James M. Dubinsky

James M. Dubinsky is an associate professor of Rhetoric and Writing in the Department
of English at Virginia Tech (VT). He was the founding director of the department’s
Professional Writing program and the University’s service-learning, civic engagement
center (now VT-Engage). He is a past president of the international Association for
Business Communication (ABC) and served its nearly 900 members as Executive Director
from 2011-2021. Jim retired from 28 years of service in the U.S. Army as a Field
Artilleryman; he also taught at the U.S. Military Academy and for the Command and
General Staff College. He uses experience in his work to create an academic field in
Veterans Studies. Jim has been honored with awards at the college and university levels
for teaching, scholarship, and outreach. His work has appeared in scholarly publications
such as Business Communication Quarterly, Technical Communication Quarterly, Issues
in Writing, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, and Present Tense. He
is the author of Teaching Technical Writing: Critical Issues for the Classroom.