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Dori Coblentz

Lecturer of Technical Communication

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Skiles 307
Office Hours:
Mondays 12:30-1:30, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:10-11:10
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Dori Coblentz is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech, where she teaches first-year composition and technical communications classes. In addition to her work in writing pedagogy, she specializes in early modern English drama, digital pedagogy, and the history of fencing. Her forthcoming monograph, Artful Devices: Fencing, Form, and Cognition on the Early Modern Stage (Edinburgh UP, 2022) explores the ways in which early moderns generated and transmitted practical knowledge about time. In her role as a Brittain Fellow, she serves on the Grant Writing Committee, where she authors grants and works with grant training for other Brittan Fellows. She is also active in the Effective Team Dynamics Initiative at Georgia Tech, where she has consulted as Grant Writer and Curriculum Developer since 2019. Dori also enjoys working with adult learners as a fencing teacher and holds a Master at Arms certification through Sonoma State University. In her spare time, she coaches rapier fencing at the Atlanta Historical Fencing Academy and develops curriculum for other historical fencing instructors. Her fencing pedagogical approach is outlined in her co-authored manual, Fundamentals of Italian Rapier: A Modern Manual for Teachers and Students of Historical Fencing (2018).

  • PhD in English, Emory University
  • MA in Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • BA in English, San Jose State University
  • BA in Linguistics, San Jose State University


Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Europe
  • Europe - United Kingdom
  • Accessibility
  • Disability
  • History more generally
  • Literary Theory


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-3431: Tech Comm Approaches
  • LMC-3432: Tech Comm Strategies

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