Nicole Amare


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Nicole Amare | Professor

Specializes in professional communication and rhetoric and composition, with interests in gender studies and late American literature.

HUMB 252  |  460-7157  |  namare@southalabama.edu


Publications

Books Authored

A Unified Theory of Information Design:  Visuals, Text & Ethics. Co-authored by Alan Manning. Baywood, 2013.

Technical Editing in the 21st Century.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2011. (with B. Nowlin and J. Weber).

Real Life University.  Nashville: Premium Press America, 2002.  (with M. McMyne).

Books Edited

Giving Back. St. Louis: Saint Louis University, 2006.

Beyond the Lemonade Stand.  St. Louis: Saint Louis University, 2004.

Student Entrepreneurs. Nashville: Premium Press America, 2003.

Book Chapters

"The Technical Editor as New Media Author: How CMSs Affect Editorial Authority." Content Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice.  Eds. George Pullman and Baotong Gu. Amityville, NY: Baywood Press, 2009. 181-199.

"Style: The New Grammar in Composition Studies?" Refiguring Style: Possibilities for Writing Pedagogy.  Ed. T.R. Johnson and Thomas Pace.  Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2005. 153-166. 

Refereed Journal Articles

"American prophets: Mark Twain and Joseph Smith revisited." Journal of Mormon History, 37.4 (2011) (with A. Manning).

"Editor-Author Ethics: Examining Real-world Scenarios from Interviews with Three Journal Editors."  Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 39.3 (2009): 285-303 (with A. Manning).

"Writing for the Robot: How Search Tools Affect Résumé Ethics," Business Communication Quarterly, 72.1 (2009): 35-60 (with A. Manning).

"Culture Shock: Teaching Writing within Interdisciplinary Contact Zones," Across the Disciplines, 5 (2008) (with C. Brammer and K. Campbell).

"Where Is She?  Gender Occurrences in Online Grammar Guides."  Research in the Teaching of English, 30.4 (2007): 163-187.

"Writing Outreach as Community Engagement."  Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, 30.3 (2007): 57-74 (with T. Grettano).

"The Language of Visuals: Text + Graphics = Visual Rhetoric." IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 50.2 (2007): 57-70 (with A. Manning).

"Finding Dickinson: Linguistic Sexism and Inconsistent Indexing in Masterplots." Women & Language, 29.1 (2006): 37-42.

"Visual-rhetoric Ethics: Beyond Accuracy and Injury."  Technical Communication, 53.2 (2006): 195-211 (with A. Manning). 

"To Slideware or Not to Slideware: Students’ Experiences with PowerPoint vs. Lecture." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 36.3 (2006): 297-308.

"Lynching Mark Twain, the Prophet." The Mark Twain Annual, 3 (2005): 104-112 (with A. Manning). 

"Perceptions of Memo Quality: A Case Study of Engineering Students, Practitioners, and Professors." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 35.2 (2005): 179-90 (with C. Brammer). 

"Act Well Thy Part: Playing ‘Technical Writer’ and ‘Engineer.’" IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 47.3 (September 2004): 211-215.

"Twain’s Huckleberry Finn," The Explicator, 62.4 (Summer 2004): 206-210 (with A. Manning).

"The Contribution of  Electronic Communication Media to the Design Process: Communicative and Cultural Implications."  IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (Special Issue on International Communication, Technology, and Culture) 45.4 (December 2002): 2502-64 (with A. van Luxemburg and J. Ulijn). [Professional Communication Society’s Best Article Winner, September, 2003.]

"The Culture(s) of the Technical Communicator." IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 45.2 (June 2002): 128-132.

"Professional Communication and Poe's 'The Purloined Letter.'" IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 43.2 (June 2000): 206-209.

"Exploring How Instruction in Style Affects Writing Quality." Business Communication Quarterly 62.3 (1999): 71-86 (with K. Campbell and C. Brammer). [BCQ Research Award Winner, October, 2000.]

Refereed Conference Proceedings

"Emotion-spectrum response to form and color: Implications for Usability.  Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii: July, 2009. 1-10. (with A. Manning)

"A Language for Visuals: Design, Purpose, Usability," Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference. Montréal, Canada: July, 2008 (with A. Manning).    

