Welcome!

bio-picMy name is Dr. Philip B. Gallagher. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technical Communication at Mercer University. I specialize in teaching Technical & Professional Communication, UX Research, Visual Communication, Communication Access & Design, and technology for Information Design in writing ecology. I received my degree in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from Iowa State University in 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 research interests include: TPC pedagogy, accessibility, usability, and UX testing methods, visual and digital communication praxis, and qualitative, phenomenological communication studies.

This fall I am teaching Technical Communication and Information Design for undergraduates in Engineering and Technical Communication. Additionally, I have experience teaching advanced technical communication for graduates, UX research methods, visual communication for undergraduates and graduates, business and professional communication, accounting communication ethics, and all levels of composition (including honors), as well as foundations of reading and writing for college.

Regarding featured publications, I have a recent article with Dr. David R. Russell and Philippe Meister published in Computers & Composition, an article forthcoming in Computers & Composition Online, and a chapter in an upcoming Technical Communication UX Collection from SUNY Press. Other notable work has appeared in the 2022 & 2021 STC Summit Conference Proceedings, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and ACM’s 2019 SIGDOC Conference Proceedings. 

I have presented at the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit Conference and Expo, ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC), the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA), and the Council for Writing Program Administrators (CWPA).

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