David Young

David Young

David Young is an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication at Georgia Tech. He holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Technical Communication from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and uses them to facilitate his work as a technical communication instructor, researcher, and practitioner. Throughout his careers as chemical engineer and technical writer, he sought to combine his disciplinary training as he authored engineering white papers, technical service documentation, large-scale maintenance proposals, among other documents. Combining these experiences, he seeks to engage students by using workplaces contexts to transcend disciplinary boundaries. This emphasis on transcendence also influences his research in understanding rhetoric as it manifests in the routine work of engineers. His work also speaks to the role that technical communicators have in engineering processes and how understanding these processes can optimize the training of effective technical communication students.

Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
Python for Technical Communicators Bootcamp January 4, 2021