Daniel P. Richards, Ph.D.




Hi! I’m Dan. I work as an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of English at Old Dominion University where I write and research in technical communication, visual risk communication, user experience design, the teaching of writing, and rhetoric. I am also the current Chair of ACM SIGDOC (2019-2023).

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 public engagement projects, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to chat!