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


Lambert, C. S. (2014). Social media in disaster response: Book review. Technical Communication Quarterly, 24(1), 117–119. doi: 10.1080/10572252.2015.975968 2014 - book review
Lambert, C. S. (2013, July 29). Collaborative usability study in an undergraduate information design class [invited article]. ATTW Bulletin. Retrieved from 2013 - invited article
Andrews, C., Burleson, D., Dunks, K., Elmore, K., Lambert, C. S., et al. (2012). A new method in user-centered design: Collaborative Prototype Design Process (CPDP). Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 42(2), 123–142. 2012 - peer reviewed
Lambert, C. S. (2011, February). Online: From the outside looking in. (Ethically researching online artifacts.) Intercom. Retrieved from 2011 - peer reviewed
Lambert, C. S. (2010). The Diane Feldman Technical Editing SIG Scholarship: Recipient article. Corriga. Retrieved from 2010 - scholarship response
Lambert, C. S. (2010, February 7). TTU PhD program wins another UNT scholar. Technically Write. Retrieved from 2010 - scholarship response
Lambert, C. S. (2009). The patient and communication: Logos, pathos, and ethos. Inter-disciplinary Net: The Patient (e-book). Oxford, U.K.: Interdisciplinary Press. 2009 - peer-reviewed chapter
McCarthy, M. C., Ranzinger, M. R., Nolan, D. J., Lambert, C. S., & Castillo, M. H. (2002). Accuracy of cricothyroidotomy performed in canine and human cadaver models during surgical skills training. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 5, 627–629.  2002 - peer reviewed
Gaunt, W. T., McCarthy, M. C., Lambert, C. S., et al. (1999). Traditional criteria for observation of splenic trauma should be challenged. American Surgeon, 65, 689–692. 1999 - peer reviewed
Lambert, C. S. (1998). My favorite place (first place award). Barnes and Noble Newsletter. New York, NY: Barnes and Noble. 1998 - winning essay


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


Panel Chair: Communicating about Disease Outbreaks as Part of Health Communication
2017/11 Dallas, TX: National Communication Association Annual Conference
Communication patterns in online learning: Student self disclosure in personal introductions
2016/04 Houston, TX: CCCC
Ethics in medicine [panel]
2014/05 Richardson, TX: 4th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference with A. Lancaster and S. Rausch
Patient-to-patient discourse in cybercommunities: Technology and medicine from the “other” side [poster]
2013/05 Richardson, TX: 3rd Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference
Being an ethical writer and protecting yourself online
2012/07 Plano, TX: Annual Writers’ Conference

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