Welcome to D. G. Ross's Website

Current Courses

Spring 2015

Capstone in Professional Writing (4810)

TR 9:30 - 10:45, HC 3307

Environmental Rhetoric (7030)

T 4:00 - 6:40, HC 3110

Spring 2015 Office Hours

Dr. Ross:
8072 Haley Center

T 1:00 - 3:00

R 11:00 - 12:30

W by appointment

Please give me at least 24 hours notice if you would like to set an appointment to meet with me.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I try to respond to all student emails within 24 hours during the M - F work week. I typically do not check email on the weekends or after 5:00 pm.


I'm an associate professor in Auburn University's Master of Technical and Professional Communication Program, our undergraduate Professional and Public Writing Track coordinator, 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.

I received my PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University, my MA in English from Virginia Tech, and a degree in Biology from University of Southern Mississippi.

I teach, or have taught, classes in technical writing, document design, policy writing, ethics, and environment-related rhetoric, among others.

My research interests include perceptions of environment-related rhetoric, ethics, document design, and audience analysis.

Please feel free to contact me with questions related to my research, my classes, or technical communication in general.

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Technical and Professional Communication

English Department

Auburn University
9030 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849-5203



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