Blake Scott

Blake Scott, Ph.D.

I came to UCF in 2002, having previously taught at the University of Florida, Penn State University, and the University of Oklahoma. When UCF created the Department of Writing & Rhetoric in 2011, I became its founding Associate Chair and Director of Degree Programs, leading the creation of three new undergraduate programs (including a B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric). At UCF, I have served as United Faculty of Florida Grievance Chair, Provost Fellow (2012-2013), and Faculty Excellence Fellow (2017-2018). In this latter role, I'll be helping Faculty Excellence advance faculty-centric initiatives identified through the COACHE survey. I've also worked on and in some cases helped lead of number of other university initiatives, including the Foundations of Excellence Transfer Initiative, Quality Enhancement Program, and revision of University Promotion & Tenure Guidelines.

With Lisa Melocon, I'm a founding co-editor of the new scholarly journal Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, published by the University Press of Florida / University of Florida Press. My scholarship in the rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM) includes the recently published collection, co-edited with Lisa Meloncon, Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine; my book Risky Rhetoric: AIDS and the Cultural Practices of HIV Testing; and articles in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, College English, Journal of Medical Humanities, and other places.

My scholarship professional and technical communication includes the collection, co-edited with Bernadette Longo and Katherine Wills, Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies; the textbook, co-authored by Melody Bowdon, Service-Learning in Technical and Professional Communication; and articles in Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and other places.

I'm currently working on a book that brings together theories of rhetoric, risk, and transnational movement to analyze global risk conflicts around pharmaceutical access and regulation. My other transnational rhetorical work includes the collection, co-edited by Rebecca Dingo, The Megarhetorics of Global Development

I teach a wide array of rhetoric and writing courses in our upper-division and M.A. programs and in the College of Arts and Humanities' Texts & Technology Ph.D. program. Many of these have involved sustained community partnerships.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English: Rhetoric and Composition from Penn State University (1999)
  • M.A. in English: Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy from University of Oklahoma (1994)
  • B.A. in English Education from East Central University (OK) (1991)

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric of Health & Medicine
  • Rhetorical History and Theory
  • Professional and Technical Communication
  • Theories of Writing, including Writing Program Development

Selected Publications

Books

  • Scott, J. Blake. Risky Rhetoric: AIDS and the Cultural Practices of HIV Testing. Southern Illinois UP, 2003. Reprinted in paper with new afterword, 2015.
  • Bowdon, Melody, and J. Blake Scott. Service-Learning in Technical and Professional Communication. Longman, 2003. Part of the Allyn and Bacon Series in Technical Communication.

Edited Collections

  • Meloncon, Lisa, and J. Blake Scott, eds. Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine. Routledge, 2017.
  • Dingo, Rebecca, and J. Blake Scott, eds. The Megarhetorics of Global Development. U of Pittsburgh P, 2012. Part of the Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture.
  • Scott, J. Blake, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine V. Wills, eds. Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies. SUNY P, 2013. Part of the SUNY Series in Technical and Scientific Communication.

