Derek G. Ross
Technical and Professional Communication, Auburn University Department of English

About Me

I'm an associate professor in Auburn University's Master of Technical and Professional Communication Program in the Department of English, Co-Director of LUCIA, our laboratory for usability, communication, interaction, and accessibility, and the Ethics columnist/editor for Intercom: The Magazine of the Society for Technical Communication.

My research interests include perceptions of environmental rhetoric, ethics, and document design.

You can see me in a recent interview talking about my work with Aldo Leopold's land ethic at the 2015 International Professional Communication Conference here.

Contact Me

Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 and by appointment, Thursday 10:00 - 12:00. Please give me at least 24 hours notice to schedule a meeting.

Email: derek (dot) ross (at)

Phone:  334-844-9073

Office: 8072 Haley Center

Mail: 9030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5203

TA: Technical Writing students may also contact my TA, Mr. Michael Brooks, at mbrooks (at) His office hours are T/R 2:00 - 3:00, HC 9067.