Academic SIG Leadership

SIG Manager

With the Assistant Manager, coordinates the business of the SIG acting as liaison to STC and the SIG leadership structure. Attends monthly SIG Leadership meetings and administers budget. Arranges meetings with AC SIG leadership and plans AC SIG involvement at the annual STC Summit. Sally Henschel, Ph.D., Midwestern State University Henschel_S Sally specializes in technical and professional communication, rhetoric of technology, and information design. She is an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and the recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication, the Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award, and the STC President’s Award. Her work has been published in a variety of journals including Technical Communication, Programmatic Perspectives, Intercom, Kairos, and the Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas. Dr. Henschel currently is researching programmatic issues in technical and professional communication and trends in the communication core curriculum. Contact

 Assistant SIG Manager

In addition to serving as assistant SIG manager, coordinates the Student Infographics competition. Lisa Meloncon, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati lisameloncon Lisa is a senior member of the STC and Assistant Manager of the STC Academic SIG. She is an associate professor of Technical Writing at the University of Cincinnati and the director of the Urban Health Research Center. One of her primary research areas is academic programs and curricula. Lisa also does research on communication practices in health and medicine, specifically the display of information, health literacy, and the role of technology on health care. Contact

Communications Director (website and newsletter)


List Manager

Beth Bailey, ION Solutions ABSG and University of Maryland University College

SIG Administrative Council Advisor

Pam Estes Brewer, Ph.D., Mercer University Brewer_Pam1_March_13_linkedin Pam served as the Academic SIG Manager from 2010-2015. She has worked as a technical communicator for such companies as LexisNexis® and Cincom Systems® as well as for the Small Business Innovation Research council. She is an Associate Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication (STC), Academic SIG Manager, and a 2014 recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for excellence in teaching technical communication and the STC President’s Award. She is a member of the editorial staffs for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and Technical Communication. Dr. Brewer’s book on international virtual teaming is soon to be published by the IEEE Press at Wiley. Contact Craig Baehr, Ph.D, Texas Tech University Develops and implements programs that directly support the priorities as identified by the SIG membership. These programs, such as informational webinars, may also provide 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. Baehr_C Craig is an STC Associate Fellow and Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. He is 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. Contact