Huiling Ding

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Associate Professor

Biography

Associate Professor of English, Director of the MS in Technical Communication program, and Faculty Member with the Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media at North Carolina State University. Ding is the author of the award-winning book titled Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS, which received National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2016 Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication. In addition, her articles won the 2013 Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in Technical Communication Quarterly and the 2008 Editor’s Pick New Scholar Award from Written Communication.    

Ding’s research focuses on intercultural professional communication, health communication, risk communication, rhetoric of health and medicine, social justice, financial communication, digital rhetoric, workplace communication, scientific communication, and comparative rhetoric. She serves on editorial boards of leading journals such as Technical Communication Quarterly, Written Communication, and Rhetoric, Globalization, and Professional Communication

 

Projects

Ongoing book project

Transnational quarantine rhetorics in four SARS epicenters: Cultures, body politics, and public participation

 

Funded Research

Travel grant from Sosower Memorial Fund, $1,350; College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, NC State University, 2016. 

Faculty sponsor of CHASS Undergraduate Research Grant, $1,500; NC State Undergraduate Research Grants, $ 1,000 and $900; and CHASS Undergraduate Research Travel Grant, $1,500; NC State University. 2013-2014

URGC Project Completion Grant, $3,000. Clemson University. 2011

AAH College Research Grant, $3,000. Clemson University, 2010-2011

AAH College Research Grant, $2,500. Clemson University, 2008-2009

English Department Summer Research Fellowship, $5,000. Clemson University. 2008

Year-long Purdue Research Fund (PRF), $35,365, Purdue University, 2006-2007

Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) Travel Grant, $250, 2006

Purdue Graduate School Strategic Initiative Fellowship $42,124, 2005-2006

Purdue Graduate School Special Initiative Fellowship $35,365, 2004-2005

Purdue English Department Travel Grant, $200, 2003-2004

Northern Illinois University Alumni Travel Grant, $250, 2001

 

Publications

Scholarly monograph

Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS. Southern Illinois University Press. 2014.

  • 2016 Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication from Conference on College Composition and Communication

Edited collection

Ding, H., and Savage, J. (2013). Guest editors. Technical Communication Quarterly Special Issue: New Developments in Inter/transcultural Professional Communication. 22.

  • Nominated for NCTE’s 2013 Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication

Under development

Ding, H. Transnational quarantine rhetorics in four SARS epicenters: Cultures, body politics, and public participation. (Scholarly monograph, four chapters drafted)

Ding, H. Rhetorical topoi of financial consulting: Interface with clients & knowledge work.

Li, X., & Ding, H. Technical translation in China. Routledge Handbook of Chinese Translation (40% contribution).

Ding, H., & Zhang, H. Social media, civic engagement, and environmental policy change: The transition from PM10 to PM2.5 in China. (70% contribution)

Ding, H., & Farrow, K. Research misconduct, multinationality, and gender: A study of engineering publications.

Submitted for publication

Ding, H., Li, X., & Haigler, A. Race, profession, and social justice in epidemic control in bubonic plague and SARS. Connexions (50% contribution)

Under Revision

Ding, H. & Zhang, J. Fear, Fate, Death, and Family in Chinese and American Online Discussion Forums about HIV/AIDS. Under revision for Stephen John Hartnett and Lisa B. Keränen's edited collection titled The Dilemmas and Opportunities of U.S.-China Communication in an Age of Globalization. (60% contribution)

Revised and resubmitted

Ding. H. Cross-culturally narrating risks, imagination, and realities of HIV/AIDS: Emerging genre of online “risky aids narratives” and potential intermediation of this occluded genre. Ed. Miller, Carolyn. Emerging Genres in New Media Environments.

Katz, S., Hughes, E., Mogull, S., Ding, H., Ramierez, B. Scientific communication and ethics: The development of a rubric for defining, measuring, and teaching. Technical Communication Quarterly. (20% contribution)

Published

Zhang, J., & Ding, H. (2014). Constructing HIV/AIDS on the Internet: A comparative topoi analysis of online narratives in the United States and in China. International Journal of Communication. 8, 1415–1436.

