Carie King

Clinical Professor
Associate Director of Rhetoric
Tags: Communication & Culture Critical Media Studies 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 Business Communication Rhetoric and Composition Theory Media Studies Digital Media Studies Medical Communication Health Communication new media Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Critical Pedagogy

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral Studies - Medicine, Communication, & Ethics
TTU Health Sciences Center, Center for Spirituality & Ethics - 2013
Doctor of Philosophy - Technical Communication & Rhetoric (Scientific & Medical Rhetoric)
Texas Tech University - 2012
Master of ARts - Technical Writing & Editing (now Technical Communication)
University of North Texas - 2008
Bachelor of Arts - English (minor Journalism)
Baylor University - 1991

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Medical rhetoric and oncology
  • Writing in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, medicine, and 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
  • Pedagogical value of recorded comments
  • Omission of information
  • Cognitive dissonance and whistle-blowing


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
McCarthy, M., & Lambert, C. S. (1997). The vision behind the Injury Prevention Center of the Greater Dayton Area. Proceedings of the National Trauma Congress. 1997 - invited, peer reviewed
McCarthy, M., & Lambert, C. S. (1996). Injury Prevention Center of the Greater Dayton (Ohio) Area. Shining Stars: The American Hospital Association 1996 NOVA Award Winners. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Publishing, Inc. 1996 - white paper
Landis, B. J., & Lambert, C. S. (1995). Nurse Practitioner Outreach: An opportunity for graduate nursing education. Texas J Rural Health, 42–48. 1995 - peer reviewed
Lambert, C. S. (1993). Motion at night. Into the unknown. Washington, DC: National Library of Poetry. 1993 - poem


Clinical Professor
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
2019/05–2021/06 Replication study (IRB pending) with UTD Center for Teaching and Learning grant funding
Omission of Information: Ethical Analysis
2017/03 Ethnographic study (IRB approved); publication pending
Teaching Writing to Mathematics Students
2014/08 Quasi-experiment (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)


Commitment Member and Chair
Chair, UTD A&H Promotion Committees (2018–2019)
  • Dr. Chris Ryan
  • Dr. Melissa Hernandez Katz
  • Dr. Barbara Baker
  • Mr. Thomas Lambert
Committee Member, Promotion Committees (2018–2020)
  • Ms. Bei Chen (2018–2019)
  • Dr. Amalia Lorena Camacho Guardado (2019–2020)
Member; Vice Chair, Chair
UTD Academic Integrity Committee (2017–present; Vice Chair 2018–2020; Chair 2020–present)
Member, Hearing Chair
UTD Discipline Committee (2017–present)
UTD Distance Learning Committee (2015–2017)
UTD Research Advisory Committee (2019–present)
Member, Hearing Chair
UTD Title IX Committee (2017–present)


Faculty Advisor, Member
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
Faculty Advisor
Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association Honor Society


Proposal to Design, Implement, and Assess a Hybrid Version of “RHET 1302—Rhetoric”
$1700.00 - UTD Center for Teaching & Learning [2018/05–2019/06]
Usability Study of Recorded Instructor Comments: Assessing Student Perspectives through a Replication Study
$1000.00 - UTD Center for Teaching & Learning [2019/05–2021/06]