Carolyn Meyer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Communication and a Member of the School of Graduate Studies. Since joining the faculty at Ryerson in 2005, she has designed and taught undergraduate courses in business and technical communication, communication and law as well as graduate courses in grantwriting and fundraising (MPC) and risk communication (Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition Communication).
As the recipient of a SSHRC Ryerson Internal Grant, she has conducted a critical discourse analysis of computer-mediated communication and the impact of new media on language change. Her recent genre-related research and conference papers focus on forms of promotional and academic discourse and how novice grant-writers gain genre and procedural knowledge and develop communicative practices. She is the author of The Reader: Contemporary Essays and Writing Strategies (Prentice Hall Canada, 2001), The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life (2011), and Communicating for Results: A Canadian Student’s Guide, a professional writing textbook used at over 20 colleges and universities across Canada and soon to be published in its third edition by Oxford University Press.
Before coming to Ryerson, Carolyn held a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at McMaster University and taught at the University of Toronto and Mount Allison University. She is the Vice President (Canada) of the Association for Business Communication, an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice.
Ph.D., McMaster University (1991)
M.A., University of Toronto (1986)
B.A. (with high distinction), University of Toronto (1984)