Lynn Ludwig

Associate Professor of English


Ph.D.Southern Illinois University – Rhetoric and Composition
M.A.New Mexico State University – Technical and Professional Communication
B.A.University of New Mexico – English


During her Ph.D. program, Lynn Ludwig specialized in Rhetoric and Computer Composition, with a secondary emphasis in Instructional Design Technology. Her approach to teaching business and technical writing is informed by over a decade of experience managing and writing in corporate and government settings. She has worked in a variety of bu​siness environments as an independent consultant in technical communication and instructional design, tutored Lockheed engineers about writing and data collection and edited their reports after NASA shuttle rocket booster testing, created and taught courses internationally on SAP, and managed global teams of instructional developers at IBM, as a Software Education Development Manager. Additionally, she volunteers as a usability tester for IBM products.


Her teaching interests focus on student acquisition of professional communication and problem-solving skills, workplace conflict resolution strategies, successful team interactions and experiential learning opportunities like the Life Story Legacies project. Her research focuses on the scholarly inquiry into student learning to improve teaching and to share her research findings through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and ongoing international collaborative research and writing projects via ISSoTL. She also enjoys serving on various department, university-wide, and community advisory boards and committees.


Prior to coming to UWSP, she taught at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota College of Business, Russell Sage College in NY, and the College of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University. Bi-annually, she travels throughout the U.S. and abroad to visit friends and experience new cultures.


Select Publications

Strategic Partnerships Promote High-Demand Technical Communication Programs,” chapter for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) book entitled, Pressures on Technical Communication Programs in a New Age of Austerity, Forthcoming by Baywood Publishing Co., Technical Communication Series: Fall 2014

"SoTL and the Student Experience of Their Degree-Level Program,” Teaching and Learning Inquiry, Special Issue, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Fall 2013, 75-89

Intergenerational Bonds: Millennials Write Life Stories about the ‘Greatest Generation,’” Minnesota English Journal, Fall 2009, 2-17




"Writing Around the World: An ISSoTL Collaborative Writing Group's Success Story" SoTL Commons Conference, Savannah, GA. March 2014


Reverse Mentoring: Preparing Digital Natives to Educate Corporate Leaders” GPACW Conference, Minneapolis, MN. November 2013


Life Story Legacies: Students Document the Lives of Local Elders,” UWSP Continuing Education LIFE Association, Stevens Point, WI. September 2013


Canned Resumes: Implications for Professional Writing Courses and Career Services Departments,” ISSoTL Conference, Hamilton, Ontario. October 2012


Puzzled and Perplexed!” Women & Science Day Conference Workshop, UWSP, Stevens Point, WI. April 2012


Professional Affiliations
  • Society for Technical Communication (STC)​

  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)​

Contact Info

​Office: ​CCC 312
Phone: ​715-346-3230
​Fax: ​715-346-4215

Course Info

ENG 157/257/357 ​Independent Writing
​ENG 254 ​Introduction to Technical Writing
​ENG 351 ​Advanced Scientific and Technical Writing
​ENG 354/554 Advanced Business Writing