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About Carly Finseth

Dr. Carly Finseth is an Assistant Professor for the English Department, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in user experience, usability, and interaction design; documentation and instructional design; and technical writing. She holds a Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University; an M.A. in Professional Communication from Clemson University; and a B.S. in Liberal Studies from Oregon State University.

Dr. Finseth has more than 15 years of experience in publications management, writing, editing, and design. She also has several years of professional experience as a project engineer in the semiconductor industry. Currently she is an associate editor for the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, a reviewer for Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, and an editorial review board member for Not Your Mama’s Gamer. Dr. Finseth is also the faculty advisor for Boise State's Technical Communication Games Guild, where students from a variety of majors across campus come together to play games, create games, and learn about games and technical communication. Her book Teach Like a Gamer: Adapting the Instructional Design of Digital Role-Playing Games is forthcoming from McFarland Books.


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

Articles (5)

Books (1)

Conference Proceedings (1)

Book Reviews (2)

Presentations (8)