Lisa Meloncon


Lisa Melonçon is a professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English at University of South Florida. Her award-winning research focuses on the rhetoric of health and medicine, programmatic issues in technical and professional communication (TPC), research methodologies, and user experience. Her current research examines curricular and labor issues in TPC and a multi-institutional and international collaboration on ways to improve patient education materials. She is also working on two book projects, Technical Communication and Health Experience Design and Sensing Acadiana: Rhetoric’s sensorium and the making of identity. In addition to her research, Lisa is an active member of her field. She is currently editor of the only open access book series in TPC, and she co-founded the journal, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, as well as founded the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium. She is currently a member of the education committee at the Society for Technical Communication and assessment committee chair for the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. She has previously held leadership roles for the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and ACM SIGDOC.  You can learn more about her at

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