phd in rhetoric and scientific and technical communication

Dawn M. Armfield is a researcher and teacher of digital literacies and technical communication. Her research explores the myriad ways we engage alphabetic, graphic, and multimodal texts in digital communications, both in producing and disseminating the texts, broadly construed.

Since the Fall 2016 semester, Dawn has been teaching at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the Technical Communication program in the English Department. She teaches technical communication, usability, user experience, visual technical communication, prototyping, and instructional design. Prior to that, from 2013-2016, Dawn was a member of the faculty at Frostburg State University where she taught in the professional writing concentration, including courses in applied digital writing, technical writing, scientific writing, foundations of visual communication, business writing, and social sciences advanced composition (mostly for nursing or education students).

Originally from the western United States, Dawn received her B.A. in English from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2005, her M.A. in English with an emphasis in Literacy, Technology, and Professional Writing from NAU in 2008, and her PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2013.

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