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.
Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment, Thursday 10:00 - 12:00. Please schedule appointments 24 hours in advance.
Email: derek (dot) ross (at) auburn.edu
Office: 8072 Haley Center
Mail: 9030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5203