Literacy Standard. (Accepted)
  • Baake, K., Bernhardt, S., Brumberger, E., Durack, K., Farmer, B., Ford, J., Hager, T., Kramer, R., Ortiz, L., Vickrey, C. (2008). In Michelle F. Eble and Lynée Lewis Gaillet (Ed.), Mentorship, Collegiality, and Friendship: Making Our Mark as Professionals.
  • Baake, K. (2008). In Edward M. Clift (Ed.), Teaching Rhetoric with Economics: A Canon of Eloquence, Truth, Lies, or All of the Above?. Mellen Press.

 

Articles

  • Baake, K. (2013). The legacy of Charlie Flagg: Narratives of drought and overcoming the monster in West Texas Water Policy Debates. Texas Water Resources Institute/Texas Water Journal, 4(1), 78-92.
  • Baake, K., Kaempf, C. (2011). No Longer “Bullying the Rhine:” Recovering Narrative in Developing Flood Management Policy. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture."‘It's Now We Crossed Pease River’: Themes of Voyage and Return in Texas Folk Songs.” Great Plains Quarterly, Summer 2010(30), 171-82.www.unl.edu/plains/publications/GPQ/gpq.shtml
  • Baake, K. (2010). In Amy Koerber (Ed.), The Language of Work: Technical Communication of Lukens Steel 1810 to 1925. Carol Siri Johnson. `Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing, 2009. 200 pages. (2nd ed., vol. 19, pp. 3). 
  • Technical Communication Quarterly.“Offshoring and Serving the Needs of Indian Technical Communication Programs: A Feasibility Study.” With Junhua Wang. Technical Communication, 53(4),
  • November 2006, 427 - 438."Metaphors in ecology: what is an invasive species and why do we hate them?" The Exchange: newsletter of STC's Scientific Communication Special Interest Group. Issue 13(3), September 2006.http://www.stcsig.org/sc/newsletter/html/2006-3.htm
  • “Archaeology Reports: When Context Becomes an Active Agent in the Rhetorical Process.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 12:4.
  • Fall 2003, 389-402.“Reason and Emotion: Teaching the Complexity of Arid Land Use Policy.”
  • Spring 2002 Forum, the Association for Arid Lands Studies regular journal.“Metaphor in the Writing Center: How to Place Enthymemes in the Solar System.” The Writing Lab Newsletter. Ed. Muriel Harris, Department of English, Purdue University, 25:1
  • (2000): 12-16.“Inside SFI.” Santa Fe Institute Bulletin. 14:2
  • (1999): 28-29.“What Is SFI?” Santa Fe Institute Bulletin.
  • 1997. (12 Oct. 1999).http://www.santafe.edu/sfi/research/focus/whatissfi.html.“Swarm on the Move.” Santa Fe Institute Bulletin. 13:1
  • (1998), 18-22.“The Giant that Ate El Paso Electric.” Crossroads in Communication. Proceedings of International Professional Communication Conference, IEEE, 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Book Reviews

  • Baake, K. Review of Don Graham's State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents. Lincoln, NE: Great Plains Quarterly.
  • Review of The Language of Work: Technical Communication of Lukens Steel 1810 to 1925, by Carol Siri Johnson. Technical Communication Quarterly Ed. Amy Koerber. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing, 2009.
  • Review of "Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier,” by Jeffrey A. Lockwood. In Great Plains Quarterly, 26:2. Spring 2006, 130-131.
  • Review of Spurious Coin by Bernadette Longo. In Technical Communication Quarterly, 11:1 (Winter 2002).

 

Other Academic Publications

  • Rainwater, K., Hayhoe, K., Baake, K. (2010). "Quantifying Effects of Long-Term Climate Change on Precipitation and Evapotranspiration". In USDA (Ed.), Ogallala Aquifer Program 2009 Study and final report. Ogallala Aquifer Program: USDA Agricultural Research Service.
  • "Decision Making In a Quasi-Rational World: Teaching Technical, Narratological, and Rhetorical Discourse in Report Writing.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, June 2007.
  • “Benefits of Team Teaching a Course in Multiple Genres with Literature Faculty.” ATTW Bulletin, 17:2 Fall 2007
  • “Offshoring and Serving the Needs of Indian Technical Communication Programs: A Feasibility Study.” With Junhua Wang. Technical Communication, 53(4), November 2006, 427 - 438.
  • "Metaphors in ecology: what is an invasive species and why do we hate them?" the Exchange: newsletter of STC's Scientific Communication Special Interest Group. Issue 13(3), September 2006.
    http://www.stcsig.org/sc/newsletter/html/2006-3.htm
  • “Archaeology Reports: When Context Becomes an Active Agent in the Rhetorical Process.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 12:4. Fall 2003, 389-402. Article explored the economic context in which archaeologists write and argued that such context determines the rhetorical choices.

 

Invited Presentations

  • Baake, K., 9th Annual Thesis/Dissertation Symposium, Texas Tech, Texas Tech, Local. (February 3, 2010).
  • Baake, K., West Texas Historical Association, West Texas Historical Association, Lubbock, Texas, "Hell in Texas:  Crossing between Sin and Salvation in Texas Folk Songs," Regional, Peer Reviewed/Refereed, Published in Proceedings. (April 3, 2009).

 

Awards

Research

  • June 1, 2006. Invited lecture for the Institute for Water and River Basin Management, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. “Water in the American West: How does the public understand water resources, drought, and policy?”
  • May 29-June 2, 2006. Conducted a daily guest lecture series in English for about 20 PhD. students at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany titled “Navigating Environmental Policy Amid Risk, Hazard, Uncertainty, and Irrationality: the Rhetorical Approach.”
  • April 16-19, 2004. Working Group of 12 scholars invited to the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, CA. Topic was “Ecological Metaphors: Their Cultural Resonance and What We Can Do About It.”