Ding, H (2014). Transnational quarantine rhetoric: Mandatory, voluntary, and coerced quarantines, public communication, and stigmatization in SARS and H1N1 flu. Journal of Medical Humanities35, 191–210.

Ding, H, & Ding, X. (2013). 360-degree rhetorical analysis of job hunting: A four-part, multimodal project. Business Communication Quarterly. 76, 239–248.

Ding, H, & Pitts, E. (2013). Singapore’s quarantine rhetoric and human rights in emergency health risks. Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. 4, 55-77. Special issue on human rights. September 2013. Co-edited by Sapp,
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Ding, H. (2013). My professional life as an ESL trainer/technical translator in Shanghai. In Savage, G., and Yu, H. Negotiating Cultural Encounters: Narrating Intercultural Engineering and Technical Communication. Wiley/IEEE Press. 247-263.

Ding, H. (2013). Transcultural risk communication and viral discourses: Grassroots movements to manage global risks of H1N1 flu pandemic. Technical Communication Quarterly. 22, 126-149. Selected for the Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in TCQ for the 2013 publication year.

Ding, H., and Savage, J. (2013). Guest editors’ introduction: New directions in intercultural professional communication. Technical Communication Quarterly.  22, 1-9.

Ding, H. (2012). Grassroots emergency health risk communication and transmedia public participation: H1N1 flu, travelers from epicenters, and cyber vigilantism. Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. 3, 15-35. 

Ding, H., and Zhang, J. (2010). Social media and participatory risk communication during the H1N1 flu epidemic: A comparative study of the United States and China. China Media Research. 6, 80-90.

Ding, H. (2010). Technical communication instruction in China: Localized programs and alternative models. Technical Communication Quarterly.19, 300–317.

Ding, H. (2010). A case study of the impact of digital documentation on professional change: The WPA electronic mailing list, knowledge network, and community outreach.” Ed. Lamberti, Adrienne, and Anne R. Richards. Complex Worlds: Digital Culture,Rhetoric, and Professional Communication. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company. 117-132.

Ding, H. (2009). Rhetorics of alternative media in an emerging epidemic: SARS, censorship, and participatory risk communication. Technical Communication Quarterly. 18, 327–350. Nominated for Best Article Award Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical or Scientific Communication

Ding, H. (2009). Alternative forms of technical communication in China: Localized programs and new developments. Conference of Professional, Technical, Scientific Communication Proceeding.

Ding, H. (2008). The use of cognitive and social apprenticeship to teach a disciplinary genre: Initiation of graduate students into NIH grant writing. Written Communication. 25, 3-52. 2008 Editor’s Pick New Scholar Award

Ding, H., and Ding, X. (2008). Project management and process-oriented approach to teamwork. Business Communication Quarterly. 71, 456-471.

Ding, H. (2007). Confucius’ virtue-centered rhetoric: A case study of the Analects with mixed research methods. Rhetoric Review. 26, 142–59.

Ding, H. (2007). Genre analysis of personal statements: Analysis of moves in application letters to medical schools.” English for Specific Purposes. 26, 368–392.

Ding, H. (2007). Open source: Platform for virtual service learning and user-initiated research. International Professional Communication Conference Proceeding. 

Ding, H. (2005). Book review of Innovative approaches to teaching technical communication. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 19, 222-225

Ding, H. (2004). The use of the electronic-portfolio in writing classrooms: A developmental approach. Louisiana English Journal. 100-106

Ding, H. (2000). Strategies in enhancing motivation in English courses. Research of College English Teaching. Southwest UP: Chengdu, China. 182-191

Dissertation

The Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Intercultural and intracultural professional communication about SARS.  College Composition and Communication Conference Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication, Honorable Mention. 2008.

