Amanda Kaye Girard

Computer Science Technical Communication Course Coordinator

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Stephen Hall Building 121
Office Hours:
By appointment
Overview

Amanda Girard (PhD in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture, Michigan Technological University; MA in English, Colorado State University; BA in Communication, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) examines writing studies digital archives in order to create heuristics and establish best practices for Writing Program Administrators. Additionally, she is working on an article about Writing Across the Curriculum without a Writing Program Administrator. She has been teaching writing, whether composition or technical communications, at a college level for ten years at five different institutions (Colorado State University-Pueblo, University of Central Arkansas, Michigan Technological University, Texas Tech University). Besides her extensive teaching experience, she has also worked with graduate students in Michigan Tech's Multiliteracies center, acted as an assistant to the Director of the Southern Colorado Writing Project at CSU-Pueblo, and worked as the Operations Manager of Women's Edition magazine in Colorado Springs, CO. She is currently co-teaching the Computer Science junior design course with Dr. Ofisayo Omojokun.

Education:
  • Ph.D. Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture; Michigan Technological University
  • M.A. English; Colorado State University
  • B.A. Communication; University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Digital Humanities
  • Multimodal Composition Theory
  • Technical Communication
  • Writing Program Administration
Courses
  • LMC-3431: Tech Comm Approaches
  • LMC-3432: Tech Comm Strategies