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My name is Dan Richards and I’m an Associate Professor of English (Technical Communication and Rhetoric) at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. I teach undergraduate courses in rhetorical theory, technical writing, and digital rhetoric and graduate courses in technical and professional writing theory and pedagogy.

I received my M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor (Canada), and from there I received my Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition, with a focus in professional and technical communication from the University of South Florida. Currently, my research focuses on rhetorical theory, politics in higher education, risk communication, and user experience. Please feel free to explore my teaching materials and CV on this site. Email me at