Contact the Academic SIG COI

Leadership Team

Carolyn Luttrell, Facilitator: Carolyn is the lead facilitator of the Academic SIG COI. Carolyn is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Delaware where she teaches technical writing and writing in the sciences. She brings to the academic world 39 years as a professional writer in corporate America, 23 of which were at DuPont. Carolyn is an Associate Fellow. Contact her at luttrell at

Beth Bailey, Volunteer: Beth served as the Academic SIG discussion list manager for a number of years and now helps facilitate the Academic SIG STC Slack channel and Facebook group. She has worked as a technical communicator, trainer, and leader of the training function. Beth is a Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication. She is a recipient of the STC Lone Star Chapter's Binion Amerson Leadership Award, the International Society for Performance Improvement's Service Award, the STC's Outstanding Service Award, STC's Service Award for the Newsletter Competition manager role from 2005-2008, 2005 President's Award, and the Dallas Association for Talent Development's Volunteer of the Year Award in 2018. Beth has presented at STC's annual conferences since 2005. She is a member of the faculty at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Ann L. Wiley, Advocate: Ann helps facilitate the Academic SIG STC Slack channel and does other tasks as needed. Ann has a Ph.D. in instructional development and provides technical communication services through Ann L. Wiley Consultants, Inc. Ann is a Fellow of STC.

Craig Baehr, Ph.D, Academic SIG Administrative Council Advisor emeritus: As advisor to the Academic SIG, Craig has developed and implemented programs that directly support the priorities as identified by the SIG membership. These programs, such as informational webinars, also provided some income for the SIG beyond the basic STC funds. From 2010-2015, Craig coordinated the SIG’s website, newsletter, and blog as well as evaluated other media and social networking options that might facilitate the business of the SIG.

Craig is Craig is an STC Fellow and Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. He served as STC president in the 2020-2021 year. He has served as program director of the STC Academic SIG, Co-Chair of the Technical Communication Body of Knowledge project, and faculty sponsor for the STC Texas Tech University Student chapter. He is author of Web Development: A Visual-Spatial Approach and Writing for the Internet: A Guide to Real Communication in Virtual Space. Previously, he worked as a technical writer and trainer for ten years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Becoming a SIG Community of Practice

The Academic SIG COI would like to become an STC SIG Community of Practice. To do this, the Academic SIG COI needs more volunteers.

The facilitator would become the SIG manager. An assistant manager would help coordinate the business of the community, acting as a liaison to STC and the SIG leadership structure. The assistant manager attends monthly SIG Leadership meetings and helps administer the budget, arrange meetings with Academic SIG leadership and plan Academic SIG involvement at the annual STC Summit. The assistant SIG manager may also coordinate the Student Infographics competition.

The Communications Director (website and newsletter) would maintain the Academic COI website and upload the newsletter. Writers and additional facilitators for the Slack channel and Facebook group are welcome at any time