During her PhD program, Lynn Ludwig specialized in Rhetoric and Computer Composition, with a secondary emphasis in Instructional Design Technology. Her approach to teaching business and technical writing is informed by over a decade of experience managing and writing in corporate and government settings. She has worked in a variety of business environments as an independent consultant in technical communication and instructional design, tutored Lockheed engineers about writing and data collection and edited their reports after NASA shuttle rocket booster testing, created and taught courses internationally on SAP, and managed global teams of instructional developers at IBM, as a Software Education Development Manager. Additionally, she volunteers as a usability tester for IBM products.
Her teaching interests focus on student acquisition of professional communication and problem-solving skills, workplace conflict resolution strategies, successful team interactions and experiential learning opportunities like the Life Story Legacies project. Her research focuses on the scholarly inquiry into student learning to improve teaching and to share her research findings through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and ongoing international collaborative research and writing projects via ISSoTL. She also enjoys serving on various department, university-wide, and community advisory boards and committees.
Prior to coming to UW-Stevens Point, she taught at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota College of Business, Russell Sage College in NY, and the College of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University. Bi-annually, she travels throughout the U.S. and abroad to visit friends and experience new cultures.