DCL/State of Education in TC—Panel

State of Education in TC—Panel

Rebekka Andersen, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, University Writing Program, University of California, Davis
Carlos Evia, Ph.D. | Associate Professor and Director of Professional and Technical Writing, Virginia Tech
Stan Doherty | Technical Publications Manager, SimpliVity Corporation
Andrea Ames | CEO/Founder, Idyll Point LLC

about the presenter(s)

Rebekka Andersen, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor in the University Writing Program
University of California, Davis

Rebekka Andersen is an associate professor in the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches courses in professional and technical communication and digital literacy. She serves on the CIDM Advisory Council, as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and on the review board of several journals in the field of technical communication. Her research focuses on the diffusion of content management methodologies and technologies in information development teams and on building stronger connections between academia and industry.

Carlos Evia, Ph.D.,
Director of Professional and Technical Writing
Associate Professor of Technical Communication
Virginia Tech

Carlos Evia is an associate professor and director of Professional and Technical Writing at Virginia Tech, where he also conducts research for the Centers in Human-Computer Interaction and Innovation in Construction Safety, Health, and Wellbeing. He is also a member of the DITA Technical Committee and co-chair (with Michael Priestley) of the Lightweight DITA subcommittee. He is the lead author of the LwDITA technical specification.

Stan Doherty,
Technical Publications Manager,
SimpliVity Corporation

Stan Doherty lives in the Boston area and works as a technical publications manager at SimpliVity Corporation, a networking start-up. He participates as a voting member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee, serves as secretary for the OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee, and supports companies in New England considering DITA. Feel free to contact Stan if you are considering DITA, DITA tools, and DITA-aware CCMSs.

Andrea Ames,
Idyll Point LLC

Andrea L. Ames, M.S., has more than 25 years of experience in technical communication, specializing in content information experience strategy, architecture, design, and usability. She is a speaker and teacher on these topics, as well as technical communication industry trends, strategy, leadership, and professional development.