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Kenneth W. Davis (Retired)


Professor Emeritus of English


B.A. Drake University 1967
M.A. Columbia University 1968
Ph.D. University of Michigan 1975

Academic Interests

Business communication, especially business writing and international business communication; editing; story-based pedagogy; Shakespeare; modernist British literature, especially Joyce; systems, complexity, and chaos theories and their application to literature.


Faculty Service Award, National University Continuing Education Association


Better Business Writing: A Process Approach (Charles E. Merrill 1983)
(co-author) Business Communication for the Information Age (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1988)
Rehearsing the Audience: Ways to Develop Student Perceptions of Theatre (National Council of Teachers of English 1988)
(co-author) Writing: Process, Product, and Power (Prentice Hall 1993)
The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Business Writing and Communication (McGraw-Hill 2005) (translated into Mandarin, 2006)


Founding Faculty, IU School of Informatics
Chair, Department of English, 1999-2002

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