President – Angela Harleaux
Presides over meetings and Chapter activities.
I personally love to learn, communicate, and educate in every environment that allows me to participate. I learned about Society for Technical Communication in 2016 from a fellow technical communications professional.
President Angela Harleaux
I quickly realized that my past experiences as an Instructor at the College of Southern Nevada, my role as Project Manager at the Georgia World Congress Center Phase IV Expansion, and my participation as Business Manager for CityCenter Hotel and Casino were related to what STC education is all about.
Since STC is in the business of communication, education and excellence, I was drawn to this program. I see myself as a lifetime student of learning and communications. I am currently taking a role as the Founder of an afterschool tutoring program in Mesa, Arizona that employs college students as tutors.
I believe all of us are communicators but what makes STC stand out from other organizations is our constant need to learn technology that relates to communication.
Vice President – Terri Thorson
Assumes the president’s role or other duties as needed.
Terri Thorson has more than 22 years of high-tech experience specializing in worldwide media relations, technical writing and editing, strategic public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, and corporate communications.
Other accountabilities include worldwide product launches, strategic counsel, and developing public relations materials. Terri received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations and a Master of Mass Communication from Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
She currently teaches written communication at Arizona State University.
Treasurer – Dr. Erika Konrad
Oversees Chapter finances and filings.
I teach professional and technical writing at Northern Arizona University. Here are some of the classes I teach:
- beginning technical communication
- advanced technical writing style
- research writing
- workplace grammar
- writing for the web
- content strategy
Treasurer Dr. Erika Konrad
I enjoy being a part of the Arizona STC. By attending workshops, I can keep up with the “technical” side of professional and technical writing. I can also meet people who work in the diverse jobs in our field. I love learning what everyone writes at work and how they write it. In fact, interacting with AZ-STC members makes me a better teacher.
Before returning to teaching in 2010, I was co-director of a non-profit organization for about a decade. There I wrote reports, grant proposals, and managed projects in rural Arizona. Prior to that I taught English as a Second Language in California, Northern Arizona, and overseas.
BA English University of California, Davis
TESOL Certificate California State Sacramento
MA Linguistics University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Applied Linguistics NAU
Arizona State University Liaison – Dr. Lynne Cooke
Serves as the liaison between the Arizona STC chapter and ASU’s Technical Communication degree program.
Dr. Lynne Cooke received her PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While earing tenure at the University of North Texas in the Department of Technical Communication she focused her research on eye tracking; part of which was funded by a $10,000 STC Research Grant and conducted at the University of Washington’s
Usability Laboratory. Her work produced a number of prominent publications and she has presented at numerous STC and other academic conferences.
Her technical writing and industry experience include work for GE Plastics, Hampford Research Institute, the US Navy and as a UX specialist for The Innovation Group
Currently Lynne is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Technical Communication Program at Arizona State University where she is the Department Internship Coordinator and where she also teaches senior and graduate level classes on a variety of technical writing topics. In addition, she contributes regular book reviews to the Journal of Technical Communication.