Ashley Patriarca

Ashley Patriarca

Associate Professor; First Year Writing Director
Main Hall 506


  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • B.A., The University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • International Business Writing
  • Crisis Communication
  • Organizational Use of Social Media
  • Risk Communication
  • Grant Writing
  • Usability
  • Visual Rhetoric

Selected Publications

Applied Rhetoric as Disciplinary Umbrella: Community, Connections, and Identity. With Jennifer R. Veltsos, Matthew R. Sharp, Jacob D. Rawlins, & Rebecca Pope-Ruark. In Melonçon, L., & Schreiber, J., eds., Assembling Critical Components: A Framework for Sustaining Technical and Professional Communication (2022). WAC Clearinghouse.

“It Felt Like Something the World Needed to See”: Organizational Social Media and the Collective Memory. In K. M. Getchell and P. J. Lentz, Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom (2017). New York: Routledge.

“Evolving Concepts of Risk: Influences on Safety Communication in a High-Hazard, Intercultural Industry.” connexions: international professional communication journal, 5.2 (2017):

"Beyond Compliance: Participatory Translation of Safety Communication for Latino Construction Workers." With Carlos Evia. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 26.3 (2012): 340-367.

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