Tiffany Portewig, Assistant Professor, received her PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University in 2006. Tiffany's primary research interest is in visual rhetoric, specifically workplace studies of technical illustrations and graphics. Her other research interests include technical editing, document design, environmental rhetoric, and technical communication pedagogy. She is currently completing a group research project on technical editing that was awarded the Society for Technical Communication's $10,000 Research Grant.
Tiffany has worked as senior editor of a technical publication, a technical editor and writer, and a consultant in the area of instructional design and documentation. Currently, she serves as the newsletter editor for the Society for Technical Communication Birmingham Chapter.
Tiffany teaches in the areas of technical writing, business writing, technical editing, visual rhetoric, and proposal and grant writing. She likes to incorporate real-world projects into her courses to contextualize the theory and practice of technical communication for her students.
“Making Sense of the Visual in Technical Communication: A Visual Literacy Approach to Pedagogy.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication , 34.1-2 (2004): 31-42.
Review of The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design , Bob Gordon and Maggie Gordon, Technical Communication , November 2003.
Review of Digital Media Revisited: Theoretical and Conceptual Innovation in Digital Domains , Edited by Gunnar Liestol, et al, Kairos , November 2003.
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