by Michael Albers
East Carolina University
Michael Albers is a professor at East Carolina University, where he teaches in the professional writing program. In 1999, he completed his PhD in technical communication and rhetoric from Texas Tech University. Before coming to ECU, he taught for 8 years at the University of Memphis. He is a Senior Member of ACM. In addition to his work on CDQ, he was SIGDOC Secretary from 1999 – 2005 and the 2013 SIGDOC Conference Chair. He also chaired the Symposium on Communicating Complex Information from 2012 – 2018. Before earning his PhD, he worked for 10 years as a technical communicator, writing software documentation and performing interface design. His research interests include designing documentation on the communication of complex information.
Join us for SIGDOC 2019 in Portland, OR on Oct 4-6.
Conference theme: Broadening the Boundaries of Communication Design.
Abstract proposals are due on Jan 25 at 11:59pm PST.
Submit a research article, experience report, industry insight, or enter the student research competition.
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