Pam Estes Brewer is Professor and Chair of Technical Communication in the School of Engineering at Mercer University. She is an STC Fellow and serves on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Professional Communication Society. She researches, authors, and presents on topics related to hybrid teaming. Dr. Brewer has published two books, International Virtual Teams and, with Dr. George Hayhoe, the 2nd edition of A Research Primer for Technical Communication.
George F. Hayhoe is professor emeritus of technical communication at Mercer University’s School of Engineering. A Life Fellow of the IEEE and ProComm, he is editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He also edited the Society for Technical Communication’s journal, Technical Communication, from 1996 to 2008.
RWTH Aachen University
Claas Digmayer is a research associate at the Human-Computer Interaction Center at RWTH Aachen University (Germany), department of text linguistics and technical communication. He graduated in technical communication and computer science at RWTH Aachen University. His research fields include Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and text mining, as well as product-design methods such as open innovation and design thinking.
University of Toronto
Lydia Wilkinson is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice at the University of Toronto, where she is currently completing her PhD dissertation, Engineering and Humanities Intersections. Her teaching and research focus on the development of transdisciplinary competencies within the core engineering curriculum.
University of Twente
Joyce Karreman (University of Twente, the Netherlands) is interested in human-centered design processes, the design of instructive documents, and intercultural issues related to usability and user experience. She is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and she has been a regular participant of ProComm since many years.
Michigan Technological University
Dr. Nancy Barr is director of the Engineering Communications Program and a Professor of Practice in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University. A senior member of IEEE and secretary to the PCS Board of Governors, she has authored three mystery novels and an award-winning short story.
Bremen Vance is an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication at Mercer University. He studies trends in technical communication and writing instruction through corpus-linguistics methods and content analysis. His interests include the intersection of documents and code, web development, content strategy, and usability.
Mount Royal University
Brian Traynor is an Associate Professor in the Information Design program in the Faculty of Communication Studies at Mount Royal University. Courses taught include: Information Architecture, Usability, and Project and Content Management (in 2020-2021, Brian is serving as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies)
Brian has research interests in user satisfaction measures, the attribution of blame by users and user classification of social media platforms. Brian is an active member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society and is a contributor to the ISO/IEC SC7 Systems and Software Engineering Working Group 2 in the area of documentation.
University of Limerick
Yvonne Cleary is a Senior Lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research interests include professional issues in technical communication, virtual teams, and international technical communication. Her recent book, The Profession and Practice of Technical Communication, is published with Routledge.
Central Michigan University
Gustav Verhulsdonck is assistant professor of business information systems at Central Michigan University. He has worked as a technical writer for International Business Machines (IBM) and briefly, as a visiting researcher for the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. He is an international research partner at the Digital Life Institute.
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Sissi Closs, professor of Information and Media technology at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, CEO of C-Topic Consulting, and inventor of the class concept method®, is one of the leading experts in the field of Technical Communication. She introduced in 1997 together with 2 colleagues the first technical communication studies at Karlsruhe university of Applied Sciences. She is also the author of a number of books about Single Source Publishing, Topic-based Structuring, DITA, and Mobile Documentation.