Carolyn brings 15 years of publishing industry experience to her teaching and research. She served as the managing editor of a marketing and research firm in San Diego, while also maintaining an ongoing writing and editing consultancy. Carolyn has overseen a variety of professional projects, including digital marketing, online marketing content, business news, book editing, indexes, recipe development, technical documents, procedures/user guides, grants, SEO, social media, academic publishing, and user experience. She earned her PhD in English (Technical Communication) from the University of South Florida. For the past eight years, Carolyn has taught technical communication courses, including professional and technical editing, research methods, and technical writing. As a full-time faculty member at the University of California Davis, Carolyn teaches technical communication and editing, while serving as the Assistant Director of Online Writing Instruction. She has a background in course and program development and emphasizes ethical course design when creating applied technical communication courses.
In the CAWEB Master’s program, Carolyn teaches the Plain Language course.