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. My edited collection, Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoric, is now available from Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, and Amazon, and will ship in March, 2017.

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. More recently, I was featured in our Discover Auburn lecture series, where I gave a talk titled Earth First!: Communications and Radical Environmentalism.

Discover Auburn Lecture Series:”Earth First! Communications and Radical Environmentalism” from Auburn Libraries on Vimeo.

Contact Me

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00, Wednesday by appointment, Thursday 1:00 - 3:00. Please schedule appointments 24 hours in advance.

Email: derek (dot) ross (at) auburn.edu

Phone:  334-844-9073

Office: 8072 Haley Center

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

Cover for Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoric Book