Welcome!

bio-picMy name is Dr. Philip B. Gallagher. I am an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of Technical Communication at Mercer University School of Engineering. Currently, I am specializing in Technical Communication Design Pedagogy, UX-Engineering, and technology 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: PTC design pedagogy and theory, distributed network audience theory for virtual communities, usability and user-experience engineering teaching and learning methods, and embodied cognition and phenomenological writing studies.

This fall I am teaching Introduction to Professional Communication for undergraduate engineers and Foundations of Technical Communication for graduate students. Additionally, I have experience teaching visual communication, business communication, accounting communication ethics, and all levels of composition (including honors), as well as foundations of reading and writing for college.

Regarding publications, I have a new article with Dr. David R. Russell and Philippe Meister accepted with Computers & Composition. My other recent work appears in the 2021 STC Summit Conference Proceedings, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and ACM’s 2019 SIGDOC Conference Proceedings. Concerning presentations, 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, the ACM’s Special Interest Group in Document Design (SIGDOC), and the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit Conference and Expo.

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