Bruce Erickson PhD

Director of Programs in Professional Writing

Teaching Interests

Writing (as a verb)

Research Interests

Conceptions of writing; writing in business and government; how teachers/students articulate what writing is, how it is done, who is involved, and why they are involved

Biography

Based upon his work experience, Bruce conceives of writing as a verb; that is to say, he privileges the activities of writing (over a writer's "final" product ) in the contexts of writing instruction. In sum, relative to learning how to write, the quality and nature of a text is a consequence of the writer doing.

Since the 1970s, Bruce has earned a living as a paramedic/firefighter, an accountant (local, regional, and corporate), an operations manager, a software-development supervisor, a general manager of a non-profit telecommunications company, a technical writer, and a consultant.

Publications

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Erickson, Bruce A. "Jackson, Helen Hunt." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • Erickson, Bruce A. "Key, Francis Scott." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • "Lincoln, Abraham." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.

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