Articles/Essays

  • Scott, J. Blake, and Lisa Meloncon. "Writing and Rhetoric Majors, Disciplinarity, and Techne." Composition Forum, vol. 35, 2017, Web.
  • Malkowski, Jennifer, J. Blake Scott, and Lisa Keranen. "Rhetorical Approaches to Health and Medicine." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Jon F. Nussbaum, Oxford UP, 2016, Web.
  • Forthcoming Wardle, Elizabeth, and J. Blake Scott. "Defining and Developing Expertise in a Writing and Rhetoric Department." WPA: Writing Program Administration, vol. 39, no. 1, 2015, pp. 72-93.
  • Scott, J. Blake. “Afterword: Elaborating Health and Medicine’s Publics.” Special issue on “Medicine, Health, and Publics,” edited by Lisa Keranen. Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 35, no. 1, 2014, pp. 229-235.
  • Scott, J. Blake. “Biopower and Biopolitics.” SAGE Encyclopedia of Health Communication, edited by Teresa Thompson. SAGE, 2014, pp. 110-113.
  • Scott, J. Blake, Judy Z. Segal, and Lisa Keranen. “The Rhetorics of Health and Medicine: Inventional Possibilities for Scholarship and Engaged Practice.” POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention, vol. 9, no. 1, 2013, Web.
  • Scott, J. Blake. “Civic Engagement as Risk Management and Public Relations: What the Pharmaceutical Industry Can Teach Us about Service-Learning.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 61, no. 2, 2009, pp. 343-366.
  • Scott, J. Blake. “The Practice of Usability: Teaching User Engagement through Service-Learning.” Technical Communication Quarterly. 17.4 (2008): 381-412.
  • Scott, J. Blake. "Kairos as Indeterminate Risk Management: The Pharmaceutical Industry's Response to Bioterrorism." Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 92, no. 2, 2006, pp. 115-143.
  • Scott, J. Blake. "Tracking Rapid HIV Testing through the Cultural Circuit: Implications for Technical Communication." Journal of Business and Technical Communication, vol. 18, no. 2, 2004, pp. 98-219.
  • Scott, J. Blake. "Rearticulating Civic Engagement through Service-Learning and Cultural Studies." Technical Communication Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 3, 2004, pp. 289-306.
  • Scott, J. Blake. "Extending Rhetorical-Cultural Analysis: Transformations of HIV Home Testing." College English, vol. 65, no. 4, 2003, 349-367.
  • Scott, J. Blake. "The Public Policy Debate over Newborn HIV Testing: A Case Study of the Knowledge Enthymeme." Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 2, 2002, pp. 57-83.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Scott, J. Blake, and Lisa Meloncon. "Manifesting Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine." With Lisa Meloncon. Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, edited by Lisa Meloncon and J. Blake Scott. Routledge, 2017, pp. 1-23
  • Forthcoming Scott, J. Blake. “Disciplinary Rhetorics, Sexualized Bodies, and Truvada.” Sexual Rhetorics, edited byJonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes. Routledge, 2016, pp. 217-230.
  • Scott, J. Blake, and Elizabeth Wardle. "Using Threshold Concepts to Inform Writing and Rhetoric Undergraduate Majors: The UCF Experiment." Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, edited by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Utah State UP, 2015, pp. 122-139.
  • Scott, J. Blake. “How Can Technical Communicators Work in a Legal and Ethical Manner?” Solving Problems in Technical Communication, edited by Stuart Selber and Johndan Johnson-Eilola. U of Chicago P, 2012, pp. 213-236.
  • Scott, J. Blake. “Tracking Transglocal Risks in Pharmaceutical Development: Novartis’s Challenge of Indian Patent Law.” The Megarhetorics of Global Development, edited by Rebecca Dingo and J. Blake Scott. U of Pittsburgh P, 2012, pp. 29-53.
  • Scott, J. Blake. "The Rhetoric of Science versus Politics in U.S. HIV Testing and Prevention Policy." Communication Perspectives on HIV/AIDS for the 21st Century, edited by Timothy Edgar, Seth M. Noar, and Vicki S. Freimuth. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2008, pp. 297-327.
  • Scott, J. Blake. “Extending Service-Learning’s Critical Reflection and Action: Contributions of Cultural Studies.” Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies, edited by J. Blake Scott, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine V. Wills. SUNY P, 2006, pp. 241-258.

Awards

  • UCF Scroll & Quill Inductee, 2017
  • NCTE Award for Best Collection of Essays on Technical and Scientific Communication, 2007
  • NCTE Award for Best Article on Methods of Teaching Technical or Scientific Communication, 2005
  • Richard Ohmann Award for Best Article in College English, 2003
  • UCF Research Incentive Award, 2007
  • UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, 2006 and 2012
  • UCF CAS Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2005
  • UCF University Award for Excellence in Professional Service, 2007 and 2015
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 2009
  • UCF CAH Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, 2011

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18855 ENC6740 Topics in Rhet & Comp Face2Face W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
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51031 ENG3836 Prof Lives and Literacy Pract Rdce Time B M,W 12:00PM - 1:50PM Not Online
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11349 ENC3331 Rhetoric and Civic Engagement Rdce Time M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
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11446 ENG3836 Prof Lives and Literacy Pract Face2Face M,W,F 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
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81473 ENC3375 Rhetoric in Popular Culture Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
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81705 ENG3836 Prof Lives and Literacy Pract Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
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60356 ENG3836 Prof Lives and Literacy Pract Rdce Time B M,W 12:00PM - 1:50PM Not Online
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