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Dr. Barbi Smyser-Fauble

Instructional Assistant Professor in Technical Communication
Stevenson Hall - STV 333 D
Office Hours
For Spring 2022 -

Virtual Office Hours - Mondays from 11:30 - 12:30 PM CST
(Will also utilize some Wednesdays at this time as well)

Also available by appointment to meet with students virtually. Please use ISU email to set up these appointments.
  • About
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Barbi Smyser-Fauble earned her Doctorate in the English Studies program at Illinois State University with concentrations in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, Composition, and New Media Studies

Current Courses

124.002Film Style And Literature

124.003Film Style And Literature

249.002Technical & Professional Writing I

249.004Technical & Professional Writing I

128.001Gender In The Humanities

128.003Gender In The Humanities

Teaching Interests & Areas

Technical communication, history of technical writing, cultural rhetorics, multimodal composition, gender studies, digital & visual rhetorics, medical rhetorics, organization & strategic communication, disability studies and business & government writing.

Research Interests & Areas

Disability studies, feminist theories, medical rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, digital and visual rhetorics, new media reading and composing strategies, Inter/intra cultural rhetorics and technical communication histories and theories.

Ph D English Studies

Illinois State University
Normal, IL


Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

BS Business - Marketing

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

2016 & 2017 Butler Awards Committe (BAC) Mini- Grant Recipient

Butler University

2015 & 2016 ISU "The Reggies" Invited Faculty Member

ISU Athletics Department

ISU Softball First Pitch Ambassador


2015 Diversity & Equity Teaching Award

ISU Department of English

2015 Maurice Scharton Scholarship

ISU Department of English

ISU Dissertation Completion Grant

ISU Graduate School

2014 University Club Scholarship

ISU University Club

2013 Computers & Writing Conference Graduate Research Network Research Assistant Travel Award 2013:

Computers and Writing Conference Graduate Research Network

Journal Article

Smyser-Fauble, B. The New Scarlet Letter A: An Exploration of the Power of Online Informational. Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. 3.1 (2012): 110-139.