Hello!

I am an assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University, where I also co-direct the User Experience (UX) Lab in the Department of English. I teach courses in UX research, information design, and digital rhetorics.

I hold a PhD in rhetoric and scientific and technical communication from the University of Minnesota (May 2019). While completing my degree, I have taught at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN (adjunct), University of North Texas in Denton, TX (online adjunct), and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China (visiting scholar).

Between 2015-2019, I was a researcher affiliated with the Wearables Research Collaboratory at Minnesota. I investigated the sociocultural aspects of wearable technologies and deployed devices like the Google Glass, Google Cardboard, Ricoh Theta 360, and other gadgets to examine the usefulness of wearable technologies in various learning contexts.

Currently, I am working on a book and few journal-article projects that focus on design thinking approaches in technical communication pedagogy and practice. See my projects page for details.

My recent publications include the following:

I am continually intrigued by the impact of technologies on our personal, professional, and social lives, and I strive to better understand how we might facilitate better living and learning through these technologies.

Outside of work, I enjoy working out, cooking, running, and parenting a very affectionate cat, two energetic puppers, and a quiet chinchilla with my partner. We also love Netflix.

Education Background

PhD in Rhetoric & Scientific & Technical Communication, Minor in Human Factors and Ergonomics, University of Minnesota, 2019.
MA in English: Rhetoric & Writing, St. Cloud State University, 2014.
MS in Mass Communication: Advertising & Public Relations, St. Cloud State University, 2014.
BS in Mass Communication: Advertising, Minors in Communication Studies and Psychology, St. Cloud State University, 2011.