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About Carly Finseth

Dr. Carly Finseth is an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication for the Department of English. She earned her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University, her M.A. in Professional Communication from Clemson University, and her B.S. in Liberal Studies from Oregon State University. Her current research focuses on the intersections between gaming studies, instructional design, digital rhetoric, and usability.
Dr. Finseth's experience includes 10 years as the Managing Editor and Publisher of the online magazine Empowerment4Women, as well as seven years as a project engineer in the semiconductor industry. She has additional professional experience in technical writing, editing, and non-fiction ghostwriting. Currently she is an Assistant Editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, and a reviewer for the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research. She is a member of the Association for Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) among others.


Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 2014-2015
  • Top Instructor, Texas Tech University English Department, 2014
  • Helen Locke Carter Memorial Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 2013
  • Thomas E. Douglass Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, Clemson University English Department, 2011
  • Society for Technical Communication Ernie Mazzatenta Scholarship, 2010

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