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Leah Wahlin

  • Senior Lecturer, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 3193 Smith Lab (office)
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210



M.A., English Literature, Miami University
B.A., English & French, St. Cloud State University


Teaching & Research Interests

  • Technical Communication and Professional Writing
  • Strategic Communications
  • Communicating Science and Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Team Management
  • Educational Technologies and Open Educational Resources
  • Motion Design and Visual Communications



Leah Wahlin’s background in English Literature and composition pedagogy is layered with extensive professional experience in content development, copywriting, and project management. She brings her interest in the intersections of technology, visual design, and strategic communication to the classroom, creating assignments and activities to help students develop the professional communication skills that are most relevant in today’s workplace. She has led development of two e-textbooks currently in use in the Department of Engineering Education, and she co-edited a collection about Motion Design with R. Brian Stone.



Stone, R.B., & Wahlin, L. (Eds.). (2018). The Theory & Practice of Motion Design: Critical Perspectives and Professional Practice. New York, New York: Focal Press / Routledge.

Herman, J., Hall, L., Kuzawa, D., Wahlin, L., & Faure, M. (2017). Writing as Knowing: Creative Knowing through Multiple Messaging Modes in an Engineering Technical Communications Course. In Creative Ways of Knowing in Engineering. D. Bairaktarova and M. Eodice (Eds.). 99 – 120. New York, New York: Springer.