 

Presentations

Plenary Speaker. Intercultural issues in the rhetoric of health and medicine. Symposium of Discourses of Health and Medicine. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH, September, 2015.

Invited Speaker. Introducing novices to grant writing. Fall for the Book festival, George Mason University. Fairfax, VA. October 2015.

Invited Speaker. Symposium: Supporting Our Multilingual Readers and Writers, Wake Forest University, September, 2015.

Keynote Speaker. Transcultural risk communication and social media: Grassroots risk management of H1N1 flu pandemic. First Annual Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Student Awards of DePaul University, Chicago, IL, June 2011.

Invited Speaker. Technical and scientific writing instruction in China: Glocalized programs with different disciplinary roots. Conference on Writing Education across Borders. State College, PA. September 2011.

With Kevin Farrow. Research and publishing misconduct in engineering: Retraction study of Engineering Index. ATTW, Indianapolis, IN. 2014.

Cross-culturally Narrating Risks, Imagination, and Realities of HIV/AIDS: Emerging Genre of Online “Patient Narratives.” Research Symposium on Emerging Genres, Forms, and Narratives in New Media Environments, Raleigh, NC. 2013.   

SARS, Chinatowns, and Asian American rhetoric. CCCC, Las Vegas, NV. 2013.

Singapore’s quarantine rhetoric and human rights in emergency health risks. ATTW, Las Vegas, NV. 2013.

Perception and Understanding of Plagiarism among Multinational Students. NC Writing Symposium, Raleigh, NC, 2013.

Transnational Quarantine Rhetoric: Mandatory, Voluntary, Coerced, and Quasi-Quarantines, Public Communication, and Stigmatization in SARS. Association of Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Pre-Rhetorical Society Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 2012.

Keynote Speaker. Transcultural risk communication and social media: Grassroots risk management of H1N1 flu pandemic. First Annual Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Student Awards of DePaul University, Chicago, IL, June 2011.

Invited Speaker. Technical and scientific writing instruction in China: Glocalized programs with different disciplinary roots. Conference on Writing Education across Borders. State College, PA. September 2011.

The Contested space of plagiarism: Blurring boundaries of lab knowledge, templates, and previous publications. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Atlanta, GA. 2011

Moving from culture to culturalism: New direction for intercultural professional communication. MLA. Los Angles, CA. 2011.

Social media and online professional identities: Pedagogical exploration and implication. Computers and Writing. West Lafayette, IN. 2010.

Transcultural professional communication: A new approach to exploring transcultural risk management of the pandemic of the H1N1 Flu.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). Louisville, KY. 2010

Case definitions of SARS: Is medical knowledge culturally contingent or universally applicable? CCCC, San Francisco, CA. 2009.

Alternative forms of technical communication in China: Localized programs and new developments. Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 2008.

Tracing genres across cultures: SARS and the localization of public health genres. CCCC, New Orleans. 2008.

Critical contextualized methodology for the study of intercultural professional communication about global events. ATTW, New Orleans, LA. 2008.

Open source: Platform for virtual service learning and user-initiated research. International Professional Communication Conference. Seattle, WA. 2008.

Cross-cultural comparison of media construction of SARS. CCCC, New York, NY. 2007.

 

Graduate Advising

Dissertation Reader

Hartzog, Molly. Inventing Mosquitoes: Digital Organisms as Rhetorical Boundary Objects in Genetic Pest Management for Dengue and Malaria Control. CRDM, NCSU. Degree expected 2016

Laboy, Johanne Ivonne. Irrational Health Beliefs and Diabetes Type 2: Their Source, Nature, and Impact in the Hispanic Community. CRDM, NCSU. 2015

Johnson-Young, Elizabeth. Media’s Effect on What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Communication, Body Image, and Health Decisions During Pregnancy. CRDM, NCSU. 2015

Education

  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University, 2007
  • M.A. in English from Northern Illinois University, 2002