Duncan Koerber (B.A., English, U of T, 2001; M.A., Journalism, Western, 2003; Ph.D., Communication and Culture, York/Ryerson, 2009) teaches courses about public relations, social media, engineering communication, and advanced presentation skills. He comes to Ryerson from York University, where he was the lead instructor of the institutional writing stream in the Professional Writing program from 2010 to 2015. His research focuses on crisis communication, composition and writing studies, and professional communication history. This research has been published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals, and Oxford University Press recently published his first book, Clear, Precise, Direct: Strategies for Writing. He is currently completing revisions on a book for University of Toronto Press about Canadian crisis communication.
Koerber, D., & Zabara, N. (2017). Preventing Damage: The Psychology of Crisis Communication Buffers in Organized Sports. Public Relations Review. 43(1), 193-200.
Koerber, D. (2015). Fundamental mediation: A classification of media in crisis communication and damage control research. Canadian Journal of Media Studies. 13(1), 91-123
Koerber, D., & Allen, G. (2015). Clear, precise, direct: Strategies for writing. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Koerber, D. (2014). Crisis communication response and political communities: The unusual case of Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Canadian Journal of Communication, 39(3), 311-331.
Koerber, D. (2014). Faction and its alternative: Representing political organizing in the print public sphere in early Canada. Journalism History, 40(1), 51-58.
Koerber, D. (2013). Early political parties as mediated communities. Media History, 19(2), 125-138.
Koerber, D. (2013). Truth, memory, selectivity: Understanding historical work by writing personal histories. Composition Studies, 41(1), 51-69.
Koerber, D. (2011). The role of the agent in partisan communication networks of Upper Canadian newspapers. Journal of Canadian Studies, 45(3), 137-165.
Koerber, D. (2011). Style over substance: Newspaper coverage of early election campaigns in Canada, 1820-1841. Canadian Journal of Communication, 36(3), 435-453.
Koerber, D. (2010). Political operatives and administrative workers: The newspaper agents of Mackenzie’s Gazette, 1838-1840. Journalism History, 36(3), 160-168.
Koerber, D. (2009). Constructing the sports community: Canadian sports columnists, identity, and the business of sport in the 1940s. Sport History Review, 40(2), 126-142.