Welcome!

bio-picMy name is Philip Gallagher. I am an ABD-PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication specializing in Communication Design Theory and Pedagogy, New Media Learning, and Applied Communications research at Iowa State University. I will receive my degree Spring 2020. I earned both my M.A. in English with an emphasis in Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing (2012) and my B.A. in English (2009) from Eastern Illinois University. My current research interests include: rhetorical design theory and practices in business & technical communication, knowledge management in virtual communities, the development of New Media assignments, embodied cognition and phenomenological writing studies, and the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion in Higher Education.

Currently, I am teaching technical communication for engineering majors. But, I also have experience teaching business communication, accounting communication ethics, and all levels of composition (including honors), as well as foundations of reading and writing for college.

As a scholar, I’ve published in the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, ACM’s 2019 SIGDOC Conference Proceedings, and the International Visual Literacy Association’s 2018/19 Book of Selected Readings. I have presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the International Visual Literacy Association Conference (IVLA), the Council for Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) annual conference, and the ACM’s Special Interest Group in Document Design (SIGDOC).

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me via email at philip@iastate.edu.