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Stacey Pigg

Associate Professor and Director of Professional Writing

Department of English

Tompkins Hall 131D


I am an Associate Professor of English in Technical and Scientific Communication and Director of the Professional Writing Program. I research digital and networked writing practices that shape work, learning, and engagement across academic and professional contexts. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetorical theory, professional communication, and digital rhetoric and writing. I serves on the editorial board of leading journals such as Written Communication and Communication Design Quarterly, and is the Grants Co-Coordinator for the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). In my role as Director of the Professional Writing Program, I mentor TAs for teaching technical, business, and science writing courses and  support students across the university in learning effective professional writing practices. My scholarship has been published in journals such as College Composition and CommunicationComposition StudiesComputers and WritingIEEE Transactions on Professional CommunicationRhetoric Society QuarterlyTechnical Communication, and Written Communication, and I received the 2015 Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in Technical Communication Quarterly.  My in-process book project, which received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, offers a framework for understanding the transient literacies that guide students’ everyday writing practices. I hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University.

Area(s) of Expertise

Grabill, Jeff, Kendall Leon, and Stacey Pigg. “Fieldwork and the Identification and Assembling of Agencies.” Places of Persuasion: Studying Rhetoric in the Field. Eds. Candice Rai and Caroline Gottschalk Druschke. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Brunk-Chavez, Beth, Stacey Pigg, Jessie Moore, Paula Rosinski, and Jeffrey T. Grabill. “Designing, Building, and Connecting Networks to Support Distributed Collaborative Empirical Writing Research.” Composition Studies 46.1 (2018).

Turner, Heather, Minh-Tam Nguyen, Beth Keller, Donnie Johnson Sackey, Jim Ridolfo, Stacey Pigg, Benjamin Lauren, Liza Potts, Bill Hart-Davidson, and Jeffrey T. Grabill. “WIDE Research Center as an Incubator for Graduate Student Experience.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 47.2 (2017): 130-150.

Lauren, Benjamin, and Stacey Pigg. “Networking in a Field of Introverts: The Egonets, Networking Practices and Networking Technologies of Technical Communication Entrepreneurs.” IEEE Transactio