Texas Tech University

Abigail Selzer King

Selzer King, Abigail

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Purdue
Office: 488
Email: AS.king@ttu.edu
Website: www.selzerking.com

Abigail Selzer King studies visual and organizational dimensions of communication. Her work investigates these dimensions from qualitative, rhetorical, argumentation, and user-centered perspectives. She is the current director of the Texas Tech Usability Research Laboratory.

Abigail has received the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award from the National Communication Association, the Outstanding Thesis Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender, and top paper awards from both the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association. Her research has appeared in journals including Computers & Education, Communication Design Quarterly, and Visual Communication Quarterly.

To learn more about her work, please visit www.selzerking.com and follow her on twitter @selzerking.


  • Selzer King, A. (in press). Drawing talk, drawing ideas. Visual Communication Quarterly.
  • Selzer King, A., Jensen, R. E., Jones, C, & McCarthy, M. J. (2017). Dialectics of occupational stigma communication: The anticipatory socialization of sex educators. Health Communication, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1353867
  • Selzer King, A., Moore, K., Hardage Edlin, A., Frankel, S. (2017) Drawing strategies for communication planning: A rationale and exemplar of the Geometric Page Form (GPF) approach. Communication Design Quarterly, 5(1), 71-79. doi: 10.1145/3090152.3090158
  • Selzer King, A., Jacobsen, K. M., & Labriola, J. T. (2017). Visual methods for gathering post-test user feedback: Pilot testing the Picture Card Sort Deck. Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference. IEEE ProComm.
  • Selzer King, A. & Hardage Edlin, A. (2016). Structured drawing tasks support research ideation: A mentor-mentee report on iteration, invention, and collaboration. In Proceedings of the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. Association of Computing Machinery, 25 – 27.