About the Authors
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- the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning with Heather Ross, Stryker Calvez, and Aditi Garg
- Julie Maier and the Distance Education Unit
- Dayne Gawley
- and the College of Engineering
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Rebekah Bennetch teaches RCM 200: Effective Professional Communication along with several upper-year technical communication courses for the Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development in the College of Engineering. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, an MEd in Educational Technology and Design, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Education. She’s also a mom to a teenager and a cat, and originally hails from Savannah, Georgia on the land of the Yamassee, Muscogee, and Creek Peoples.
Corey Owen holds an MA in English, an MA in Classics, and a PhD in English. Since 2007, he has been a faculty member in the Ron and Jane Graham Centre for the Study of Communication (now known as the Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development), where he teaches introductory and advanced courses in rhetoric and communication.
Zachary Keesey is an educator and author. He holds a Masters of Education in Teaching and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing. He has taught in K-12 and university settings in the United States, Canada, and Japan with an emphasis on designing supports for English Language Learners and international students. He is originally from Gladstone, Oregon, the traditional lands of the Molalla and Clackamas Peoples.