|Faculty and Staff|
Julie Dyke Ford, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Director of TC Program
Julie Dyke Ford came to New Mexico Tech in 2003. She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from New Mexico State University, an M.A. in English with an emphasis in Technical Writing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a B.A. in English from Elon University. Prior to coming to New Mexico Tech, she taught graduate-level communication courses at the University of Dubuque, in Dubuque, Iowa. She has also worked as an industry consultant for McCulley/Cuppan LLC, Salt Lake City, planning professional communication research studies and educating clients within the pharmaceutical industry of current trends in technical communication. Her research interests include organizational communication, knowledge transfer, technical communication pedagogy, and writing within engineering. When not in the classroom or in front of the computer, she enjoys being outside and taking advantage of the southwestern climate. Her hobbies include running (both on her own and after her toddlers), actively participating in Socorro Striders and Riders with her husband, and writing free verse poetry for possible publication in Miner's Ink.
Clinton R. Lanier, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication
Clinton R. Lanier--previously an Assitant Professor of Professional Communication at the University of Memphis--received a BA in English and MA in English: Technical Writing from New Mexico State University. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Professor Lanier worked as a Technical Writer for Data Fusion Technologies, as an Information Developer/Software Engineer for IBM, and as a Technical Editor for SpecPro, Inc, on contract to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range, NM. He received a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from New Mexico State University in 2006. During his doctoral studies he continued his professional work as a consultant to various departments within New Mexico State University and he maintains close ties to industry professionals. His research interests are in software documentation, computer science education, usability and international professional communication.