Technical Writing Alumni Profiles

Are you an alumni of the Technical Writing Program at Illinois State University? Contact Jim Kalmbach (kalmbach@ilstu.edu) with your information or to correct or delete information on this page.

Dr. Godwin Y. Agboka
Dr. Godwin Y. Agboka is an Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at University of Houston-Downtown, where he has worked since August 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. in English Studies (Professional Writing and Rhetorics concentration) in 2010 from Illinois State … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Deborah Balzhiser
Dr. Deborah Balzhiser received her MS in Writing in 1994 and her Ph.D. in English Studies in 2003 and is an Associate Professor in Rhetoric, Composition and Technical Communication in the Department of English at Texas State University,  … Continue reading →

 


Dr. Michael Bokor
Dr. Michael Bokor received his Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2003 and is Assistant Professor at Long Island University in New York. He is interested in and has published on language attitudes and performances of native … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Deborah Bosley
Dr. Deborah Bosley received her Doctor of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition from Illinois State University in 1989. She is currently Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Humanities, Technology, and Science at the University of North … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Daniel Ding
Dr. Daniel Ding received his Ph.D. in English Studies at Illinois State University in 1998. He is currently a professor at Ferris State University, where he has been employed since 1998. Dr. Ding teaches technical writing and composition; his research … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Bruce Erickson
Bruce Erickson received his PhD in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2008. He will complete his third year as Director of the Program in Professional Writing (PPW) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August of 2012. … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Jiang-Ping Fan
Dr. Jiang-Ping Fan received her Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2003. Dr. Fan has worked as a technical communications specialist at State Farm Insurance, American Family Insurance and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Fan’s article “Charles Morris’s … Continue reading →

 

FrostDr. Erin A. Frost
Dr. Erin A. Frost is an Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University. She earned her Ph.D. in English Studies in 2013 from Illinois State University. Dr. Frost currently teaches courses in business communication, technical communication, … Continue reading →

 

Dr. David Hammontree
Dr. David Hammontree received his Ph.D in English Studies in 2007. He teaches at Oakland University in Rochester, MI where he is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of First-Year Writing. Much of his research has been on writing studies … Continue reading →

 


Dr. D. Leigh Henson
D. Leigh Henson, professor emeritus of English at Missouri State University, received a Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University (1982), and his dissertation chairman and mentor was Dr. Stan Renner. Henson had also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees … Continue reading 

 

Dr. Joseph Jeyaraj
Dr. Joseph Jeyaraj received his Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2001 and is currently an Associate Professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Jeyaraj’s areas of expertise include postcolonial technical communication in technical and professional … Continue reading →

 


Dr. Eric Kumpf
Dr. Eric Kumpf received his Ph.D in English Studies at Illinois State University in 2001. His studies in professional communication at ISU prepared him for tasks in technical communication such as writing standard operating guidelines, annual reports, critiques, and training guidelines … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Kyle Mattson
In 2011, Kyle Mattson received his Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University. Now an assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, Kyle teaches subjects in technical communication, cross-cultural communication, and first-year writing. In areas of research, his … Continue reading 

 

Dr. Devon Fitzgerald Ralston
Dr. Devon Fitzgerald Ralston received her Ph.D. from Illinois State University in 2008. She is a visiting assistant professor at Miami of Ohio University. Dr. Ralston specializes in computers and writing and media rhetorics. Her research interests are diverse, focusing … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Marcea K. Seible
Dr. Marcea K. Seible received her Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2008. She is currently Assistant Professor of Developmental Writing at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. Her activities include mentoring new teachers and serving on … Continue reading →

 

Ryan Travaille
Ryan Travaille received an MS in Writing in 2000. He is a technical writer for Communications Data Group, a telecommunications company based in Champaign, Illinois. His responsibilities include working as the lead technical writer and editor for the company’s new Modularity system, … Continue reading →

 

Dr. Han Yu
Dr. Han Yu received her Ph.D. in English Studies in 2007 from Illinois State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University, specializing in technical communication, international technical communication, professional/ workplace writing and writing assessment. Dr. Yu … Continue reading →

 

 

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