Lee Odell

Professor Emeritus, Communication and Media

Lee Odell is Professor of Composition Theory and Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His recent publications discuss ways visual and textual information interact, both in print and on-line. Other publications include Evaluating Writing, Research on Composing (both with Charles Cooper), Writing in Non-Academic Settings (with Dixie Goswami), and Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing. He has served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) and of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Assembly for Research. He serves on a number of editorial boards of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Business and Technical Communication and the Journal of Advanced Composition. His articles have received the CCCC Richard Braddock Award and the NCTE Publication Award for research on technical communication.

Research Focus
  • Composition Theory