The award-winning and industry-experienced instructors provide students with an advanced degree that will be directly applicable to their individual professions and career goals.
bring years of experience in both academe and industry to the program.
Award-winning instructors as well as as published
authors and researchers, they have not only earned credibility in
the field of technical communication, but they are also extremely motivated
to share their experiences with you. This motivation helps to create ideal
student-faculty relationships that will help you succeed in Mercer's MSTCO
Dr. Helen Grady—Associate
Professor and Chair, Department of Technical Communication
is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC)
and the 2006 recipient of STC's Jay R. Gould Award for teaching excellence
in technical communication. She managed a technical publications organization
in the aerospace industry in Research Triangle Park, NC for 10 years
before joining the Mercer faculty in 1991. She founded Mercer's Center
in Engineering Education, which provides training and support to faculty
in teaching and technology-related issues. She is a 2002 Georgia Governor's
Teaching Fellow and the recipient of the 2004 Vulcan Award for teaching
excellence. She holds a BS (Hons) from Queen's University, Ontario, an
MS from CUNY, and an EdD from Nova Southeastern University (Florida).
more information on Dr. Grady, please visit her website.
George F. Hayhoe—Professor,
Department of Technical Communication, and Director, MSTCO
Dr. Hayhoe rejoined the Mercer faculty in August 2006 after two years
at East Carolina University, a previous two years at Mercer, and 18 years
working in industry. A Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and 2012 recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for teaching excellence in technical communication,
he served as editor of the society's journal, Technical Communication,
from 1996 to 2008. He is also a senior member of the Institute for
Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the IEEE Professional Communication
Society, and is a past president of that society. He led the People to
People professional communication delegation to the People's Republic
of China in 2002. For more information on Dr. Hayhoe, please visit his website.
Dr. Pam Brewer—Associate Professor
Dr. Brewer is committed to supporting communication between those who teach and those who practice in the field of technical and scientific communication. She is experienced in international virtual team communication, working with and researching virtual teams globally. An Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, she is a graduate of Texas Tech University and came to Mercer from Appalachian State University, where she served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English. She has also worked as a technical communicator in industry for such companies as Mead Data Central (now LexisNexis®) and Cincom Systems.
Dr. Susan Codone—Associate Professor
Dr. Codone worked in both industry and academe before joining the Mercer
faculty in 2002. At Raytheon Technical Services Company, she was manager
of interactive media production, where she gained extensive experience
in e-learning technology and design, and led successful proposals for
multimillion-dollar contracts. She holds an MBA from the University of
West Florida and a PhD in instructional design from the University of
South Alabama. For more information on Dr. Codone, please
visit her website.
Marjorie T. Davis—Professor Emerita and Founding
Chair, Department of Technical Communication
Dr. Davis is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication.
She holds a BS from Troy State University, an MA from the University of South
Florida, and a PhD from the University of Mississippi. She is founding Chair
of the Department of Technical Communication, and has held a number of administrative
positions, including Associate Provost, within the university over a period of
years. She is the 2002 recipient of STC's Jay R. Gould Award for teaching excellence
in technical communication. For more information on Dr. Davis, please visit her website.