Amy Koerber is associate professor in Technical Communication & Rhetoric in the English Department at Texas Tech University, where she teaches courses in medical rhetoric, medical writing, research methods, and rhetorical theory. She received her B.S. in Linguistics from Georgetown University, her M.A. in English from University of South Dakota, and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from University of Minnesota.
Her teaching, writing, and research focus on medical rhetoric, health communication, and
gender and women’s studies. She has published articles on these topics in journals such as Women’s Studies in Communication, Journal of Medical Humanities, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and Health Communication. Her book, Breast or Bottle: Contemporary Controversies in Infant-Feeding Policy and Practice, will be published by the University of South Carolina Press in May 2013. Current articles-in-progress include a coauthored piece on the rhetoric of women’s health in the 2012 Presidential Campaign and another coauthored piece on the infant-feeding practices of mothers in West Texas.
She is also nearing the end of a five-year term as editor of Technical Communication Quarterly. As journal editor at TCQ, Amy has worked hard for the past five years to recruit the best submissions from the best scholars, and then make sure those articles reach their full potential and get published and circulated as widely and efficiently as possible.
In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family (especially her three children—ages 14, 8, and 4). When it is not too hot in Texas, she loves being outside, especially escaping to the mountains in the summer.