Research

In her current research, Dr. Doan studies the interplay between visual, verbal, and digital design choices when persuading people that preventative health behaviors like mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing are effective at preventing COVID-19 infection. 

Creating COVID-19 Messaging

After surveying 506 adults across the United States in October 2020, (Allen, Bagasra, & Doan, manuscript in progress), I created infographics to address CDC preventative health behaviors that participants rated as effective, but were least likely to engage in: wearing a mask, social distancing, protecting their elderly relatives, and staying home.

Save your lungs, wear a mask. Shows a man breathing out water droplets and a woman wearing a mask to protect herself.

Save your heart; keep 6' away. Shows two masked people staying 6' apart

Protect your elderly relatives: social distance. Shows an older woman staying 6" away from a younger woman.

Protect your family: stay at home. A masked person looks out of the window of a house.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Journal Articles

Doan, S. (2021). “Teaching workplace genre ecologies and pedagogical goals through résumés and cover letters.” Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 1-24. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/23294906211031810


Doan, S. (2021). Misrepresenting COVID-19: Lying with charts during the Second Golden Age of Data Design. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 35(1), 73-79. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1050651920958392 


Bohunicky, K., Diab, K. E., Garcia, C., Gardner, T., Grayson, M. L., Grijalva, R., Hassel, H., Hendrickson, B., Hubrig, A., Maid, B., Messina, C. M., Olivas, B., Palmquist, M., Ruiz, I., Baniya, S., Doan, S., Johnson, G. P., Kumari, A., Larson, K., & Schwartz, V. M. (2020). “Where we are: A conversation between the WPA-L Reimagining Work Group and nextGEN. Composition Studies, 47(2), 203-210. https://compositionstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/whereweare_47.2.pdf


Doan, S. (2019). Contradictory comments: Feedback in professional communication service courses. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 62(2), 115-129. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPC.2019.2900899


Whalen, D. J. (Ed.), et. al, (2019). Selections from the ABC 2018 Annual Conference, Miami, Florida: Teaching innovations bright as the tropical sun. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 82(2), 239–265. https://doi.org/10.1177/2329490619833385


Smith, J., Mackiewicz, J., Hanson, D., Fanning, S. N., & Doan, S. (2016). The communicative work of biology-journal captions: Lessons for technical and professional communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 25(4), 260–277. https://doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2016.1222453

Book Chapter

 

 

Doan, S. (2021; Forthcoming). What are we really teaching? In L. Melonçon & J. Schreiber (Ed.), CommunicationAssembling critical components: A framework for sustaining professional and technical communication. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse.

 CPTSC 2019

Download Sara Doan's CPTSC handout here.

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