Education & Experience

Doctor of Philosophy

Rhetoric and Technical Communication (2013)
Michigan Technological University

Master of Science

Technical Communication (2006)
Metropolitan State University

Bachelor of Arts

Professional Communication: Media Studies Track (2004)
Metropolitan State University

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
Writing and Rhetoric
Oakland University (2013-present)

Graduate Teaching Instructor
Humanities Department
Michigan Technological University (2008-2013)

Assistant Director
High School Enterprise
Michigan Technological University (2009-2012)

High School Teacher
Patrick Henry High School
Minneapolis, MN (2006-2008)

Awards and Recognition

College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award (Faculty Awards Luncheon 2016)
Oakland University

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (Spring 2012)
Michigan Technological University

Outstanding Student Finalist for College of Arts and Sciences (Fall Commencement 2004)
Metropolitan State University


Peer-reviewed Publication

Chong, F. (in press). YouTube beauty tutorials as technical communication. Technical Communication. *Accepted for publication for the August 2018 issue

Chong, F. (in press). Implementing usability testing in introductory technical communication service courses: Results and lessons from a local study. IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication. *Accepted for publication for the June 2018 issue

Chong, F. (2016). The pedagogy of usability: An analysis of technical communication textbooks, anthologies, and course syllabi and descriptions. Technical Communication Quarterly, 25(1): 12-28.

Chong, F., & Nugent, J. (2015). A new major in the shadow of the past: The professional writing track at Oakland University. Programmatic Perspectives, 7(2): 173-188.

Chong, F. (2012). Teaching usability in a technical communication classroom: Developing competencies to user-test and communicate with an international audience. Proceedings of the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Orlando, 1-4. doi:10.1109/IPCC.2012.6408613.

Chong, F., Oppliger, D., Kampe, J., & Troesch, V. (2011). Measuring the effectiveness of team-based STEM project learning among high school students and teachers. Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver.

Book Reviews

Chong, F. (2012). [Review of the book Complex Worlds: Digital Culture, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, by A. P. Lamberti & A. R. Richards]. Technical Communication Quarterly, 21(1), 83-85. doi:10.1080/10572252.2012.626694

Chong, F. (2012). [Review of the book User-Centered Design for Personalization by L. S. van Velsen]. Technical Communication, 59(1), 73-74.

Chong, F. (2011). [Review of the book Usability Testing Essentials, by C. Barnum]. Technical Communication, 58(3), 253-254.


Writing & Rhetoric, Oakland University

WRT 4908 Special Topics in Professional Writing (formerly known as WRT 380 Persuasive Writing)

WRT 3083 Editing

WRT 3082 Business Writing

WRT 3081 Science Writing

WRT 1060 Composition II

Humanities Department, Michigan Technological University

HU 3120 Technical and Scientific Communication

HU 2642 Introduction to Digital Media

UN 1015 Composition (formerly known as UN 2001 Revisions)

UN 1001 Perspectives on Inquiry

Patrick Henry High School, Minneapolis, MN

Graphic Communication
(Adobe Creative Suite)

Web Design
(HTML and CSS)

(dark room and digital)



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