Hi! My name is Philip (Phil) Gallagher. I am a Rhetoric and Professional Communication PhD Candidate specializing in Document Design Theory and Pedagogy, New Media Learning, and Applied Communications research at Iowa State University. I will receive my PhD in Spring 2020. In the past, I earned my M.A. in English with an emphasis in Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing (2012), and my B.A. in English with a focus on Creative Writing (2009) from Eastern Illinois University. Also, I earned an A.A. in English (2007) from Lake Land College. My current research interests include: rhetorical design theory and process in business & technical communication, knowledge management in virtual communities, the development of New Media pedagogy, embodied cognition and phenomenological writing studies, and the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion in Higher Education.