Carie King

Clinical Professor of Communication, Arts & Humanities
Associate Director of Rhetoric
JO 3.548
Tags: Technical Communication Technical Writing Professional Communication Ethics Medical Rhetoric Rhetoric Editing Research Methods STEM Writing Consulting Communication Theory Publishing Grant Writing Curriculum Development Online Education Hybrid Course Design Media Studies Digital Media Studies Medical Communication Health Communication

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral Studies - Medicine, Communication, & Ethics
TTU Health Sciences Center - 2013
Ph.D. - Technical Communication & Rhetoric
Texas Tech University - 2012
M.A. - Technical Writing & Editing (now Technical Communication)
University of North Texas - 2008
B.A. - English (minor Journalism)
Baylor University - 1991

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Medical rhetoric and oncology
  • Writing in mathematics
  • Online education and curriculum design
  • Student self-disclosure and online education
  • Patient discourse
  • Ethics and communication, communication ethics
  • Ethics of online research
  • Ethics of medical rhetoric
  • Technical communication in the classroom
  • Usability research
  • Digital content design
  • Professional communication


King, C. S. T., Keeth, S., & Ryan, C. (2018). Collaborative curriculum design and assessment: Piloting a hybrid first-year writing course. Journal of Online Interactive Education. 2018 - peer reviewed, invited
King, C. S. T. (2018). Self-disclosing medical info endangers patients’ privacy. UTDallas Magazine, Spring 2018. Retrieved from 2018 - article
King, C. S. T. (2017). Bounding medicine: Book Review. Medical History, 61(1), 139–140. doi: 10.1017/mdh.2016.113. Retrieved from 2018 - book review
McMillion, T., & King, C. S. T. (2017). Communication and security issues in online education: Student self-disclosure in course introductions. Journal of Online Interactive Education. Retrieved from  2017 - peer reviewed
King, C. S. T., Bivens, K., Pumroy, E., Rauch, S., & Koerber, A. (2017, May). IRB Challenges and Solutions in Health Communication Research. Health Communication. Retrieved from 2017 - peer reviewed
King, C. S. T. (2017). The rhetoric of breast cancer: Patient-to-patient discourse in an online community. Lanham, MD: Lexington Health Series. 2017 - peer-reviewed monograph
Danforth Chapels. (2017). Retrieved from 2017 - Wikipedia article
Lambert, C. S. T., & Schlobohm, M. (Eds.). (2015). Communication and media: What’s trending now. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers.  2015 - edited collection
Loader, E. M., & Lambert, C. S. T. (2015). Health communication and resources. In Lambert, C. S. T., & Schlobohm, M. (Eds.). (2015). Communication and media: What’s trending now (pp. 135–174). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers. 2015 - chapter
Lancaster, A., & Lambert, C. S. T. (2015). Communication and ethics. In Lambert, C. S. T., & Schlobohm, M. (Eds.). (2015). Communication and media: What’s trending now (pp. 289–318). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers. 2015 - chapter


Clinical Professor of Communication
The University of Texas at Dallas [2015–Present]
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2012–2015]
Lecturer (Adjunct), Senior Lecturer I
The University of Texas at Dallas [2011–2015]
Editorial Assistant, Technical Communication Quarterly
ATTW (through Texas Tech University) [2010–2013]
Grant-Writing Intern
McKinney Education Foundation, McKinney, TX [2007–2007]
Teaching Fellow, Adjunct
University of North Texas [2007–2008]
Technical Writer and Medical Editor
Omaha, NE, and McKinney, TX [2004–Present]
Freelance Writer, Graphic Designer
Yorktown, VA [2000–2004]
Medical Writer and Editor
Department of Surgery/UMSA, Wright State University, Dayton, OH [1995–2000]
Technical Writer/Medical Editor
Dept of Ob/Gyn, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX [1993–1995]
School of Medicine


Member - Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society [2011]
Invitee - ATTW Research Forum [2011]
Recipient - Teach-2-Win-4 Scholarship [2010]
Recipient - STC Tech Editing SIG Scholarship [2010]
Recipient - Helen Hughes Charitable Fund Scholarship [2010]
Co-Recipient - Shining Stars AHA NOVA Award [1996]
Member - Sigma Tau Delta (Int'l English Honor Society) [1989]
Honoree and Civilian Recipient - Outstanding Citizen Award (first civilian recipient in USAF history) [1987]


Usability Testing of Instructor's Recorded Comments
2019/05–2020/06 Replication study (IRB pending) with UTD Center for Teaching and Learning grant funding
International Students' Needs and Intercultural Communication
2018/05–2018/10 Research with undergraduate student (IRB approved); presented to UTD Center for Teaching and Learning; publication in progress
Hybrid Course Pilot for First-Year Writing Course
2017/09 Quasi-Experiment (IRB approved) with UTD Center for Teaching and Learning grant; presented to the Texas Distance Learning Association and to the UTD Center for Teaching and Learning; published in peer-review journal
Danforth Chapels
2017/03 Research and Wikipedia page development with undergraduate students from unopened archive
Ethic of Omission in Marketing
2017/03 Ethnographic study (IRB approved); publication pending


The ethics of omission: Communication and HPV-related cancer in males
2012/04 San Antonio, TX: Southern States Communication Association
How to choose your dissertation committee
2011/05 Lubbock, TX: Doctoral May Seminar, Texas Tech University
How women communicate and gather information about breast cancer
2011/04 Atlanta, GA: Research Forum, Annual Conference of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
The patient and communication: Logos, pathos, and ethos
2008/11 Salzburg, Austria: First Global Conference on the Patient

News Articles

Self-disclosing medical info endangers patients’ privacy
UTD Magazine (2018)
Life lessons learned in a military family.
Farmersville Times (2017)
The art of handwriting in the digital age [documentary]
Dr. Dallie Clark's documentary (dissertation research, 2017)
Four women in Dallas have received uterine transplants in groundbreaking surgical trial
Dallas Morning News (2016)


Promotion Committee Chair for 4 UTD A&H Committees, Member for 1 UTD A&H Committee
Member, UTD Academic Integrity Committee (2017–present; Vice Chair 2018–2019)
Member, UTD Discipline Committee (2017–present)
Member, UTD Distance Learning Committee (2015–2017)


Faculty Advisor
Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Psi Nu Chapter, The University of Texas at Dallas
Association for Teachers of Technical Writing
National Council for Teachers of English