Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Chris Dayley explains how increasing diversity in the field helps technical communication as a profession.

Season 1, Episode 15 | 45 min

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Chris Dayley is an assistant professor of English and director of the Master of Arts in Technical Communication program at Texas State University. Chris has over 13 years of professional experience in higher education and his scholarly work has been featured in the academic journals Technical Communication Quarterly and Programmatic Perspectives. Chris’ research focuses on issues of social justice with a specific emphasis on diversity and inclusion in technical and professional communication (TPC) academic programs.

Today's technical communication students will become tomorrow's technical communication professionals. Increasing diversity in technical communication academic programs is a very important part of increasing diversity in the field in general. What can academic administrators do to increase diversity in technical communication programs? What can professionals do to help increase diversity in academic programs? How does increasing diversity in the field help technical communication as a profession?

Hosts & Guests

Chris Dayley

Janice Summers

Liz Fraley

Filed under: Room 42

Key concepts: research, soft-skills