Hello! I’m Dan Richards. I work as 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 immediate Past Chair of ACM SIGDOC, after having served as Chair from 2019-2023.
My regular rotation of teaching includes undergraduate courses in technical writing and rhetoric, as well as graduate courses in technical communication theories, practices, and pedagogy. I also teach business writing in Old Dominion’s MBA program.
You can explore my research on one of the following sites: