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Christina Bourgeois
Full name: 
Christina M Bourgeois
Job title: 
Senior Academic Professional
; Lecturer; Coordinator
Email address: 
Work phone: 
VL E266

Christina Bourgeois was born in Savannah, Georgia and has lived in California, Colorado, Texas, and South Carolina. She earned the B.A. in English from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1994 and the M.A. in English from Clemson University in 1997.

Ms. Bourgeois joined the Georgia Tech faculty in May 2000 as Lecturer and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Professional Communications Program in ECE. She teaches the writing and oral communications component in ECE 2031 (Digital Design Laboratory), 3041 (Instrumentation and Circuits Laboratory), 3042 (Microsystems Circuits Laboratory), and 4000 (Project Engineering and Professional Practice). Prior to her appointment at Tech, Ms. Bourgeois was the Writing Center Director at Armstrong Atlantic State University where she also taught composition and rhetoric and several literature courses.

Research interests: 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) theory and pedagogy
  • Computer-mediated discourse (OWLS, MOOs)
  • Relationship between Writing Centers, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC), and Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WID) and their influence/role in engineering schools
  • Recipient, ECE Academic Spotlight Award, 2004
  • Faculty Advisor, ECESIS (ECE's multi-media webzine): http://www.ece.gatech.edu/ecesis/
  • Chair, Southeastern Writing Center Association Annual Conference (2000), Savannah, GA
  • Assistant Coordinator (registration), International Writing Center Association/Southeastern Writing Center Association Joint Conference (2002), Savannah, GA
  • Secretary, Southeastern Writing Center Association (2002-2004)
  • Member, ASEE
  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • Member, Council of Writing Program Administrators
  • Member, National Writing Centers Association
  • Member, Southeastern Writing Center Association
  • Member, Society for Technical Communication

C. Bourgeois, J. Donnell, and L. Rosenstein, "How Issues of Enrollment, Funding, and Resource Allocation Have Shaped Three Engineering Communication Programs at Georgia Tech." To be published in the Proceedings of the 2005 ASEE annual conference, Portland, OR, 2005.

C. Bourgeois, J. Auerbach, and T. Collins, "Do Students Benefit?: Writing-to-Learn in a Digital Design Laboratory Course." Proceedings of the 2004 Frontiers in Education annual conference, Savannah, GA, 2004.

C. Bourgeois and C. McGahey, "Beyond Productivity Measures: The Advantages of Multidimensional Writing Center Assessment." February 19-21, 2004. Southeastern Writing Center Association annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

C. Bourgeois, "Models for Integrating Writing Instruction into the Engineering Curriculum: Georgia Tech's Discipline-Specific Undergraduate Professional Communications Program within the School of ECE." June 22-25, 2003. American Society of Engineering Education annual conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

C. Bourgeois, C. Cozzens, P. Gardner, R. Parham, and W. Ramsey, "Writing Center Theory: What is Our Next Move?" February 13-15, 2003. Southeastern Writing Center Association annual conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

C. Bourgeois, "Culture Shock: A Look at How Humanities-Centered Writing Labs are Dealing with Science and Engineering Students." April 11-13, 2002. Southeastern Writing Center Association, Savannah, GA

C. Bourgeois, R. Callen, and J. Hughes, "Using Communications Assignments to Improve Students' Preparation for the Major Design Experience." November 6-9, 2002. Frontiers in Education annual conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

C. Bourgeois and Chris McGahey, "Toward a Taxonomy of Engineering Discourse: Developing Discipline-Specific Writing Assignments for Undergraduate Engineering Students." June 16-19, 2002. American Society for Engineering Education annual conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

C. Bourgeois, "From Tutor to TA: Transferring Pedagogy from the Writing Center into the Composition Classroom," in The Writing Lab Newsletter, April 1997, pp. 1-3, 10.

Last revised January 31, 2023