Professors

David Pogue

David Pogue was the New York Times weekly tech columnist from 2000 to 2013. He’s a six-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS Sunday Morning,” a New York Times bestselling author, a five-time TED speaker, host of 20 NOVA science specials on PBS, and creator/host of the award-winning CBS News podcast “Unsung Science.”He’s written or […]

Dr. Anu Singh

Dr Anu Singh is a creative disrupter who believes in the enormity of the human mind, its thoughts, feelings and the social paradigm it creates and coexists in. Her mission is to close the gap between experiential learning of a user on products they use for the first time through content and she is contributing […]

Dr. Regina Purnell-Adams

Regina Purnell-Adams received her Ph.D. in Technical Communication from Texas Tech University in 2018. She is an Acquisition Manager in the United States Air Force. Dr. Purnell-Adams currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and has over 16 years of military service.

Delroy Thompson

User Assistance Designer, SumTotal Systems

Debra Murphy

President and Marketing Consultant, Masterful Marketing, LLC

Daniel Conrad

Business Writer, SecureState

Derek G. Ross, PhD

Auburn University Department of English, Master of Technical and Professional Communication Program

Dr. Guiseppe Getto

President and Founder, Content Garden, Inc.

Daniel Foster

Snagit Strategy Manager

Daniel has 18 years of software industry experience, much of it in marketing communications, content creation, and social media. Currently he heads up market and product strategy for Snagit, the #1 software tool used by technical communicators. He has spoken at STC’s Summit, LavaCon, tcworld, and GALA conferences and (pre-pandemic) enjoyed visiting India and China.

Dustin Vaughn

Solutions Consulting Manager, Adobe

Dustin Vaughn is a Solutions Consulting Manager at Adobe who manages a team of experts in Adobe’s Technical Communication and eLearning products. Dustin has over 10 years of industry experience and has served as a panelist, speaker, and Adobe representative at various conferences. He designs, develops, and hosts technical, solution-oriented demonstrations for strategic global customers. […]

David Rumsey

President, American Translators Association

David Rumsey is the current president of the American Translators Assoction 2015-2017.  David has been involved in the language industry since 1990 as a translation project manager for Polyglot International (now RWS) and LinguaNet, Inc., a localization manager for Retek and Oracle Retail and a freelance technical translator, specializing in the Scandinvian techical documentation.  As […]

Dr. Bob Watson

PhD, Assistant Professor, Technical Communication, Mercer University

Dr. Bob Watson started writing about APIs over 12 year ago after developing software systems and APIs for more than 15 years. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is currently an Assistant Professor in Technical Communication at Mercer University.  

Doug Gorman

CEO, Simply XML, LLC.

Doug Gorman is the CEO of Simply XML. He brings years of relevant information industry experience to Simply XML and its customers. Doug has worked directly and indirectly for some of the world’s leading technology companies. We see XML as the enabling architecture to make content management, single source publishing, and multi-channel publishing ubiquitous. Doug […]

Dr. Craig Baehr

CPTC Chief Examiner

Craig Baehr, Ph.D., is an STC Fellow, accredited professional trainer, instructional designer, and published author with more than 25 years of technical communication experience.  He serves as Immediate Past President on the STC Board of Directors, Chief Examiner of the Certified Professional Technical Communicator Program, Chair of the Certification Committee, and Board Liaison for the […]

David Singer

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Daniel Szuc

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Don Moyer

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Dave Gash

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Donte Ormsby

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Donn DeBoard

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David Gardiner

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Technical writer (MYOB) 2015: Writing and editing online help documents for business accounting software—liaise with agile software developers to write online and in-product help, rewrite software error messages, undertake testing of beta software, liaise with UX designer for online help branding, participate in daily stand-ups, create CHM files with Adobe FrameMaker for desktop software.

Denise Kadilak

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Denise Kadilak is an Information Architect/Team Manager with Blackbaud, Inc., headquartered in Charleston, SC.  In her 17 years with the company Denise’s responsibilities have ranged from that of a writer creating and maintaining 1000s of pages of user-end documentation to technical-project lead investigating new tools, best practices, and workflows for a 22-member documentation team. She […]

David Dick

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David Dick is an STC Fellow, member of the Washington, DC–Baltimore Chapter, and Manager of the Usability and User Experience Special Interest Group. David is co-author of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager’s Guide. You can follow his musings about usability at http://notebook.stc.org/tag/david-dick/.

David L. Caruso

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David L. Caruso is a Senior Member and President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of STC. He works as a Health Communication Specialist for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Since 2008 he has been instrumental in developing the NIOSH social media program which now boasts more than 20 channels and 200k+ […]