Michael J. Albers

Michael J. Albers


Michael J. Albers has been a professor at East Carolina University, where he teaches in the professional writing program. Before coming to ECU, he taught for eight years at the University of Memphis. His primary teaching areas are editing, information design, and usability. In 1999, he completed his PhD in technical communication and rhetoric from Texas Tech University. Before earning his PhD, he worked for 10 years as a technical communicator, writing software documentation and performing interface design.

His research interests include designing information focused on answering real-world questions, presentation of complex information, and human-information interaction. He has written two books and edited two collections. He recently ended three years as editor of Communication Design Quarterly. He has published many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and guest-edited special issues of four journals. He is the organizer and chair of the annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information.

He is an active member of STC and ACM/SIGDOC. He has presented at both organization’s conferences multiple times and has worked on the organizing committees of both conferences. He has served as ACM/SIGDOC secretary for six years.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Creating Content that Supports Decision Making 1 Hours March 30, 2016