"A Simpler Approach to Grammar: (Re)engineering Parts-of-Speech Instruction to Assist EFL/ESP Students," Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference.  Seattle, WA: October, 2007 (with A. Manning).

"A Usability Model of High-Tech Visuals Based on the Semiotics of C.S. Peirce," Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference.  Saratoga Springs, NY: October, 2006 (with A. Manning).

"Visual Rhetoric and PowerPoint’sPitfalls."  Proceedings of the International Professional  Communication Conference. Limerick, Ireland: July, 2005 (with A. Manning). 281-287.

"Technology for Technology’s Sake: The Proliferation of PowerPoint."  Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference. Minneapolis, MN: September, 2004. 61-63.

"Does Cooperative Learning Belong in the College Classroom?"  (Report No. RIEJAN2004).  East Lansing, MI: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED477450) 17 pages (with B. Nowlin).   

"Application of Goffman’s Social Interaction Theories to the Technical Communicator/Engineer Relationship." Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference.  Orlando, FL: September, 2003.  295-300. 

"Engineering a Traditional English Department: Writing Instruction and the Role of Freshman English."  Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.  Nashville, TN: June, 2003.  1565-1574 (with C. Brammer).

"Technical Communication Theory in the New Millennium." Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference.  Portland, OR: September, 2002.  538-543.

"Bridging the Gap: A Case Study of Engineering Students, Teachers, and Practitioners." Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference.  New Orleans, LA: September, 1999.  251-255 (with C. Brammer).

"Exploring the Relationship of Style Instruction and Writing Quality," Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference.  Québec City, Canada: September, 1998.  373-378 (with C. Brammer and K. Campbell).

Reviews and Other Writings

Review of Going Public: What Writing Programs Learn from Engagement. Ed. by Shirley K. Rose and Irwin Weiser. Journal of Teaching Writing, 29.1 (2012), forthcoming.

Review of Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte. Forthcoming in Technical Communication.

Instructor’s Manual for Technical Editing in the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011 (with B. Nowlin and J. Hollis Weber).

Companion Website to Technical Editing in the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011 (with B. Nowlin and J. Hollis Weber).

Review of Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design by Whitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks. Technical Communication 58.3 (2011), forthcoming.

Review of The Restructuring of Scholarly Publishing in the United States, 1980-2001: A Resource-Based Analysis of University Presses by Barbara G. Haney-Jones. Technical Communication, 57.3 (2010), 341.

Review of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo. Technical Communication, 57.4 (2010), 419.

Review of Visual Communication: Integrating Media, Art, and Science by Rick Williams and Julianne Newton. Technical Communication 60.3 (August 2008): 300.

Review of Thinking and Interacting like a Leader: The TILL System for Effective Interpersonal Communication by Kim Sydow Campbell.  Technical Communication 58.4 (November 2006): 476.  

Review of Service Learning in Technical and Professional Communication by Melody Bowden and J. Blake Scott. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 47.2 (June 2004): 148-149.

"What is Natur(e)al?"  Splinter Hill Bog: The Writing Project. 1st ed.  Mobile: Bog Press, 2003. 35-38.

Review of Miss Firecracker. The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film. Ed. John C. Tibbetts, et al. New York: Facts on File, 2001.  202-203.

Review of "Night, Mother." The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film. Ed. John C. Tibbetts, et al. New York: Facts on File, 2001. 206-207.

Review of Sabrina. The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film. Ed. John C. Tibbetts, et al.  New York: Facts on File, 2001. 257-258.

Review of Steel Magnolias. The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film. Ed. John C. Tibbetts, et al. New York: Facts on File, 2001. 280-282.

Profile of Roger Grice. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 43.4 (2000): 402-404.

Profile of Marsha Durham. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 43.4 (2000): 405-408.

Profile of Jan D’Arcy. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 43.3 (2000): 331-335.

Profile of Patrick Dean. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 43.2 (2000): 213-214.

Profile of Normand Croteau. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 42.4 (1999): 309-310.

Profile of Charles D. Haynes. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 42.3 (1999): 185-187.

Review of Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing by Mary Sue MacNealy.  College Composition and Communication 51.1 (September 1999): 134-135.    

Review of Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing by Mary Sue MacNealy. IEEE  Transactions on Professional Communication 42.1 (March 1999): 64-66.