Texas Tech University

Amy Koerber

Associate Dean for Faculty Success
Communication Studies

Email: amy.koerber@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.8241

Office: 111 (Dean's Office Suite)

Office Hours: 3-4 pm Mon, 11 am -12 pm Thur, 1-2 pm Fri (Also available other times by appointment)

Web: http://ttu.academia.edu/AmyKoerber

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PhD, Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota
MA, English, University of South Dakota
BS, Linguistics, Georgetown University

Amy Koerber

Courses:

  • COMS 3365: Communication in Health Care

Bio:

Amy Koerber, PhD, is Professor in Communication Studies and Interim Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs. She has published articles on a wide array of topics in health and science communication, and her book Breast or Bottle: Contemporary Controversies in Infant-Feeding Policy and Practice (University of South Carolina Press, 2013) received the 2015 CCCC award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication. Her next book, tentatively titled The Hormonal Woman: A Critical Exploration of Expert and Public Discourses, is under advance contract with the Penn State University Press/Rhetoric Society of America series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric. Dr. Koerber also served as editor of the journal Technical Communication Quarterly from 2008-2013.

Publications:

Breast or Bottle: Contemporary Controversies in Infant-Feeding Policy and Practice. University of South Carolina Press, Series in Rhetoric/Communication: 2013.

The Hormonal Woman: A Critical Exploration of Expert and Public Discourses. Manuscript-in-progress, under advance contract with Pennsylvania State University Press, Rhetoric Society of America Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric.

Amy Koerber and Hilary Graham. “Theorizing the Value of English Proficiency in Cross-Cultural Rhetorics of Health and Medicine: A Qualitative Study.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 31.1 (January 2017): 63-93.

Lora Arduser and Amy Koerber. “Splitting Women, Producing Biocitizens, and Vilifying Obamacare in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.” Women's Studies in Communication 37.2 (July 2014): 117-137.

Awards:

  • 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication Award for Best Dissertation in Scientific and Technical Communication to dissertation advisee Dr. Erin Trauth for “A ‘Natural' Miscommunication: An Examination of Front-of-Package Label Claims and User-Centered Food Labeling Practices” (graduated in December 2014).
  • 2016 Texas Tech Humanities Center Fellowship for book, The Hormonal Woman: A Critical Exploration of Expert and Public Discourses.
  • 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication Award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for Breast or Bottle: Contemporary Controversies in Infant Feeding Policy and Practice (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2013).