Dr. Rhonda J. Stanton


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, 2013, Texas Tech University – Lubbock, TX
  • MA, Writing (Professional Writing and Comp/Rhet Tracks), 1999, Missouri State University – Springfield, MO
  • BS, English Education, 1991, Southwest Baptist University – Bolivar, MO


  • ENG 777 Scientific and Technical Editing
  • ENG 772 Writing for the Professions
  • ENG 771 Foundations Seminar in Professional Writing
  • ENG 770 The Teaching of Technical Writing
  • ENG 684/575 Intercultural Studies in Technical Writing
  • ENG 678/570 Writing in the Health Professions
  • ENG 774/694/574 Technical Writing Internship
  • ENG 672/572 Writing Grant Proposals
  • ENG 421 Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing

Professional experience

Selected publications

  • Stanton, R. Beginning Technical Writing. 2020.
  • Stanton, R. Service Learning as Innovative and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy. Technical Communication Beyond the Silos. Minacori, P. Ed. Hermann Publications, Paris, France. 2019.
  • Stanton, R. “Do Technical/Professional Writing (TPW) Programs Offer What Students need for Their Start in the Workplace? A Comparison of Requirements in Program Curricula and Job Ads in Industry.” Technical Communication. 64(3), pp. 223-235. 2017.
  • Stanton, R. “Communicating with Employees: Resisting the Stereotypes of Generational Cohorts in the Workplace.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 60(3), pp. 256–272. 2017.

Research and professional interests

  • Pedagogy in technical and professional writing
  • Students’ transition from school to work
  • Multigenerational groups in the workplace
  • Recruitment, retention and recognition in the workplace