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Stacey Pigg

Professor and Director of Professional Writing

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Department of English

Tompkins Hall 131D


Stacey Pigg is a Professor of Technical and Scientific Communication and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of English. Stacey has published over 40 articles and 1 book focused on how digital and networked writing practices shape work, learning, and engagement across academic and professional contexts. Her 2020 open-access book Transient Literacies in Action: Composing with the Mobile Surround  was published by the WAC Clearinghouse and the Colorado State University Press / University Press of Colorado and focuses on writing workflows in social common spaces on and outside the university. Her recent articles were published in journals such as College Composition and CommunicationComposition StudiesComputers and WritingIEEE Transactions on Professional CommunicationRhetoric Society QuarterlyTechnical Communication, and Written Communication. These articles have focused on how shifting social and attention dynamics shape writing processes; how writing supports social, networked, and professional learning; and how technologies support public science engagement.

In teaching, mentorship, and administration, Stacey focuses on increasing access and improving student experiences. As former Director of NC State’s Professional Writing Program, Stacey supported undergraduate students across NC State in learning effective professional writing practices. Currently, as Director of Graduate Programs, she supports graduate students across the MA in English, MFA in Creative Writing, and MS  in Technical Communication. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetorical theory, professional communication, and digital rhetoric and writing.

Stacey serves on the editorial boards of Written Communication and Communication Design Quarterly, is a former conference chair for the ACM SIGDOC, and serves as Research Grants Co-Coordinator for the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC).


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