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Christine B. Burgoyne

  • Director, MSE Communications Program
117 Surge Building (0237)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Christine B. Burgoyne

Director of Engineering Communications Program


Research Interests:

  • Globalization in Engineering Communications
  • Technical and Professional Communications: Preparing the engineer for the workplace through current and changing standards
  • Critical discourse analysis (CDA)--discursive patterns and reproduction of ideologies in technical professions--discourse communities in engineering cultures
  • Bakhtinian and Barthian Studies -- applications of dialogism, heterogeneity, carnivalesque , intertextuality, hybrid identities, in engineering, global, and communications


  • M.A. English, English Department, Virginia Tech, May 2001
  • B.A. English Studies: Language, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines, October 1995

Courses Taught/Co-taught in MSE:

  • MSE 2884: Professional Development 1
  • MSE 3884: Professional Development 2
  • MSE 2044: Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering (Communications Component)
  • MSE 2014: Transition to Materials Science and Engineering 
  • MSE 3314: Materials Laboratory I (Communications Component)
  • MSE 4414: Physical Ceramics (Communications Component)
  • MSE 4424: Materials Laboratory II (Communications Component)