experience

Associate Professor

2013-present
Writing and Rhetoric Department
Oakland University
Rochester, MI

Graduate Teaching Instructor

2008-2013
Humanities Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

Assistant Director

2009-2012
High School Enterprise
(National Science Foundation-funded project)
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

High School Teacher

2006-2008
Patrick Henry High School
Minneapolis, MN

Graduate Assistant

2003-2006
Department of Communication, Writing, and the Arts
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, MN

Intern

2003
Twin Cities Public Television
St. Paul, MN

education

Doctor of Philosophy

2013
Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

Master of Science

2006
Technical Communication
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, MN

Bachelor of Arts

2004
Professional Communication
(Media Studies Track)
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, MN

research

Peer-reviewed Publications

Chong, F. (2018). YouTube beauty tutorials as technical communication. Technical Communication, 65(3):293-308.

Chong, F. (2018). Implementing usability testing in introductory technical communication service courses: Results and lessons from a local study. IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication, 61(2): 196-205. doi:10.1109/TPC.2017.2771698

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. doi:10.1080/10572252.2016.1113073

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.

White Papers

Chong, F. (2017). Social media in technical communication. White paper for the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC).

Chong, F. (2016). Service learning in technical communication. White paper for the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC).

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.

teaching

Writing and Rhetoric Department

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

Graphic Communication
(Adobe Creative Suite)

Web Design
(HTML and CSS)

Photography
(dark room and digital)

awards

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 the College of Arts and Sciences

Fall Commencement 2004
Metropolitan State University

Student Worker Supreme Award

Employee Award Event 2003
Metropolitan State University

contact

email*

I can be reached at fchong @ oakland.edu

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