My name is Dr. Philip B. Gallagher. I am an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Mercer University School of Engineering specializing in Communication Design Theory and Pedagogy, Usability and UX Learning, and Applied Communications research. 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 current research interests include: PTC design pedagogy and theory, distributed network audience theory for virtual communities, usability and user-experience teaching and learning methods, and embodied cognition and phenomenological writing studies.
Currently, I am teaching general and advanced 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 Dreams and Inspirations: The Book of Selected Readings 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.