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Mickey Schafer, Ph.D.

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Coordinator, Writing in the Disciplines

University Writing Program
2215 Turlington Hall
PO Box 112020
Gainesville, FL 32611-2020

(352) 273-2743


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1998
  • MAT, English as a Second Language, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT, 1991
  • BA, Language, Culture, and Society, New College, Sarasota, FL, 1987

Classes Taught

  • ENC 3254: Writing in the Disciplines (professional writing in the disciplines, strategic communication, landscape architecture)
  • ENC 3246: Professional Communication for Engineers
  • ENC 3453: Writing in the Health Professions
  • ENC 3464: Writing in the Social Sciences
  • ENC 3466: Writing in Communication Sciences
  • ENC 3459: Writing in the Medical Sciences
  • ENC 5319: Writing for Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Interests

  • Information Literacy – what are “best practices” for helping students attain higher levels of ability to filter, control, and manipulate information?
  • Literacy Practices of Health Practitioners – what do practicing clinicians really do in terms of professional literacy work?
  • Writing Science – what processes can increase a researcher’s publishing productivity?
  • Discourse Linguistics – (a long standing interest) – what language and cognitive structures govern language output in connected text/speech?
  • Applied Linguistics – how does theoretical knowledge translate into practice?

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