Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing
HDO One-Day Professional Seminar: Addressing Change-o-Phobia Up and Down the Org Chart
Education: Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A., Brandeis University
Research Interests: Davida Charney has been a professor in UT Austin’s Department of Rhetoric and Writing since 1997. In the early part of her career, her teaching and research focused on technical and professional communication. At UT, she broadened her focus to rhetorical theory and the persuasive strategies used by scholars across the disciplines. Lately, she has turned her focus to Jewish Studies and the use of persuasion in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish liturgy. For HDO, she has offered workshops in change management and has worked with master’s students on writing their capstone projects.