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Faculty Profiles


Dr. Williams    Dr. Pimentel    Dr. Zhu    Dr. Balzhiser    Dr. Mogull  Dr. Roundtree  


Aimee Roundtree, PhD
Director of MATC Program

Professor
Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Trinity University

Areas of Specialization and Interests

Science & Medical Communication
Usability Testing & Research Methods
Digital & Visual Communication
Organizational Communication

Courses Taught

ENG 5313: Research Methods
ENG 5314: Usability Testing
ENG 5314: Proposal Writing
ENG 5314: Digital Media and Web Design

 

Miriam F. Williams, PhD
Professor

Education

PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
MA Technical Communication, Texas State University
MA in Public Administration, University of Houston
BS in Economics, University of Houston

Areas of Specialization and Interests

Public Policy Writing
Intercultural Communication
Ethics in Technical Communication
Qualitative Research Methods

Courses Taught

ENG 5300: Language Problems in a Multicultural Environment
ENG 5311: Foundations in Technical Communication
ENG 5312: Editing the Professional Publication (Internship)
ENG 5313: Technical Editing
ENG 5314: Writing for the Government

 
 

Pinfan Zhu, PhD
Professor

Education

PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
MA in Applied Linguistics, Foreign Languages Department, Kunming
University of Science and Technology, China
BA in Literature, Foreign Languages Department, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

Areas of Specialization and Interests

Translation
Cross-cultural Communication
International Technical Communication

Courses Taught

ENG 5310: Writing Across Cultures
ENG 5313: Visual Rhetoric
ENG 5313: Digital Media and Web Design
ENG 5314: International Technical Communication
ENG 5383: Rhetorical Theory
 

Deborah Balzhiser, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Writing Center

Education

PhD, Illinois State University
MA in Writing, Illinois State University
BS in English and Journalism, Western Illinois University

Areas of Specialization and Interests

Computer-mediated Communication
Help Development
Rhetoric and Pedagogy

Courses Taught

ENG 5313: Digital and Print Document Design
ENG 5314: Digital Media and Web Design
ENG 5317: Computers and Writing
ENG 5317: Writing for Publication and Presentation
ENG 5383: Rhetorical Theory

 
 

Scott Mogull, PhD
Associate Professor

Education

PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
MS in Technical Communication/Human Centered Design & Engineering,
University of Washington
MA in Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin
BS in Microbiology, Oregon State University
BS in Psychology, Oregon State University

Area of Specialization and Interests

Scientific & Medical Communication
Technical Marketing Communication

Courses Taught

ENG 5313: Digital Media and Web Design
ENG 5314: Scientific Communications & Writing
ENG 5314: Technical Marketing Communication
ENG 5313: Technical Editing
ENG 5314: Digital Video Writing and Production for Technical Communicators

 
 

Octavio Pimentel, PhD 
Professor

Education

PhD, University of Utah
MA, California State University, Chico
BA, California State University, Chico

Bio

Dr. Pimentel joined the Department of English at Texas State University in 2005. He combines rhetoric, writing, and education to address critical issues of minoritized individuals in the composition field. 

Areas of Specialization and Interests

Composition Studies
Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Minority Rhetorics and Literacy Practices
Qualitative Research

Courses Taught

ENG 5300: Language Problems in a Multicultural Environment 
ENG 5316: Writing for Social Justice 
ENG 5317: Literacy Studies
ENG 5317: Critical Media Studies Class
ENG 5313: Research Methods