Roger teaches both graduate and undergraduate technical communication courses. His teaching and research interests include writing for not-for-profits, Web 2.0, intercollegiate athletics, publications management, and service learning. He also serves as the institution’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).
Roger has taught in many settings including graduate, undergraduate, distance education, and workplace training programs. As a technical communicator and consultant, Roger has developed winning proposals, online tutorials, online help, technical communication workshops, Internet-based exams, biomedical patent applications, and handbooks. His clients include U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Education, Winter Wildlands Alliance, Educational Testing Service, Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Integrity House Publishing, River Park Press, law enforcement departments, CrossFit gyms, Prepared Firearms, and Chauncey Group International.
His scholarship has appeared in journals such as Technical Communication, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Proposal Management, Technical Rescue, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, and Metropolitan Universities Journal. Roger is author of Designing Documents and Understanding Visuals (2008) and Document-Based Cases in Technical Communication (2013). Roger has won both the Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award in Technical Communication (for “Green Printing”) and the Insight Award for Best Journal Article (for “Workplace-Classroom Collaborations”).
Roger eats a vegetarian diet, enjoys zombie literature, Star Wars, CrossFit, Disney, and, of course, cheering for the Boise State Broncos.
- Ph.D., Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- M.A., Composition and Rhetorical Theory, California State University, Northridge
- B.A., English Literature, California State University, Northridge
Writing for not-for-profits, Web 2.0, intercollegiate athletics, publications management, service learning
Watch the video below to learn what Roger did with his degree in English.