I'm a professor in Auburn University's Master of Technical and Professional Communication Program in the Department of English, co-editor of SUNY’s Studies in Technical Communication series, co-director of Auburn's Lab for Usability, Communication, Interaction, and Accessibility (LUCIA), and the Director of Graduate Studies for the English Department.
My research interests include perceptions of environmental rhetoric, ethics, and document design. My edited collection, Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoric (2017), is available from Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, and Amazon.
You can see me in an interview talking about my work with Aldo Leopold's land ethic at the 2015 International Professional Communication Conference here. I was featured in our Discover Auburn lecture series, where I gave a talk titled Earth First!: Communications and Radical Environmentalism.
Discover Auburn Lecture Series:”Earth First! Communications and Radical Environmentalism” from Auburn Libraries on Vimeo.
Office Hours: I am by appointment only this semester. Please send me an email to schedule a meeting time.
My office (and digital space) is a safe space for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of race, color, creed, class, religion, political affiliation, or gender or sexual identity.
Email: derek (dot) ross (at) auburn.edu
During the semester, I respond to email during business hours: between 8:00 and 5:00 M - F, excluding university holidays. I try to respond within 24 hours.
Office: 8072 Haley Center
Mail: 9030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5203