Department of English

11.18.13 – Dr. Kirk St. Amant to Give Guest Lecture on Globalizing Online Education

Kirk St. Amant Publicity Flyer
Dr. Kirk St. Amant, Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University, will be presenting his talk “Globalizing Online Education: Perspectives on Teaching in an Age of International Internet Access” on Friday, November 22 at 10AM. Faculty and students are welcome to attend the presentation, which will take place in The Pearce Center’s Class of 1941 Studio. Dr. St. Amant’s visit has been graciously sponsored by the Pearce Center for Professional Communication and the Campbell Chair in Technical Communication.

Besides teaching Technical and Professional Communication, Dr. Kirk St. Amant also directs East Carolina University’s graduate program in International Studies. He has a background in technical communication, cultural anthropology, and international government. Dr. St. Amant has worked on international projects for companies such as Medtronic, VERITAS Software, the Braun Corporation, and Unisys, and for the non-profit organizations the Humanitarian Demining Information Center (HDIC) and the Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).

Dr. St. Amant has taught on-site, online, and hybrid courses for the Kyiv Mohyla Business School in Ukraine, Aalto University in Finland, the Aarhus School of Business/Aarhus University in Denmark, and the University of Belize. His recent published work includes the book projects Culture, Communication, and Cyberspace: Rethinking Technical Communication for International Online Environments and Globalization and the Digital Divide. In recognition of his work in globalizing online education, Dr. St. Amant received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education in 2012 and the Society for Technical Communication’s Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication in 2013.

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Kirk St. Amant to Clemson, and we hope to see you on Friday, November 22 at 10AM for his talk on globalizing online education. To download the flyer for Dr. St. Amant’s visit and presentation, please click here: KSA Publicity Flyer

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