Technical Writing Faculty
Louisiana Tech University English faculty who regularly teach electronic courses have years of experience in the classroom, and they have converted that traditional classroom experience into an electronic format to better serve students who need the flexible scheduling that electronic courses can deliver.
Dr. Magee got his PhD from LSU and has been teaching at Louisiana Tech University since 1992 and has been teaching Technical Writing here since 1996. At the time, the Internet was just becoming widely available. Since then, Dr. Magee has been at the forefront of incorporating the Internet into his classroom. He helps students find useful information online, and also trains them to publish their own work online in html form. Since more and more technical writing is created for the Internet, technical writers who can design and create documents online will have a distinct advantage when it comes to employment.
Dr. Roach has over 25 years of experience teaching English and folklore at Louisiana Tech. She received her M.A. and Ph. A. in English at the University of Arkansas and her Ph.D. in Anthropology (Folklore) from the University of Texas. She has numerous ethnographic publications and has written and received a variety of grants for the University and area non-profit organizations. Administering a major annual grant from 1998-2009, she served as folklorist for the Louisiana Tech branch of the state's Regional folklife program, where she conducted ethnographic research in northeast Louisiana, published related articles, and provided technical assistance on folklife matters to the region and the state. Currently, she serves as Interim Director of the School of Literature and Language and Coordinator of the Technical Writing Program. She holds the Mildred Saunders Adams Professorship in English.
Dorothy Dodge Robbins has 25 years of teaching experience. She received her B.A. in English and German from Oklahoma City University, and her M.A. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma . She earned her M.A. in English from the University of South Dakota and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Areas of expertise include composition theory and pedagogy, literary criticism and theory, and 20th Century literature in English with a focus on the Moderns. Dr. Robbins is widely published in her fields of expertise, and she has presented over 25 conference papers in her areas of interest. She is the Charlotte Lewis Professor of English and recipient of the F. Jay Taylor Undergraduate Teaching Award (2010) and the Virgil Orr Undergraduate Junior Faculty Award (2007).