Dr. Clinton R. Lanier earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English from New Mexico State University. Following graduation he went to work for IBM as an Information Developer and then the U.S. Army Research Laboratory as a Technical Editor. He came back to NMSU a third time to earn his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, which he completed in 2006. He was then an Assistant Professor of Professional Communication at the University of Memphis and then an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication at New Mexico Tech.
At New Mexico Tech he also served as the university’s Director of Web Communication, building their content management system and overseeing the efforts of almost 100 content contributors. He was further charged with their digital marketing efforts and created and implemented social media and digital marketing campaigns.
Research and Teaching Interests:
Dr. Lanier’s research and teaching focus on digital technologies, including web design and development, interface usability, and social and digital media. He has also published research relating to international technical communication and technical editing.
Outside of the university Dr. Lanier consults for many private corporations and organizations who need help creating a digital presence for their brand and products.
He has co-authored two books that have absolutely nothing to do with his work in academia: Drunken History and Bucket List Bars: Historic Saloons, Pubs and Dives of America.
Courses Currently Taught:
- ENGL 218: Technical and Scientific Communication
- ENGL 412: Writing in the Workplace
- ENGL 4/597: Internship in Technical and Professional Communication
- ENGL 577: Workshop: Advanced Technical and Professional Writing
- ENGL 572: Technical Communication Theory and Pedagogy
Dr. Lanier’s Curriculum Vita (CV) can be accessed here.