Texas Tech University

Scott Weedon

Dr. Weedon earned his PhD in English with a concentration in Writing History and Theory (WHiT) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His research areas include Writing in the Disciplines (WID), especially in engineering contexts, rhetorical genre studies, and rhetorics of science and medicine. Before joining Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech, he was a Lecturer in the Writing Program at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

(2022) Rioux C, Weedon S, London-Nadeau K, et al. Gender-inclusive writing for epidemiological research on pregnancy” Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Published Online First: 28 June 2022. doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219172 

(2022) Rioux C, Paré A, London-Nadeau K, et al. Sex and gender terminology: a glossary for gender-inclusive epidemiology. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Published Online First: 20 June 2022. doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219171 

(2022) “Judging the unprecedented: Common sense and COVID-19.” In S. Stinson and M. Le Rouge (eds.) Embodied Environmental Risk in Technical Communication: Problems and Solutions Toward Social Sustainability. ATTW/Routledge's Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.   

(2022) “Seeing as Making: Mediation, Rhetoric, and the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act” POROI, 16 (2).  

(2021) with T. Kenny Fountain, “Embodied Genres, Typified Performances, and the Engineering Design Process.” Written Communication 38 (4), pp. 587-626   

(2020) “Emotion and the Economy of Genre in a Design Presentation.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 29:2, pp.188-201.  

(2019) “The Core of Kees Dorst's Design Thinking” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 33 (4), pp 425-430.  

(2019) “The Role of Rhetoric in Engineering Judgment.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 62(2), pp. 165-177.  

(2017) “Representation in Engineering Practice: A Case Study of Framing in a Student Design Group.” Technical Communication Quarterly 26 (4), pp. 361-378. 

Peer- Reviewed Conference Proceedings

(Forthcoming, 2022) Rioux, C., Weedon, S., MacKinnon, A., et al. “Translating the Knowledge Gap Between Researchers and Communication Designers for Improved mHealth Research.” Proceedings of the 40th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication 

(2022) with Charlie Rioux “Knowledge Translation for Science and Technical Communication” Conference Proceedings of the 2021 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)   

(2020)“The Role of Taste in the Belief in Pseudoscience." Conference Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)   

(2019) with Fountain, T. K. “Making Design Thinking Genre Knowledge: Embodiment, Typification, and Engineering Design. In 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference(ProComm) (pp. 69-70). IEEE.  

(2017) “Putting Engineering Judgment in Conversation with Engineering Communication.” Conference Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC) (James M. Lufkin Award winner).  

(2016) “Judging for Themselves: How Students Practice Engineering Judgment.” Conference Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, LA 


Assistant Professor
Technical Communication & Rhetoric

Email: scott.weedon@ttu.edu
Office: 484