Jane Douglas Articles

Jane Douglas, Samantha Miller

What you read affects your writing – so choose carefully

Reading Time: 2 minutes Educators have studied the processes of reading and writing, and the development of skills in each area, but never how one influences the other. In a groundbreaking study in the May issue of the International Journal of Business Administration, University of Florida associate professor Yellowlees Douglas and graduate student Samantha Miller discovered strong correlations between the complexity of graduate students’ reading and their writing. “You’d think someone would have studied these effects in adults long ago,” Douglas said, “but we

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Warrington professor analyzes “The Reader’s Brain”

Reading Time: < 1 minute Warrington Professor Dr. Yellowlees Douglas’s new book–“The Reader’s Brain: How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Writer”— uses decades of insights into the reading brain to provide writers with clear-cut, science-based guidelines on how to write anything well, from an email to a multi-million dollar proposal. Read more about Dr. Douglas’s findings at UF News.

Warrington student takes second place in national business writing competition

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alyssa Gutierrez, a senior Accounting major at the Warrington College of Business Administration, placed second in the Association for Business Communication (ABC) 2013 Student Writing Contest. The ABC Student Writing Contest is open to undergraduate students enrolled in a business communication course. Participants are presented with a case scenario that requires a business correspondence in response. A panel of academic scholars reviews the entries and selects up to 10 finalists. The finalists’ entries are then reviewed by

Warrington honors five educators with teaching/advising awards

Reading Time: 5 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration has recognized five of its brilliant and talented educators with its 2011-12 Teaching/Advising Awards. William R. Hough Faculty Fellow Dr. Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay and Associate Professor Dr. Jane Douglas were named Teachers of the Year in the graduate/professional division. In the undergraduate division, jcpenney Professor Dr. Richard Lutz and Lecturer Dr. Michelle Darnell were named Teachers of the Year. Erica Byrnes, the Associate Director for Academic Advising & Career Coaching at the