Category Archives: Alumni Profiles

Dr. Erin 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. 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 … 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. 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. 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

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. 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. 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

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. 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