Elizabeth Roberson


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Professor Roberson attended Drury University as an undergraduate student. There, she earned an Associate’s Degree in business administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. She then attended Missouri S&T as a graduate student. While there, she both observed and taught English 3560 Technical Writing. Upon graduating with her master’s degree in technical communication, she then taught both English 3560 and English and Technical Communication 1600 Introduction to Technical Communication as an adjunct. In December 2011, she joined the Office of Graduate Studies as a technical editor. Within this position, she edited documents for graduate students. These documents included theses, dissertations, journal articles, and conference papers. During this time, she also taught Basic English Skills at Southwest Baptist University.

She left the Office of Graduate Studies in August 2015 to join the English and Technical Communication department as an assistant teaching professor. Within this position, she teaches English and Technical Communication 1600, English 3560, and English and Technical Communication 2560 Technical Marketing Communication.

She has collaborated on a number of publications throughout her career, including the following:

  • Malone, E. A., Wright, D., & Roberson, E. M. (2014). Technical communication at Missouri S&T: Challenges and strategies. Programmatic Perspectives, 6(1), 86-109. Retrieved from http://www.cptsc.org/pp/vol6-1/index.html
  • Wright, D., Malone, E. A., Saraf, G. G., Long, T. B., Egodapitiya, I. K., Roberson, E. M. (2011). A history of the future: Prognostication in technical communication: An annotated bibliography. Technical Communication Quarterly, 20(4), 443-480. Doi: 10.1080/10572252.2011.596716
  • Roberson, E. M. (2011). A history of technical communication instruction at Missouri University of Science and Technology: The evolution of a curriculum (Master’s thesis). Available from WorldCat Dissertations and Theses database. (OCLC 785219676)

She has also presented on a number of different topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Roberson, E. M. (2018, March 15). Finding each student’s voice: Utilizing Canvas analytics to encourage active participation. Conference on College Composition and Communication: Kansas City, MO.
  • Roberson, E. M. (2014, November). Thesis/Dissertation boot camp. Missouri University of Science and Technology.
  • Roberson, E. M. (2013, January). Plagiarism. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Havener Center: Meramec Room.
  • Roberson, E. M. (2012, October). Being your own best editor: Editing skills. Missouri University of Science and Technology, 117 Fulton Hall.

Her favorite part about teaching is helping students communicate their knowledge and expertise to a wide variety of audiences. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys running, cooking, reading, and playing Fortnite.

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