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 Aaron Alford

Lauri Anderson

Christopher Andrews

Shon Bacon is a PhD candidate in the Technical Communication & Rhetoric program, focusing on race, gender, and identity in digital spaces. Her dissertation research examines the identity (re)construction and blogging practices of African-American mommy bloggers. Shon’s had a commentary published in Intercom and an entry published in the Encyclopedia of Social Networks. Currently, she’s the president of TTU’s STC chapter. TCR

Jessica Badger

Joshua Ryan Barron, B.B.A., M.B.A., is Texas Tech's Campus Advising Liaison and Director of University Advising. He believes that, with deliberate effort, people and organizations can positively impact every person and situation they encounter. Therefore, Joshua focuses his efforts on equipping, organizing, empowering, and supporting efforts to serve students, particularly through advisor professional development, training, retention intelligence, and technological innovation.

Andrea Beaudin

George Bendele

Jeannie Bennett is a PhD student in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program. Her interests include the visual rhetoric, interplay of technology, culture and rhetoric, discourse analysis and the rhetoric of healthcare, with a special interest in rhetoric and mental illness. TCR

Tyler Berringer

Andrew Berthrong

Matthew Betz is an MA student, studying Technical Communication and Rhetoric, particularly typeface rhetoric, power structures, and issues of accountability in technical communication. TCR

Erin Bistline

Leigh Bonds is a PhD candidate, specializing in 19th-century British studies and book history. She is a contributing editor to Romantic Women Writers Reviewed and has been the recipient of the William Bryan Gates Graduate Award, the Harold R. Hawkins Award for the Best Paper in Book Trade, and a scholarship from Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. She is currently the Letterpress Lab Manager and Assistant Project Manager for Texas Manuscript Cultures, a digital humanities project. NCS | BH

Tatyana Branham

Newton Buliva

Tom Burns

Amelia Chesley is pursuing a Master's degree in Technical Communication with the certificate in Publishing and Editing. She is fascinated by the history of technical communication, digital humanities, visual rhetoric, and new media. TCR

Amanda Cooper

Joshua Cowan

Kate Crane


Julie Davis

Debbie Davy is a PhD student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric. A Senior Member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, she works as an incorporated consultant to provide innovation, critical thinking, and business analysis to companies in the private and publicsectors. She is the co-author of a literature review of qualitative research in technical communication from 2003 to 2007 in Technical Communication: Perspectives and Techniques (James Conklin and George Hayhoe, eds. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2010). TCR

Chase Dearinger

Allison Donohue

Joseph Dornich

Kristi Dunks is a PhD student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric. She is interested in risk communication, technical communication within aviation, and the rhetoric of government reports. TCR

Neal Durbin is an MA/MS student in English and Forensic Science specializing in Forensic Linguistics. His research specializes in linguistic authorship attribution and plagiarism, as well as the language of psychopathy.

Preston Eaton

David A. Edgell is a PhD student in the Technical Communication & Rhetoric program studying medical rhetoric, practitioner-patient communication, medical ethics, and informed consent. He is president of the student chapter of the STC and has published on the subjects of usability, distance internships, DITA, collaborative information technologies, and interviewing subject matter experts. TCR

Tim Elliot

Kimberly Elmore is a PhD student in TCR, exploring connections between rhetoric, ethics, and disability studies.  She is currently researching ethical argumentation in the online publications of stakeholders in autism research. TCR

Jason Farrell

Jill Fennell

Kerry Fine is a PhD student in English, studying Western American Literature and ecocriticism. She has presented papers on literature of place, place theory, and body mediated epistemological development at conferences of the Western Literature Association and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. LSJE

Carly Finseth

Rachel Furey is a PhD student in English specializing in creative writing.  She is a winner of Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Fiction, Crab Orchard Review’s Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award, and Yemassee’s William Richey Short Fiction Contest. Her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Sweet, Tidal Basin Review, American Fiction, and Chautauqua.


Greg Gamel

Linda Gilmore

Chalice Green

Blaine Grimes

Julie Grisham is a MA student in Technical Communication. Her interests are accessible rhetoric, composition, and visual rhetoric. She also holds an MA in Education and is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

David Grover

Emily Grover is a PhD student in English, with specialization in 18th Century British Literature. She has taught Neoclassic to Romantic British literature at the university level for two years, and she has been teaching composition courses since 2003.

Sarah Gunning is a Ph.D. candidate in Technical Communication & Rhetoric. Her dissertation investigates knowledge management factors involved in nonprofit proposal development. Her research has been presented at Association of Fundraising Professionals and has been accepted for presentation at the Americas Conference on Information Systems and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action conference.  TCR

Brittney Hagan is an MA student in the English program with specializations in Young Adult literature and the role of the adolescent. Her current interests include female agency in dystopian worlds and the fantasy genre’s influence in teenage development.

Megan Hansen is a PhD student in English, specializing in 19th Century American literature. Her specific interests include the shifting socioeconomic conditions of the mid-nineteenth century and the resulting literary representations of middle-class gender roles.

Letitia Harding is a PhD student in the TCR program. Her dissertation involves an exploration of the political uses of visual and textual rhetoric in environmental issues. She has a book chapter, entitled Digital Connections and Learning Styles, co-written with Julie Davis and Deanna Mascle pending Spring 2010 publication in "The Handbook of Research and Virtual Environments for Corporate Education and Employee Learning Solutions. TCR

Dina Salah Hassan

Chloe Honum

Alec Hosterman

Landon Houle is a PhD student in English. Her specialization is  with an emphasis on fiction. Her work has been published in descant, and she has presented both fiction and critical articles at various conferences including the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers (TACWT) and the Association of Graduate English Students conferences at the University of North Texas and Texas Tech.

