Associate Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Chair, Department of Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Coordinator, Professional and Technical Writing
Doctorate of Philosophy, 2000, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University
Dissertation: "The Service Paradigm in Technical Communication: Theory, Pedagogy, Practice"
Master of Science, 1994, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science, 1991, Scientific and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University
Saginaw Valley State University, 2005–present
University of Northern Iowa, 1999–2005
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Professional Writing
Riverstone Communication, 1989–1998
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, 1994–1995
Curriculum Developer/Technical Writer
Co-Editor, Programmatic Perspectives : Journal of the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication . 2009–present.
Co-Editor, Sharing Our Intellectual Traces : Narrative Reflections from Administrators of Professional, Technical, and Scientific Communication Programs. forthcoming.
“Genesis of Programmatic Perspectives: Responding to the Need for a New Scholarly Forum in Technical, Scientific, and Professional Communication.” Programmatic Perspectives . March 2009.
The Writing & Design Toolkit : Preparing Effective, Professional Documents for Classrooms and Workplaces . forthcoming.
"Revitalizing Discipline-Specific Instruction in Technical Communication." In Richard Selfe, Karla Kitalong, and Tracy Bridgeford (Ed.) Innovative Approaches to Technical Communication . 2004. (with Philip Sweany).
Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Program Review and Assessment Team, 2009–present
Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Chief Information Officer, 2000–2005
Green Cardinal Initiative, 2009–present
Co-Head Coach, Essexville Garber Varsity Men’s Soccer, 2009–present
Assistant Coach, Essexville Garber Varsity and Junior Varsity Women’s Soccer, 2009–present
Building Committee Member, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2004–2005
House Teaching Impact Award nominee, SVSU, 2010
Teaching with Technology Award, SVSU, 2009
Teaching with Technology Award nominee, SVSU, 2006, 2007
Teaching Excellence Award, Michigan Technological University, 1998
Professional identity for technical communicators
Professionalism and ethics in technical communication
History and status of technical communication
Scientific and environmental rhetoric