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Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences

Elizabeth Kramer-Simpson

Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson

Assistant Professor and Director of the Bachelor's of Science in Technical Communication
Fitch 114

Appointment. By email


Research interests and areas of expertise

• Transitioning from school to work, disciplinary enculturation
• Iterative document cycling and use of feedback from mentors and teachers
• Teaching writing to diverse, international audiences



PhD  English (Composition Studies), University of New Hampshire, NH, 2012
Specialization: Second language writing; Feedback
Dissertation: “Learning from feedback: How students read, interpret and use teacher written feedback in the composition classroom” (available at

MA  Applied English Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, WI, 2004

BA  English Education, University of Iowa, IA, May 1999


Courses taught

TC 422  Senior Thesis
TC 421  Professional Writing Workshop
TC 420  Senior Seminar
ENGL 341  Technical Writing
TC 321  Internship
TC 151  Visual Communication
TC 101  Orientation to Technical Communication
TC 100  Community Service

Other activities

2012-present  TC program director
2012-present  STC Trinitite student chapter faculty sponsor
Connect students with internship opportunities
Encourage students to submit poster and presentation ideas to national conferences

Department Chair
Dr. Steve Simpson

Department Secretary
Liza Apache
Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Fitch Hall
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone: 575-835-5445     Fax: 575-835-5544