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About David Wright

Dr. Wright received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Psychology in 1992, a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Technical Communication in 2007-- all from Oklahoma State University. His dissertation, "Technology Diffusion and the Beef Industry: A Communication Investigation," is a study of the effects of communication networks on technology diffusion in the cattle industry and the efforts of the USDA to promote animal identification within the cattle industry. Dr. Thomas L. Warren was his advisor and dissertation director.

Dr. Wright worked as an aerospace education specialist at OSU from 1996 to 1997. He also worked as an instructional development specialist from 1997 to 2001 in the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. He was a business development and communications manager from 2005 to 2006 for Paradalis, Inc. From 2003 to 2005, he taught English 3323 Technical Writing at OSU.

Dr. Wright is a technical communication specialist with broad experience in education and industry. Interested in technology diffusion, scientific communication, and agricultural communications.

Positions

September 2013 Present Associate Professor and co-Director of Tech Com Programs, Missouri University of Science and Technology English and Technical Communication
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August 2007August 2013 Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology English and Technical Communication
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20052006 Business development and communications manager, Paradalis, Inc.
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20032005 Instructor, Oklahoma State University
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20012003 Owner, Countryside Communications
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19972001 Instructional development specialist, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
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19961997 Aerospace education specialist, Oklahoma State University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Courses

  • ENGL/TCH COM 2560 Technical Marketing Communication
  • TCH COM 5530 Usability Studies
  • TCH COM 5560 Web-Based Communication

Education

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2007 Ph. D., Oklahoma State University - Main Campus ‐ Technical Communication
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1995 M.S., Oklahoma State University - Main Campus ‐ Higher Education Administration
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1992 B.S., Oklahoma State University - Main Campus ‐ Organizational Psychology
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Contact Information

218 Humanities-Social Sciences
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0560

(573) 341-4681

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