Rebecca Burnett

Professor Emerita

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
  • Writing and Communication Program


Dr. Rebecca Burnett is a Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She received her BA from the University of Massachusetts, her M.Ed. Curriculum in Administration from the University of Massachusetts, and her MA and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining LMC, she was a Professor Rhetoric & Professional Communication in the Department of English at Iowa State University. Her areas of interest include professional and technical communication; collaboration, groups, and teams; communication assessment; communication in the disciplines and professions; intercultural/international communication; and risk communication.


Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Accessibility
  • Aesthetics
  • Communication
  • Communication Policy
  • Conflicts
  • Creativity in Context
  • Digital Humanities
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Innovation
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Journalism
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Science and Technology
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Wicked Problems


  • LCC-2801: Special Topics
  • LCC-3403: Tech Communication
  • LCC-3408: Rhetoric-Tech Narratives
  • LCC-3410: Non-Linear Documents
  • LCC-3412: Communicating Sci/Tech
  • LCC-3833: Special Topics in STAC
  • LCC-3843: Spec Topic-Communication
  • LCC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LCC-6215: Media Studies
  • LMC-3408: Rhetoric-Tech Narratives
  • LMC-3410: Non-Linear Documents
  • LMC-3411: Visual Communication
  • LMC-3412: Communicating Sci/Tech
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-6215: Issues in Media Studies