CETI

Sarah Read

Sarah Read

Dr. Sarah Read is the Director of the Masters in Technical and Professional Writing and Associate Professor of English at PSU. She earned a PhD in Language and Rhetoric with a specialization in Technical Communication from the University of Washington in 2011. She taught for six years at DePaul University in Chicago for the Department of Writing, Rhetoric & Discourse before moving to Portland in 2017.

Dr. Read's research explores how technical reporting and documentation practices serve and shape the missions of technical organizations. Her latest field site was a supercomputing center in Chicago that serves scientists from around the world. Her award-wining research has been published in Technical Communication Quarterly, The Journal of Writing Research, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, College Composition and Communication and Written Communication. Dr. Read teaches Advanced Technical Writing and Research Methods for Technical Writers (User Research and Usability Testing). Her passion is getting students excited about Technical Communication as a broad field inclusive of rhetoric, design, social justice and technology.