Faculty Directory

Patrick McKercher
  • Title
    • Lecturer Writing
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
  • Phone
    831-459-2083, 831-459-3516
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 125 Rachel Carson College
  • Office Hours T 2-3 Th 8:30-9:30 & by appt. TTh (Spring 2019)
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses College 8 Core, Writing 2: Creating Green (entrepreneurship) and Big History, Technical Writing, Electronic Discourse

Summary of Expertise

Metaphor, symbolic systems, General Systems Theory, Rhetoric, teaching writing

Research Interests

James Burke's Knowledge Web (k-web.org), metaphor, symbolic systems, General Systems Theory, environmental studies, 3D VR immersive systems, network analysis

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Linguistics and Literature

Honors, Awards and Grants

Multiple technology innovation grants

Teaching Interests

Environment, technology, Big History