Dr. Jessica Livingston teaches English, with expertise in American Studies, film studies, gender studies, and engineering communication. She has helped students in a Documentary Film class produce several short documentaries. She co-wrote The Engineering Communication Manual to help engineering students develop their technical communication skills and is a member of the Grand Challenges Group, which works to incorporate the National Academy of Engineering͛s 14 Grand Challenges into classes and activities on campus. 

Academic Degrees

  • BA, University of Georgia, 1997
  • MA, University of Kentucky, 2001
  • PhD, University of Florida, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • James M. Lufkin Award, Best Paper, International Professional Communication Conference, 2014

Publications & Presentations

  • House, R., Layton, R, Livingston, J., and Moseley, S., The Engineering Communication Manual, Oxford University Press, 2016
  • House, R., Livingston, J., Summers, S., and Watt, A., “Elevator Pitches, Crowdfunding, and the Rhetorical Politics of Entrepreneurship,” IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Austin, Texas, 2016
  • “Exit From the Gift Shop as a Documentary About the Documentary Genre,” Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2015
  • House, R., Layton, R., Livingston, J., and Moseley, S., “Engineering Ethos in Environmental Public Policy Deliberation,” IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Pittsburgh, 2014
  • Carvill, C., House, R., Livingston, J., Watt, A., and Williams, J., “The Grandest Challenge: Models for Communication Development in Technical Communication,” ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, 2014
  • The False Choices of Global Capital in the films of Laurent Cantet,” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 53, 2011
  • “The Crisis of “A Man’s Man: Neoliberal Ideology in Continental Drift,” Journal of American Culture, 34.3, 2011

Research Experiences

  • Engineering communication pedagogy
  • Representations of gender and labor
  • Cultural narratives of work in a global economy

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering communication
  • Film studies
  • Gender studies
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