Sam Howard

Rebecca Howell

Caleb Humphreys

Jeremy Huston


Luke Iantornois a PhD student in English, focusing on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. His dissertation research examines the relationship between empire and revolution, gender, and book history between 1783 and 1815. He has presented papers on Romantic literature at conferences of the College English Association and  the International Conference on Romanticism, and He has edited the General Magazine for Romantic Women Writers Reviewed (2011, 2012).NCS | BH

Frances Johnson

Andrew Keese is a PhD student in English literature. His research interests include 20th century British literature, including D. H. Lawrence, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Graham Greene, and the role of politics in literature. He wrote reviews for and served as editor of the Journal of South Texas English Studies and presented at several conferences, including the national College English Association, the South Central Modern Language Association, and the Conference on Christianity in Literature.

Christine Kitano is a PhD student in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Her first book of poems will be published in Spring 2011 by Lynx House Press..

Ana Krahmer

Carl Laamanen is a MA student in English, specializing in Film/Media Studies. His research focuses on the various intersections of religion, history, and culture in film..

Michael Lemon

Alex Linden

Tabitha Lowery

Lara Mandrell

Kerry Manzo

Bethany McKinney

Derek McKown

Charles Mcleod

Chase Mitchell is a Ph.D. student in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program. His  interests include rhetoric and composition, alternative rhetorics, intercultural communication, digital media and pedagogy, and globally networked learning environments. You can find Chase at http://achasemitchell.com.

Monica Montelongo

Luke Morgan

Scott Morris

Steve Morrison is a PhD student in the TCR program.  His fiction has appeared in The Portland Review, and now he is exploring the rhetoric of composition and the nature of science writing directed to non-scientific audiences. TCR


Duc Nguyen

Olga Pahom is a PhD student in Linguistics, focusing on bilingualism and second language acquisition (SLA). She has done experimental research on Spanish, French, German, and Russian adult SLA at Texas Tech University and Florida State University.  Her research has been presented at the Annual Meeting of Linguistic Society of America, as well as many regional and local conferences. She is also a TEACH fellow and a member of Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society.

Michael Palmer is a PhD candidate in English, specializing in nonfiction. His work won the 2010 University of New Orleans Study Abroad contest and has appeared in The Collagist, Sunstone, Dialogue and other journals.

Liz Pohland is a PhD student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric and the editor of _Intercom_. Her research interests include publication management, editing, document design, technologies of writing, games, graphic novels and comics, pop cultures, social media, and children's culture. TCR

Katrina Prow

Erin Pumroy

Richard Rabil, Jr. is an MA student pursuing a degree in Technical Communication. His research interests include content management, ethics in proposal writing, and the rhetoric of video games. TCR

Mark Ranario

William Randall is an MA student in Technical Communication studying user interface design and multi-lingual documentation. He has published more than 30 user manuals and contributed to "Lost in Translation: Applications of Simplified English in Academia," presented by N. Scheuermann at the IEEE’s 2009 International Professional Communication Conference. TCR

Susan Rauch

Mackenzie Regier

Michelle Reich

Dominic Russ


Robert Schafer is a PhD student in TCR, studying intercultural communication, particularly heuristics of cultural dimensions in audience analysis. His most recent article is "Introducing Heuristics of Cultural Dimensions into the Service-Level Technical Communication Classroom" in "Journal of Technical Writing & Communication" 39.3 (2009). TCR

Angela Schaffer

Michael Shewmaker

Brandon Shuler is a PhD student in Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment. He specializes in Texas literature and the outdoors experience in American literature. His book, Glory of the Silver King, is forthcoming from Texas A&M Press.

Jacob Shores-Areguello

Amanda Smith

J.D. Smith

Trampas Smith

Brian Spreng

 Gerald Staley

Brandon Strubberg

Kazutaka Sugiyama

William Taylor

Jennifer Thomas

Leah Thorne

Erin Trauth

Kyle Traylor

Michael Trice

Kellyanne Ure is a PhD candidate in English, specializing in nineteenth-century British literature and book history. Her dissertation is on the serialization of sensation fiction in magazines of the 1860s. She has presented papers at the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals conference, participated in a seminar at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference, and contributed to the Victorian Periodicals Review bibliography. NCS, BH


Erin Varghese

Rachel Vaughn

David Vialard

Sarah Viren

Xiling Wang is a PhD student in Technical Communication. Her research interests are writing and technical communication pedagogy and practice. TCR

Cary Waterhouse is an MA student in the Technical Communication program. His career in the aerospace industry leads his research interests in engineering rhetoric, knowledge studies, and digital writing environments. TCR

Paul Watson is a PhD student in TCR studying the rhetoric of mathematics and the market meltdown as a topic for his dissertation. His research interests include Economics, Finance, History and Rhetoric of Science.

Ian Weaver

Ronda Wery is a PhD student in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program. Her research interests include pedagogy, online education, rhetoric, composition, and new media. TCR

Monica Wesley is a PhD student in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program, studying visual communication and new media. Her research interests include visual rhetoric, the rhetoric of intellectual property law and issues of ownership and access, new media, visual metaphor, and questions of power in mass media.

Melanie Wilson is a PhD student in English, studying nineteenth-century British literature, particularly Gothic fiction.  She is also interested in Medieval literature and the ways it is re-imagined in other periods. NCS

Julie Wiseman, an MATC student, has a BA in English from Hardin-Simmons University.  Her interest is in pedagogy, business writing, and the Internet’s transformation of the newspaper business. TCR

Vincent Yepez

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