Dr. Judith W. Steele earned her Ed. D. in Educational Management/Curriculum & Instruction (Instructional Technology emphasis) from UWF in 2000. Her dissertation is Making Sense of Sense-Making: A Qualitative Study of a Post-Secondary, Upper-Level Business Writing Class Delivered Via Computer-Mediated Communication. She received her M.A. and B.A. in English and History from UWF.
Teaching in the English Department since 1987, Dr. Steele has taught primarily Professional Writing, Comp 1, Expository Writing, Writing for Foreign Students, Business Writing for Foreign Students, TSWE preparation, and other similar composition courses. Judith designed the first online class in the English Department, and was one of the first in the College of Arts and Sciences to design and teach a completely online course. Her ongoing research involves teaching today’s college students to write correctly and courteously in a technology-driven workforce.
Her current assignment in the English Department is teaching Professional Writing Internet (ENC 3250), a business writing course designed for upper-level business skills development. Before becoming an instructor at UWF, Judith worked in the private business sector, allowing her to develop business skills, which she later applied to teaching business writing. She is author of several books: Biography of Jeffrey Rupert Rousseau (1996); At the Heart of Things: A Centennial History of the Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL (1994) Write on Target: Guidelines and Applications for Contemporary Business Writing (Kendall Hunt, 1995). She enjoys freelance writing, designing web pages, and speaking to other Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivors.