Eric Wardell

Eric Wardell

Title: Instructor Department: English Department

Office: F 2225 Phone: 952-358-9340

Education

B.A. in English and History, University of Minnesota, Morris.

M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, West Virginia University

Frequently Taught Courses at Normandale

  • Freshman Composition
  • Fundamentals of Writing
  • Intro to the Novel
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Writing

Biography

Professionally, I have a background in editing and technical writing within medical, financial, legal, and engineering fields.  

As an instructor, I rely on my experiences in and outside of academia to help orient students toward the kind of writing, rhetoric, and analysis that is relevant both in the classroom and on the job. Whether or not students in my classes pursue a degree in English, the skills they learn apply to writing in many different environments including (but not limited to) business, medical, computer science, hospitality management, law enforcement, social work, psychology, history, and others.  

I have a passion for graphic novels, comics, and pretty much anything to do with superheroes. My scholarship focuses mainly on medical rhetoric, male depression, feminism, gender, and plagiarism. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, reading, or pretending to play the bass guitar. Stop by and I'll happily discuss any of these topics with you.