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Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty are experienced and dedicated to helping our students succeed. Most of our faculty have several years of professional experience working as technical communicators, and many of our classes leverage our connections with the Boise State campus and local area community to help our students network, land internships, and learn through hands-on, real-world application.

Director of Technical Communication

rogermunger_smRoger Munger, Professor
Associate Chair; Director of Technical Communication; Faculty Athletics Representative

Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Interests: Writing for not-for-profits, Web 2.0, intercollegiate athletics, publications management, service learning
rmunger@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-4211 | LA-227


Technical Communication Faculty

shaunaanderson_smShauna Anderson, Lecturer
M.A. in English, Utah State University
Interests: User documentation, oral communication, Web 2.0, business communication, assessment
shaunanderson1@boisestate.edu | EA-102D

carlyfinseth_smCarly Finseth, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Interests: Games and virtual worlds, documentation, instructional design, usability and interaction design, digital rhetorics
carlyfinseth@boisestate.edu | LA-234

jennmallette_smJenn Mallette, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in English with Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Arkansas
Interests: Gendered experience on writing and professional identities in engineering disciplines, rhetoric of science, feminist science and feminist composition, public science
jennifermallette@boisestate.edu | LA-209B

mikemarkley_smMichael Markley, Lecturer
Faculty Hiring Coordinator
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Managing technical communication teams and projects, writing for nonprofit organizations, and emerging platforms for delivering technical content
michaelmarkley@boisestate.edu | EA-101C

dennismeier_smDennis Meier, Instructor
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing, engineering, data analysis, and taking MOOC courses
dmeier@boisestate.edu

heidinaylor_smHeidi Naylor, Lecturer
M.F.A. in Fiction Writing, Boise State University
Interests: Technical writing, fiction and features writing, editing, advocacy
heidinaylor@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7015 | UNX1-110

Lori Pennington, Instructor
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing, print document production
loripennington@boisestate.edu

johnplatt_smJohn Platt, Instructor
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing
johnplatt@boisestate.edu

debrapurdy_smDebra Purdy, Lecturer
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Writing
debrapurdy@boisestate.edu | (208) 426-7060 | LA-211H

chauntainshields_smChauntain Shields, Instructor
M.A. in Technical Communication, Boise State University
Interests: Technical writing and editing, creative writing, reading, instructional design, information design, web design, content marketing and management, education technology
chauntainshields@boisestate.edu

russellwillerton_smRussell Willerton, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Interests: Technical editing, plain language, document design, dialogic ethics
russellwillerton@boisestate.edu | LA-211B