Daniel P. Richards

Picture of Dan sitting in chair in English Department; background wall pattern, appropriately enough, of various punctuation marks.
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Hi! I’m Dan. I work as an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Old Dominion University where I do research in technical communication, visual risk communication, user experience, the teaching of writing, and rhetoric.

My regular rotation of teaching includes undergraduate courses in technical writing and graduate courses in technical communication theories, practices, and pedagogy. I also teach business writing in Old Dominion’s MBA program.

If you have any questions about my research, teaching, or community engagement projects, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to chat!


Organizational Affiliations



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American Association of University Professors

ODU Chapter President, 2019-present


Symposium on Communicating Complex Information

Steering Committee Member, 2018-present