People


Steve Bucher

Director
Associate Professor

sbucher@usc.edu
213-740-3094


Steve Bucher is an Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice and is the Director of the Engineering Writing Program. He has taught a variety of courses, including WRIT 340, ENGR 502x, ENGR 503x, CSCI 598, and ENGR 102, and founded the online magazine, Illumin. In addition to his administrative duties, his service profile includes serving on the University Curriculum Committee and co-chairing the Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee for the Academic Senate. Most importantly, he is the proud father of two.


Suad Aziz

Administrative Assistant
suadaziz@usc.edu
213-740-3652


Faculty


Marc Aubertin

Senior Lecturer
dauberti@usc.edu
213-820-5830


Marc Aubertin has taught WRIT 340 at USC since the spring 2000 semester. He has also taught freshman writing courses at CSU Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills, and Cerritos College. He began his teaching career at St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA.


Marc Ballon

Part-Time Lecturer
mballon@vsoe.usc.edu


Marc Ballon teaches Advanced Communication for Engineering Students on campus and in Viterbi’s summer abroad program. He is also a senior writer for the Viterbi school’s communications and marketing division.


Elizabeth Fife

Associate Professor
fife@usc.edu
213-820-5830


Dr. Elizabeth Fife has taught technical and professional communication courses in the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Marshall School of Business at USC for the past 12 years. Elizabeth has taught undergraduates, graduate students and engineering and industry professionals the core elements of technical writing and presenting for academic and business audiences. Expertise areas include: communication in collaborative environments, multidisciplinary groups, and far-flung virtual teams, communication support for open innovation inside and outside the enterprise, and finally, techniques to support global multicultural organizations.

 


Sara Mojarad

Lecturer
mojarad@usc.edu
213-821-9757


Sarah Mojarad is a Lecturer at USC. She received her graduate degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications with concentration in Social Media and Online Communities. At USC, she is working at the interface of social media and science. She teaches “Social Media for Scientists and Engineers” in the Engineering Writing Program. She is currently writing a book on science communication for Cambridge University Press. Its anticipated completion is Spring 2018.


Harlynn Ramsey

Lecturer
hramsey@usc.edu
213-821-5832


Advanced Communication for Engineering Students


Amy Schroeder

Lecturer
scroeder@usc.edu
213-821-5832


Amy Schroeder teaches Writing 340: Communication for Engineers, as well as GESM 121, a freshman seminar exploring science, literature, and ethics. Her research interests include the ethics of emerging technologies, bioethics, and speculative and science fiction, as well as contemporary American poetry. She holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University in Southern California, and she is the author of The Sleep Hotel, a collection of poems published by Oberlin College Press.


Martha Townsend

Senior Lecturer
mjt@usc.edu
213-740-1476


Martha Townsend teaches Advanced Communication for Engineering Students and graduate courses in oral communication for engineers. She is the faculty advisor for the EWP’s website Conversations in Ethics.


Elisa Warford

Senior Lecturer
warford@usc.edu
213-821-5832


Elisa Warford teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in written and oral engineering communication and ethics of science and technology. Her research interests include the rhetoric of science and portrayals of engineering and technology in American literature. She is also a professional technical editor specializing in engineering writing for academia and industry. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland.
Curriculum vita


Elisabeth Arnold Weiss

Senior Lecturer
arnolde@usc.edu
213-821-2174


Elisabeth Arnold Weiss teaches the undergraduate upper division Advanced Writing and Communication for Engineers course. She has formed key partnerships with the School of Theater Arts to bring improv techniques to engineering students and a significant community partnership with the Accelerated Charter Elementary School that focuses on STEM outreach for K-12 education. She mentors university wide student organizations LACI, SparkSC, and Digital Forensics. She has been teaching in the Viterbi School of Engineering since 1999 and was previously an instructor at Harvey Mudd College. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Claremont.